To create this impressive timepiece, Ulysse Nardin has blended the characteristics of its two distinct watch families: DIVER and EXECUTIVE SKELETON.
The Ulysse Nardin DIVER X SKELETON is an exclusive edition of skeleton diving watches. It is limited to 175 timepieces, all numbered. all of Ulysse Nardin’s DIVERS, the DIVER X SKELETON is designed to withstand atmospheric pressures up to 20 ATM (200 meters).
The watch is equipped with a concave inverted unidirectional rotating bezel, which protects the domed sapphire glass against untimely impacts.
The completely redesigned self-winding UN-371 movement is visible through the 44mm case. Originally designed for the EXECUTIVE SKELETON collection, it has been improved by the addition of an oscillating weight in the shape of the Ulysse Nardin’s iconic X. There is also a barrel cover placed at midday with a blue Carbonium®, which is the same as the bezel. The hours, minutes and seconds hands are coated with Superluminova.
Creating the dial interface of the DIVER X SKELETON in the shape of the blue PVD X was one of the most technical and complex developments ever undertaken by Ulysse Nardin. The hour markers had to be secretly connected to the dial, so they appear to be floating.
To achieve the sensation of depth, overlaid layers were used to emphasize the tiered construction of the central “X”. Different levels of finish were also employed to cause a play of light, which was amplified by the transparency of the skeleton movement.
The case, microbeaded on the sides with satin polished lugs, has been coated in blue PVD. Orange details, such as the hourmarkers, the internal lines of Ulysse Nardin’s signature “X” and the protective rubber around the crown, add vibrant pops of colour and emphasize the model’s sports origins.
On the bezel, Ulysse Nardin has used blue Carbonium®, a material originally used on its FREAK X. Carbonium® is an extremely light weight aerospace material and among the most robust and durable materials ever developed by scientists. It is made from the same fibers as those used for the fuselage and wings of the latest generation of aircraft.
Because its manufacturing process involves using waste materials, it has a 40% lower environmental impact than other carbon. This high-performance material is created using a complex process which involves subjecting carbon fibers, which have a diameter of only 7µm, to high pressure and temperature conditions. The process causes the fibers to form a pattern that is unique to each watch.
The DIVER X SKELETON comes on a rubber strap in either ocean blue or supercharged orange with an element adorned with the Ulysse Nardin anchor also in orange.
Model: DIVER X SKELETON
3723-170LE-3A-BLUE/3B (Orange strap)
3723-170LE-3A-BLUE/3A (Blue Strap)
Extra-large silicon oscillator
Silicon escape wheel, anchor and balance
Frequency: 3 Hz / 21,600 V/H
Power reserve: 96 hours
Hours, minutes, seconds
Titanium Blue PVD
Bezel: blue Carbonium®
Diameter: 44 mm
Case-back: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 200 m
Blue or orange rubber strap
21’000 CHF / 19’300 EUR / 22’200 USD / 18’050 GBP
Limited edition of 175 timepieces