Tuesday, June 27th 2017 – As of today Dutch luxury retailer Ace Jewelers has become an official dealer of the Swiss Ulysse Nardin watch brand. The manufacture Ulysse Nardin watches are now available at Ace & Spyer Jewelers located at Koningsplein1 in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), and online via e-Boutique www.AceJewelers.com.
Ace Jewelers & Ulysse Nardin
The owners of Ace Jewelers have been long time fans of the mechanical marvels of Ulysse Nardin. After a few years of spirited meetings, the stars aligned at this year’s SIHH fair in Geneva and a partnership was forged between the family-owned jewelers from Amsterdam and the watchmaking powerhouse from Le Locle. Ace Jewelers is now proud to welcome Ulysse Nardin to its ever-growing stable of high-end watch and jewelry brands. In recent years Ace Jewelers has been strongly focusing on moving up-market with its collections, partnering with the haut de gamme manufacture brands like Parmigiani Fleurier, Bulgari, Franck Muller, Nomos and IWC. As of today Ulysse Nardin is available at Ace & Spyer Jewelers at Koningsplein 1, Amsterdam, and in the international Ace Jewelers e-Boutique at www.AceJewelers.com, making it the fourth exclusive partner and point-of-sale in the Netherlands.
Ulysse Nardin was founded in 1846 by a young watchmaker by the same name, who foresaw growing demand for marine and pocket chronometers. Convinced of his ability to meet this demand, he set up his eponymous atelier. Deck and pocket watches by Ulysse Nardin would soon be considered the standard in marine timekeeping, famed for their accuracy, sturdiness and efficiency, and within 30 years after its conception, over 50 navies and shipping companies had been supplied. By 1975 Ulysse Nardin had amassed no less than 4,300 watchmaking awards.
The rapid rise of quartz watches in the early eighties proved to be a big threat to Ulysse Nardin, prompting a sale to the late Rolf W. Schnyder in 1983. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The visionary Schnyder put the brand back on track, focusing on both its maritime history as well as proper haute horlogerie – the latter with the aided by watchmaking genius Ludwig Oechslin. A few of the brand’s most acclaimed models are the Astrolabium Galileo Galilei (1985), the Planetarium Copernicus (1988), the Tellurium Johannes Kepler (1992), the Perpetual Ludwig (1996) and the Freak (2001).
Amir Ben Joseph, CEO of Ace & Spyer Jewelers says: "Ulysse Nardin is a brand that manages to pair technical prowess with a distinctive looks. Its designs are as unique and refined as the in-house movements powering them. Whether it’s an elegant cloisonné grand feu enamel dial, a sophisticated perpetual calendar, a minute repeater or a tourbillon – there’s hardly anything Ulysse Nardin cannot do in its own ateliers. We’re delighted and proud to welcome Ulysse Nardin to our collection of growing high-end manufacture brands. ”
The Ace Jewelers Group is owned and run by the Ben Joseph Family and consists of two physical boutiques and an international eBoutique. The boutiques, Ace & Dik Jewelers and Ace & Spyer Jewelers, are located in the center of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Both have an extensive collection of high-end fine jewelry and premium watch brands, such as OMEGA, IWC, Bulgari, Franck Muller, Breitling, Parmigiani Fleurier, Royal Asscher and many more being proudly displayed. In 2008 Ace Jewelers launched the eBoutique AceJewelers.com which turned Ace into a pioneering omni-channel retailer. Ace Jewelers won the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Dutch eCommerce award for best eBoutique in its class.