Ulysse Nardin Announces Inauguration of Official Ulysse Nardin Midnight Express Powerboat & Exclusive Edition Marine Diver.
There are two powerful forces that drive Ulysse Nardin: the need to innovate and the majesty of the sea. Ulysse Nardin pairs these passions, revealing the first official Ulysse Nardin powerboat, complemented by its exclusive Marine Diver timepiece. Developed in partnership with renowned extreme-performance boating manufacturer Midnight Express, the new Ulysse Nardin powerboat symbolizes the culmination of decades of nautical history and groundbreaking ingenuity. As Ulysse Nardin continuously revolutionizes high horology, Midnight Express transforms the marine industry. Through the introduction of new technology, supreme engineering and arresting design, each is a force in their respective field. This pairing of perfection is a moment to celebrate.
Ulysse Nardin is proud to become associated with one of the most powerful navigators in the world of powerboating. While both companies are captivated by the sea, it is the common drive for innovation and the use of professional engineering that makes this new partnership most inspiring.
Midnight Express is the premier performance center console powerboat manufacturer building 34’ to 43’ models. The Glasers, who have owned Midnight Express Powerboats for nine years, are avid watch collectors with many Ulysse Nardin timepieces in their collection. When approached by Bobby Yampolsky, Owner & Operator of the South Florida Ulysse Nardin boutiques, with the idea of a possible partnership between the brands, the Glasers jumped at the opportunity for this unique pairing of iconic brands. Given Ulysse Nardin’s status as the premier nautical watch, the fit with MidnightExpress and the flagship 43’ Open model is perfect. Midnight Express has crafted
a one of a kind 43’ Open powered by 4 Seven Marine 557hp motors. Seven Marine, who manufactures most powerful outboard motors, is outfitting the boat with the first set of Quad high performance GT 557 motors. The vessel is custom painted Ulysse Nardin Blue and Gold with the Ulysse Nardin logo adorning the hullsides, upholstery, flooring and fiberglass. The Ulysse Nardin edition Midnight Express 43’ is an unparalleled coupling of two power brands at the top of their markets.
To commemorate this important occasion, Ulysse Nardin presents the dual-branded Marine Diver Midnight Express. An exclusive edition of marine divers, the sporty timekeeper is crafted in stainless steel and delivered with a set of two exclusive rubber straps. Its maritime theme continues with wave patterns adorning the bezel and dial. Seafaring stripes set off the strap, further adding to the wristwatch’s marine inspired style. Another unique feature is the Seven Marine logo found on the dial at 7 o’clock.
The unveiling of the first Ulysse Nardin powerboat by Midnight Express adds another layer of individuality to the Swiss watch manufacturer’s long-standing legacy, and is fittingly marked by the introduction of a new timepiece. The relationship between the companies illustrates two innovative leaders joining together to create items of lasting beauty and precise execution.
- Movement – Caliber UN-26
- Power reserve – Approximately 42 hours
- Winding – Self-winding
- Functions – Power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock, Small seconds and round date window at 6 o’clock
- Case – Stainless steel
- Diameter – 44 mm
- Bezel – Unidirectional rotating bezel
- Crown – Screw-down security crown
- Water-resistance – 300 m
- Crystal – Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
- Bracelet – Exclusive rubber strap and deployant clasp