Since the manufacturer’s earliest days more than 160 years ago when its founder, Ulysse Nardin, began making marine chronometers in a mountainous location in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the watchmaking powerhouse has continually proved that challenges present intriguing opportunities worthy of exploration. It is these explorations that have resulted in Ulysse Nardin’s unprecedented inventions in horology.
Rolf W. Schnyder and Dr. Ludwig Oechslin are the men responsible for embodying, cultivating and bringing this philosophy to life through every Ulysse Nardin timepiece. This masterful meeting of the minds is reflected in the visionary and pioneering strength of Ulysse Nardin today.
Ulysse Nardin has been the recipient of 4,300-plus awards in watchmaking – 18 of them gold medals – and has received the greatest number of patents in mechanical watchmaking.
Other achievements by Ulysse Nardin include Oechslin’s completion of the Trilogy of Time, featuring the Astrolabium, the Planetarium and the Tellurium. And, in 2009, Oechslin returned to the cosmos for inspiration and revealed the Moonstruck, which concentrates on the moon and its effects on the earth.
Ulysse Nardin was honored by Revolution magazine with its prestigious New Technology award for InnoVision, a spectacular watch that represented the groundbreaking use of silicium, among ten additional technical feats. This creation gives a proud nod to Ulysse Nardin’s remarkable Freak, one of the cleverest timepieces ever developed.