Ulysse Nardin

Leading the world watchmaking community in unrivaled developments, the Swiss manufacturer Ulysse Nardin continues its passionate spirit of invention.

Since its inception in 1848, Ulysse Nardin has received the greatest number of patents in mechanical watchmaking. Awarded for InnoVision, a spectacular watch concept that represented the groundbreaking use of silicium, among ten additional technical feats, this creation gives a nod to Ulysse Nardin’s Freak, one of the cleverest timepieces ever created and the first to use silicon. The Freak showcased Ulysse Nardin’s scientific knowledge and progressive engineering like no other. It was awarded the Innovation Prize, along with the Genghis Khan, GMT + Perpetual and the Sonata. Other landmark achievements by Ulysse Nardin include Ludwig Oechslin’s completion of the Trilogy of Time, featuring the Astrolabium, the Planetarium and the Tellurium. Oechslin returned to the cosmos for inspiration and revealed the Moonstruck, which concentrates on the moon and its effects on earth. Fast forward to 2012 and Ulysse Nardin expands its roster of breakthroughs with the conceived and executed entirely in-house Caliber UN-118 of the Marine Chronometer Manufacture, featuring a DIAMonSil anchor escapement, a revolutionary alliance of diamond and silicon.

Steadfast in its journey to remain in the lead, Ulysse Nardin looks to its own universe to plot its course.