Setting standards with the El Toro watch

Ulysse Nardin El Toro hand watch
Ulysse Nardin El Toro hand watch

A true mark of excellence can be found in longevity.

In 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland, a young Ulysse Nardin contemplated his future. He lived miles away from the sea but was convinced of two things: a rising demand for marine and chronometers and his ability to meet that need.

Since 1846, the Ulysse Nardin brand has been inspired by the movement of the ocean to create exquisite timepieces. Today it sets the standard for precision in both civil and military realms. It is also best known for its highly accurate marine chronometers, elegant design and technical strengths.

In recognition of its revolutionary developments in Haute Horlogerie, the brand has won over 4,000 awards globally.

Of the hundreds of timepieces manufactured by Ulysse Nardin, the El Toro GMT is just one well-crafted watch. The El Toro has an 18 carat rose gold case, black ceramic bezel with rose gold engraved 24 hour marking and a black crocodile leather strap. Its design showcases highly detailed mechanics to both the watch connoisseur and one who generally appreciates a good watch.

A black ceramic ‘T’ bar is secured to the dial with blackened screws, giving the watch a third dimension that showcase some of the design complications. It also has black sub-dial wheels with white printed letters, bringing out a unique contrast against the dial.

After 170 years of being in the business, Ulysse Nardin has definitely earned its place at the big table. On March 17 this year, the brand unveiled its newest pieces at Baselworld, the world’s most prestigious watch and jewellery show held in Basel, Switzerland.