Ulysse Nardin The Ocean Race Diver Limited Edition

Ulysse Nardin, the official partner of The Ocean Race has created a new sophisticated and environment friendly diving watch using recycled fishing nets. This new timepiece follows the foot steps of the brand’s two innovative concepts: R-STRAP and DIVER NET.

In September 2020, Ulysse Nardin introduced the R-STRAP wrist strap which is made entirely from recycled fishing nets and can be used with MARINE, DIVER and FREAK X watches. Then in November 2020, the brand announced DIVER NET, an experimental concept watch, each element of which was designed for durability, to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

Launched in June 2022, the Ocean Race Diver watch made from recycled fishing nets is the first sustainable luxury watch to be put on the market. It is offered in a limited edition of 200 pieces.

Ulysse Nardin The Ocean Race Diver Limited Edition

It confirms the global trend of the luxury sector towards upcycling, already adopted by the high fashion industry. The goal is to raise awareness by creating “new from old” and regenerating materials, especially plastic. Ulysse Nardin is conclusively making the change towards the circular economy with this movement of regeneration of nets.

Thanks to the work of the French start-up FIL&FAB, the brand thus puts the spotlight on a “less noble” material enhanced by a “100% Manufacture” watchmaker’s approach, making the object as desirable as if it were designed in a more conventional material than polyamide.

Ulysse Nardin The Ocean Race Diver Limited Edition

Ulysse Nardin’s designers meticulously decorated the watch, water-resistant up to 300m, with touches of bright green, a reflection of nature. These are everywhere: from the stitching on the strap to the markers and bezel, including the “double X” signature of the dial, the power reserve indicator at mid day, the small seconds hand at 6 o’ clock, the Ulysse Nardin logo etched on to the crown, the crown protector, and the individual plate.

A combination of white, gray and black completes the color palette of the watch, which beats to the rhythm of the Manufacture’s iconic movement, the UN-118, with its silicium technology.

The components of this movement are 95% sourced with in a 30km radius of the Manufacture, half of them coming from recycling channels (recycled steel and brass in particular: 100% of Ulysse Nardin movements make use of recycled brass).

The dial is more toned down than the concept version of the DIVER NET. The white U and N initials in extra-large capital letters have disappeared to make way for a neutral textured anthracite (ruthenium) surface treatment. The iconic double X is still in its place, stamped on the dial with its half-matt half-satin finish.

Ulysse Nardin The Ocean Race Diver Limited Edition

On the case back, the sapphire crystal is embellished with a white transfer of the logo of the brand’s partner, The Ocean Race.
The unidirectional bezel is entirely decorated with Carbonium® (Lavoisier Composites). Carbonium® is made of the same fibers that are used for the fuselage and wings of the latest-generation aircrafts.

The manufacture of Carbonium® has a 40% lower environmental impact than other carbon composites, since it makes use of the off cuts of aircraft parts. Created using a complex process under high pressure at high temperature, Carbonium® is a high-performance material that reveals the inner beauty of the organic pattern formed by carbon fibers that have a diameter of only 7µm.

In 2019 Ulysse Nardin was the first watchmaking brand to use this new material in a watch. Its strength-to-lightness ratio is incomparable and its superb marbling effect makes each case an absolutely unique piece.

Ulysse Nardin The Ocean Race Diver Limited Edition

The side-case and case-back of the 44mm Ocean Race Diver are the result of an interesting combination of materials: 40% Carbonium® (Lavoisier Composites) and 60% polyamide recycled from fishing nets, Nylo® (FIL&FAB).

Ulysse Nardin has placed its trust in young Breton designers who have created the very first fishing net recycling business in France. FIL&FAB, a start-up in the field of industrial design and transition, recovers disused nets in French fishing ports and recycles them in the form of polyamide granules called Nylo®.

Ulysse Nardin has selected a type of recycled steel for certain watch case components, at least 80% recycled where the case back is concerned. The renowned Austrian steel works of Voestalpine Boehler, a supplier of the brand, has embarked on a process of comprehensive sustainable transformation and is actively focusing its efforts on supplying its watchmaking customers with very high-quality steel, guaranteed recycled and soon to be guaranteed upcycled.

Thus, the steel that adorns part of the Ocean Race Diver, 80 to 85% recycled, comes from an automotive industry steel recycling channel.

Ulysse Nardin The Ocean Race Diver Limited Edition

The strap with scratch closing is also fully recycled from fishing nets, transformed into reels of yarn by the French company JTTI.

The Ulysse Nardin Ocean Race Diver comes in an original pack: a water-resistant R-PET pouch slipped into a dry bag recycled from the sea by Helly Hansen, a brand that is also a partner of the round-the-world race as the official clothing supplier.

The suggested retail price of The Ocean Race Diver watch is CHF 10,900.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin Ocean Race Diver
Reference: 1183-170LE-1A-TOR/0A

Movement
UN-118 Manufacture movement
Silicium & DiamonSil escapement technology
Power reserve: 60 hours
Components of the UN-118 movement sourced in Switzerland, within a 30km radius

Functions
Hours, minutes, date
Small second hand
Power reserve indicator

Case
Diameter: 44 mm
Bezel: Unidirectional concave rotating
Case back: Sapphire crystal, The Ocean Racelogo (white transfer)
Water-resistance: 300m

Materials
Side-case and case-back with 40% Carbonium® and 60% recycled fishing nets, Nylo® (suppliers: Lavoisier Composite and FIL&FAB, France)
Stainless steel case at least 80% recycled from automotive industry (supplier: Voestalpine Boehler, Austria)
Bezel decoration 100% Carbonium®

Dial
Green Super-LumiNova® markers
Anthracite (ruthenium) surface treatment
Double X

Strap
Wrist strap with scratch closing 100% recycled from fishing nets (supplier: JTTI, France)
Gray with green and white stitches
Scratch closing

Price
CHF 10,900 / EUR10,400 / USD11,500 / GBP9,540

Ulysse Nardin Freak X Aventurine Limited Edition

In 2001 Ulysse Nardin introduced its iconic Freak watch. Eighteen years later, in 2019, the Freak X with a very sleek carousel was introduced.

Freak X is the first Freak to be equipped with a winding crown on its right-hand side. In 2022 at Watches and Wonders, Ulysse Nardin unveiled a sparkling version of the Freak X with a blue aventurine décor.

Ulysse Nardin Freak X Aventurine Limited Edition

The Ulysse Nardin Freak X Aventurine watch features a 43 mm diameter case and a blue aventurine decorative plate inspired by the dazzling starry sky.

The Freak X Aventurine is equipped with a regulation organ– balance wheel, anchor, and escapement wheel – made of silicium.

Ulysse Nardin Freak X Aventurine Limited Edition

A blend of the UN-118 and UN-250 (Freak Vision) calibers, the movement is fitted with a carousel, turning once on itself every hour to indicate the time. It serves as a minute hand circling above the aventurine plate decorating the movement.

Inside and clearly visible, a super-light and extra-large silicium balance wheel with nickel inertia-blocks oscillates at 3Hz. Its blue PVD titanium and 5N rose gold case has a distinctive look with gently rounded curves.

Ulysse Nardin Freak X Aventurine Limited Edition

The Freak X Aventurine is available on a blue alligator strap with light grey “points de bride” stitches and a blue PVD titanium and 5N rose gold folding clasp.

It is manufactured in a limited edition of 99 timepieces.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin Freak X Aventurine
Reference 2305-270LE-9A-AVE/1A

Movement
Caliber UN-230, self-winding
Manufacture movement with carousel
Extra-large 3 Hz silicium balance- wheel with nickel inertia-blocks
Power reserve: 72 hours

Case
Blue PVD titanium / 5N rose gold
Diameter: 43 mm
Water resistance: 50 m

Decorative plate
Blue aventurine
Indexes with Superluminova

Strap
Blue alligator strap with light grey ”points de bride” stitches
3-blade folding clasp of blue PVD titanium and 5N rose gold

Edition
Limited edition of 99 timepieces

Price
36’000 CHF / 34’200 EUR/ 38’000 USD / 31’570 GBP

Ulysse Nardin Freak S Limited Edition

Ulysse Nardin’s FREAK S is a high-tech mechanical watch based on the iconic Freak model introduced by the luxury Swiss brand in 2001.

Inspired by the design of a space vessel with twin reactors, this new timepiece comes with the very first automatic double oscillator with a differential.

Ulysse Nardin Freak S Limited Edition watch

The Freak S’ inclined double oscillator is a premiere, the prime signature of new UN-251 Manufacture movement. The three dimensional design of this mechanism takes inspiration from spaceships.

Positioned on distinct planes, the two XXL silicium balance wheels with inertia-blocks are linked by a differential, which draws the average of their rates. Assembled on two plans inclined at 20° one from another, they are linked by a bridge in rose gold in the form of a rocket’s wing. They beat at a frequency of 2.5Hz.

Ulysse Nardin Freak S Limited Edition

The inclined double oscillator and its differential enable improved regulation of the movement’s running rate. The most common application of a differential is in the transmission of an automobile.

A differential is required in a vehicle when it makes a turn, as it allows the drive wheels turn at different speeds: the wheels located on the outside of the turning curve turn faster than the inside wheels. Here, it performs an indispensable function: drawing the average of two rates and evenly distributing the barrel’s energy to the two regulating organs, so that its amplitude remains stable.

Ulysse Nardin Freak S Limited Edition

The two oscillators of the Freak S never oscillate at the same speed and are therefore mutually compensated thanks to this mechanism, which is as esthetic as it is useful.

After having been the first to use silicium in the very first Freak watch in 2001, here Ulysse Nardin is showcasing an innovative pioneering surface treatment, a combination of silicium and synthetic diamond: DiamonSIL (patented in 2009).

Ulysse Nardin Freak S Limited Edition

The silicium components of the escapement of the Freak S have been coated with a layer of artificial diamond which optimizes its performance and its resistance to abrasion and to the several million impacts per year on the watch.

This process is one of the major innovations introduced by the Manufacture in the last 20 years. The plasma technology of the DiamonSIL, developed by Ulysse Nardin at Sigatec in Sion, Switzerland, has been one of the iconic technologies of the Brand’s know-how. This unique technology is also used in the brand’s flagship movement, the UN-118.

Ulysse Nardin Freak S Limited Edition

The micromechanical machinery featured beneath the crystal of the Freak S is nothing other than a carousel with an autonomy of 72 hours, with no hands, dial, or crown.

The Freak indicates the time thanks to the rotation of its movement. Two bridges rotate around the center. They indicate the hours and minutes, respectively.

An arrow covered with Super-LumiNova® shows the hour while the nose cone of the rocket, which bears the balance-wheels and the escapement, indicates the minutes. In the course of its 60-minute revolution, the movement pivots on its central axis inside a high-tech case with a sapphire crystal.

Ulysse Nardin Freak S Limited Edition

Whereas in traditional tourbillons, the balance wheel makes one rotation per minute within a cage, in the Freak, it’s the whole movement– including its regulating organ – that makes a complete turn on itself in one hour.

The Freak S’ time is set by rotating the bezel in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction.

Ulysse Nardin Freak S Limited Edition watch with “Grinder” automatic winding system

The “Grinder” automatic winding system that already equipped the Freak Vision has now been substantially improved. The Grinder is twice as efficient as a classical automatic winding system since its energy transmission is twice as efficient as that of existing systems.

Ulysse Nardin Freak S Limited Edition

It uses the smallest of wrist movements. The oscillating weight is connected to a frame carrying four blades, which gives the self-winding system twice the angular stroke. A flexible guiding mechanism considerably limits friction.

The Freak S watch features a new case design inspired by the first Freak of 2001, with a construction enabling a combination of different materials such as ceramic, titanium and gold.

Ulysse Nardin Freak S Limited Edition

The deep black mineral decorative plate with sparkling golden particles is inspired by randomly distributed stars in the cosmos.

The glittering effect of the aventurine that decorates the movement, gives the Freak S the sparkle of a starry night. The black aventurine disk turns beneath the markers – the Ulysse Nardin logo disappears discreetly as if absorbed by the passage of the sparkling decoration.

The Freak S is proposed in a limited edition of 75 pieces, of which just 40 will go into production in 2022.

Every watch is fitted with an alligator strap decorated with a Sport cut-out in rose gold colour. The strap features a self-folding clasp system in titanium with black DLC. Thanks to a new patented triple-folding system that operates in synchronized fashion (SYNC), the clasp opens with a single click.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin Freak S
Reference 2513-500LE-2A-BLACK-5N/1A

Movement
UN-251 Caliber
Baguette movement: one rotation per hour
Grinder automatic winding with blades, flexible guidance and shock-absorber
Extra-large inclined double balance-wheel in silicium with inertia-blocks
Vertical differential
Power reserve: 72 hours
Frequency: 2 x 2.5 Hz (2x 18’000 vph)
Hour disk
Decorative movement plate in black aventurine

Functions
Hours and minutes indicated by the movement’s rotation
Flying carousel

Case
Black ceramic, titanium with black DLC, 5N rose gold
Bezel: 5N rose gold
Time set with the front bezel, lever lock
Manual winding possible with the back bezel
Diameter: 45 mm
Water resistance: 30 m
Crystal: Sapphire domed box with antireflective treatment on both sides
Case back: Titanium with black DLC, 6 screws, visible “Grinder” through open sapphire case-back

Strap
Bi-material black alligator & golden calf strap or black alligator strap

Edition
Limited edition of 75 timepieces

Price
CHF 130’000 / EUR 123’500 / USD 137’200 /GBP 114’040

Ulysse Nardin Blast Moonstruck

Introduced in February 2022 to commemorate the new lunar year, this timepiece is an ultra-design version of one of Ulysse Nardin’s historical astronomical complications: the Moonstruck.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Moonstruck watch

With an easily readable and understandable display, it is the successor of the astronomical instruments of the past. Thanks to its sophisticated mechanism, it assures the display of the time in a place chosen from among the 24 principal time zones that the world has been using since the Washington Convention of 1884. By means of pushers located on the left-hand side of the case, it is possible to put the main time display forward or back in leaps of one hour to adjust to another time zone.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Moonstruck

The Blast Moonstruck is also fitted with a moon phase complication of precision, which, combined with the complication that allows real-time following of the sun that gives it its brilliance, adds relief and life to the dial.

Designed to follow in the footsteps of the fabulous trilogy devised by Ludwig Oechslin from 1985, this watch puts aside the Copernican representation of our solar system in favor of a geocentric approach that is easier to read and understand. To accentuate this sensation of being at the heart of the universe based on observation of the watch, the designers chose to place the part of the northern hemisphere seen from the North Pole at the center of the instrument’s sapphire crystal.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Moonstruck watch

To increase the impact of the 3D effect, the domed crystal, with the land masses micro- engraved on the inside, is set in the protective sapphire crystal box encircled by an 18ct rose gold ring engraved with the 31 days of the month, which has for a pointer a small triangle loaded with luminescent material.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Moonstruck

Underneath this three-dimensional structure glide hands of the precision and contemporary design that the Blast collection is known for.

Their tapering form ensures instinctive reading, even in total darkness, thanks to the presence of a generous quantity of luminescent material down the middle. They indicate the local time, set to the time of the time zone in which the watch’s owner lives. But they can also be set at will to any one of 24 time zones for which the names of corresponding cities are reproduced on the fixed flange of the dial.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Moonstruck

This can be done, forwards or backwards, by means of a sophisticated mechanism very often used by Ulysse Nardin and activated by the two rectangular pushers located on the left side of the case.

This 45mm diameter astronomical watch in black ceramic and black DLC- treated titanium, worn on a alligator, velvet or rubber strap that is also black, surely meets the expectations of this ambitious project.

In addition to the time display observable against a background of the night-sky portrayed by a disk made of aventurine, times around the world can be read with the aid of the fixed flange bearing the names of cities and the rotating disk on which a sun in relief and the time indications appear at 12o’clock.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Moonstruck

The watch also has a Dual Time mechanism. This allows changing of the main display in leaps of full hours with the aid of the two pushers located on the left side of the case middle to show the time in a given country on the dial while keeping the initial time alongside the reference city. This highly efficient watch also possesses an aperture that, showing the phases of the moon in a realistic manner, associates its course with a three-dimensional representation of the sun located at 12 o’clock on the time display for the reference time zone.

The Moonstruck boasts a representation of the moon phases in a round aperture located at the apogee of an ellipse portraying its orbit, which is depicted as being in the same ecliptic plane as Earth for practical reasons. This aperture, carried by a disk, is associated with an elaborate gear train. It causes the moon phase indicator to make one complete rotation per day to follow the course of the sun, the source of the moon’s brightness, and also causes it to make a full circle of the dial in 29 days, 12 hours, 41minutes and 9.3 seconds, representing the duration of a lunar month, which has an Astronomical duration of 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.9 seconds.

To conserve its accuracy, the aperture showing the representation of the moon retreats every 24 hours on its circle of revolution by an angle corresponding, in degrees, to 1/29.53 of a lunar month to occupy a new position in relation to the sun. At the same time, the representation contained in this small mobile aperture also evolves to appear a little brighter or dimmer in line with the lunar calendar.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Moonstruck

When a portion of the moon is visible in it, the aperture conserves an identical position in relation to the sun, here reproduced in relief and made of bronzite, for 24 hours. This rare and precious mineral of the pyroxenes family presents a golden surface punctuated with dark patches intended to reproduce those observable with a telescope on the mantle of the star around which, in reality, the earth gravitates.

The moon phase display, described as being “of precision” because it will produce a divergence of one day only after 40 years of working, is associated with markings of the ages of the moon on the ellipse is intended to represent the revolution of our natural satellite around the earth.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Moonstruck

The Blast Moonstruck watch houses the Cal. UN-106, a 42-jewel self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of 52 hours. Fitted with a 22K gold oscillating weight, this in-house caliber can be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Moonstruck

This complex mechanism is however easy to adjust, as all the information can be set from the winding crown. A little concentration when correctly positioning all the useful information, from the reference city to the local time and date, suffices to ensure that the complication subsequently manages all the displays on its own as long as the watch is worn.

The Blast Moonstruck watch is supplied in a special box that contains an automatic winder designed to take care of the winding and keep its calendar information accurate.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin Blast Moonstruck
Reference 1063-400-2A/1A

Movement
UN-106 Manufacture caliber
Automatic winding
335 components
42 jewels
Frequency: 4 Hz / 28,800 V/H
5N Rose gold oscillating weight
Power reserve: 50 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, date
Moon phase indication
Days of lunar month
Tidal coefficients
Worldtimer
Dual Time
Positions of the sun and moon around the globe

Case
Black ceramic
Black DLC titanium
Sapphire crystal
Open case back, sapphire crystal & black DLC titanium
Diameter: 45 mm
Water resistance: 30 m

Strap
Black alligator, velvet, or rubber
SYNC folding clasp, black DLC titanium and pink gold

Price
75’000 CHF / 71’300 EUR

Availability
Limited production

Ulysse Nardin Classico “Tiger” Limited Edition

To mark the Chinese New Year (the Year of the Tiger), Ulysse Nardin has created the Classico “Tiger” in rose gold, in a limited-edition series of 88 pieces. It dial incorporates two ancient artistic techniques: Champlevé and Paillonné Enamel.

Ulysse Nardin Classico “Tiger” Limited Edition

The 40mm Classico “Tiger” has a self-winding movement with 42 hours power reserve, a black alligator strap with a rose-gold buckle and an open sapphire case-back. Water-resistant to 50m, the rose-gold polished case sets off the gold Tiger motif to perfection.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin Classico “Tiger” Limited Edition
Reference: 8152-111LE-9E-TIGER/1A

Movement
Caliber UN-815
Self-winding movement
21 rubies
4 Hz / 28’800 V/H
COSC Certification
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds

Case
Rose Gold
Diameter: 40 mm
Sapphire glass
Case back: Rose gold
Water resistance: 50 meters

Dial
Champlevé and Paillonné Enamel
Produced by Donzé Cadrans and @lozerongravure

Strap
Black alligator strap with a rose gold buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 88 timepieces

Price
40’600 CHF

 

Ulysse Nardin Freak P001, the Very First Freak Prototype Watch Sold at Phillips’ Auction for 126’000 CHF

Introduced in 2001, the Ulysse Nardin Freak is one of the 10 watches that have changed the face of watchmaking in the last 20 years.

The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV by Phillips took place in November 5th and 7th in 2021. The very first FREAK P001 prototype model was for sale at this auction event: Lot number 224, Estimate: CHF15,000 – 30,000 (€14,000-28,000/ $16,300-32,600).

Ulysse Nardin Freak P001

The Ulysse Nardin “FREAK” prototype was the first watch ever to use silicium technology. It was a world premiere, the very first wristwatch anywhere – from any manufacture – to use silicium for its components. A memorable project originally designed by Carole Forestier Kasapi and implemented by genius watchmaker-cum-philosopher Ludwig Oeschlin – Ulysse Nardin’s technical director.

Ulysse Nardin Freak P001

Over the past two decades, Ulysse Nardin has worked diligently to create engineering masterpieces while pushing the boundaries of traditional watchmaking. The FREAK has always been considered a “laboratory on the wrist” of the Swiss Maison, the entire collection dedicated primarily to showcasing the brand’s numerous innovations. FREAK has now become one of Ulysse Nardin’s strongest collections and the penultimate brand ambassador in the sphere of high-end timepieces.

Ulysse Nardin Freak P001

Featuring a brand new dual direct escapement using silicium escapement wheels, the revolving movement is visible on the dial side, the gear train and escapement rotating once every hour doubling as the minutes hand. Ulysse Nardin’s dual direct escapement incorporates two escape wheels operating alternatively and giving two impulses per oscillation.

Ulysse Nardin Freak P001

To obtain the best possible results, these escapement wheels needed to be as light as possible, thus the novel and groundbreaking use of silicium (which had the further advantage of not needing lubrication). The watch was further wound using the back bezel and time was set using the grooved top bezel.

This historically important FREAK prototype in pink gold was sold for CHF126, 000.

Facts and figures

  • Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
  • Year: Circa 2001
  • Reference No: 016-88
  • Case No: P001 Model
  • Name: Freak Prototype N° 001
  • Material: 18K pink gold
  • Calibre: Manual, 32 jewels
  • Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
  • Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Ulysse Nardin deployant clasp
  • Dimensions: 44.5mm in diameter
  • Signed: Dial and movement signed, case engraved P001 indicating prototype and buckle signed
  • Auctioned price: 126’000 CHF

Ulysse Nardin Monaco Yacht Show Limited Editions

After a “year off”, the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show took place from 28th September to 1st October 2021. To mark this milestone event, Ulysse Nardin, the Show’s official sponsor for over 10 years, launched two new limited editions of its DIVER and MARINE Mega yacht watches. Both timepieces are inspired by the Ocean and enhanced with new colors.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph 44mm Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition

Ulysse Nardin DIVER is one of the most reliable and contemporary diving watches on the market. The new Diver Chronograph Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition is available in only 100 pieces. It has a sapphire caseback and is driven by the Manufacture UN-150 automatic movement with silicium and a 48- hour power reserve.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph 44mm Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition

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.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph 44mm Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition

This model has all the features of a diver’s watch: ultra-resistant sapphire crystal, screw-down crown, Super Luminova on the 0, rotating inverted bezel for optimal readability, and water resistant down to 300 meters. There are several strap options: rubber, metal or fabric with a Velcro fastener.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch 44mm Limited Edition 5N Rose Gold

Built in the same spirit as a luxury mega yacht, the new Marine Mega Yacht watch, crafted in pink gold, is regulated by a flying tourbillon equipped with a cage modelled 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.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch 44mm Limited Edition 5N Rose Gold

With its diameter of 44mm, this instrument displays on its dial the streamlined bows of a luxury vessel. Magnificently reproduced in 3D, it seems to surface from a pool of white gold as though it was emerging from the mist, and cuts through a sea of “Grand Feu” Enamel on a wave of foam portrayed with astonishing realism.

To highlight its nautical world inspiration, the cage of the flying tourbillon is decorated with a propeller with its blades specially honed for latest- generation yachts.

The hands, with their design inspired by the venerable marine timepieces that the Manufacture has always supplied, move majestically, like the lamps of lighthouses or buoys floating on the horizon out at sea. The powerful mechanical movement of the watch has a diameter of 37 mm. This hand-wound calibre features 504 components. It guarantees a power reserve of 80 hours. It beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour, with the tourbillon rotating at 60 rotations per hour (or one rotation every 60 seconds).

Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch 44mm Limited Edition 5N Rose Gold

Its first role is to provide an analog time display, giving a three- dimensional presentation of the phases of the Moon and containing a mechanism that displays the height of the tides in real time in relation to a specific location, in addition to indicating the seasonal coefficients, once the mechanism has been adjusted by the action of the winding-crown, the position of which is measured in a window opened up in the side of the watch-band in the same way as the screen of an exercise telegraph.

The anchor, fashioned in the form of a plowshare, is linked to the chain by the anchor ring (and which itself passes through a mooring chock which might have been thought to be entirely decorative). It moves in response to the movements of the winding-crown so as to indicate the power reserve.

An authentic miniature windlass is visible at 12 o’clock. Through the action of a set of conical wheels in contact with the winding mechanism of the barrel, the latter turns to simulate the raising of the anchor, even when the winding process has been fully completed.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch 44mm Limited Edition 5N Rose Gold

The display of the phases of the Moon is made with the aid of a precise 3D reduced-size representation of Earth’s satellite, and which, in order to make a special impact, presents a surface reminiscent of the Moon’s actual surface by reproducing it through the use of an ultra-precise engraving. It is made up of two half-spheres, one treated in blue PVD (for the period of the new Moon) and the other rhodiumized (to simulate the illuminating effect of the Sun).

Its adjustment in relation to the annual calendar is undertaken through the winding-crown, once its indicator is in place on the telegraph window opened up in the side of the watch-band is placed on the corresponding indication(S: Set position for setting the hands/TM : Tide and Moon position/W : position for winding the movement).

In the intermediate position, the Moon phase and tide volume indication is regulated by turning the crown counter- clockwise (one turn of the crown represents four days), while in the clockwise direction the operator regulates the level of the tide depending on his location (one turn of the crown represents a 0. 25 turn of the disk, equivalent to 9.5 hours).

Limited to 30 pieces, the Marine Mega Yacht watch offers the possibility of engraving the name or motto in the plaque positioned on the side of the watch-band so as to make it truly unique.

Technical details

Model: Diver Chronograph Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition

References
1503-170LE-0A-MON/3A
1503-170LE-01-MON/3B

Movement
Caliber UN-150, Manufacture movement
Silicium escapement
Power reserve: 48 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes
Small seconds counter at 9 o’clock
Chronograph: minute counter at 3 o’clock, hour meter at 6 o’clock, central chronograph seconds hand

Case
Titanium, screw-down crown, screw-in safety push-buttons
Case back: Open case back with sapphire crystal
Diameter: 44 mm
Bezel: Inverted concave unidirectional rotating bezel
Water resistance: 300 m

Dial
“Monaco Yacht Show” Signature

Strap
Rubber strap with UN element

Edition
Limited edition of 100 pieces

Price
12’300 CHF / 11’300 EUR / 13’000 USD / 10’810 GBP

Model: Marine Mega Yacht 5N Rose Gold Limited Edition, Reference 6312-305

Movement
UN-631 caliber
Power reserve: 80 hours

Functions
Power reserve with anchor and windlass linked to the winding mechanism
Flying tourbillon
Moon phase indication
Indicator of tidal coefficients and volumes

Dial
In-house enamel dial

Case
5N Rose Gold, polished
Case-back: Sapphire crystal displaying the movement inspired by a ship’s engine room
Diameter: 44 mm
Water resistance: 50 m

Strap
Fully-integrated strap made of navy blue alligator leather

Edition
Limited edition of 30 pieces

Price
290’000 CHF / 266’800 EUR / 306’000 USD / 254’390 GBP

Ulysse Nardin UFO Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

Early this year, Ulysse Nardin introduced a futurist ovoid table clock called UFO. Released in April 2021, this horological art object is already sold-out in its metallic blue version of which the house produced only 75 pieces. The brand has recently unveiled a “unique piece” version of UFO with an orange hue to support the bi-annual charity auction, ONLY WATCH.

Ulysse Nardin UFO Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

The spherical aluminium base of the clock on which the blown glass dome is secured by a bayonet system, is made orange by a special anodizing surface treatment.

The three connecting cylinders and the three lower ties of the movement have also been colored orange. The power reserve disk, the decorative insert with the Ulysse Nardin emblem – the anchor – also colored orange. The three dials also painted, but with a mat appearance unlike the other metallic orange elements.

Ulysse Nardin UFO Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

To create this horological masterpiece, Ulysse Nardin has collaborated with the celebrated clockmaker Maison L’Epée. Comprising 675 components, and with one year of power reserve supplied by its six extra-large barrels, and a balance wheel rim that reaches the spectacular diameter of 49 mm, UFO displays the time on three trapezoidal dials, which are so complex it takes 28 hours to manufacture just eight of them.

Having three dials allows the owner to display three different time zones at once, seen from three different angles.

UFO comes in an antique looking wood treasure chest, which also carries operating instructions, warranty card and a special place for it’s the winding key. Each dial has its wind-up notch, which is also used to set the time (four notches in total, one for winding up and one for each time zone wound up using a single key). It takes 40 wind-up turns with a square-end stainless steel key to wind up the mechanism for one year.

Exclusively produced for Only Watch 2021, this unique piece will be auctioned in November 2021.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin UFO Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021
Reference 9023-900LE-5A-OW

Movement
UN-902 caliber
Manually wound movement
3 time zones / Hours, minutes
Deadbeat second
675 components
Extra large oscillator (49mm)
0.5 Hz /3’600 Alt/H
Power reserve: 1 year, 6 barrels

Case
Aluminum & blown glass
Dimensions: 263 (H) x 159 (Ø) mm
Weight: 7. 2 kg

Orange elements
Spherical anodized aluminum base
Power reserve disks
Lower ties
Connecting cylinders
Ulysse Nardin Logo insert

Limited edition
Only Watch – a unique timepiece

Estimated price
60’000 – 80’000 CHF

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur 175th Anniversary Edition

The Marine Torpilleur model, launched in 2017, is an archetype of Ulysse Nardin’s roots and history, joining the long line of illustrious Marine chronometers of the 19th century. Celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, the Swiss watch manufacture unveiled seven new models of the Marine Torpilleur during the Geneva Watch Days 2021.

These precision instruments all bear the codes of historical Marine Chronometers, such as the fluted bezel, roman numerals and the double counter. Each model, equipped with a silicium escapement, has a distinctive look and its own design, bearing the legacy and codes of the brand’s history.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur 175th Anniversary Edition

Along with the Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel – the icon of the collection – these include the Panda, the Moonphase (white and blue versions), the Annual Chronograph (white and blue versions), and the Tourbillon Grand Feu Enamel black in rose gold.

The above mentioned watches are produced in limited editions and bear the signature “Chronometry since 1846” at 6o’clock on the small seconds counter and a lightened minutes circle compared to the core collection.

Set with an Alligator leather strap, they are all compatible with the R-strap, made from recycled fishing fishing nets.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel

This new Marine Torpilleur watch has a magnificent Ulysse Nardin blue in-house enamelled dial made using the Grand Feu technique.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel

Thanks to the company’s collaboration with Donzé Cadrans, an independent enamelling workshop based in Le Locle, Switzerland, acquired by the manufacture in 2011, the manufacture has been able to constantly innovate and improve on this artisanal technique, which requires that over 90% of the process to be done by hand.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel

Ulysse Nardin masters this metier d’art, including the technique of Grand Feu enamel and cloisonné, in which a design is created by filling in a wire outline with colored enamels.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel

The Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel stainless steel watch with a blue Grand Feu enamel dial is limited to 175 pieces.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Blue Enamel

Technical details

References
1183-310LE-3AE-175/1A (with brown strap)
1183-310LE-3AE-175/1B (with blue strap)

Movement
Caliber UN-118 Manufacture, COSC automatic movement
Balance spring in Silicium
Escapement wheel& anchor in Diamonsil
260 components
50 jewels
Frequency: 4 Hz / oscillations 28’800 V/H
Power reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date

Case
Stainless steel polished & satin-finish case / fluted bezel
Open sapphire case back
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 11.73 mm
Water resistance: 50 m

Dial
New blue Grand Feu enamel dial by Donzé Cadrans
Double counters with power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock and small seconds with date at 6 o’clock “Chronometry since 1846” signature on the small second counter
Rhodium-finish hands

Strap
Brown or blue alligator leather strap Compatible with R-STRAP / rubber strap / metal bracelet
Stainless steel deployant buckle

Limited edition
175 pieces

Price
10’900 CHF / 10’000 € / 11’500 $

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Panda

The Marine Torpilleur Panda model, with two small dark blue dials within the dial (one that contains the power reserve indicator and one that houses the second hand and date) is a unique design at Ulysse Nardin.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Panda

It is for the first time that the manufacture has used this design. The varnished Panda dial with rhodium-finished hands bears the insignia “Chronometry since 1846” on the bottom ring that houses the seconds hand. It uses Silicium and DIAMonSIL technology and runs thanks to the UN-118 movement.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Panda

Limited to 300 pieces only, the 42mm diameter Marine Torpilleur Panda comes with a choice of a brown or blue leather alligator strap, metal bracelet, a rubber strap or an R-Strap.

Technical details

Reference: 1183-310LE-0A-175/1A (Brown strap)

Movement
CaliberUN-118 Manufacture, COSC automatic movement
Balance spring in Silicium
Escapement wheel& anchor in Diamonsil
260 components
50 jewels
Frequency: 4 Hz / oscillations 28’800 V/H
Power reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date

Case
Stainless steel polished & satin-finish case / fluted bezel
Open sapphire case back
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 11.13 mm
Water resistance: 50 m

Dial
Varnished Panda dial
Double counters with power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock and small seconds with date at 6 o’clock
“Chronometry since 1846” signature on the small second counter
Rhodium-finish hands

Strap
Brown or blue alligator leather strap
Compatible with R-STRAP / rubber strap / metal bracelet
Stainless steel deployant buckle

Limited edition
300 pieces

Price
7’800 CHF / 7’200 € / 8’200 $

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Annual Chronograph

First produced from 1936 to 1980, the Ulysse Nardin Chronograph Marine Torpilleur pocket watches of that time featured the ability to read time down to 1/10th of a second.

Used during the 1936 Berlin Olympics, this precision transformed timekeeping. These chronographs, employed by automobile clubs, geodesic commissions, and scientists on expeditions, were delivered with official certification that guaranteed their extreme precision.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Annual Chronograph

The 2021 version includes a varnished white or a mat blue dial, and the UN-153 Manufacture movement, which is an evolution of the earlier UN-150 movement.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Annual Chronograph

The white dial is adorned with silvered, small counters and the annual calendar, which sits at 9o’clock just above the signature, verifying that Ulysse Nardin has been the leader in “Chronometry since 1846”.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Annual Chronograph

An invention by Ludwig Oechslin, the annual calendar system employed in the perpetual calendar model of 1996 has been improved, with all settings adjustable both forward and backward by using the crown, making it easy to set time and date.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Annual Chronograph

Each dial version of the Marine Torpilleur Annual Chronograph is limited to 300 pieces.

Technical details

References
Blue version with brown strap: 1533-320LE-3A-175/1A
Blue version with blue strap: 1533-320LE-3A-175/1B
White version with brown strap: 1533-320LE-0A-175/1A
White version with blue strap: 1533-320LE-0A-175/1B

Movement
Caliber UN-153 Manufacture, automatic movement
Escapement wheel, balance spring & anchor in Silicium
406 components
53 jewels
Frequency: 4 Hz / oscillations 28’800 V/H
Power reserve: 52 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, small second, date
Chronograph (H-M-S) & annual calendar

Case
Stainless steel polished & satin-finish case
Fluted bezel
Open sapphire case back
Diameter: 44 mm
Height: 13.66 mm
Water resistance: 50 m

Dial
Blue mat PVD dial or white varnished dial with silvered small counters Chronograph counter at 3 o’clock
Annual calendar and small second at 9 o’clock
“Chronometry since 1846” signature (B) Rhodium-finish and beige colored hands or (W) blued and red hands

Strap
Brown or blue alligator leather strap
Compatible with R-STRAP
Stainless steel deployant buckle

Limited edition
Chronograph blue: 300 pieces
Chronograph white: 300 pieces

Price
11’500 CHF / 10’600 € / 12’100 $

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Moonphase

Ulysse Nardin has been producing watches with moonphase display since the end of the 19th century. The moonphase is a complication that is at the heart of every astronomical instrument, as the phases of the moon control the tides, hence navigation.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Moonphase

The Marine Torpilleur Moonphase watch comes with either a blue or white dial. Each dial version is limited to 300 pieces.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Moonphase

Technical details

References
Blue version with blue strap: 1193-310LE-3A-175/1A
Blue version with brown strap: 1193-310LE-3A-175/1B
White version with blue strap: 1193-310LE-0A-175/1A
White version with brown strap: 1193-310LE-0A-175/1B

Movement
CaliberUN-119 Manufacture, COSC automatic movement
Balance spring in Silicium
Escapement wheel& anchor in Diamonsil
222 components
45 jewels
Frequency: 4 Hz / oscillations 28’800 V/H
Power reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, moonphase

Case
Stainless steel polished & satin-finish case / fluted bezel
Open sapphire case back
Diameter: 42 mm, height: 11.13 mm
Water resistance: 50 m

Dial
Blue sun-brushed PVD dial or white varnished dial
Double counters with power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock, small seconds and moon disc at 6 o’clock
The star of the night is made of a multi-layer decal that brings a lot of elegance and reflections when reveal on the Starry Sky made of blue PVD.
“Chronometry since 1846” signature on the small second counter(B) Rhodium-finish hands or (W) blued hands

Strap
Brown or blue alligator leather strap
Compatible with R-STRAP / rubber strap / metal bracelet
Stainless steel deployant buckle

Limited edition
Moonphase blue: 300 pieces
Moonphase white: 300 pieces

Price
9’400 CHF / 8’600 € / 9’900 $

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Grand Feu

The Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Grand Feu in rose gold has an open sapphire caseback and is completed by a fluted bezel. The black Grand Feu enamel dial by Donzé Cadrans features a power reserve display at 12o’clock. The rose gold hands tell the time.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Grand Feu

With a diameter of 42mm and water resistant to 50 meters, this timepiece comes with a black alligator strap. It is also compatible with a rubber strap or an R-Strap. The rose gold deployable buckle makes for ease in securing this timepiece.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Grand Feu

The calibre UN-128 Constant manufacture and automatic movement also incorporates the flying tourbillon complication. This patented UN Constant Escapement Tourbillon won the Tourbillon Watch Prize at the annual 2015 GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève) award ceremony.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Grand Feu

The Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon Grand Feu is a limited edition of 175 pieces.

Technical details

Reference: 1282-310LE-2AE-175/1A

Movement
Caliber UN-128 Constant Manufacture, automatic movement
Escapement wheel, balance spring & anchor in Silicium
208 components
36 jewel
Frequency: 2.5 Hz / oscillations 18’000 V/H
Power reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes
Flying tourbillon with Ulysse Anchor Escapement (constant)/ Blades technology
Power reserve indicator

Case
Rose gold 5N polished & satin-finish case / fluted bezel
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 11.93 mm
Open sapphire case back
Water resistance: 50 m

Dial
Black Grand Feu enamel dial by DonzéCadrans
Power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Rose gold-colored hands

Strap
Black alligator leather strap
Compatible with R-STRAP
Rubber strap
Rose gold 5N deployant buckle

Limited edition
175 pieces

Price
45’900 CHF / 42’200 € / 48’400 $

Ulysse Nardin FREAK X MARQUETRY Limited Edition

Ulysse Nardin has recently unveiled FREAK X MARQUETRY, a new boutique limited edition FREAK X watch model bathed in a luminous mosaic of colors, in the form of silicium marquetry.

A revolutionary material par excellence, silicium had already proved its worth in Ulysse Nardin’s watch movements. For this new Freak X, Ulysse Nardin used an advanced technology, still in silicium, to produce a matt effect on the blue part of the decorative plate, thus creating a visual contrast with the green “X” in silicium marquetry.

Ulysse Nardin FREAK X MARQUETRY Limited Edition

The FREAK X MARQUETRY is equipped with the UN-230 calibre. This self-winding movement is a fusion of the manufacture calibres UN-118 and FREAK VISION UN-250.

The movement is a carrousel, turning once on itself every hour to indicate the time. It has no dial and no hands-the central bridge acts as a minute hand and one of the wheels indicates the hours. Inside and clearly visible beats a super-light balance wheel in silicium, extra-wide, with nickel flyweights and stabilizing micro-blades.

Measuring 43mm diameter, the Titanium case with Blue PVD is nicely rounded with curved lines. It has a crown for time correction, which breaks with one of the most iconic aspects of the crown-less FREAKVISION which correct time by the bezel.

Limited to 30 pieces, the FREAK X MARQUETRY watch comes with a blue alligator leather strap.

Technical details

Model: FREAK X MARQUETRY
Reference: 2303-270LE/03-MARQ-BQ

Movement
Caliber UN-230, self-winding movement
Flying carrousel manufacture movement rotating around its own axis
Oversized oscillator with Silicium technology
Wide-diameter 3Hz silicium balance-wheel with nickel inert masses
Index & Bridges in Vivid Blue with Superluminova
205 Components
Power reserve: 72 hours

Decorative plate
Cutting-edge Métiersd’art with Silicium marquetry decorative plate (bottom of the movement)

Case
Titanium with Blue PVD
Diameter: 43 mm
Case-back: open sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 50 m

Strap
Blue alligator leather strap
Scratch closing system with Titanium buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 30 pieces, boutiques only

Price
29’500 CHF / 29’500 EUR / 31’100 USD

Ulysse Nardin Blast Hourstriker

Unveiled during the Watches and Wonders 2021 event, the Ulysse Nardin Blast Hourstriker is an innovative new striking watch.

In 2019, the Swiss Manufacture collaborated with French audio technology company Devialet and launched in the Classico Hourstriker Phantom. This year, with the Blast Hourstriker watch, the luxury Swiss brand has opted for more futuristic ways to reinterpret traditional watchmaking crafts.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Hourstriker

In general, to generate the sound needed to mark the passing hours, the hammer strikes a wire gong wrapped around the movement to which it is attached. The acoustic wave spreads into the middle of the mechanism and is partly absorbed by it. In these conditions, the sound heard lacks power and its harmonics are partially muffled by the material of the timepiece.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Hourstriker watch

For the Blast Hourstriker, Ulysse Nardin had to find the solutions for two challenges. The first one was to make the chiming mechanism visible on the dial side. The second challenge was to improve the quality/power output ratio.

To achieve these goals, Ulysse Nardin developed the UN-621 caliber. For ensuring optimal precision of Ulysse Nardin’s first in-house automatic striking manufacture movement, it is powered by a flying tourbillon; one that is equipped with a variable-inertia balance wheel, a silicon hairspring, anchor and escape wheel.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Hourstriker

The most complex phase of the Blast Hourstriker’s development involved redesigning the entire kinematics of this 330-component striking caliber to allow this highly sophisticated mechanism, which is usually hidden from view, to be seen dial side.

When the striker is on, the mechanical ballet that makes the watch’s sound is visible on the hour and half hour, but even its occasional activation is just as beautiful.

By pressing the button located at 10 o’clock, the mechanism, driven by a specially dedicated barrel, is triggered. The hour rack and the inertia regulator start to turn; the hammers, visible in an opening made at 12 o’clock, hit the gong whose shape has been subtly worked to bypass the cage of the flying tourbillon.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Hourstriker watch 2021

Finally, to ensure that the Blast Hourstriker’s striking mechanism acoustic performance perfectly audible, this movement incorporates a titanium membrane developed in collaboration with Devialet, the French audio technology company with whom Ulysse Nardin worked on its torsion lever used in 2019’s Classico Hourstriker Phantom. Interestingly, one of whose co-founders of Devialet is a direct descendant of the Ulysse Nardin family.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Hourstriker watch with rose gold case

As in the Classico Hourstriker Phantom, the torsion lever connects the heel of the gong to the fine membrane. In this construction, it is pressed against a grid to prevent it deforming in the event of extreme external pressure. This diaphragm is 3/10th of a millimetrer thick and treated with black DLC, which offers a large deformation area, which, when under load, moves a large volume of air, which improves the audibility of the sound produced.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Hourstriker

The Blast line’s signature double X cut into the rose gold case back, also ensures the security of this sensitive Devialet membrane, which, once in action, basically acts like a hi-fi speaker– releasing and amplifying the gong’s sound.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Hourstriker

To truly allow the sound of the Blast Hourstriker to resonate, the distinctive 45mm Blast case was given a black DLC titanium middle, capped with 5N18-kt rose gold, for improved acoustics.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Hourstriker

To silence this imposing timepiece with the button located at 8 o’clock on the middle must be pressed and then the ‘ON’ or ‘OFF’ position at the tip of the function selector hand located at 8 o’clock checked.

Ulysse Nardin Blast Hourstriker

The three straps that come with the Blast Hourstriker allow its different personalities to be explored. The black high-tech, waterproof velvet option emphasizes its aerodynamism, while the alligator brings its more sophisticated side to the fore. In addition, a rubber strap is also available for this model.

Technical details

Model: Blast Hourstriker

References
6215-400/02 (Alligator)
6215-400-3B/02 (Velvet)
6215-400-3A/02 (Rubber)

Movement
UN-621 Manufacture Caliber
Automatic tourbillon
Automatic Flying Tourbillon for the movement /Manual-winding for the chiming
Flying tourbillon, hours, minutes
Openwork movement on the dial side
Hour striker (hours and a half hours / hours on demand)
Devialet sound amplification system
330 components
23 jewels
Frequency: 4 Hz / 28,800 V/H
Power reserve: 60 hours

Case
Rose gold 5N
Black DLC titanium
Glass box: Sapphire glass
Diameter: 45 mm
Case-back: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 30 m

Strap
Velvet, rubber, alligator

Price
99’000 CHF / 91’100 EUR / 104’400 USD

Ulysse Nardin DIVER X SKELETON Limited Edition

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).

Ulysse Nardin DIVER X SKELETON Limited Edition

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.

Ulysse Nardin DIVER X SKELETON Limited Edition

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.

Ulysse Nardin DIVER X SKELETON Limited Edition

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.

Ulysse Nardin DIVER X SKELETON Limited Edition

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.

Ulysse Nardin DIVER X SKELETON Limited Edition

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.

Technical details

Model: DIVER X SKELETON

References
3723-170LE-3A-BLUE/3B (Orange strap)
3723-170LE-3A-BLUE/3A (Blue Strap)

Movement
UN-372 caliber
Automatic movement
Extra-large silicon oscillator
Silicon escape wheel, anchor and balance
Skeleton movement
X Dial
171 components
23 jewels
Frequency: 3 Hz / 21,600 V/H
Power reserve: 96 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds

Case
Titanium Blue PVD
Bezel: blue Carbonium®
Diameter: 44 mm
Case-back: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 200 m

Strap
Blue or orange rubber strap

Price
21’000 CHF / 19’300 EUR / 22’200 USD / 18’050 GBP

Edition
Limited edition of 175 timepieces

Ulysse Nardin Diver Summer 2021 Collection

Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin celebrates this summer season with three new additions to its Diver collection. The three new models are: The Diver 42mm Grey and Rose Gold, the 39mm Lady Diver Rose Gold and the Diver Chronometer 44mm.

Additions to an already illustrious family, the Summer 2021 Diver Collection completes the line, which comprises 38 references. All timepieces are made by hand at the manufacture in Le Locle, Switzerland where Ulysse Nardin has been located since its founding in 1846.

Ulysse Nardin Chronometer 44 mm
Ulysse Nardin Chronometer 44 mm

The Ulysse Nardin Chronometer 44 mm features deep-sea blue color and rose gold details. It is equipped with the UN-118 Manufacture Automatic movement. With an escapement wheel and anchor in Diamonsil, this self-winding calibre ensures precise performance. The open sapphire case back showcases the balance spring in silicium along with the other parts made in- house to create this technical marvel.

The Diver 42 mm Grey and Rose Gold highlights a contemporary design. It comes with a stainless, “shark gray” PVD satin finish and polished case, a rose gold 5N and gray rubberized, unidirectional rotating, concave bezel and a domed sapphire glass. The gray alligator strap of this dashing timepiece is secured with a stainless steel gray PVD buckle.

The 39 mm Lady Diver Rose Gold model is set with 40 diamonds for a total of 0.80 carats. It incorporates all the hallmarks of a classic Ulysse Nardin Diver. The mother of pearl dial bears 11 diamonds totalling 0.12 carats and the white alligator strap is held in place by a 5N rose gold buckle.

Both the Diver 42 mm Grey and Rose Gold and the 39 mm Lady Diver Rose Gold models are equipped with the powerful UN-816 movement, an automatic movement that functions at 4 Hz and 28,800V/H.

All the three timepieces have been crafted to withstand up to 300 meters of water pressure.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin Chronometer 44 mm, Reference 1185-170-3/BLUE

Ulysse Nardin Chronometer 44 mm

Movement
Caliber UN-118 Manufacture Automatic movement
Balance spring in Silicium
Escapement Wheel & Anchor in Diamonsil
260 Components / 50 Jewels
Frequency 4 Hz / 28’800 V/H

Functions
Hours, minutes, Small Seconds, Date

Case
Titanium blue PVD polished & satin-finish case
Rose gold 5N & blue rubberized unidirectional rotating bezel
Concave bezel with a domed sapphire glass
Diameter: 44 mm
Case back: Open sapphire case back
Water resistance: 300 m

Dial
Blue & rose gold dial
Power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock, small seconds at 6 o’clock
Index & hands in rose gold colored & Superluminova

Price
12’600 CHF / 12’000 EUR / 13’300 USD

Strap
Blue rubber strap with titanium blue PVD element
Titanium blue PVD tang buckle

Model: Ulysse Nardin Diver 42 mm Grey and Rose Gold, Reference 8163-175/GREY-5N

Ulysse Nardin Diver 42 mm Grey and Rose Gold

Movement
Caliber UN-816, automatic movement
Escapement wheel & Anchor in Silicium
Frequency: 4Hz, 28’800 V/H

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Case
Stainless steel grey PVD satin-finish & polished case
Diameter: 42 mm
Concave bezel with a domed sapphire glass
Case back: UN Logo with anchor engraved on the case back in grey PVD
Rose gold 5N & grey rubberized unidirectional rotating bezel
Water Resistance: 300 m

Dial
Grey & rose gold sandblasted dial
Index & hands in Superluminova

Strap
Grey alligator strap
Stainless steel grey PVD tang buckle

Price
9’900 CHF /9’100 EUR/ 10’400 USD

Model: Ulysse Nardin 39 mm Lady Diver Rose Gold, Reference 8162-182B1-0A/3A

Ulysse Nardin 39 mm Lady Diver Rose Gold

Movement
Caliber UN-816 Automatic movement
Escapement wheel & Anchor in Silicium
Frequency 4 Hz / 28’800 V/H

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Case
Rose gold 5N polished case
Diameter: 39 mm
Rose gold bezel diamond set with 40 diamonds, 0.80 Cts
Concave bezel with a domed sapphire glass
Case back: Wind rose engraved on the rose gold case back
Water resistance: 300 m

Dial
Mother of pearl dial with 11 diamonds, 0.12 Cts
Date at 6 o’clock
12 o’clock Index & hands in rose gold color & Superluminova

Strap
White structured rubber strap
Alligator strap
Rose gold 5N tang buckle

Price
24’500 CHF / 22’500 EUR / 25’800 USD

Ulysse Nardin DIVER Lemon Shark Limited Edition

In keeping with the Swiss watch manufacturer’s devotion to shark conservation around the world, Ulysse Nardin has launched the DIVER Lemon Shark Limited Edition, a shark-themed of the DIVER 42 mm watch.

Ulysse Nardin DIVER Lemon Shark Limited Edition

To celebrate the launch of the DIVER Lemon Shark on World Ocean Day, Ulysse Nardin has teamed up with world-renown shark experts dedicated to the study of marine life and ocean conservation by bringing together two outstanding organizations: OCEARCH and the FIU Medina Aquarius Program in the Florida International University Institute of Environment.

The Aquarius Reef Base by Florida International University
At the heart of Florida International University (FIU)’s Medina Aquarius Program is the Aquarius Reef Base. The world’s only underwater research and education laboratory, Aquarius is deployed 60 feet beneath the surface of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Fred Buyle
Photographer Fred Buyle – a friend of Ulysse Nardin and fearless deep-sea diver based in the Azores–contributes his craft to the bio-tagging of lemon sharks in a quest to better understand these gentle members of the Carcharhinid family.

Based mainly in Florida, lemon sharks are carnivores that feed on fish and crustaceans. They tend to be able sneak upon their prey as they are easily camouflaged thanks to their yellow color, which matches that of the sandy ocean floors they inhabit.

Ulysse Nardin DIVER Lemon Shark Limited Edition

The DIVER Lemon Shark features a black dial with a yellow lemon shark ‘signature’, a stamp of three lemon sharks on the back and a black R-STRAP made from recycled fishing nets.

Ulysse Nardin DIVER Lemon Shark Limited Edition

The touches of yellow on the bezel, dial, crown and band pay homage to the lemon shark, recalling the color of its skin and its connection to the ocean floor. The concave bezel with a domed sapphire glass creates a sleek look.

Ulysse Nardin DIVER Lemon Shark Limited Edition

The DIVER Lemon Shark is equipped with Caliber UN-816 movement, which incorporates the revolutionary silicium technology, pioneered by Ulysse Nardin.

Ulysse Nardin DIVER Lemon Shark Limited Edition

Superluminova indexes in ‘shark gray’ adorn the dial and a yellow 0 marks the 12 o’clock position on the bezel. The lemon yellow second hand, second markers and discreet stitching on the R-STRAP distinguish this model. The DIVER Lemon Shark is available in a limited series of just 300 pieces.

Technical details

Model: DIVER Lemon Shark
Reference: 8163-175LE/92-LEMONSHARK

Movement
Calibre UN-816
Self-winding movement
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Date at 6 o’clock

Case
Steel case, Black DLC
Diameter: 42 mm
Bezel: Inverted concave unidirectional rotating bezel
Case-back: Lemon shark engraved
Water resistance: 300 m

Dial
Sand-blasted

Strap
Black R-STRAP, scratch closing, metal component in titanium
100% recycled from the Ocean from fishing nets
100% collected in France (Brest, Marseille)
Polyamide, YTT+

Limited edition
300 pieces

Price
6’900 CHF / 6’300 EUR / 7’300 USD / 6’070 GBP

Ulysse Nardin UFO

To celebrate its 175th anniversary, Ulysse Nardin created UFO, a table/desk clock that pays homage to the brand’s rich history in the manufacturing of marine chronometers.

With its 675 components, and triple-dialled time zones, the UFO is the futuristic interpretation of marine chronometers. The movement of the UFO is inspired by the ocean waves. The entire structure of the clock is built on an imbalance, on a gentle swing which recalls the ebb and flow of the tides, the perpetual movement of the ocean.

Ulysse Nardin UFO

The secret of the balance is its blue half-spherical aluminum base, which contains a tungsten mass. The base and glass bell are joined by a bayonet mounting system, which looks similar to the old systems of marine chronometers from which the glass could be unscrewed.

Ulysse Nardin UFO

Whereas marine chronometers were housed in wooden boxes and set on gimbles to counter act the effect of the ship’s constant sway, Ulysse Nardin reverses this. Here it is the object itself that makes waves when it is nudged gently. Weighing 7.2 kg, the UFO swings up to 60° from its axis – an amplitude of 120 degrees–and the engineers have accurately calculated the center of the gravity/mass/inertia ratio, which allows UFO to swing neither too fast nor too slowly and without significantly affecting the operation of the balance.

Ulysse Nardin UFO

It isn’t just the UFO’s movement that is inspired by the ocean, the architecture is too. The bell under which this incredible creation is housed suggests floating black and yellow cardinal buoys – objects that also provide inspiration for the X sitting in the spine of the table clock. From above, the construction of the UFO seems almost kaleidoscopic, with its emblem, the marine anchor, dominating the heart of the rosette.

The the ovoid glass bell has been created by Romain Montero, a 26-year-old artisan glass blower who works for Verreet Quartz, a technical glass-blowing workshop located on the shores of Switzerland’s Lake Neuchâtel. He had the responsibility for handcrafting for every one of the 75 numbered limited edition UFO glass covers.

Ulysse Nardin UFO

To manufacture each 3mm-thick tube, it was necessary to stretch the glass when it was still hot, for more than 45 minutes, using only the naked eye, on a traditional glass-maker’s lathe at temperatures of up to 1,500 degrees. As it is heated the glass is transformed, becomes orange, red, white and morphs through all the hues of pink. The total process takes almost half a day of work: cutting of the glass, blowing, checking the blowing and the measurements, furnace annealing, cutting again, lamination, final and visual inspection, and then cleaning.

Comprising 663 components, and with one year of power reserve supplied by its six extra-large barrels, and a balance wheel rim that reaches the spectacular diameter of 49mm, UFO displays the time on three trapezoidal dials, which are so complex it takes 28 hours to manufacture just eight of them.

Ulysse Nardin UFO

Having three dials allows the owner to display three different time-zones at once, seen from three different angles. The XXL brass balance wheel beats at 0.5Hz. It maintains a power reserve of one year.

UFO comes in a wood treasure chest aged as if it been discovered washed upon a beach. In addition to the UFO, this box also contains operating instructions, warranty card and a special place for its winding key.

It takes 40 wind-up turns with a square-end stainless steel key to wind-up the mechanism for one year. Each dial has its wind-up notch, which is also used to set the time (four notches in total, one for winding up and one for each time-zone wound up using a single key).

Technical details

UFO Table clock
Reference: 9023-900LE-3A-BLUE

Movement
UN-902 caliber
Manually wound movement
3 time zones / Hours, minutes
Deadbeat second
675 components
Extra-large oscillator (49mm)
Frequency: 0.5 Hz /3’600 Alt/H
Power reserve: 1 year, 6 barrels

Case
Aluminum & blown glass
Dimensions: 263 (H) x 159 (Ø) mm
Weight: 7.2 kg

Limited edition
75 timepieces

Price
39’000 CHF
35’900 EUR
41’100 USD

Ulysse Nardin Freak X Razzle Dazzle Limited Edition

Ulysse Nardin has introduced a revisited and unique version of its best-selling model FreakX, embellished with a new geometrical pattern inspired by a camouflage technique used for ships’ concealment.

The Freak X collection is renowned for its in-house flying carrousel movement, which rotates around its own axis without a traditional dial or hands.

The Freak X model doesn’t feature a conventional dial but a decorative movement plate integrating the minute gear train- here fully “razzle- dazzled”.

Ulysse Nardin Freak X Razzle Dazzle Limited Edition

Limited to 30 pieces, the watch is available in titanium with a black DLC case and a black openwork rubber leather strap with “point de bride” stitches and rubber, or a white openwork calfskin leather strap with “point de bride” stitches. This razzle dazzle vibrant tapisserie emphasizes the edgy carrousel movement, turning on itself every 60 minutes to indicate the time.

Ulysse Nardin Freak X Razzle Dazzle Limited Edition

Ulysse Nardin design department has decorated this timepiece with ‘razzle dazzle’ pattern, a painting technique employed to camouflage British ships during the world wars.

Dazzle camouflage, also known as razzle dazzle or dazzle painting – was a design composed of a group of avant-garde ship camouflage patterns used extensively in World War I and, to a lesser extent, in World War II.

Ulysse Nardin Freak X Razzle Dazzle Limited Edition

The usual purpose of camouflage is to blend in or to conceal but in this case, the pattern actually draws attention to itself. The crossing lines are meant to confuse the viewer and make it difficult to estimate the range, speed and direction of the ship, therefore misleading the enemy in regard to the ship’s course and resulting in the adversary making poor target firing decisions.

Ulysse Nardin Freak X Razzle Dazzle Limited Edition

The 43 mm sizing allows for an easy way to read and operate the watch. The freaky timepiece includes a crown for time correction but has no hands- the central bridge acts as a minute hand and one of the wheels indicates the hours. Inside beats a super-light balance wheel in silicium, extra-wide, with nickel flyweights and stabilizing micro-blades.

Ulysse Nardin Freak X Razzle Dazzle Limited Edition

The movement itself, the UN-230, is a fusion of the manufacture calibres UN- 118 and Freak Vision UN-250.

Technical details

References
2303-270LE-9A-RAZZLE/0A (Black strap)
2303-270LE-9A-RAZZLE/0B (White strap)

Movement
Caliber UN-230, self-winding movement
Extra-large diameter silicium oscillator 3 Hz
Silicium escapement
Index & bridges with Superluminova
Power reserve: 72 hours
Decorative plate: Razzle Dazzle pattern

Functions
Flying carrousel movement rotating around its own axis

Case
Titanium with black DLC, sandblasted & satined-finish
Diameter: 43 mm
Case-back: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 50 m

Strap
Black openwork rubber leather strap with “point de bride” stitches and rubber
White openwork calfskin leather strap with “point de bride” stitches

Limited edition
30 pieces

Price
25’900 CHF /23’800 EUR /22’250 GBP /27’300 USD

Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Free Wheel Limited Edition

Ulysse Nardin presents Sparkling Free Wheel, a diamond set version of its innovative Tourbillon Free Wheel watch. Incorporating snow-setting technique, this sparkling creation features diamonds everywhere: from the face of the gray gold dial to the horns and even the barrel cover.

Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Free Wheel Limited Edition

The 2’251 pavé stones on the Sparkling Free Wheel are rigorously selected and comprise a total of 5.90 carats. The diamond setting alone takes approximately 120 hours of meticulous work to complete. The stellar quality –all VVS or VS with an F/G rating for purity and color – is visible to the naked eye.

Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Free Wheel Limited Edition

The Free Wheel’s most astonishing features are the dial’s tourbillon bridges and the 7-day power reserve indicator at four o’clock, which are shaped like boomerangs and look like they are miraculously floating in the air. So too do the other components, the hour and minute indicators and the gorgeous gear trains. The sapphire glass box housing these ‘flying’ elements is another standout achievement.

Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Free Wheel Limited Edition

The structure’s complexity and finish – especially the polishing of the box angles – were extremely difficult to achieve, requiring lengthy and painstaking experimentation. The caseback is also sapphire, except there’s less to see inside, as, in a complete reversal of watchmaking convention, all the exquisite components are visible on the dial side.

Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Free Wheel Limited Edition

The mechanical movement powering this spectacular creation is the UN-176, entirely developed in-house at the Ulysse Nardin manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Its flying tourbillon is the “Ulysse Anchor Escapement”, a pioneering technology that replaces the traditional Swiss lever escapement system and uses Ulysse Nardin’s signature low friction silicium instead of metal or synthetic rubies.

Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Free Wheel Limited Edition

The eight pieces in this Sparkling Free Wheel limited edition are available for 225’000 CHF each.

Technical details

Model: Sparkling Free Wheel
Reference: 1760-176BLE

Movement
Caliber UN-176 Manufacture Movement
Silicium technology
Manual winding
Functions: H/M
Ulysse Nardin flying Anchor tourbillon with constant escapement
Power Reserve indicator at 4 o’clock
Power reserve: 7 days

Dial
Flying components
Diamond snow setting

Case
18 Carat white gold
Diameter: 44mm
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Crystal: Box-domed sapphire glass
Wrist strap: Alligator leather strap
Water resistance: 30m

Price
225’000 CHF

Ulysse Nardin Skeleton X Sparkling

Ulysse Nardin has expanded its Skeleton X collection by adding two new models embellished with diamonds.

There are two versions of the Skeleton X Sparkling: a white titanium version with a mother-of-pearl decoration on the barrels and a white alligator strap, and a black 4N pink gold version with a black PVD brass barrel cover and a black alligator strap.

Ulysse Nardin Skeleton X Sparkling

With its skeleton structure, the Skeleton X Sparkling opens itself up and reveals revealing its secrets .The boundaries between the inside and outside are erased. Shrouded in diamonds, its appearance pushes to a pinnacle of transparency of its powerful UN 371 manufacture movement. Thanks to a meticulously open structure which however conserves its resilience to impacts, the breathtaking beauty of its beating heart is striking.

Ulysse Nardin Skeleton X Sparkling

Decorated with 80 diamonds on the bezel and 69 on the dial, the Skeleton X Sparkling is relatively small size of only 42mm and fully follows the current trend: Its curves give way to sharp lines for more masculinity. Its nested geometry – an X formed by four of the hour markers framed by a rectangle, itself in a circle – is an eye-catching feature. These timepieces boast a refined profile and silhouette, crafted finishes, and a hand-polished surface.

Ulysse Nardin Skeleton X Sparkling

Inside and visible beats one of the FREAKVISION’s greatest innovations: an extra-wide, super-light balance wheel in silicon, with nickel flyweights and stabilizing micro-blades. The Manufacture movement, UN -371 caliber, is an entirely reworked version of the UN -171 movement. The 96-hour power reserve is displayed through the apertures on the barrel visible on the back of the watch.

Ulysse Nardin Skeleton X Sparkling

Technical details

References
3713 -260B/00 / Titanium
3716 -260B/02 / Pink gold

Movement
Caliber UN-371, manual winding
Skeleton manufacture movement
Large diameter silicon balance wheel 3Hz with nickel inert masses
Mother Mother-of-pearl barrel decoration / White
PVD black barrel decoration/ Black
Power reserve: 96 hours

Case
Titanium / White
4N pink gold / Black 4N
Diameter: 42 mm
Case back: Sapphire glass
Waterproof: 50m

Strap
White alligator or Black alligator
Pin buckle

Price
Titanium: 29,900 CHF/ White
Pink gold: 39,900 CHF/ Black

Ulysse Nardin Diver Net

Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin celebrates the Vendée Globe and combats marine plastic pollution with a concept watch born from the ocean.

Around 30 adventurers will set off from Les Sables d’Olonne on November 8th, at the start of the 9th edition of the Vendée Globe, the ineffable non-stop and unassisted yacht race around the world. A circumnavigation of 21,638 nautical miles (40,075 kilometers) which only takes place every four years and for which Ulysse Nardin has the honor of being the Official Timekeeper.

The Swiss watchmaker has been making marine chronometers of incomparable reliability for explorers since 1846 and continues this tradition by supporting the Vendée Globe. This year, the yachtsmen will spend a minimum of 70 days at sea before returning to Les Sables d’Olonne and crossing the finish line. During this odyssey, they will inevitably be confronted with the 5,000 billion pieces of the floating plastic that pollutes the ocean.

Ulysse Nardin has turned its efforts towards researching and developing solutions for the growing plastic pollution crisis in our oceans. The watchmaker has implemented a dedicated research unit to studying materials from the sea, particularly the characteristics of oyster shells, algae, marine PET (plastic bottles) and polyamide fishing nets. The team is currently researching several avenues of sustainable innovation for future watchmaking projects.

In October 2020, Ulysse Nardin marked the first milestone in its commitment to the marine circular economy with the launch of the new “R-STRAP”. The strap made of fishing nets is compatible with the DIVER, MARINE and FREAK X watches and made from recycled fishing nets, one of the main sources of ocean plastic pollution.

Today, Ulysse Nardin is taking their commitment further by introducing the DIVER NET, a concept watch in which each trim element has been designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible. A totally innovative and “upcycled” watch for which the search for suppliers was key.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Net Concept watch

For the case, middle, back and bezel decoration of the DIVER NET, UlysseNardin has placed its trust in three young Breton designers who have created the first fishing net recycling sector in France. FIL&FAB recovers nets that are no longer in use from harbors and transforms them into polyamide pellets, a raw material that is highly resistant to friction. These partners have an industrial design and transition background, with a real sensitivity to the product.

The research around the DIVER NET has consisted of redesigning its trim elements, leading the watch to feature a wrist strap made from PET plastic from the sea, transformed into reels of thread by the Swiss company TIDE. This supplier is also working to stop the production of virgin plastic at its source and use the huge resources already available.

In its search for low-impact solutions, Ulysse Nardin has also replaced the traditional sapphire glass by a transparent ceramic glass, machined in the Swiss Jura. The transparent ceramic glass is a material used with the goal of having a lower environmental impact by limiting energy when it is manufactured. The innovation department has thus appraised and tested several solutions, which may be extended to other products.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Net Concept watch

The DIVER NET is a concept watch that explores important environmentally-friendly innovations while keeping the brand’s tradition of brilliant watchmaking alive. In fact, the silicon technology of the UN-118 movement can be admired through the back of its 44mm case. This concept diver watch is equipped with a concave inverted unidirectional bezel, also made of recycled fishing nets, with a curved transparent ceramic glass instead of a traditional sapphire glass.

The white, gray and green dial, with its majestic white “UN” lettering, heralds the mechanical marvel that sits within it. On the hour-markers and hands, the acid green Superluminova makes it easier to see the time in the dark. Green touches – symbolizing nature – are omnipresent: on the dial, bezel, crown protector and on the stitching on the recycled PET strap. The dial also features a power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock, as well as a date window and a small second hand at 6 o’clock.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Net Concept watch

Technical details

Reference: 1183-170/90-PLAST

Movement
UN-118 movement manufacture
Silicon &Diamonsil technology escapement
Power reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Hour/Minute/Date
Small second hand
Power reserve indicator

Case
44 mm, 100% recycled from fishing nets
Glass: Transparent, domed ceramic
Water resistance: 300 m

Bezel
Bezel decoration 100% recycled from fishing nets
Unidirectional concave and inverted

Dial
Oversized white UN lettering
Indexes with green Superluminova

Strap
Fabric R-PET with scratch closing
100% recycled PET from the sea
Black with green stitching

Ulysse Nardin 42 Mm Dual Time

Ulysse Nardin presents a reworked version of the illustrious Dual Time watch. Specially dedicated to globetrotters, this automatic timepiece incorporates a patented instant time zone adjustment, invented by Ulysse Nardin in 1994.

Ulysse Nardin 42 Mm Dual Time watch new models 2020

Elegant and efficient, the new Dual Time watch has the same case as the Ulysse Nardin Skeleton X with the iconic three-horns signature, and Roman numerals at twelve, three, six and nine o’clock. The date, hour and minutes are complemented by the patented indicator of the Home Time, situated at the nine o’clock marker. The hour hand adjusts forward or backward with the simple touch of the “+” and “-” pushers located opposite the crown and the self-winding movement is visible through the exhibition case back.

Ulysse Nardin 42 Mm Dual Time new watch model 2020 caseback view

The dial also features an oversized small seconds hand register at 6 o’clock and a large date in a double window at two o’clock. The case is crafted in either 18 ct rose gold or in stainless steel, depending on the model. Its case measures 42mm diameter. Water resistant to 50 meters, each piece has a sapphire case back and is individually numbered.

Ulysse Nardin 42 Mm Dual Time watch rose gold model 2020

The movement that drives this timepiece bears 34 jewels and provides a power reserve up to 42 hours. The 2020 Dual Time comes in three versions: steel with a black strap, steel with a blue strap and stunning rose gold.

Ulysse Nardin 42 Mm Dual Time watch new edition 2020 black version

Powered by the UN-24 dual time movement, the functionality of this beauty is easy to master. It features a new oscillating weight with a prominent, encircled UN logo and has a simple pin buckle on the strap.

The suggested retail price is 22’800 EUR for the Dual Time Rose Gold model and 8’300 EUR for Dual Time Black and Dual Time Blue versions.

Ulysse Nardin 42 Mm Dual Time watch new collection 2020 blue version

Technical details

References
Dual Time Rose Gold: 242-20/43
Dual Time Black: 243-20-3/42
Dual Time Blue: 243-20-3/43

Movement
Caliber UN-24, 34 jewels
Power reserve: Approx. 42 hours

Functions
Patented quickset 2nd time display at 9 o’clock
Permanent home time at 9 o’clock
Patented Big Date display
Oversized small seconds-hand counter

Case
Stainless steel or Rose Gold
Diameter: 42 mm
Sapphire crystal glass
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 50 m

Strap
Alligator leather strap with pin buckle
Rubber strap with pin buckle

World prices
Dual Time Rose Gold: 22’800 EUR
Dual Time Black: 8’300 EUR
Dual Time Blue: 8’300 EUR

Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Blast

After the launch of the BLAST collection at the Geneva Watch Days, Ulysse Nardin presents SPARKLING BLAST, an astonishing high jewelry timepiece, featuring an open worked automatic tourbillon and embellished with what appears to be a mosaic of hundreds of shattered shards of mirror. Made from expertly, geometrically cut diamonds, each faceted stone is sculpted by hand.

Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Blast

The delicate mechanical tourbillon movement of the watch is visible through the face, a tour de force of skeletonized handiwork perfected over a century and a half of master craftsmanship at Ulysse Nardin. This new SPARKLING BLAST limited edition, has been created in an exclusive, exceptional and selective edition; three in white gold with a white rubber strap and three in white gold with a deep blue, alligator strap; each model is limited to three watches.

Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Blast

With an Xplosion of 85 distinct and unique cuts of diamonds, this masterpiece is composed of a stunning 211 diamonds for a total weight of 13 carats. The symbolic “X” – trademark of Ulysse Nardin – is also set with sparkling diamonds, embedded directly into the watch face, sealing the seamless look of timeless elegance and luXury. The self-deploying buckle is itself adorned with 1.22 carats of pure brilliance. The crown, bezel and index hands are also set with hand-faceted diamonds. The watch has a water resistance up to 50 meters.

Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Blast

Powered by the UN-172 movement, with a micro-rotor in platinum and a three-day power reserve, this 45 mm skeletonized timepiece is equipped with a 2.5 Hz Silicium flying automatic tourbillon.

Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Blast

The architecture of the watch horns lends itself perfectly to the diamonds set within it. The designers at Ulysse Nardin fashioned the horns after a stealth aircraft, which has a sleek design conceived with stealth technology to avoid detection. These shapes lend themselves expertly to the “broken mirror effect” generated when they are faceted with diamonds.

Ulysse Nardin Sparkling Blast

The gems are positioned in invisible settings to avoid marring the brilliance of their hand-cut majesty and in order to best reflect the ambient light. Each gem is faceted in perfect harmony with the design of the watch. To make their dream vision into reality, the artisans at Ulysse Nardin used this “invisible setting” to show the diamonds in their most favorable light.

Note: All diamonds acquired by Ulysse Nardin comply with the World Diamond Council System of Warranties, which is bound by the rules instated by the Kimberley Process.

Technical details

References
1720-400BLE-3A/01
1720-400BLE-3A/00

Movement
Caliber UN-172
Automatic tourbillon movement with micro-rotor
Skeleton, raised rectangular bridge
Escapement wheel, anchor, and balance spring in silicium
Platinum micro-rotor at 12 o’clock
25 jewels, 18’000 V/H
2.5 Hz tourbillon
Power reserve: 72 hours

Functions
Tourbillon, hours, minutes

Case
White gold polished and sandblasted
Diamonds: 211 diamonds, 13 Cts
Diameter: 45mm
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 50m

Strap
Blue, White rubber strap
Blue, white alligator leather strap available

Retail price
410’000 CHF

 

ULYSSE NARDIN “BLAST”

Unveiled during the Geneva Watch Days event in August 2020, the ULYSSE NARDIN “BLAST” is a rock solid and masculine watch collection that boasts a complex and geometric architecture inspired by the stealth aircrafts.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST

The collection draws its inspiration from the planet’s extremes: Fire and ice, magma and glaciers, violent lava eruptions and cascading ice shelves.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST

It boasts a tight, edgy blueprint, omnipresent “X-Factor” and stealth design. The BLAST is a fresh, muscular and robust open-worked model. It plays off the transparency of its new powerful automatic silicium tourbillon nested in a bold, X-shaped cage, which beats inside at a frequency of 2.5 Hz.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST

Light penetrates the open-worked body of the watch like a laser. The watch incorporates some Ulysse Nardin emblematic codes: like the rectangular frame, the 3-horned signature fixing the strap, the smooth, colored bezel, the verticality of the movement with the barrel at 12 o’clock and the flying tourbillon at 6o’clock.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST

This distinctive look has been modeled on the same lines as a stealth aircraft, which features aligned edges and serrated triangular patterns to make them invisible to radar and to deflect radio waves. The Ulysse Nardin designers have restyled and rebuilt the watch horns making them strong and geometric like the sharp wings of a stealth aircraft.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST

Smooth yet muscular, the horns are aerodynamic and imposing. Each triangle has a different finish, the surface of the horns alternating between polished, satin-finish and sand-blasted veneer.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST

As with FREAK X, SKELETON X and DIVER X, BLAST wears its “X” prominently and with pride. Indeed, the “X” has become an underlying theme progressing transversally throughout all Ulysse Nardin collections and has affirmed its presence in all four BLAST models.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST

This watch is powered by the recently fashioned UN-172 movement (an evolution of the UN-171 movement) and has a three-day power reserve.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST

The movement also features an automatic tourbillon for the first time within the Ulysse Nardin SKELETON collection and a new tiny yet powerful platinum micro-rotor, which is visible only from the front of the watch at 12 o’clock.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST

Every part of this timepiece was cleverly thought, from the triple-toothed round bezel to the double “X” that clamps the movement components together in a “secret-agent style” sandwich, to the self-deploying buckle which releases effortlessly in just one click.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST 8

BLAST is available in four distinct models, each with the new manufacture UN-172 movement with an automatic tourbillon and the new self-deploying buckle. Several strap options are possible: structured rubber, leather, velvet and some other specific option.

ULYSSE NARDIN WHITE BLAST, 45 mm

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST white

Reminiscent of glaciers, this model features a smooth titanium bezel, dark blue inscriptions on the barrel mentioning “Silicium Technology” which beats inside of it.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST white caseback

The dark blue “Ulysse Nardin” logo is featured prominently on the rectangular frame and the dark blue color on the sculpted indexes and hands, is completed by Superluminova. Its jewels are transparent just like snowflakes.

ULYSSE NARDIN ROSE GOLD BLAST, 45 mm

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST rose gold

This model features a black DLC middle case and solid gold horns, black ceramic bezel, a bicolor tourbillon cage rose gold colored and black PVD, sculpted rose gold indexes and hands set with Superluminova. Transparent jewels. Black X. Black Rectangle.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST red gold case back

ULYSSE NARDIN BLACK BLAST, 45 mm

The iconic model of this line, BLACK BLAST comes complete with a ceramic upper middle case and bezel; black rectangular bridge, red and black double “X” pattern and a stunning new red balance wheel – the first time that Ulysse Nardin has ever developed a colored balance wheel.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST black

The crystal joint is red, so are the jewels and the lacquered inscription “Silicium Technology” on the barrel. Grey Ulysse Nardin logo completes the rectangular frame. The geometric horns are fully polished and sandblasted for a matte-finish.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST black case back

ULYSSE NARDIN BLUE BLAST, 45 mm

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST Blue

Cool blue like the inside of an iceberg, the BLUE BLAST has a titanium middle case, blue titanium bezel, blue brass rectangular bridge, blue tourbillon cage, blue and grey double “X” pattern, metallic grey sculpted hands and indexes with Superluminova.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST blue case back

Technical details

Collection: BLAST

References
BLUE BLAST: T-1723-400/03
BLACK BLAST: T-1723-400/BLACK
WHITE BLAST: T-1723-400/00
ROSE GOLD BLAST: T-1725-400/02

Movement
Caliber UN-172
Automatic tourbillon movement with micro-rotor

Functions
Tourbillon, hours, minutes
Skeleton, raised rectangular bridge
Escapement wheel, anchor, and balance spring in silicium
Platinum micro-rotor at 12 o’clock
25 jewels, 18’000 V/H
2.5 Hz tourbillon
Power reserve: approx. 72 hours

Case
Titanium with PVD/DLC Coating
Rose Gold
Ceramic
Diameter: 45 mm
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 50 m

Strap
Structured or plain Rubber strap
Alligator or Calfskin Strap
Velvet or Denim Strap

Suggested retail price
BLUE BLAST: T-1723-400/03 – 44’000 EUR
BLACK BLAST: T-1723-400/BLACK – 46’000 EUR
WHITE BLAST: T-1723-400/00 – 46’000 EUR
ROSE GOLD BLAST: T-1725-400/02 – 54’000 EUR

Ulysse Nardin New Lady Diver

Ulysse Nardin reveals a stunning new line of LADY DIVER watches launched as Alessia Zecchini, champion free diver and world-record apnea holder, becomes the first female to join the “Ulysse” family of adventurers.

In November 2019, the Swiss Manufacture unveiled a sexy, young and sportive series of diving watches exclusively for women, rejuvenating its LADY DIVER collection twelve years after the launch of its first feminine diving watch. With more than a touch of elegance, this series is the new sensuous and bold feminine identity of Ulysse Nardin.

These refined diving watches, strong and tasteful, share many qualities with Alessia Zecchini, a 27-year old Italian-born free-diver and multiple champion record-holder. Born in Rome in 1992, Alessia began free diving when she was just thirteen. At 16 she took her first formal course in apnea diving at the Apnea Blu Mare Society but, according to federal rules, had to wait until she was 18 before officially entering into competition.

Alessia Zecchini
Alessia Zecchini

She is the current world record holder in Constant Weight Apnea (CWA) an astonishing 113 meters (“the deepest woman in the world”) and Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) world record holder in Dynamic Apnea having reached 250 meters.

She has won 16 Gold Medals in the World Championships and holds twenty-five world records in almost all the disciplines of freediving. A “talisman” Ulysse Nardin LADY DIVER on her wrist, Alessia plunges to the depths beneath the waves, Xploring the wonders of the ocean like the modern-day Ulysses she is.

With a silhouette re-sculpted to 39mm, thinner and discreet, the new LADY DIVER has been created in three iconic colors: deep blue, intense black and mother-of-pearl. A special model in light gray – the LADY DIVER “Great White” – will be made in a limited edition of just 300 pieces.

The first three will be stamped with a wind rose on the back while the Great White features a sensual drawing of a female apnea diver on the case back.

As with its masculine counterpart, the LADY DIVER has a domed glass and a concave unidirectional bezel. The diamond hour markers shatter all conventional diving watch design by bringing a unique touch to a traditionally sportive look of a diving watch; their brilliance recalls the sparkling surface of the sea.

For women who want a brighter shine, the new LADY DIVER series comes with the option of a 40-diamond bezel, each one a generous 1,7 mm in diameter (0.92 Carats). The UN-816 silicium technology movement is the beating heart of each one of these models, keeping expert track of the hours, minutes, seconds and date.

LADY DIVER / GREAT WHITE, LIMITED EDITION, STEEL 39MM*
In a limited edition of just 300 pieces, the LADY DIVER Great White is none other than the female counterpart to the men’s Diver Great White. Powered by the UN-816 silicium technology movement. With a case back bearing the stamp of a female apnea diver and a fully integrated rubber bracelet textured to represent ocean waves or mermaid’s scales. Its face is gray and sparkles with 11 diamonds hour-markers.

LADY DIVER / DEEP BLUE, STEEL 39MM*
This steel version with its night blue face is intensified by the touches of rose gold on the second hand, the Ulysse Nardin anchor logo and the date. It canbe worn with a blue sailcloth strap with a pin buckle, an alligator or a rubber band.

LADY DIVER / MOTHER-OF-PEARL, STEEL 39MM*
What more appropriate than a mother-of-pearl face to evoke the depth and beauty of the ocean? The reflections shine on this singular seashell. The choice of white alligator band, its satin finish comes with four singular “point-de-bride” stitches in deep blue to give a shimmering, summery touch.

LADY DIVER / INTENSE BLACK MATTE STEEL &ROSE GOLD, 39MM*
A combination of 5N rose gold (on the bezel, crown and elements of the dial) and of DLC black matte steel (case and the horns). Its black matte face is completed by a textured rubber band. The combination of rose gold and absolute black give this model its sporty/chic appeal. The all-diamond bezel consists of 40 diamonds of 0.92 Carats.

*All models are powered by the UN-816 silicium technology movement and come with a large wind rose engraved on the case back.

Technical details

References
8163-182LE-3/11-GW
8163-182B/10
8163-182B/13
8165-182B-3/BLACK

Movement
Caliber UN-816
Silicium technology caliber
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Automatic movement
Hours, minutes, seconds

Case
Stainless steel
Stainless steel black DLC & Rose Gold 5N
Bezel: Inverted concave unidirectional rotating bezel
Diameter: 39 mm
Water resistance: 300 meters

Case back
Large wind rose engraving
Great White: stamped with female free diver

Strap
Great White: Rubber
Mother of pearl: Alligator & Rubber
Blue: Sailcloth,Karung, Alligator & Rubber
Black & Rose gold: Alligator & Rubber

Price
Great White: 7’900 CHF
Mother of pearl: 10’800 CHF
Blue: 10’800 CHF
Black & Rose gold : 14’900 CHF

Ulysse Nardin Diver X Cape Horn & Nemo Point

In partnership with the world’s most challenging sailing race Vendée Globe, Ulysse Nardin has created the DIVER X CAPE HORN and the DIVER X NEMO POINT – in honor of the sailors who choose to risk everything by taking this daunting, dangerous challenge.

The ultimate test in ocean racing, the Vendée Globe begins and ends in the Sables d’Olonne, in the Vendée region of France. Competed without any support, stops or technical assistance of any kind, skippers face icy cold conditions, mountainous waves, leaden skies and howling gales as they traverse the Atlantic and Southern Oceans to sail solo around the planet’s roughest seas.

Taking place once every four years, the course – often referred to as the “Everest of the Seas” – takes the monohull yachts from the French coast 40,075 kilometers on a north-south trajectory around the circumference of the Earth.

To limit the risk of encounters with icebergs, the Race Direction has established a zone prohibited to sailing, called the Antarctic Exclusion Zone (AEZ) which goes around the Antarctic between the 45° on the Croset Islands side and the 68° S off Cape Horn. The next Vendée Globe race begins on November 8, 2020 and will mark 30 years since the first challenge and Ulysse Nardin will be the official timekeeper.

DIVER X CAPE HORN, 44MM

Cape Horn, one of the land points the Vendée Globe sailors must pass by on their voyage around the world, is one of the most treacherous routes. As they navigate around the southernmost tip of Chile, skippers face icebergs, violent winds and dangerous currents, making this one of the most confrontational chapters in the renowned round-the-world race.

As they circumnavigate the globe, the passage around Cape Horn is one of the most harrowing because, as the point at which the Pacific and Atlantic oceans meet, nature unleashes an array of furies, each more precarious than the next.

The geographical coordinates of Cape Horn as well as the route of the Vendée Globe race are stamped on the back of each watch.

With its saffron burnt orange stitching on the strap to recall the Spice Route or the harrowing trip around Tierra del Fuego, carbon bezel and instantly recognizable “X” on the face, the Ulysse Nardin Diver X CAPE HORN – the official watch of the Vendée Globe – will be issued in a limited edition of 300 pieces only.

Its UN-118 movement guarantees accuracy in any hemisphere at any time of the day or night. The fabric strap is made from cutting-edge technology closing scratch: adjustable yet light, this material pairs magnificently with the ultra-light, carbon face. The satin black “X” is boldly stamped 6-12 in relief across the face.

DIVER X NEMO POINT, 44MM

One of the locations many of the sailors cross is Nemo Point, a position in the South Pacific off of the coast of Chile, named after author Jules Verne’s seafaring captain, which is quite literally in the middle of nowhere. Closer to the International Space Station than to solid land, Point Nemo is Located at 48°52.6′S 123°23.6′W, the location in the ocean that is farthest from land.

It is an oceanographic location which sits within the South Pacific Gyre, the most remote position on planet Earth. Sailing through Nemo Point, many of the sailors participating in the Vendée Globe find themselves in this massive, rotating ocean current, a centripetal force that tests them to the very core.

The geographical coordinates of Nemo Point as well as the route of the Vendée Globe race are stamped on the back of each watch.

With its blue fabric strap with red lining, it is reminiscent of the leash on a surfboard. The closing scratch is made with cutting-edge technology. The blue rubber bezel and instantly recognizable “X” on the face, the Ulysse Nardin DIVER X NEMO POINT will be issued in a limited edition of 300 pieces only.

Its UN-118 movement guarantees accuracy in any hemisphere at any time of the day or night. Theblue “X” is boldly stamped in relief across the face and the route of the Vendée Globe is stamped on the back.

Technical details

References
DIVER X Cape Horn: 1183-170LE/92-CAP
DIVER X Nemo Point: 1183-170LE/93-NEMO

Movement
Caliber UN-118, 13 ¾”’
In-house designed movement
Escapement, Silicium&Diamonsil technology
Power reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Small direct seconds and round date window at 6 o’clock
Forward and backward date corrector

Case
Titanium black DLC case with titanium &carbon bezel
Titanium case with blue rubberized bezel
Bezel: Inverted concave unidirectional rotating bezel
Diameter: 44 mm
Water resistance: 300 meters
Case back: Stamped with the route of the Vendée Globe

Strap
Fabric strap with Velcro closing

Price
DIVER X Cape Horn: 9’900 CHF
DIVER X Nemo Point: 8’900 CHF

Ulysse Nardin Diver X Antarctica Limited Edition

This limited edition diving timepiece is inspired by Sebastian Copeland’s photography of the Antarctica, which has been a source of fascination for explorers, scientists and historians for the two centuries since it was first sighted.

The Ulysse Nardin DIVER X ANTARCTICA watch brings the “X-factor” to tackle world’s roughest seas – in honor of the modern-day Ulysses who choose to risk exploring this daunting, dangerous place, literally located at the end of the Earth. Antarctica has no longitude coordinates, only a location of 90° latitude.

Ulysse Nardin Diver X Antarctica Limited Edition

Sebastian Copeland is a photographer who uses his artistic work to communicate messages of urgent global significance. A friend of the Swiss watch manufacture Ulysse Nardin since November 2019 he joined the brand’s armada of modern explorers known as “Team of Ulysses” together with other free-spirited watermen and women: Fred Buyle, Alex Caizergues, Mathieu Crepel, Sebastien Destremau, Ben Thouard and Alessia Zecchini.

Sebastian Copeland
Sebastian Copeland

Sebastian’s images have been seen around the world and his books are a reference for modern explorers as well as for those merely curious about the extreme climate; the cold, dry and windblown, least inhabited continent on Earth. On the centennial 2011-2012 season of the South Pole, with partner Eric McNair-Landry, Sebastian spent more than his fair share of time in the field, witnessing this marvel of time untouched firsthand.

He led the first East/West transcontinental crossing of Antarctica by skis and kites via two of its poles, setting three world records over the 4100 kilometers during an expedition through the polar desert that lasted a grueling 82 days. Sebastian is planning a new expedition to cross the Arctic Ocean in 2021.

The fruit of Sebastian’s labor has been seen on the National Geographic Channel, CNN, in the New York Times and Paris Match, among others. He is a devoted proponent of environmental conservation and his published books are a living testament to his crusade.

A matte white rubber strap recalls the clean and austere lines of the Earth’s Southernmost Continent with ice blue touches on the dial reflecting the icebergs floating in the sea there. The Ulysse Nardin brand element is prominent under the sand-blasted dial.

The bezel – in a white rubber – matches the watch strap. Its UN-118 movement guarantees accuracy in any hemisphere at any time of the day or night. The gray face is marked with a bold and elegant “X”. The crown, horns and case back are all made from titanium.

The stamp on the back of the watch details not only the coordinates of the Antarctic Continent: 90° latitude (with no longitude necessary for the landmass located at the southernmost tip of the Earth) but also the route of the Vendée Globe sailing race, of which Ulysse Nardin has become the official sponsor.

Technical details

Model: Diver X Antarctica
Reference 1183-170LE/90-ANT

Movement
Caliber UN-118, 13 ¾”’
In-house designed movement
Escapement, silicium& Diamonsil technology
Power reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Small direct seconds and round date window at 6 o’clock
Forward and backward date corrector

Case
Titanium case with white rubberized bezel
Diameter: 44 mm
Bezel: Inverted concave unidirectional rotating bezel
Water resistance: 300 meters
Case back: Stamped with the route of the Vendée Globe

Strap
Rubber and pin buckle strap

Price
8’900 CHF

Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker Phantom Limited Edition with Devialet

Devialet, the French company that’s revolutionizing high definition audio with its luxury oval speakers, and the legendary watchmakers Ulysse Nardin are working together to create a limited edition of 85 striking watches: an enhanced audible experience worn on the wrist.

By combining the strengths of their two Research and Development departments, the two brands have come together to create a unique sound experience in the form of one exceptional watch: the Hourstriker Phantom. The acoustic performance and sound quality make it an unparalleled striking watch in the watchmaking industry.

Devialet offers some of the most advanced “made in France” sound systems in the world, for those music fans in search of the perfect listening experience, thanks to Devialet’s more than 160 patented technologies. Their flagship product, The Phantom, a new generation of high-definition connected speakers, is capable of creating sound up to 108 dB SPL (the Gold Phantom model being the most powerful in the collection). It is the size of a motorcycle helmet and generates unrivaled quality of sound for an intense and revolutionary emotional experience. Phantom now puts its name to Ulysse Nardin’s new striking mechanism.

If Devialet speakers have won over music fans, the Hourstriker Phantom will appeal to those passionate about striking watches. This watch that rings on the hour and half-hour on command, not only allows you to tell the time, but also to hear it.

Before there was electric lighting, striking watches were originally conceived with the aim to ring on the hour in the dark and are the embodiment of a genuine dream. Since the 1980s, under the impetus of Rolf Schnyder, Ulysse Nardin is one of the first watchmakers to bring these timekeepers back to life.

Hand in hand, Devialet engineers, experts in distortion phenomena, collaborated with Ulysse Nardin’s watchmakers specialized in sound to redefine each step in the audio signal chain sent from Ulysse Nardin’s striking mechanisms to deliver the best performance ever recorded on a striking watch, 85 dB to 100mm.

With a classic striking mechanism, a hammer hits a timbre generating sound frequencies, when emitted, tells the time on command. However, in the Hourstriker Phantom, the heel of the timbre is fixed by a system of torsion arms that change the direction of the action forces induced by the timbre’s vibrations. In a classic system, the forces produced are essentially in the watch’s movement, which generates a small amount of air that is then displaced by the various components of the watch.

With the Hourstriker Phantom, the action forces created by the timbre thus find their way outside of the watch itself. These forces are vigorously transferred using a transmission arm to a thin membrane, which is found on the bottom side of the watch. As the membrane has a large surface area, a large amount of air is displaced, which results in a high sound level. One could compare this to a loudspeaker and its cone and membrane.

The bottom side of the watch is perforated with eight openings under its membrane that allows the sound to travel and contains the UN-610 automatic manufacture movement. The result is stunning and all the sonic potential of this timepiece appears to be released, amplified, and enhanced. Its fully polished 43 mm titanium case also amplifies the sound and extends its resonance to 85 decibels, an unrivaled level of sound in the world of watchmaking.

The watch’s face is adorned with a satin-brushed anthracite dial inspired by Chladni’s figures, formed by the materialization of vibratory waves, a nod to the Devialet Phantom’s protective net placed over the tweeter. Hidden under this sculpted lace-like net, tinted glass obscures the watch’s movement for an ultra-contemporary look.

A small, but original feature, the “rose gold” colored hands point towards the Arabic numeral indexes, all tilted outwards, in single file and in a clockwise direction, just like a navy compass. At three o’clock, a small “rose gold” chip disappears and reappears depending on whether you want to activate or deactivate the striking mechanism (ON/OFF button).

At CHF 72,500, the Hourstriker Phantom has become the most affordable striking watch on the market. The piece is enhanced by a black alligator strap and will be sold as a limited edition of 85 pieces, evoking the 85 decibels that it majestically reaches.

Technical details

Model: Hourstriker Phantom
Reference: 6103-132

Movement
UN-610 movement
Automatic movement
Striking mechanism/Rings on the hour and half-hour
Optimized sound up to 85 dB to 100 mm
Power reserve: 42 hours

Case
Polished titanium
Bezel: Polished titanium
Diameter: 43 mm
Water resistance: 30 m

Strap
Black alligator strap fastened with a pin buckle

Price
CHF 72,500

Ulysse Nardin Diver Deep Dive “One More Wave” Limited Edition

Ulysse Nardin has announced its partnership with the highly respected non-profit One More Wave and to mark this historic moment the Swiss luxury watch brand has created a limited edition Diver Deep Dive honoring the organization.

One More Wave’s objective is to help wounded or disabled veterans with surf therapy and to get them back in the water by providing customized surfing equipment and assistance. Their mission to help veterans through ocean therapy resonated strongly with Ulysse Nardin, which has long-standing ties to the sea.

Ulysse Nardin’s deep rooted connection to the U.S. Navy stems from 1905, when Ulysse Nardin won a competition to create the most precise marine chronometer and subsequently became the official supplier to the American Navy.

In addition to a financial contribution, Ulysse Nardin hopes to bring awareness and raise funds for the organization through the launch of the Diver Deep Dive “One More Wave.”The timepiece features a striking yellow and black design, with a black DLC titanium case and 1000m water resistance.