Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Bronze Steel Case, 2019.

 By: amanico : May 3rd, 2019-00:13
A watch I have to discover in the reality, but for the moment, here are two official pictures with some datas: 

It is a 44 mm steel bronze case, as you can see above, with a navy blue dial, housing the in house Cal 118, automatic. 

Screw in crown, but I would have liked a bigger water resistance... Only 50 metes, here. 

Another detail, it is a chronometer. And it is limited to 300 pieces. 



Even if I understand why they don't use bronze at the back, still don't like the "two tone" look... [nt]

 By: dedestexhes : May 3rd, 2019-00:42
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I get your point, Dirk. Thanks for commenting. [nt]

 By: amanico : May 3rd, 2019-02:11
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I tried this on recently.

 By: M4 : May 3rd, 2019-01:59

Let's just say . . . very big.


44mm is big even more when it is a bronze case. In Steel it would look smaller, I guess. [nt]

 By: amanico : May 3rd, 2019-02:12
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It is indeed "very big"

 By: Eddie1 : May 3rd, 2019-02:22
I bought one of the earlier editions with the sand-blasted finished steel case, and I do find it somewhat big; the size is even more noticeable when I switch back to a 40mm marine watch. But, if I keep it on the wrist for a week or longer, I do get accustomed to the size and don't notice it as much. I agree with Nicolas: would have liked a deeper water resistance too, as it would have been nice to possibly swap the straps and not be so mindful of it getting dunked in water.
Having said that, it is quite a lovely piece to have on the wrist.

Actually I tried the black version.

 By: M4 : May 3rd, 2019-05:15

Pic from UN website.

The narrow bezel plays a trick on the eye and gives the illusion of a larger watch. M4

Interesting. I will try to test both of them in the real world. [nt]

 By: amanico : May 3rd, 2019-14:46
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True. You can get used to the size quite quickly. Same when I wear a 47 mm Panerai. [nt]

 By: amanico : May 3rd, 2019-14:46
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No Bronze watches for me, thanks. (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : May 3rd, 2019-13:23

The same for me. I don't like bronze as watch case material ...

 By: Marcus Hanke : May 3rd, 2019-13:36
give me an 18 pounder bronze cannon instead:


Ha! I see! ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : May 3rd, 2019-14:48
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I can see it now...some watch somewhere - "bronze material from Napoleon's artillery cannon"...

 By: Eddie1 : May 3rd, 2019-22:42
...albeit a 12-pdr.

... named "Waterloo"

 By: Marcus Hanke : May 3rd, 2019-23:22
Stops every day at 18:15...


With respect, you can keep the bronze cannon. (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : May 4th, 2019-12:20

But with good aim...

 By: Marcus Hanke : May 4th, 2019-13:59
... the bronze cannon can get me many bronze watches for free.


Either Sure! or LOL. (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : May 5th, 2019-13:06

I do get your point. At the beginning, I found bronze watches pretty cool. Now they are becoming " trendy ". [nt]

 By: amanico : May 3rd, 2019-14:47
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Thank you for posting

 By: russell996 : May 4th, 2019-03:55
Not sure I understand the case back being in steel?

Yes. Steel case back. [nt]

 By: amanico : May 4th, 2019-04:00
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I’m amazed by only 50m water resistance!

 By: russell996 : May 4th, 2019-10:20
Just checked my Marine Chrono - 200m!

Yep, surprising... [nt]

 By: amanico : May 4th, 2019-11:11
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So torpedo boat sailors have to worry only when they are deeper than 50 meters under the sea level :-) [nt]

 By: Marcus Hanke : May 5th, 2019-07:50
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Or farther than 50 meters from the beach. ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : May 5th, 2019-08:36
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