lysse Nardin has strong links to the maritime world, dating back to its founding in 1846. From the original inspiration of exploration that led to the creation of their first marine chronometer, to the nautical inspirations of their contemporary creations, Ulysse Nardin has always maintained a close relationship with the ocean.
In its role as Official Timing Partner of The Ocean Race, Ulysse Nardin will be responsible for all official race timings, including start countdowns, leg timings and finishes.
Additionally, Ulysse Nardin will be at the heart of the 24 hour Speed Challenge. During racing, each boat in both the one design VO 65 class and the flying, foiling IMOCA class, is constantly monitored via Race Control. A rolling, 24 hour distance record is maintained throughout the leg and the boat in each class with the top distance covered in each leg wins the speed challenge.
In the 2017/18 edition of the Race, Team AkzoNobel set a new 24-hour distance record for the event - the mark to beat is 602.51 nautical miles (1,116 km), or an average speed of an incredible 25.1 knots (46.5 km/h).
Beyond its role as Official Timing Partner, Ulysse Nardin is also the Time to Act partner of The Ocean Race, committing to the responsible use and conservation of the world’s ocean.