Since 1846, Ulysse Nardin has continued to introduce iconic timepieces full of wonderful ingenuity and extraordinary technical achievement. Part of this achievement comes from the company’s determination to master every aspect of the craft in-house. For this ongoing video series about the Swiss watch brand, WatchTime met with Ulysse Nardin’s CEO Patrick Pruniaux to talk about the brand’s latest dive watch:
The New Diver
The new version 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, launched at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show.
The new Diver Chronometer redefines functional elegance with its audacious design. A diving watch crafted to withstand up to three hundred meters water pressure, its inverted, concave bezel with domed sapphire glass is a breakthrough in exquisite watchmaking. The 44 mm titanium watch is powered by the UN-118 movement with silicium technology, 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 rubber guards protect the crown.
Ulysse Nardin’s links to the sea run deep. A recognized pioneer of watchmaking innovation since 1846, the Manufacture’s early renown was built on the peerless precision and reliability of its marine chronometers – essential navigational instruments that helped seafarers determine longitude by means of celes-tial navigation. In continuing the development of its line of dive watches, Ulysse Nardin reaffirms its position of watchmaker of the oceans.
Diver Chronometer Great White Limited Edition
The Diver Great White, with a great white shark stamped on the case back, is emblematic of the Ulysse Nardin philosophy. King of the oceans, 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
The instantly recognizable Monaco Limited Edition in this newly created design 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, held in the Principality’s Port Hercules on the French Riviera. The case back also discreetly bears the Monaco coat-of-arms. The Diver Monaco is a limited edition of 100 pieces.
References: blue dial: 1183-170-3/93, black dial: 1183-170-3/92, Great White Limited Edition: 1183-170LE-3/90-GW, Monaco Limited Edition: 1185-170LE-3/BLACK-MON
Movement: Caliber UN-118 in-house designed movement, silicium technology, COSC certified, power reserve approx. 60 hours
Dial: Blue, black, gray
Case: Titanium, 44 mm diameter
Bezel: Inverted concave unidirectional rotating bezel
Water resistance: 300 m
Case back: Sapphire, except Great White
Strap: Rubber and pin buckle strap
Price: $7,900 for the Deep Blue and All-Black models and going up to $12,000 for the Monaco LE.