Ulysse Nardin, watchmaker of the oceans, is proud to announce its partnership with French kitesurfer Alex Caizergues.  With an impressive list of achievements to his name across all board sports, Caizergues currently holds the World Sailing Speed Kitesurfing record, with a run averaging 107.3 km/h, or 57.98 knots (over 500m).  He is the first to surpass 100 km/h on the water by sail power.

Through sheer determination and perseverance, Alex has carved out a career for himself, a life, in the world of board sports. He is first and foremost a lover of adventure, both as an athlete and as a person: adventure is what drives him and gives him the strength to push past any limits. Given this, it was only natural for Alex to join the growing armada of Ulysse Nardin’s adventurers. Ulysse Nardin sets its sights on modern adventurers, on the Ulysses of today, on those who love to break the rules, cast off their moorings and swim against the current.

“If it comes down to a choice between a session in a favourable mistral and a family lunch, I pick the kite”, says Alex, justifying himself. He goes on: “I live by the rhythm of the wind”. His is a life of sacrifices and determination.  “You have to give everything to stay in the race. And it gets harder and harder every year because the level just keeps going up”. In kitesurfing, you’re on your own on the board, as well as against the stopwatch. Athletes and watchmakers have always been connected. “Time is crucial to me and the synergy is real”, he concludes.