Monaco, 25 September 2019 - This year, the Monaco Yacht Show welcomes once again lovers of sumptuous yachts to an incredible and luxurious escape destination: Porto Ercole. In this idyllic setting, Ulysse Nardin, the show's official sponsor, presents his new arrival in a limited edition of 100 pieces: the MARINE TORPILLEUR MONACO YACHT SHOW.
From its beginnings, Ulysse Nardin has focused its attention on the nautical world. With this new timepiece, the Swiss manufacture reaffirms its position as the watchmaking of the seas. From 25 to 28 September 2019, visitors to the show and fans of fine watchmaking will be able to discover the brand's new models in the Upper Deck lounge.
“Ulysse Nardin's nautical legacy makes the significance of this partnership clear. MYS and Ulysse Nardin share a passion for the sea, for luxury, for precision and for the pursuit of innovation. We are extremely proud to join forces with the Monaco Yacht Show for the XNUMXth consecutive year, ”he says Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin.
This year, 125 superyachts will be exhibited in Porto Ercole under the Côte d'Azur sun, as well as nearly forty luxurious tenders. The official sponsorship of Ulysse Nardin at MYS it offers the luxury Swiss manufacture a perfect showcase to unveil its expertise, its innovation, and its DNA - all deeply rooted in its nautical heritage.
Guardian of the waves of the sea, Ulysse Nardin's Marine collection welcomes a new addition limited to 100 pieces. Showing his experience Ulysse Nardin adorns hers MARINE TORPILLEUR MONACO YACHT SHOW LIMITED EDITION with a Grand Feu enamel dial. Watchmaking enjoys this craftsmanship thanks to Donze Dials, owned by Ulysse Nardin, who makes enamel dials while maintaining the most authentic traditions. The enamelling of the dials is an ancient art for which there is no longer a formal education, today, in fact, all the craftsmen are trained in the workshop of Donzé Cadrans.
The glazing technique Grand Feu it is a delicate and ancestral technique. The term "Grand Feu Enamel”Refers to the vitrification of mineral materials. All the work is done by hand and it is not uncommon for a dial to break during these different operations, thus making these creations precious and highly sought after.
A copper base is dusted with enamel - white and gray for the Marine Torpilleur Monaco - subsequently put in the oven at a temperature of about 800 ° C.
The second step is to apply the indexes and inscriptions on the dial using color composed of enamel powder. The dial is then put back in the oven, to melt this new layer of enamel and to level the surface of the dial which is flattened with a piece of charcoal. This operation requires very high skill and also involves a large portion of waste as the carbon could stain the enamel.
The diameter of the dial is accommodated to the case, and subsequently the opening of the two sub-dials is made to measure. The bevel of the two sub-quadrants is adjusted using a file to assemble the parts. The gray power reserve and small seconds dials are then welded to the white dial.
Thanks to its mineral composition, the enameled dial is immutable and resistant to UV rays.
The timepiece Marine Torpilleur it takes its name from the torpedo boats, small and very agile vessels used in the nineteenth century. Perfectly adapted to modern city life, the Marine Torpilleur is both extremely comfortable on the wrist and on the eye. A true certified captain's chronometer COSC and Ulysse Nardin, embodies the best design of contemporary watchmaking and the pinnacle of craftsmanship and the experience of generations.
Elegant, with elongated blue Roman numerals and graceful pear-shaped hands indicate the hours. The screw-down crown is engraved with the Ulysse Nardin logo. At 6 o'clock, on the small seconds sub-dial we find the date and the writing "Monaco Yacht Show"and "09.19 " in red, a reminder of the annual event that takes place in the principality. The opening of the date reveals the numbers 25, 26, 27 and 28 in red to highlight the dates of the show. The timepiece rests on a blue alligator strap with 'point-de-bride' stitching - a final reference to the nautical world.
The watch is powered by the in-house movement A-118. This self-winding caliber has a 60-hour power reserve (indicated by the sub-dial at 12 o'clock) and has a silicon escapement, a gem entirely designed by the Maison. Price 9.500 EURO.