To mark the return of the world’s most prestigious yachting show, two new limited-editions will join the MARINE and DIVER collections, which represent the maritime origins of Ulysse Nardin.
Monaco, September 22, 2021 – A leading manufacturer of navigational instruments since 1846, the Swiss watch manufacturer’s favorite playground has always been the Ocean. For the past 175 years, Ulysse Nardin has been living, breathing, growing and creating new timepieces to reflect the rhythm of the waves and the sea. This year, to celebrate its 175th anniversary, the company is offering two new limited editions of its DIVER and MARINE Megayacht watches, both inspired by the Ocean and enhanced with new colors – touches of red and a special “Monaco Yacht Show” signature for the DIVER, and rose gold instead of platinum for the MARINE Megayacht.
The Monaco Yacht Show and Ulysse Nardin, the Show’s official sponsor for over 10 years, share a passion for the sea, for Excellence, for precision and for innovation. After a “year off”, the Monaco Yacht Show is back in action and will once again welcome lovers of sumptuous yachts, incredible destinations and luxury getaways in Port Hercules at the end of September. In this idyllic Mediterranean setting, Ulysse Nardin presents two new models, the Diver Monaco Yacht Show watches and the rose gold version of its fabulous and elegant Haute Horlogerie watch, the Marine Mega Yacht. Diver and Marine are the two signature collections of Ulysse Nardin’s nautical line.
So, who will lead the waves?
DIVER CHRONOGRAPH, 44MM, MONACO YACHT SHOW LIMITED EDITION, 100 PIECES
Needless to say, the Swiss Manufacture produces some of the most reliable and contemporary diving watches on the market. The new Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition is the jewel in the crown of the DIVER collection, an ultra-resistant model that does not falter in the face of any attack, even from the most ferocious sharks. The limited edition, available in only 100 pieces, has a sapphire caseback and is driven by the Manufacture UN-150 automatic movement with silicium and a 48-hour power reserve. The model is also adorned with touches of red: from the bezel joint and the seconds hand, to the hands on the small counters and the date. Also, the “MONACO YACHT SHOW” signature is featured under the Ulysse Nardin logo. The case, the bezel and the UN element are made of titanium and the bezel is coated with rubber. Naturally, this model has all the features of a diver’s watch: ultra-resistant sapphire crystal, screw-down crown, Superluminova on the 0, rotating inverted bezel for optimal readability, even in the deepest waters, and water resistant down to 300 meters. There are several strap options: rubber, metal or fabric with a Velcro fastener.
THE MARINE MEGA YACHT WATCH, 44MM, 5N ROSE GOLD, 30 PIECES
Launched in 2017, the Marine Torpilleur model encompasses the origins and history of Ulysse Nardin. It is the latest addition to the long line of prestigious timepieces in the Marine collection, which dates back to the 19th century, when explorers traveled the oceans with the help of their on-board chronometers. Today, the Marine Torpilleur is the watch that best symbolizes this innovative and cutting-edge style. This year, to celebrate its 175th anniversary, Ulysse Nardin has supplemented its Marine Torpilleur collection with two new movements, details, chronographs and enamel dials. But also a new Marine Megayacht in rose gold, to complement the 2019 platinum version. Built in the same spirit as a luxury mega yacht, the new Marine Mega Yacht watch, crafted in pink gold in a special edition of only 30 pieces, is regulated by a flying tourbillon equipped with a cage modeled on a latest-generation ship’s propeller. Intimately linked to the concept of the mega yacht, this timepiece displays on its 3D “grand feu” enamel dial, reminiscent of a ship’s bow plowing its way through the ocean waves, not only the time, but also a precise representation of the Moon with an ultra-detailed surface, a sophisticated tide indicator across its width, together with an anchor raised by a chain attached to a windlass positioned at 12 o’clock indicating the power reserve.
This watch is certainly the only one of its kind, and should offer its 30 future owners a way to follow the maneuvers made by the crew of their yacht, the name or motto of which may be engraved in the plaque positioned on the side of the watch-band so as to make it truly unique.
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