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Ulysse Nardin DIVER NORRØNA Arctic Night

Collaborate on a new watch: The Diver NorrØna

The Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin teams up with Norwegian outdoor sportswear brand Norrøna, known for its sustainable and premium outerwear, to launch the new DIVER NORRØNA Arctic Night. Through their collaboration, Norrøna and Ulysse Nardin achieve their shared environmental commitments through the use of alternative and sustainable materials. 

To accompany the launch, Ulysse Nardin is proud to announce its partnership with Norwegian polar explorer Børge Ousland and an active member of the Norrøna family. The timepiece is a limited edition of 29 pieces and is sold with an arktis GoreTex® Pro Norrøna jacket.


DIVER NORRØNA Arctic Night © Ulysse Nardin

 A Union With Purpose 

It is no surprise that both brands decided to connect as they share the same love for nature and the same ambition of shifting to a more “circular model” by using alternative materials in their respective domains. Both brands are on a decisive path to more sustainable creations.

1860: Ulysse Nardin, a Swiss watchmaker based in the majestic Jura Mountains, began to sell onboard marine chronometers for explorers, sailors and navigators all over the world, enabling them to navigate their route at sea. Today, five generations later, Ulysse Nardin is an independent manufacture

1929: Jørgen Jørgensen, a Norwegian outdoor enthusiast, began his search for more durable outdoor equipment to perform in Norway´s harsh and rugged land. Today, four generations later, Norrøna is still a family-owned and run company. 


Børge Ousland © Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin unveils the DIVER NORRØNA Arctic Night, a watch that bears both brands’ iconic logo, DNA and sustainability commitments. Only six months after the launch of THE OCEAN RACE DIVER in association with THE OCEAN RACE, the DIVER NORRØNA Arctic Night is a new black iteration of the most sustainable watch in Ulysse Nardin’s portfolio to this day. Inspired by the reflection of Norwegian nature that conjures up images of the Fjords and volcanic rocks, the black, gray and white color palette of this watch invokes the deep, dark, ancestral geologic formations that are the Earth's oldest, most well-preserved sedimentary rocks.

This new joint project symbolizes both companies’ commitment to safeguarding a future for the planet, starting with the poles. Polar sea ice helps regulate Earth's climate and we know that the warming of polar oceans has powerful implications for organisms living there—and for us. This collaboration is a call to action.

BØRGE Ousland, famous polar explorer of our time  

Norwegian explorer and writer Børge Ousland is a fearless adventurer. The first person to complete solo crossings of both the Arctic and the Antarctic, Børge is curious, confident and courageous. Hauling supply sleds weighing nearly 150 kilograms, he endured limb-freezing temperatures and encounters with polar bears in pursuit of his extreme goals. A former deep-sea diver and Norwegian Navy seal, Børge undertook his first expedition across Greenland in 1986. On subsequent expeditions, he has partnered with French explorer Vincent Colliard and, most recently, Mike Horn.


Børge Ousland with the DIVER NORRØNA Arctic Night © Ulysse Nardin

“Be the change you want to see in the world. If you are part of the problem, you also have to be part of the solution. Since I first set foot on the Polar Ocean in 1990, the ice coverage has declined by more than 60%. I have seen how it has changed. In my lifetime. It's a totally different landscape, and it is happening due to climate change. But nothing is just bad. Even problems are in one way good. Because it is how we deal with the challenges we meet, that defines who we really are. And maybe, we can use this enormous challenge that climate change truly represents, to bring out the best in us, and reveal what humanity can become.” 


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