The brand watch model Ulysse Nardin
Ulysse Nardin is known to most watch lovers. The noble watches are not only interesting for watch lovers. Also for sportsmen or divers the watches are suitable in the best way. Watches of the brand can be recognized by the anchor in the name of the company logo. This is mainly due to the fact that the company is closely associated with shipping. The company's patron saint, Ulyssee Nardin (1823-1876), has also made a name for himself by manufacturing precise ship's chronometers.
History of the company
The company was founded by Léonard Frédéric Nardin (*1792). According to records, he was the first watchmaker in his family. The watch factory was founded by his son Ulysee. In the early years, the company developed well. In addition to pocket watches, it also offered deck watches, which were sold to the United Naval Observatory from 1906 to 1942. 1982-83 the company was on the verge of insolvency. Within a few years, Rolf W. Schnyder succeeded in bringing the company back to the top of the Swiss watchmaking industry. The help of his partner and friend Ludwig Oechslin was not insignificant. Schnyder died in 2011 after a sudden illness. For three years the company was managed in the spirit of Schnyder until it was sold to the French luxury goods company Kering in 2014.