Ulysse Nardin presents The Ocean Race Diver Chronograph, a limited edition watch created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Ocean Race.
Originally known as the Whitbread Round the World Race, and then The Volvo Ocean Race, this competitive sailing event was started in 1973. Now being renamed The Ocean Race for the 2022-2023 edition, this legendary race marks 50th anniversary this year.
The 14th edition of The Ocean Race started from Alicante, Spain on 15 January 2023, and will finish in Genova, Italy early in the summer of 2023. As the Official Timekeeper of the race, Ulysse Nardin is responsible for the official timings of the various legs and the start countdowns, but it is also a partner of the 24-Hour Speed Challenge, in which the crew that covers the greatest distance in 24 hours wins.
The Ulysse Nardin Ocean Race Diver Chronograph celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Ocean Race, which first set off in 1973 from the coastal town of Portsmouth in England.
Water-resistant to 300 meters, its 44mm sandblasted black DLC titanium case houses the Ulysse Nardin Manufacture chronograph calibre UN-150 and its 318 components. This movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case back and bears the number ‘50’ in tribute to this anniversary.
The Ocean Race logo is affixed to the ceramic part adorning the rubber strap and its pin buckle.
The unidirectional bezel has a Carbonium® finish, which contains fibers upcycled from aeroplane fuselage offcuts, offering a 40% lower environmental impact than other carbon composites. Ulysse Nardin became the first watchmaker to use this innovative material on a timepiece in 2019.
The Ulysse Nardin Ocean Race Diver Chronograph is a limited edition of just 100 timepieces.
Model: Ulysse Nardin Ocean Race Diver Chronograph
Calibre UN-150 self-winding Manufacture movement
Silicon escape wheel, anchor and balance-spring
318 components / 25 jewels
Frequency: 4 Hz / oscillating at 28,800 vph
Sandblasted black dial
30-minutes counter at 3 o’clock
12-hours counter and date at 6 o’clock
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Rhodium-plated indexes and hands with Super-LumiNova
Sandblasted and satin-finished black DLC titanium case
Case diameter: 44 mm
Carbonium® concave unidirectional rotating bezel with domed sapphire crystal
Black DLC titanium open sapphire case back, ‘50’ logo in tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Ocean Race
Water resistance: 300 metres
Black rubber strap with black ceramic element at 6 o’clock, engraved with The Ocean Race logo
Black ceramic pin buckle
Suggested retail price
CHF 14,900 (7.7% VAT) / €16,000 (21% VAT) / $15,700