Ulysse Nardin Launches Limited Edition Timepiece for Monaco Yacht Show

Ulysse Nardin Monaco Limited EditionUlysse Nardin, a brand steeped in nautical history, is participating for the fourth year as an official sponsor of the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show. To commemorate the occasion, the brand has introduced a new, limited-edition timepiece to its Marine Diver collection.

The watch contains a self-winding movement, Caliber UN-26, equipped with a 42-hour power reserve (indicated on the dial at 12 o’clock) and an oversize date display (indicated in a round window at 6 o’clock, along with the small-seconds subdial). As on the previously released Black Sea and Blue Sea editions, the dial and the blue rubber strap are both embossed with a nautical-inspired wave pattern motif.

The stainless-steel case, which is a generous 45.8 mm in diameter, has been treated with a sophisticated vulcanization process that gives it a blue rubber coating that the company says increases its comfort on the wrist. Its sapphire exhibition caseback is stamped with the emblem of the principality of Monaco.

The hour markers and hour and minute hands are covered with blue luminescent material for improved readability.  The sapphire crystal has been treated with nonreflective coating. Fitted with a unidirectional rotating bezel and screwed crown, its case is water-resistant to 200 meters.

This edition is limited to 100 pieces, each individually numbered and engraved on an 18k gold side plate. The strap is highlighted by components made of black ceramic, including the folding clasp. (Click on the photos for larger images.)


Ulysse Nardin Monaco Limited Edition

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Technical characteristics:
Movement: Caliber UN-26, automatic; diameter = 11 1⁄2’’; 28 jewels; approx. 48-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds; chronometer; power-reserve indication; large date indication
Case and strap: Stainless steel, specially treated with a blue rubber coating in a vulcanization process; diameter = 45.8 mm; nonreflective sapphire crystal; screw-down crown; nonreflective sapphire caseback decorated with the logo of the Principality of Monaco; unidirectional rotating bezel; side plate in gold engraved with the number of the piece; on rubber strap with two black ceramic elements and folding clasp
Dial and hands: Black dial with wave pattern (also on strap); power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock; small seconds and large date at 6 o’clock

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