Ulysse Nardin was born in 1823 in Le Locle, Switzerland. During the long and snowy winters, inhabitants used to produce timekeeping instruments to survive, as they couldn't live from farming alone. In 1846, 23-year-old Ulysse Nardin founded the eponymous watch factory in Le Locle, Switzerland. Ulysse had learned the trade from his father, Léonard-Frédéric Nardin, making him the second watchmaker in the family. By 1865, the company moved to its Nardin premises, where it is still making precision watches. The company today designs and manufactures luxury watches, dual-time watches, and marine chronometers while continuing to build a strong reputation around the world.