With a strong reputation in marine chronometers, Ulysse Nardin takes on the depths with its Marine Diver. The 44 mm stainless steel timepiece is available with either a blue or black dial with a wave-like motif, echoed on the rubber molding on the bezel. The large hour markers and hands have a white luminescent coating and a red stripe for clear visibility. The oversized small seconds indication is at 6 o’clock, and the power reserve indication is at 12 o’clock.
The Marine Diver features a screwlocked crown with a claw-shaped rubber molding for easy gripping—even with diving gloves—and a unidirectional rotating bezel. The solid screw-locked case back features an engraving of a boat and the inscription, “Conquer the ocean.” It is water resistant to 300 meters, protecting the self-winding caliber UN-26 with a power reserve of 42 hours. Available with a rubber strap with titanium detailing or a stainless steel bracelet, the watch is an attractive accessory on land, sea or somewhere in between—perhaps poolside?
With many of the attributes of the Marine Diver, but on a smaller scale at 40mm, the Lady Diver is equipped with the self-winding caliber UN-815 with hours, minutes, seconds and date. The case is steel and features a unidirectional rotating bezel and screw-down security crown, and the see-through case back offers a view of the 25-jewel movement.
The black dial on this model also has a wave motif, which is echoed on the bezel. And the luminous hands and hour markers also have a red stripe for heightened visibility. The date aperture is at 6 o’clock. The Lady Diver comes on a rubber strap with titanium detailing or a steel bracelet, and it has water resistance to 100 meters.
Monaco Yacht Show
Ulysse Nardin has a well-respected history in producing marine chronometers and at one time, in the 1800s, the Le Loclebased company supplied marine chronometers to over fifty of the world’s navies and it received 18 international gold medals and 4,300 first prizes in chronometrics.
For the past few years the brand has maintained its ties to the sea as official sponsor of the Monaco Yacht Show, which garners an average attendance of 33,000 participants from 38 countries. The fourday event hosts over 100 gatherings organized by the exhibitors and held in the palaces of Monte Carlo or right onboard the yachts. Awards, business lunches, gala dinners and cocktail parties are just some of the many ultra-chic soirees held during the September show.