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Ulysse Nardin Watches Review & FAQ

In our detailed Ulysse Nardin review, we ask the most frequently asked questions and answers them to address all the types of concerns that people just like you ask when considering the purchase of a Ulysse Nardin watch.

Top Questions About Ulysse Nardin Watches in 2019

Ulysse Nardin Review

Quality   -   Movements   -   Horology   -   Company   -   Accuracy   -   Prices

QUALITY

Is Ulysse Nardin a good watch?

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS: Over the past 170 years, Ulysse Nardin has earned its special place in the “haute horlogerie” a coveted watchmaking niche known for high horology watches from brands who create the highly complicated watches that watch enthusiasts love and praise.

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How Good Are Ulysse Nardin watches?

The brand has been awarded over 4,300 distinctions and 18 gold medals for its contributions to the craft.

MOVEMENTS

Are Ulysse Nardin Watches Accurate?

Ulysse Nardin received much acclaim for their highly accurate Marine Chronometers. These mechanical timekeeping devices were used by ship captains who relied on their accuracy to ensure that their maneuvers were timed and executed precisely and to perfection. Chronometers became a standard and a designation reserved for only the most accurate of watches.

Ulysse Nardin has made significant innovative advances in watchmaking by combatting the most notorious enemy to the accuracy of a mechanical timepiece; electromagnetic frequencies. This was done by employing the use of revolutionary antimagnetic materials such as silicon and implementing alloys which use nanotechnology developed by Sigatec, DIAMonSIL, combining the antimagnetic properties of silicon while incorporating the strength of diamonds.

With regards to Ulysse Nardin watch’s accuracy yes, they are very accurate indeed especially their certified Chronometers.

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How Accurate is a Ulysse Nardin Chronometer?

To achieve the status of a Chronometer and the designation from COSC known as a COSC certificate attesting to its accuracy, the watch must maintain a minimum accuracy of -4/+6 seconds per day in deviation which is very accurate for a mechanical timepiece.

Do Ulysse Nardin watches have good movements?

Yes, in fact, they are exceptionally finished to perfection. They are beautiful to the eye, and accurate to a fault. They also are quite innovative and many of them are highly-complicated mechanical marvels. Ulysse Nardin is also famed for creating some rather out-of-the-box innovations such as their Freak watches.

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HOROLOGY

Are Ulysse Nardin Watches High Horology?

As quite the inventive watchmaker, Ulysse Nardin is credited for many horological innovations and creations such as the single button chronograph known as the Pulsometer, the GMT Perpetual which incorporated two unique creations of Ulysse Nardin into one watch. Some of their more innovative watches include the Hour Strike, Sonata, Minute Repeater and possibly their most famous, the Freak.

Many Ulysse Nardin wristwatches have high complications such as minute repeaters, tourbillons, and perpetual calendar complications. Oftentimes there are numerous complications in the same watch, so categorically the brand would be considered "Haute Horlogerie" which is French for high horology watches and usually comes with a high price. However, the brand also produces watches which don't feature these types of complications which are more affordable. 

COMPANY

How old is Ulysse Nardin?

HISTORY: Ulysse Nardin has been in operation for over 170 years. 1823 was the year that Ulysse Nardin was born and like his father before him, he trained as a “remonteur” and began his career illustrious watchmaking from the ground up working in watch assembly as opposed to watchmaking in the fullest sense. At a young age Ulysse Nardin had already opened his own workshop and by age 23 founded the Ulysse Nardin company in Le Locle, his birthplace and the epicenter of the Swiss watchmaking industry in Jura, Switzerland.

Ulysse Nardin Factory

RANKING: According to Ranker.com, Ulysse Nardin was voted in #10 of the most expensive luxury watch brands out of 28 different luxury watch brands.

Who Owns Ulysse Nardin?

Ulysse Nardin is a subsidiary of an international luxury group called Kering S.A. which is based in Paris, France. This luxury conglomerate also owns other companies such as Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and many more famous luxury brands. 

PRICES

How Much Are Ulysse Nardin Watches?

We are often asked what appears to be a simple question like “How much is a Ulysse Nardin watch?” but the truth is that there are many different Ulysse Nardin watches; all with different prices. You can browse Ulysse Nardin watches using the button below or scroll down to keep reading about the most affordable to the most expensive Ulysse Nardin watches.

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The most affordable Ulysse Nardin watch would be a lady’s model called the Lady Classico 31mm and the cheapest Ulysse Nardin watch from this collection has a list price of $6,800 but can be purchased at a special discounted price from our shop section.

As for the best price on a Ulysse Nardin watch for men, that would be the Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Torpilleur 42mm which has a list price of $6,900. This too can be purchased for significantly less at a special discounted price in our shop section.

The most expensive Ulysse Nardin watches cost well over $1,000,000 such as the diamond-encrusted Ulysse Nardin Royal Blue Mystery Tourbillon 43mm in solid platinum. This is a limited and numbered edition of only 30 pieces worldwide.

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