Ulysse Nardin’s new Marine Torpilleur draws its name from the French word for torpedo boat. The nicely sculpted Marine Torpilleur is overall simpler and more cost efficient than other UN Marine chronometers, foregoing features such as a more complex case construction and enamel dial, thus providing an attractive watch at a more accessible price point by a wide margin. Especially when considering the automatic mechanical UN-118 (with diamond-coated silicon escapement ka DIAMonSIL and a silicon hairspring) which powers the watch. The benefit of some nice UN caliber pedigree without the completely outrageous price as far as UN goes (pricing below).
Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Watch
42mm case (steel or rose gold)
I am particularly fond of the white dial version with blued hands:
The watch utilizes very traditional Roman numerals for the hour markers. The thin bezel with notched edge goes nicely with the short lugs which you may notice have both brushed and polished edges.
The watch has a 42mm case in choice of steel (white or blue color dial) or rose gold, and is water resistance rated to 50m with a screw-down crown and a sapphire crystal display back. The dial cleanly shows power reserve at 12 o’clock and sub-seconds + date at six oclock position.
The Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur lists at 6,900 CHF/EUR in steel on alligator strap, 7,600 CHF/EUR in steel on steel bracelet, and 17,900 CHF/EUR in 18k rose gold on alligator strap.