Beautiful Freaks Go Deep!
Dubai, UAE, April 8, 2018: Very robust, very functional, very technical, very sporty: introducing the remarkable new hero piece of the iconic Ulysse Nardin DIVER Collection — a resolutely masculine, highly reliable professional diving instrument and an exceptionally bold sports watch, loaded with unprecedented technical specs, including a helium escape valve and water resistance to 1,000 metres.
Ulysse Nardin's links to the sea run deep. A recognized pioneer of watchmaking innovation since 1846, the Manufacture's early renown was built on the peerless precision and reliability of its marine chronometers – essential navigational instruments that helped seafarers determine longitude by means of celestial navigation. The Manufacture is equally renowned for what it has achieved underwater, with its solidly built and unabashedly masculine Diver collection.
Like its immediate predecessor, the Diver Deep Dive is powered by the in-house caliber UN-320, which has a patented silicium lever and escape wheel configuration. The balance spring is also in silicium, a material Ulysse Nardin first introduced to Haute Horlogerie.
Along with 1 km water resistance — the world record diving depth is 701 meters — new technical standouts on this limited edition (300 pieces) masterwork include a removable titanium guard on the crown at 2 o'clock and a helium release valve at 9 o'clock, for deep dives of prolonged periods of time or under saturation. The rubber strap is a first: it has an expandable element that adjusts to changes in wrist size during dives, caused by the compression of your neoprene diving suit. The robust, angular-shaped case is in titanium, with cut-edged horns. The large bezel has 12-notched teeth for easy manipulation, even with diving gloves.
The look is stark yet shark: 15 hammerhead sharks adorn the dial; another is stamped on the caseback; a bright red one swims on the side of the crown guard; and another decorates the dial counter. Destined for fans of active leisure and all water sports, the Diver Deep Dive will especially appeal to men looking for a timepiece that is striking looking but not fragile, that they can wear even when things get very intense.
Limited Edition 300 pieces
Movement Calibre UN-320
Manufacture Movement with Ulysse Nardin certificate
Silicium spiral and anchor escapement
Power reserve Around 48 hours
Date at 3 o'clock, front and back date corrector
Small seconds counter at 5 o'clock
Automatic screw-on decompression valve system at 9 o'clock
Bezel Rotating, unidirectional, made of titanium, partially covered with rubber
Dial Blue with hammerhead pattern
Luminescent hands and hour markers
Diameter 46 mm
Crown At 2 o'clock, with removable crown guard in titanium
Hammerhead shark pattern on the side
Water Resistance 1000 m
Crystal Crystal sapphire with anti-reflection treatment
Caseback Stainless steel, stamped with hammerhead design
Strap Rubber strap with expandable element (spring that adjusts ac-cording to water depth), Folding clasp