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Manufacture of Freedom

Ulysse Nardin is the Pioneering Manufacture inspired by the sea and delivering innovative timepieces to free spirits.


In 1846, Ulysse founds his name company in Le Locle. The time is one of bold ocean exploration and international trade. Ulysse Nardin sets out to develop his own marine chronometers for navigation, along with complex pocket watches. With an untamable inventiveness, he surely and steadily comes up with new ideas every day and designing of ultra-high precision timepieces. As the son of one of the most talented and visionary watchmakers in history, Paul-David not only ensures the Maison continue to grow, he also carries on its spirit of innovation, ensuring the renown of its name.

With its spirit of determination and audacity, Ulysse Nardin has written some of the finest chapters in the history of Haute Horlogerie by creating every opportunity brought by existence, by exploring and pushing further and further the boundaries of the watchmakers’ imaginations and by keeping in mind that exploring is to stop at nothing until to reach a heightened sense of comprehension.

Ulysse Nardin has embarked on an odyssey, to push back the limits of time, to reinvent the rules of what can and cannot be done. Each new achievement confirms the manufacture as a bold adventurer in the world of Haute Horlogerie but while each technological achievement remains a source of pride and wonder, the Maison knows that experience is the magnitude of our world.

Shark

From its original longing for exploration to the creation of their first marine chronometer, to the now omnipresent nautical inspirations of their contemporary creations, the House has always maintained a fearless relationship with the world at large and its oceans.

Today, as the preservation of our oceans and endangered species becomes the great next challenge of our Time, the House chooses to dive into the abyss and support the monitoring of sharks’ complex behaviors. The shark’s nature is that of an underwater creature so unique, it knows no respite, as does the balance wheel of a watch.

Bold explorers of the world count as the Ulysses of our Time. Free divers Alessia Zecchini and Fred Buyle, kite surfer Alex Caizergues, skipper and sailor Sébastien Destremau, snowboarder, photographer Sebasitan Copeland and seaman Mathieu Crepel and sailor Dan Lenard have become Friends of Ulysse Nardin.

Meet our Team of Ulysses

Explorers

Rolf W. Schnyder

A driving force behind the brand for almost 30 years, Rolf W. Schnyder was an astute businessman and a passionate advocate of Swiss watchmaking. As well as his many years of industry experience, it was his vision and determination that would propel Ulysse Nardin into the 21st century. Rolf Schnyder, one of Haute Horlogerie's leading lights, owner and president of Ulysse Nardin for nearly 30 years, passed away in April 2011.

Rolf W. Schnyder
Patrick Pruniaux

Patrick Pruniaux

A watch enthusiast since his teens, Patrick began his career with Diageo in London – eventually moving to Africa and then Chicago. He joined LVMH in Miami in 2000 and rose to become Regional Sales Director for the Wines & Spirits business for Latin America.

In 2014, Patrick was hired by Apple, in Cupertino, to prepare the launch of the Apple Watch as a member of the Special Projects team.

He joined Kering Group in September 2017 as Chief Executive Officer of Ulysse Nardin. In 2018, he became CEO for Girard-Perregaux as well, another brand of the Kering Group.

Our latest creations

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Blast Hourstriker 45mm

Price on demand
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Diver X Skeleton 44mm

Limited Edition of 175 pieces

$22,200
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Freak X 43mm

Limited Edition of 30 pieces

$31,100

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