Artist Milo Manara and watchmaker Ulysse Nardin have teamed up to create a series of ten enchanting erotic watches.

Text: Ulysse Nardin
Video: Ulysse Nardin

Celebrated Italian erotic comic book artist Milo Manara and legendary watchmaker Ulysse Nardin have teamed up to create a series of ten enchanting erotic watches.

Milo Manara’s erotic watches take you on a voyage into the depths of a mythical sea of desire where Ulyssa, a mermaid, and Nadia, a woman, meet, discover and love each other in a timeless, nautical reverie. Based on Manara’s illustrations of underwater encounters between a hauntingly beautiful woman and a mythical mermaid, the watches are a palindrome, each one a unique, timeless moment that exists independently from the others.  Using micro painting over 150 years of watchmaking knowledge and experience, Ulysse Nardin has transferred Manara’s story onto ten watch faces in a series that is unveiled for the first time at the SIHH in Geneva in January 2019. Where mermaids and sharks bask freely in clear waters, in an underwater world freed from the constraints of time, the tale told on each one of these ten, unique watch faces is a visual feast recounting of a love story between an earthly woman and an otherworldly mermaid. The Sapphic story unfolds under the waves, in a place where time has no bearing.

Presage PAH SPB045J1 Square