Ulysse Nardin

In 1846 Ulysse Nardin founded his Company in Le Locle after completing an intensive training under the supervision of master watchmaker William Dubois, from whom he learned the greatest secrets of the trade; he was 23 years old at that time and his capacity to handle the knowledge gained soon became apparent from his ability to create chronometers, complex pocket watches with chiming mechanism, as was demonstrated by the success achieved at the Great Universal Exhibition of 1862 in London and the Neuchatel Observatory Competition of 1868.