Tuesday 6th December 2016, Sydney, Australia: Ulysse Nardin displays a unique collection of Haute-Horlogerie timepieces and introduce guests to the Art of Navigation and Timekeeping.
Since 1846, when a visionary Ulysse Nardin set out to make precision marine and pocket chronometers for the world’s navies, the dynamic force of the sea has given life to his dream: to chart a unique course through the world of mechanical watchmaking.
Like a wave perpetually seeking the shore, Ulysse Nardin continually seeks innovation: creating, developing and manufacturing astonishing timepieces that reinvent the notion of the mechanical watch. And that confirm Ulysse Nardin as a bold adventurer in the world of Haute Horlogerie.
With a great number of registered patents for mechanical innovations, and 4,300 awards to illustrious name, the Swiss watchmaker has thoroughly established its technical savoir-faire. Every day, Ulysse Nardin continues to develop this expertise with the introduction of avant-garde materials like silicium or DIAMonSIL that improve the precision of each component.
And yet, what is technical innovation without imagination? To really take flight, and to qualify as the very finest Haute Horlogerie, technical mastery must be united with exquisite artistry. Each Ulysse Nardin timepiece is a precious work of art, an extraordinary ode to beauty, expertly brought to life by the most skilled craftspeople in the world.
This week Ulysse Nardin brought to life its heritage and craftsmanship at Regatta restaurant in front of Rose Bay marina in Sydney. A selection of VIP customers, media and bloggers had the opportunity to discover a unique selection of Haute-Horlogerie timepieces including the awarded Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon, the Freak Lab, Cruiser and Diavolo, as well as the very famous Stranger Musical Timepiece and the magnificent and rare Classic Minute Repeater Carnival of Venice.
Thanks to the contribution of very special guests from the Australian Navy, such as Commodore Lee Goddard, Commander Surface Force Australia, guests were able to understand the crucial role of Marine Chronometers in marine history and navigation. This innovated tool – in which Ulysse Nardin specialised in 1876 – changed the life of sailors and navigators. “1 minute time inaccuracy was equal to 4 miles difference in your route,” Commodore Goddard explained. “Imagine yourself in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with no GPS! Precision and reliability of these tools was absolutely critical to find your way home”.
Guided by two Australian Navy Navigators, guests were also introduced to “Celestial Navigation” and learnt how to use a sextant, one of the oldest traditional navigation tool still used by sailors and navigators.
The event concluded with a tasting of Perrier-Jouët Belle-Époque champagne followed by a degustation dinner in Regatta Restaurant, where guests could spend time to discover this unique and exclusive collection of Ulysse Nardin Haute-Horlogerie timepieces.
For any enquiries, please contact:
Jean Conrié, Brand Director Australia & New Zealand, ULYSSE NARDIN