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Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin SA is a Swiss luxury watchmaking company founded in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland. The company became known in the nautical world for manufacturing highly accurate marine chronometers and complicated timepieces used by over fifty of the world's navies from the end of the 19th century till 1950.

Ulysse Nardin Manufacture has been disrupting watchmaking with timepieces inspired by the sea.

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Ulysse Nardin

With headquarters in the watch making capital of Switzerland, Ulysse Nardin is a luxury watch brand with a proud heritage and a commitment to producing one of a kind designs made to give the wearer a certain kind of freedom.

Inspired by the innovative game changers who have gone above and beyond to revolutionise the norms, the Ulysse Nardin brand looks to the sea and the skies when it comes to manufacturing their gorgeous timepieces. Ulysse Nardin, the founder, launched the company in 1846 having worked many years as an apprentice horologist under the keen eye of his father. In Le Locle, the town in Switzerland where the founder was born, residents faced snow filled winters and would be forced to rely on their watches to survive. Farming alone could not bring in an income, and so to supplement their incomes during the dark winter months, they turned to making watches. During his time working with his father, Nardin perfected his skills and went on to further improve his craftsmanship by working under two other master watchmakers. At the age of just 23, he would found his own company, named after himself, in Le Locle. The town remains the headquarters for this company that has now gained a legendary status among watch makers the world over.

In 1876, the company was taken over by Nardin’s son, and continued to expand its operations. Winning awards from the Paris Universal Exhibition and the Chicago Universal Exhibition, as well as being awarded two patents, the company gained international attention. By 1902, the company was manufacturing marine chronometers for the US Navy and then it also became the official supplier for the US Navy’s torpedo boats. Ulysse Nardin has also created timepieces for the Japanese, Russian, UK and USA navies, cementing their reputation for being the marine watch experts.

Excellence in Manufacturing

While the watch has been featured on the wrists of countless athletes, explorers, artists, and of course, army and navy officials, the designs look just as good in the boardroom as they do out into the wide blue yonder. Ulysse Nardin seeks to encourage those who sport their brand to look beyond themselves, to dare to dream.

In total, there are 5 Ulysse Nardin watch collections. The Marine Collection, the Diver Collection, the Freak Collection, the Executive Collection and the Classico Collection offer something for all tastes and suit just about every style there is. Some of the watches are purpose made, so divers and those with a keen sense of adventure can find their perfect watch when browsing specific collections.

As a luxury watch brand, you can expect that each watch is made from nothing but the finest materials, using the very best craftsmanship. The result is a timepiece that is without a doubt one made for the collectors drawer. Affordable, when compared to the other luxury brands on the market, the Ulysse Nardin watch is an unforgettable timepiece that is made to become a much loved accessory.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the cheapest Ulysse Nardin watch?

The cheapest Ulysse Nardin watch that you can buy is going to set you back some R 70 000 +. These watches don’t come cheap even if you buy a second hand one.

How much is a genuine Ulysse Nardin watch?

A genuine Ulysse Nardin watch will start from around R 70 000 but can go up to R 500 000 or more.

Are Ulysse Nardin worth the money?

Since the Ulysse Nardin brand is considered a luxury buy, any of the watches that you buy will be worth the money that you spend. These watches are also quite fantastic when it comes to holding onto their value.

What is the hardest Ulysse Nardin to get?

The hardest Ulysse Nardin to get will be any of the watches in the limited edition or vintage range. These watches are only available in limited supply and they are known to sell out fast.

Which Ulysse Nardin should I buy?

The Ulysse Nardin that you end up buying should be the one that you really want, it is as simple as that. The watch should suit your style and it should not force you to overspend on your budget. Such a watch can be found in the new or used range of watches.

How long will an Ulysse Nardin last?

An Ulysse Nardin can truly last a lifetime. These watches are made from the best possible materials and they are known to hold onto their value and their fantastic condition.

How do I tell if my Ulysse Nardin is real?

There are a few easy ways to tell if your Ulysse Nardin is the real deal. The easiest thing to do is to check for obvious signs of the watch being fake, such as bad lettering, peeling paint, a fairly fake looking serial number and a badly faked logo. The best way to avoid buying a fake is to rather only shop from a reputable company.

Should I buy a new or used Ulysse Nardin?

The choice of buying a new or used Ulysse Nardin is entirely based on what you prefer. A new watch is a great option if you have the money but a used watch is just as good, if you buy from a trusted source.

What is the most wanted Ulysse Nardin?

The most wanted Ulysse Nardin watch is going to be one from either the limited edition range or it could be a vintage piece. Any watch that can be hard to get your hands on is going to be among the most wanted.

How much is Ulysse Nardin service cost?

The cost to give your Ulysse Nardin watch a service can vary. The company or person you take the watch to for a service, the type of watch you have and the amount of work that you need to do is all going to affect the price that you end up paying.

How can I tell the year of my Ulysse Nardin?

There are a few easy ways to tell the year of your watch. For starters you can do a simple Google search for the make and model. Another way to tell the year can be to have a look at the serial number, while looking at any paperwork that the watch comes with should also give you answers.

Do Ulysse Nardin watches need maintenance?

Yes your Ulysse Nardin watch is definitely going to need some maintenance from time to time. Generally an annual bit of maintenance will go a long way towards keeping your watch in the best possible condition.

Do Ulysse Nardin watches hold their value?

Yes, an Ulysse Nardin watch is more than capable of holding onto its value so long as you keep the watch in a good condition and give it regular maintenance.

Do Ulysse Nardin watches come with a certificate of authenticity?

Your Ulysse Nardin watch should come with some sort of paperwork that will point to its authenticity. 

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