Ulysse Nardin, the innovative luxury Swiss watch manufacturer inspired by the sea, will host a two week pop-up in Kuwait’s Salhiya Mall this December. Following the recent success of the Ulysse Nardin showcase in April, the leading brand in haute horology has taken the opportunity to return to Kuwait from December 1, to create an immersive and exclusive two-week pop-up space that will offer the striking Diver 42 and Diver 44, Freak X and Skeleton X collections.
The space will XPLORE. XCITE and XIST, allowing shoppers to discover the depths of the cutting-edge brand that continues to evolve and innovate through its mechanical timepieces and implementation of unsurpassed technologies. Ulysse Nardin is one of the few brands with a heritage of expertise to produce its own high-precision components and movements from its original headquarters located in Switzerland.
The Ulysse Nardin pop-up will run from 1st – 14th of December and will be open from Sunday to Thursday – 10 am to 10 pm and from 5pm to 10pm on Fridays.
Diver 42mm has an unexpected vintage look, with an uncluttered dial design, touches of retro beige, and a central second instead of a small second counter. While, Ulysse Nardin’s stunning yet robust Diver 44mm models redefines functional elegance, the design shows an inverted, concave bezel and domed sapphire glass, a celebrated and eXciting breakthrough in watch-making. Both Diver timepieces are meticulously crafted with Ulysse Nardin’s very own silicium technology and are crafted to withstand up to three hundred meters of water pressure.
FREAK, is hailed as Ulysse Nardin’s most audacious collection to date, the FREAK X was created for the adventurer and free spirit who lives to eXplore. The design pushes the boundaries with its flying carrousel movement rotating around its own axis with no dial and no hands; the central bridge acting as a minute hand and uses one of the wheels to indicate the hours.
A true reveal in revolutionary craftsmanship, where no element is left to the imagination the SKELETON X, shows intricate details through its shape-within-shape geometry, centered on an X formed by four of the indexes that is framed in a rectangle, in turn inside a circle. Inside and clearly visible, the movement is a super-light balance wheel in silicium, extra-wide, with nickel flyweights and stabilizing micro-blades. The SKELETON X eXists in four different satin-finish versions: satin-finish titanium blue, satin-finish titanium black, satin-finish rose gold or matte-finish Carbonium ® GOLD.
Speaking on the forthcoming pop up, Teresa Garin from Ulysse Nardin said, “We are thrilled to be returning to Kuwait and partnering with the Salhiya Mall, who completely understand our innovative visions. We received an incredible response during our showcase in April, with the luxury sector continually evolving across the region, we’re excited to further explore the opportunities in Kuwait and build our relationships with collectors who share our passion in haute horology.”