The tide has already come crashing in this winter in Switzerland, bringing with it three brash new models in the Ulysse Nardin DIVER collection. After the November launch of the DIVER X & LADY DIVER, Ulysse Nardin is now emerging with the latest chapter in the DIVER story: three new, bold 44 mm chronographs: a black and titanium version, a UN-blue and rose gold version and a blue & red and titanium Hammerhead Shark special numbered edition. These striking models cap the wave of the Ulysse Nardin armada of DIVER watches, reasserting its uncontestable status as the watchmaker of the oceans and demonstrating the Manufacture’s capacity to sail ever forward.
“The loop is looped, we have come full circle. This is a 360° refreshed DIVER line that will soon emerge in stores. It took us one year to redesign the collection: the DIVER 44mm and the DIVER 42mm were launched in 2018, the DIVER X and the LADY DIVER were launched just last month. Now we’ve come up with three new yet instantly recognizable DIVER CHRONOGRAPHS. All the UN DIVER symbols have been cleverly reworked by our designers and set transversally throughout the entire collection: the pin buckle – just one easily identifiable Ulysse Nardin signature “element” – and of course a rotating, inverted and concave bezel with domed sapphire glass”, says Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin.
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DIVER CHRONOGRAPH 44MM HAMMERHEAD SHARK LIMITED EDITION
The hero of the new rollout, placed firmly at the top of the last “DIVER wave”, is the new Hammerhead Shark Limited Edition, a model strong enough to have earned the title “shark-proof”.
Named for the unusual and distinctive structure of their heads, Hammerhead sharks are consummate predators that use their oddly “hammer” shaped heads to improve their ability to find prey. This limited-edition slam-dunk – only 300 pieces – features a hammerhead shark engraved on its case back, a clever nod to its big brothers, the Diver Great White 44mm and the Diver Blue Shark 42mm. A special grid pattern engraved behind the shark’s wide-open mouth reinforces the aggressivity of the animal for a more stylish and masculine effect. In addition, the shark is now shown frontally and not in profile, for a bold and more assertive look. Embracing the “hammerhead” tradition at Ulysse Nardin – the brand has been developing iconic “blue & red hammerhead editions” for a few years now – this new chronograph is also powered by the UN-150 automatic manufacture movement with a silicium escapement and 48 hours power reserve. Touches of red are everywhere: from the bezel joint, the chronograph seconds hand, the start/stop/reset pushers and finally the rubber strap with a red hammerhead shark sculpted in the rubber at 12 o’clock. The unique side plate is also engraved with red numbers.
DIVER CHRONOGRAPH 44MM, BLACK & TITANIUM
For this model the case, the sapphire case-back, the bezel and the UN “element” are manufactured in titanium with black rubberized bezel. On the watch face, a couple of elements are colorized in red such as the central second hand. All the essential diver codes are here: ultra-resistant sapphire crystal, screwed crown, Superluminova on the 0, inverted rotating bezel for at-a-glance readability from the murkiest depths, and water resistance to 300 meters. Strap options are variable: rubber strap, metal bracelet or Fabric strap with closing scratch.
DIVER CHRONOGRAPH 44MM, BLUE & ROSE GOLD
For this model, the case, the sapphire case-back, the bezel and the UN “element” are all manufactured in 5N rose gold. The hands, the UN anchor logo and the bezel indexes are also rose gold colored. All the essential diver symbols are here: ultra-resistant sapphire crystal, screwed crown, Superluminova on the 0, inverted rotating bezel for at-a-glance readability from the murkiest depths; and water resistance to 300 meters. Strap options are variable: rubber strap, metal bracelet or Fabric strap with closing scratch.
About Ulysse Nardin – Manufacture of Freedom
Ulysse Nardin is the Pioneering Manufacture inspired by the sea and delivering innovative timepieces to free spirits.
Founded by Mr Ulysse Nardin in 1846 and a proud member of the global luxury group Kering since November 2014, Ulysse Nardin has written some of the finest chapters in the history of Haute Horlogerie. The company’s earliest renown came from its links to the nautical world: its marine chronometers are among the most reliable ever made, still sought by collectors around the world. A pioneer of cutting-edge technologies and the innovative use of materials like silicon, the brand is one of the few with the in-house expertise to produce its own high-precision components and movements. This exceptional level of watchmaking excellence has earned Ulysse Nardin membership in the most exclusive circle of Swiss watchmaking, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie. Today, from its sites in Le Locle and La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland, the brand’s continuing quest for horological perfection centres around five collections: The Marine, the Diver, the Classico, the Executive and the Freak. In 2019, Ulysse Nardin introduces the X-factor in watchmaking. www.ulysse-nardin.com
Ulysse Nardin Hammerhead Shark Limited Edition Technical Specifications and Price
- Hammerhead Shark Limited Edition: 1503-170-3/93-HAMMER
- Black & titanium: 1503-170-3/92
- Blue & rose gold: 1502-170-3/93
- Calibre UN-150
- In-house designed chronograph movement
- Escapement, Silicium technology
- Hours, minutes and small seconds counter at 9 o’clock
- Chronograph functions (chronograph minute counter at 3 o’clock, chronograph hour counter at 6 o’clock, central chronograph second)
- 48 hours
- Titanium or 5N Rose Gold, screwed-in crown, screwed-in security pushers
- Inverted concave unidirectional rotating bezel
- 300 meters
- Open case back with sapphire crystal, except for the Hammerhead shark limited edition which is engraved with a hammerhead shark.
- Rubber with Un Element, metal Bracelet and fabric Strap with closing scratch (Black version only)