Ulysse Nardin Sails With America's Cup Watches
This past weekend in Bermuda, sailing lovers were treated to the kick off of the 35th America’s Cup presented by Louis Vuitton. The competition for the oldest trophy in international sports dates back to 1851. Defending the Cup is America’s Oracle Team USA (which won the 2013 America’s Cup races and the 2010 series before that). Five challengers are now racing one another over the course of nearly a month to determine which will be the final challenger.
Luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin has been the Official Partner of challenger Artemis Racing Team throughout 2016, and continues in this role for the 2017 America’s Cup races. The Swedish contender, representing Kungliga Svenska Segel Sallskapet (KSS Royal Swedish Yacht Club), recently launched its new race yacht, Magic Blue, which was three years in the design and development stages. The new America’s Cup Class (ACC) yacht measures nearly 50 feet, features new hydraulic systems, and improved hydrofoils and rudders. The boat naturally flies the Swedish colors of yellow and blue. Nathan Outterbridge is the skipper.