Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer
Ulysse Nardin launches its New Diver Chronometer collection at Monaco Yacht Show.
Ulysse Nardin’s Diver Chronometer collection has been revealed at the Monaco Yacht Show which was held in the Port Hercules of the Principality of Monaco, 26-29 September 2018.
Already a favorite among free spirits, the Diver has a new, contemporary and eye-catching appearance both outside and in. In addition to the deep blue and all-black versions, this fresh line includes the Diver Great White and a Monaco Limited Edition. These robust, elegant timepieces have benn presented by Ulysse Nardin's own armada of modern-day Ulysses at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show, marking the beginning of the countdown to an exhilarating new adventure in diving watches.
Diver Chronometer, titanium, blue and black dials © Ulysse Nardin
The new Diver Chronometer redefines functional elegance with its audacious design. This 44 mm diving watch crafted to withstand up to three hundred meters of water pressure has a concave bezel with domed sapphire glass and houses the UN-118 movement with its silicium technology - a specialty of the Manufacture - visible through the open back. Superluminova on the indexes and hands makes the hours and minutes visible not only in the dark of night but also at great depths. The face is adorned with a power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock and a date and small seconds at 6 o’clock, all nestled within the unidirectional rotating bezel.
The numbers on the face have been redrawn to read 0-15-30-45. Even the rubber and titanium strap of the Diver has been reworked with the clasp replaced by a pin buckle and streamlined with just one easily identifiable Ulysse Nardin signature “element”. Sturdy, blue rubber guards protect the crown.
Diver Chronometer Great White Limited edition
Diver Chronometer Great White Limited edition © Ulysse Nardin
The Diver Great White is adorned with a great white shark stamped on the case back. The shark represents stealth, strength and strategy and the Diver Great White embodies these qualities in contemporary adventurers of the land and sea. The Diver Great is a limited edition of 300 pieces.
Diver Chronometer Monaco Limited edition
Diver Chronometer Monaco Limited edition © Ulysse Nardin
The instantly recognizable Monaco Limited Edition has an image of the Monegasque flag at 12 o’clock. The unique calendar disk has a specificity that corresponds directly to the Monaco Yacht Show; the numbers 26, 27, 28 and 29 in red mirror the dates of the 2018 event. The case back also discreetly bears the Monaco coat-of-arms. The Diver Monaco is a limited edition of 100 pieces.
Fred Buyle © Ulysse Nardin
Free diver and Ulysse Nardin ambassador Fred Buyle explains why Ulysse Nardin is a key partner on his expeditions. “The main advantage of freediving is that we don’t have a lot of gear. I basically only travel with a wetsuit, dive watch, a pair of fins, a mask, and of course my photo equipment. A dive watch is the most crucial accessory for a free diver. When you’re freediving, you have a special relationship to time—sometimes it passes fast and other times it seems to slow down or even stop. Your watch almost becomes a friend, so I am always wearing my Ulysse Nardin Diver timepieces. I rely on my watch to monitor my perception of time. An automatic watch is key as it gives you the peace of mind that you won’t run out of battery in the middle of a remote expedition.”