Breaking News: Ulysse Nardin Watches Acquires Donze Cadrans SA, Dial Enameller

In one of the more important moves among  Swiss watch brands lately, Ulysse Nardin SA  has acquired 100 percent of the family owned Donze’ Cadrans watch dial  enameling company, ensuring the continued growth of both firms.  The previous owners of Donze’ Cadrans had opted to retire and, according to Patrik Hoffmann, Ulysse Nardin CEO, “The…

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Time Capsules: Product – Ulysse Nardin Releases Caprice Precious Panda – First Tigers now Bears – Oh My!

Hot on the heels of the wonderful Caprice Tiger that Ulysse Nardin released to the world last year, the brand now unveils its adorable precious Caprice Panda watch. The panda, beloved for its distinctive black and white beauty and serene majesty, is an honored treasure – intriguing all who have the privilege to see one…

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A Moment in Time: Abbas – a Man of 1,000 watches

The one thing I have learned through my many interviews with watch collectors around the world is that there is no set number of watches one looks to collect. It’s all about finding the right watches. But for Abbas, Middle East watch collector, there seems to be no limit. Thus far, he has collection that…

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Commentary: Watch Industry Loses Leader with Death of Ulysse Nardin’s Rolf W. Schnyder

Owner and CEO of Swiss watch firm Ulysse Nardin, Rolf Schynder died unexpectedly on April 14 after a short illness. He had acquired the once-flailing company in 1983, and led it not only back to its former greatness with his innovative spirit and determination, but also to soaring new heights. Schnyder was a visionary –…

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Watch Stops 2011: BaselWorld – Ulysse Nardin Does Jaquemarts Like Nobody Else

There are many things Ulysse Nardin does right – astronomical watches, silicium and other high-tech, experimental materials, and jaquemarts. Yes, this brand could be synonymous with jaquemarts – the figures on dials that move with the sequence of repeater watches. Ulysse Nardin is a master at building Jaquemarts – from its famed San Marco timepieces…

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Watch Stops: BaselWorld 2011- Ulysse Nardin Dives In to the Black Sea

For decades, Ulysse Nardin has been known as one of the foremost brands offering marine chronometers. Its Maxi Marine series brings divers the best of watchmaking prowess and functional precision. Now the brand releases its bold yet alluring new Maxi Marine Diver collection, the Black Sea. The 42-hour power reserve diving watch houses a self-winding…

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