Ulysse Nardin Watch Explores the Eroticism of the Underwater World

By Paul Joseph

Swiss watch brand Ulysse Nardin has commissioned Italian erotic comic book artist Milo Manara to curate hand-painted dials for a new range of lavish timepieces.

The theme of the watches is the mystical figure of mermaids, and was inspired by Manara’s concepts of underwater adventures between a fabled mermaid and a beautiful young woman who meet and discover love.

Each of the 10 watches in the series depicts the duo in differing scenes of embrace, all celebrating concepts of love and erotica.

“The clock lends itself particularly precisely to this theme because in eroticism there is an eternity,” says Manara. “This is not a linear story, but there is a common thread based on a timeless girl and a mermaid.”

A limited-edition of 20 watches have been created per illustration: 10 in stainless steel and 10 in 18-karat 5N rose gold. The entire collection is a hand-crafted collection of 200 pieces in total.

The 40mm watches are powered by the UN-320 self-winding movement with high-tech silicium technology. The case back is embedded with a sapphire crystal and every watch features a dark blue alligator strap. The

Pricing is $26,900 for the stainless steel collection and $34,400 for the 18-karat rose gold version.

Founded in Le Locle, Switzerland in 1846, Ulysse Nardin is one of the world’s most famous luxury watch brands.

By Paul Joseph