June 2021, Kuwait: Ulysse Nardin launches in Alma, by Trafalgar — Founded by its namesake in 1846, Ulysse Nardin has written some of the finest chapters in the history of watches. The company’s earliest renown came from its links to the nautical world, its marine chronometers being amongst the world’s most reliable. With every collection, the Swiss pioneer continues its quest of cutting-edge technology.
Alma, a luxury lifestyle concept developed by Trafalgar Luxury Group in 2013, is focused on providing the affluent consumer with an exclusive shopping experience. Alma’s portfolio includes timepieces, jewelry and writing instruments from premium luxury brands such as Harry Winston, de Grisogono, Chopard, Chaumet, Dior, TAG Heuer, etc. Alma showrooms are located in Salhia Complex, Al Hamra Tower, and at The Avenues.
“We are very proud to announce and start this year our partnership with Trafalgar Luxury Group, a recognized luxury retail leader in Kuwait. This market is very important for Ulysse Nardin and promises a bright future for the brand.” — Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin.
“We are pleased to partner with luxury watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, and to be part of this new milestone for the brand – as we share many values, and both have a passion for modern innovation & the technology of timekeeping. We look forward to introducing the brand to the Kuwaiti market, and have no doubt their timepieces will be well received by our clientele.” — Amer Al Ansari, Managing Partner of Trafalgar Luxury Group.
About Ulysse Nardin
Ulysse Nardin is the Pioneering Manufacture inspired by the sea and delivering innovative timepieces to free spirits.
Founded by Mr. Ulysse Nardin in 1846 and a proud member of the global luxury group Kering since November 2014, Ulysse Nardin has written some of the finest chapters in the history of Haute Hor-logerie. The company’s earliest renown came from its links to the nautical world: its marine chronometers are among the most reliable ever made, still sought by collectors around the world. A pioneer of cutting-edge technologies and the innovative use of materials like silicon, the brand is one of the few with the in-house expertise to produce its own high-precision components and movements. This exceptional level of watchmaking excellence has earned Ulysse Nardin membership in the most exclusive circle of Swiss watchmaking, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie. Today, from its sites in Le Locle and La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland, the brand’s continuing quest for horological perfection centers around five collections: The Marine, the Diver, the Classico, the Executive and the Freak. In 2019, Ulysse Nardin introduces the X-factor into watchmaking.
About Trafalgar Group
Ambition, dedication, imagination are words that describe how the Trafalgar Luxury Group became a regional premier luxury retailer in the Middle East. Established in 1972, the group’s success can be attributed to its strategic partnerships with leading international brands including Chopard, Bvlgari, Dior, Gucci, Harry Winston, Patek Phillipe, and TAG Heuer. With prime locations throughout the re-gion, its concepts and boutiques are individually designed to highlight the extraordinary craftsmanship of each product and to create a memorable customer experience known as the ‘Trafalgar Difference’.
In 2018, the Kuwait born family-built group entered a strategic partnership spearheading its plans for regional expansion while steadily growing its luxury sector portfolio to represent exclusive watch and jewelery brands, fashion brands, and electronics with its recent Apple Premium Reseller concept.
Today, the group operates within five countries across the GCC, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Qatar, and is well geared to meet future challenges with a portfolio of xx con-cepts and boutiques spread throughout the region, over 150 team members, and an unmatched repu-tation for professional ethics.
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