Founded in 1846, Ulysse Nardin builds its reputation around marine stopwatches. The brand turned in a new direction in 1983 when it was bought by Rolf W. Schnyder. It focuses on the latest technologies. This desire to innovate is reflected in the search for new materials and their application in watch-making. The brand is one of the first to incorporate silicon in its collections. Its watches combine science and know-how.