A Watchprosite Ulysse Nardin?

Oct 21, 2022,22:06 PM

My idea: 

Let's start from this Torpilleur: 

Let's take a 40 mm case. No need to go bigger, in my opinion. Steel or titanium, up to you... Steel would be less expensive.

Then, let's go for a black enamel dial. 

Smooth step bezel. 

Let's change the see through case back for a solid one. 

And let's have a case which must be 100 meters water resistant, with a screw down crown. 

What do you think? 



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I'd be interested

 By: TeutonicCarFan : October 21st, 2022-22:09
Maybe get rid of PR in front, put on back or have logo at 12 instead. TI

Yes, it is a UN design element...

 By: mdg : October 22nd, 2022-02:24
...but manufacturers seem to have different ways to show 'Up' and 'Down.' I would prefer 'Up' to show the number of hours left and 'Down' to be zero hours when the movement stops. Maybe that's just me...

like this ?

 By: mahesh : November 12th, 2022-06:34


 By: diracpoint : October 21st, 2022-22:25
If I may ask, what's the significance of the red "24"? Perhaps, the red accent can be placed at a more symmetrical position (near 12 o' clock)?

No damn idea!

 By: amanico : October 21st, 2022-22:27


 By: lm6 : October 22nd, 2022-08:34


 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-08:36

Thank you!🙏🏽

 By: diracpoint : November 12th, 2022-06:24
Makes sense!

you got to promise you don't look at rest of the watches in the article ;-)

 By: mahesh : November 12th, 2022-09:25
for our English readers - in this it is much explicitly stated...

That I cannot promise. :))))

 By: amanico : November 12th, 2022-09:31

I think you lose the impact of the blued hands on a black dial

 By: cazalea : October 21st, 2022-23:16
To me blue is best on white or ivory: Stowa GO GS Chronoswiss Silver or white hands contrast best on blue or black dials. ...  

So, silver hands, then.

 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-07:44

Or white hands ? ;-)

 By: Mr.Gatsby : October 22nd, 2022-08:44

It needs a date.

 By: M4 : October 21st, 2022-23:24
I kid, I kid. I'm not a fan of blued hands. I'd prefer black hands. Otherwise, it's a great concept. M4

Hehehehe... ;)

 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-07:44

LOL! Noted, my friend.

 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-07:45

Nice piece

 By: Cookies : October 21st, 2022-23:52
They should make it in corinthian bronze or some nautical metal. Some special wood dial will be nice too. This watch has some nautical DNA which they have not fully expressed. Somehow, the Panerai Eileen Radiomir came to my mind when I thought about poten... 

Or another alternative

 By: Cookies : October 21st, 2022-23:56
Lumed enamel, like those used in Angular Momentum watches. Nothing else needs to be changed. Imagine a whole dial which glows, in a delicate enamel. Ooooo

Not familiar with torpilleur dimensions..

 By: Echi : October 22nd, 2022-03:42
So they came in 40mm? Website models indicate a 42mm size. But at 40, and with all those features you mentioned, it would be interesting simply because it would be a UN x WPS piece. Midnight blue enamel dial could also be an option but would not mind blac... 

Hehe 😁

 By: Echi : October 22nd, 2022-09:50


 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-10:55

Would be a lovely iteration !

 By: borisundercover : October 22nd, 2022-04:46
Black enamel + smooth bezel would give this model a whole new charm and identity

Sounds great

 By: russell996 : October 22nd, 2022-07:51
I’m in. 👍 40mm, black enamel 👍

Cool! Thank you, Russel.

 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-07:54

a purist UN

 By: keks : October 22nd, 2022-08:09
would love to see a Purist UN... but my personal preference would be the San Marco in 40mm... but in steel or titanium ... with a enamel dial in a nice color (black, white, green). Hour index Breguet would be lovely or stick index perhaps! Hands dauphine....  

Something like that?

 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-08:13


 By: keks : October 22nd, 2022-08:44
but in steel or titanium with an enamel dial!

Why not!

 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-08:46

let us call them up!

 By: keks : October 22nd, 2022-08:56
I think they would love to receive this inquiry!

This one could be great too!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 22nd, 2022-11:31
As much as I like them torpilleur project idea I wonder indeed if this would be more special as a “purist” timepiece…love it! It is also a less common UN reference which I like

Now you’re talking! 😀

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 22nd, 2022-15:50

;) ;) ;)

 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-16:02

I know, I know... ;)

 By: amanico : November 12th, 2022-08:53

I like everything about this idea!

 By: jlux : October 22nd, 2022-09:00
With a black enamel dial I would also rather see the hands in silver or white (for better legibility). And ,why not, the power reserve indicator hand in ...red ! I would be in for sure !! Best, Gerard

Definitely interested !.. Ti would be interesting but ss is the better allround choice !..

 By: hs111 : October 22nd, 2022-09:30
If it comes to existence, count me in, pls. Really like that dial !! - In General, I‘m for the Marine, rather than San Marco but that is not a Make it or Break it point (?) for me Best, hs PS: About the solid back case, I‘m not quite sure: see through, I ... 

Noted, mon cher ami.

 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-09:31

for me only in white enamel

 By: penfriend : October 22nd, 2022-10:00
this watch doesn't work with a black dial imo - it is not a bad boy style

Arabic or roman numerals?

 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-10:15

Roman for sure

 By: penfriend : October 22nd, 2022-11:28
or we could also ask Lange directly via Jerome ;-))))


 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-14:58

A quick idea

 By: GeorgeP : October 22nd, 2022-10:56
I don't post too much on here but thought this sounded like a great idea, so I've done a quick photoshop with some of the ideas mentioned above: -Black enamel dial with white roman numerals -Stepped bezel -Red power reserve and small seconds hands -White ...  

Great sketch!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 22nd, 2022-11:32

Thank you!

 By: GeorgeP : October 22nd, 2022-11:33

Ok, noted.

 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-14:50

You're most welcome

 By: GeorgeP : October 22nd, 2022-16:20

By all means 👍

 By: GeorgeP : October 22nd, 2022-17:31

I’ll see what I can do ;)

 By: GeorgeP : October 22nd, 2022-19:26

Merci d'avance! ;)

 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-19:44

Very nice. Good work!!

 By: aWtchslvr : October 22nd, 2022-17:27

Wow this looks beautiful

 By: Motty : October 22nd, 2022-19:52
How about this exact watch in salmon dial?

Looks amazing but I would love polished hands and silver numerals.

 By: russell996 : October 23rd, 2022-09:36
UN used a similar mix of silver hands and printing on the Berlin I owned, always thought it looks stunning. Does sacrifice a certain amount of legibility having black polished hands. 🤔 ...  

To be kept in mind...

 By: amanico : October 23rd, 2022-09:51

Love this!

 By: NardinNut : November 27th, 2022-02:45

You’re welcome !

 By: borisundercover : October 22nd, 2022-11:30
As a big UN enthusiast I’m really both surprised and happy to see the brand receive so much attention and love here, usually (sadly) they are kept out of main watch conversations shadowed by titans like Patek or Vacheron. P.S. : the San Marco line is trul... 

I like the idea Nicolas and I would in for sure. Here while I like the idea of a the black dial, I would concerned about legibility. If the hands are such that they are hard to see on certain angle I find this less appealing personally…

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 22nd, 2022-11:37
So i might prefer a white enamel if possible. Also, on a smaller case I would also suggest reducing the size of the Roman numerals which I always found a tad too big as they take too much space on the dial IMHO. I actually like see through case but could ... 

Well thanks for your considerations my friend

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 22nd, 2022-15:50

I would love to own a no date, enamel Marine UN so I will follow this post for sure.

 By: aWtchslvr : October 22nd, 2022-17:40
For a marine watch I prefer white or blue enamel. I have a couple of titanium watches and this is a material very of my taste but I think steel would work well here... and it is cheaper. Greetings.

For me dear Nico it would be in titanium, a special metal with a

 By: templetowers : October 22nd, 2022-18:05
Special purpose for a marine watch. My ideal dial would be all as you have described but maybe with blue indices to match the blued hands. I’ll be first on the list ! Best Will

Ti , Arabics aligned up, white enamel dial...

 By: Ronald Held : October 22nd, 2022-19:26
Blued hands, no date or crown guard as a start.

Noted, Ron. Thanks!

 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2022-19:44

You are quite welcome. (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : October 23rd, 2022-19:10

Something like this perhaps?

 By: GeorgeP : October 22nd, 2022-20:19

Tantalum sounds v. Interesting.

 By: russell996 : October 23rd, 2022-09:42
White dial looks amazing but does remind me of their previous pieces and even some previous WatchPro special editions. Still love the idea of black enamel - how about silver printing as they did on the black dial Berlin? Black polished hands would be hard... 

Blue White and Red - WatchProSite colours? I had no idea.

 By: russell996 : October 23rd, 2022-11:49
I never see this represented anywhere do I?

Thank Echi!

 By: GeorgeP : October 23rd, 2022-11:14

Definitely IN

 By: WTWTStyle : October 23rd, 2022-10:36

Good! ;)

 By: amanico : October 23rd, 2022-10:50

Yes, what I had in mind!

 By: amanico : October 23rd, 2022-14:35

I am in favor of steel and white

 By: penfriend : October 23rd, 2022-19:09
second would be tantalum and black -but i don't really like the white hands tbh, looks cheap

Noted, N.

 By: amanico : October 23rd, 2022-19:51

Amazing work 🙏

 By: russell996 : October 23rd, 2022-14:35
Black dial tantalum looks killer 😍

You read my mind ;)

 By: GeorgeP : October 24th, 2022-16:32

Wow ! Veeery 😎!

 By: hmd4m : October 29th, 2022-04:20


 By: amanico : October 29th, 2022-06:07

Very bold.

 By: russell996 : October 23rd, 2022-16:32
Or maybe silver Roman numerals like they used on the black dial Berlins

Outstanding George! Thank you so much 😊

 By: hmd4m : October 29th, 2022-04:18
I like the tantalums but can’t decide between black or white dial…yet!

Same for me!!!

 By: amanico : October 29th, 2022-06:07

This is such a great community…

 By: takman : October 23rd, 2022-22:26
Thanks to all for the mock ups and to Nicolas for the initial idea!

I think it's missing one element

 By: cazalea : October 24th, 2022-14:11
Could we have an optional crystal with X laser etched and filled, for those who love the UN fascination with it? 😉 OK, just kidding. ...  

Button?? This calls for the ban hammer!

 By: takman : October 24th, 2022-16:02
And a swift kick in the pants! Just kidding of course ...  

Well said! :))))

 By: amanico : October 24th, 2022-16:13


 By: cazalea : October 24th, 2022-21:49

Too late! ;)

 By: amanico : October 25th, 2022-03:43

++1!! (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : October 25th, 2022-19:31

+1!!! (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : October 24th, 2022-16:13

No problem at all!

 By: GeorgeP : October 24th, 2022-16:31

good one Nico...I think enamel dial will be good addition.

 By: mahesh : November 12th, 2022-06:27
I feel Tantalum will make it ridiculously expensive so Steel is better I think - keeps it in good price range. only place I'm split on my head...Roman numerals or Arabic ?! It is an underrated gem, well chosen. Best, mahesh.,

We are in total agreement.

 By: amanico : November 12th, 2022-09:31

Sounds really great, already..

 By: hs111 : December 6th, 2022-15:55
although I’m still a bit torn between black or white enamel dial/ more inclined to Roman nmbrs ( but not a breaking point). - Guess the tantalum story will be decided by the extra price. - In the end , let me just reiterate - I am IN !! 😊😊

Noted, my dear HS.

 By: amanico : December 6th, 2022-16:35

Steel, Arabics all aligned up and down..

 By: Ronald Held : December 6th, 2022-20:10
White enamel.

Noted, my friend.

 By: amanico : December 6th, 2022-21:12

Thanks! (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : December 7th, 2022-17:14

Many thanks - exciting project

 By: russell996 : December 7th, 2022-14:11

+1!! (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : December 7th, 2022-17:14