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Luxury Watchmaker Ulysse Nardin Unveils "Big Unit" Timepiece


This year's World Series will be electrifying for not only two baseball teams, but for watch enthusiasts and fans of baseball legend Randy Johnson. Luxury Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin and brand ambassador, Randy Johnson unveiled “The Big Unit”, a new, signature timepiece created in Johnson's honor just in time for the start of the Fall Classic.

Swiss watch manufacturer, Ulysse Nardin, and former American Major League Baseball left-handed pitch ...

Swiss watch manufacturer, Ulysse Nardin, and former American Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher, Randy Johnson, unveiled "The Big Unit", a new signature timepiece created in Johnson's honor. (Photo: Business Wire)

“The Big Unit” chronograph, a perfect pairing of sport and style, is monochromatic in rich black with accents of blue and red. Its 45.8 mm diameter case is made from stainless steel, coated with rubber and finished with a sapphire glass case back which enhances its ability to withstand the most challenging environments. This timepiece also presents a special personalized chronograph seconds hand adorned with the iconic baseball symbol and inscribed with the name “Big Unit” and the number 51 on the bezel to honor the legend. Only 100 pieces of the watch will be made and it will be available at select boutiques in late 2012 or early 2013.

“We are honored to have teamed up with baseball great Randy Johnson, and we are excited to unveil our efforts at creating an innovative timepiece named after him,” said Patrik Hoffmann, Ulysse Nardin CEO. “We feel it truly conveys the remarkable qualities of precision and excellence in this elite athlete.”

The piece was officially unveiled on October 25 in New York City at a private event. Guests were among the first to see the newest timepiece in person and “catch” the World Series broadcast with the legend himself. Hoffmann, along with Johnson presented a check to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, one of Johnson's most beloved charities, at the launch event.

“I am honored that Ulysse Nardin completely embodied my taste in ‘The Big Unit',” said Johnson. “It's exciting to have a watch named after you, but to share that and the game I love with fans, plus raise money for charity, is amazing.”

About Ulysse Nardin

Swiss Watch Manufacturer Ulysse Nardin, founded in 1846, has been dedicated to excellence for over 166 years in manufacturing mechanical watches. Among the most reliable ever made, Ulysse Nardin's marine chronometers are still sought by collectors around the world. Ulysse Nardin continues to be in the forefront of watchmaking technology by pioneering new materials in manufacturing high precision movement components and most innovative timepieces. The company's U.S. offices are in Boca Raton, Florida and can be reached by calling 561.988.8600 or visiting

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