In September 2011, Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin SA announced that it had acquired Donzé Cadrans SA, the specialist luxury watch Manufacture dial enameller.
Since its creation in 1846, Ulysse Nardin has been one of the most distinguished names in watch designs. The first to utilize novel materials and bring forth fresh design sensibility, enamel has been featured prominently in its collections over the past 25 years.
The acquisition provides Ulysse Nardin with additional cloisonné and grand-feu enamel expertise, while cultivating its passion for uniquely beautiful watches.
Maintaining the heritage of Donzé Cadrans, focusing on the future, at the same time, Ulysse Nardin has invested in the 36 Rue de l'Avenir facility by contributing to the building's renovation and new machinery. However, the enameling process remains a true artisan skill and no modern technology will be used to increase production.