Ulysse Nardin Unveil Marine Mega Yacht Watch at Miami Yacht Show

By Paul Joseph

Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin’s relationship with the yachting world dates back decades, and the brand regularly releases new horological creations that reference this rich sea-faring heritage.

This year’s Miami Yacht Show, which came to a close last week, gave the company yet another opportunity to showcase its talents in merging the world of luxury watches and luxury yachts with the debut of the Marine Mega Yacht watch.

A follow-up model to the Grand Deck Tourbillon revealed back in 2016, this latest boat-themed creation is inspired by the sleek, high-tech aesthetics of contemporary yachts and will be limited to just 30 pieces.

The Marine Mega Yacht watch features a 44mm case crafted in platinum, with a combination of white gold and blue grand feu enamel on the dial depicting the bow of a luxury vessel emerging from the misty, foaming ocean. The case comes paired with a deep blue alligator strap that matches the colour of the dial.

Powering the timepiece is an Ulysse Nardin caliber UN-63 movement that features 504 components, is wound by hand and offers a power reserve of 80 hours. The movement also powers a three-dimensional moon phase display and a mechanism that shows the height of the tides in real time in relation to a specific location.

A flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock rotates once every 60 seconds and the cage is specially designed to resemble the propeller blades on luxury sea vessels. The power reserve is displayed at 3 o’clock by a small, plowshare-design anchor linked to a chain by an anchor ring.

The watch also has a sapphire caseback which gives a view of the movement and its intricacies from the rear.

Each of the 30 pieces will come with a plaque on the side offering owners the option of personalised engraving.

The Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht watch is priced at just over $300,000.

By Paul Joseph