An In-Depth Look At The New Dive Watches From Ulysse Nardin
The Diver Chronometer is distinguished by its bold design featuring a 44mm titanium case with concaved bezel paired with a domed sapphire. Superluminova indexes and hands ensure legibility in murky depths; the watch has a maximum depth capability of 300m. Indicators include the power reserve (up to 60 hours) at ‘12’ as well as the date and seconds at ‘6’. Black rubber guards protect the crown.
Endowed with the UN-118 movement with silicium technology, two limited editions new to the collection are the Great White and the Monaco. The former has a slate grey dial for an industrial chic look, and a caseback stamped with a great white shark.
Since the new collection was launched at the Monaco Yacht Show, it was only fitting that it boasts its namesake limited edition (100 pieces worldwide), complete with a calendar disc with the numbers ‘26’. ’27, ‘28’ and ‘29’ in red to reflect the dates of the yacht show in September last year. The caseback features the Monaco coat-of-arms.
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The new Diver 42mm in steel features the same concaved bezel and domed sapphire but with a more vintage appearance inspired by the manufacture’s dive watch from 1968. The dial is minimalist with a simple three-hand time indicator and a date aperture at '6'. Its depth capability is also up to 300m.
The watch is available in different variations in blue or black dial with veal or fabric strap, or the more unique Milanese mesh bracelet. The movement also features Ulysse Nardin’s signature silicium technology.
The highlight, however, is the Diver Blue Shark Limited Edition (300 pieces) with PVD blue bezel and dial, and a fabric strap with bright orange stitching. A blue shark is engraved on the caseback, making it a nice companion piece with the Diver Great White.