In the 19th century, to protect its marine chronometers from the corrosive effect of the salty sea air and to overcome the technical challenges of a floor in constant motion, Ulysse Nardin decided to invest in time. The treasures of audacity and ingenuity it deployed have endured over the centuries. Today, Ulysse Nardin Manufacture not only pays homage to this spirit of innovation and independence that prevailed over its creation, but celebrates it with pride, perpetuating the legend.
The official sponsor of the Monaco Yacht Show for six consecutive years, Ulysse Nardin further emphasizes its passion for the marine world with the Marine Diver – Monaco Limited Edition.
Everything about this timepiece evokes the marine world in which the Le Locle watchmaker is steeped, starting with Ulysse Nardin’s anchor emblem, proudly displayed at 2 o’clock. The dial, in blue is decorated with a sailing boat-like motif. A wave pattern can be seen on the bezel. The solid case-back reveals an engraving of a boat surrounded by the inscriptions: “Conquer the ocean” and “Monaco”. This embellishes a new case designed for extreme conditions, extended by the lugs with their taut, sleek lines.
In terms of performance, the Marine Diver – Monaco Limited Edition requires an exceptional water resistance to 300 meters, made possible thanks to the screw-locked crown and case-back. It also features a unidirectional rotating bezel, which prevents any accidental adjustment to the dive time. For the same safety reasons, every aspect of the new Marine Diver has been designed to facilitate the reading of its precious indications: The impressive 44 mm face displays large hour-markers and hands with a white luminescent coating and a red stripe, for perfect visibility. The small seconds at 6 o’clock are also oversized, offering a reassuring sign that the watch is functioning as it should, even in the water’s murky depths. Lastly, the claw-shaped rubber molding over the crown ensures it is easy to grip.
Powered by the self-winding caliber UN-26 and with a power reserve of 42 hours, the Marine Diver – Monaco Limited Edition displays, in addition to its time functions, the date in an aperture at 6 o’clock and the power reserve in a counter at 12 o’clock. Limited to 100 pieces, engraved and numerated, available with a rubber strap in blue and red, it is both a highly reliable diving instrument and a fine sports watch that can be worn on every occasion.