Certainly, a large portion of you likely have the Marine Chronometer as a primary concern when the name Ulysse Nardin is mentioned – and which is all well and good, as this watch is the foundation of the brand. Nonetheless, there’s more in the assortment, including the Ulysse Nardin Diver, a watch that is as yet connected to the nautical world, yet not maybe the most careful diver on the market. Do you remember this one or this one, considered as a more exemplary way to deal with the watch? The uplifting news is that it has quite recently been relaunched in a more contemporary, cleaner and more delectable bundle – following the pattern initiated by the Torpilleur . Meet the 2018 Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer.
For years, the Marine Chronometer watches, nautical watches with a generally exquisite plan, have had their energetic twins, the Ulysse Nardin Diver. To separate these two – don’t fail to remember that both were propelled by the ocean – UN gave the Diver a strong, manly and intense style (without a doubt, according to a portion of the versions). Gigantic, beautiful, embellished with designs on the dial and the bezel, it was anything but a watch for the cowardly. Surely, it had its crowd and fans in any case, knowing the new methodology of the brand to make the watches more exquisite, the Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer needed to have a new start.
So here we are, in 2018, with another Diver around. In the event that the case, dial, bezel have been upgraded/reshaped, the assortment hasn’t disposed of the multitude of characteristics that made this watch so conspicuous. It is only more practical, more focussed on plunging and more in accordance with the remainder of the current range.
The new Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer includes a 44mm case, with a new, new plan and new extents. Unquestionably, the case is as yet hearty and on the device ish side, yet the carries are currently more tightened, the case totally brushed and the tie better coordinated into the general plan. There’s a “lighter” feeling on the wrist, with more comfort and a more compact shape. The instance of this new Diver Chronometer is created in titanium – implying that it is both light and more impervious to outside components. The case is as yet that of a genuine diver, and is water-impervious to 300m.
The sides of the case have been reshaped as well, with a superior coordination of the carries and of the crown security gadget in the general plan. It surely has the flavor of a Ulysse Nardin, yet in a more contemporary way. What hasn’t changed is the elastic lash, which actually includes the metallic addition at 6 o’clock – a mark component of the assortment. The crown is enormous and screwed and the caseback is made of sapphire (besides on the Great White release, which includes a shut titanium back).
On the wrist, the 2018 Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer is a huge watch. No discussion. In any case, it wears obviously superior to what you would anticipate from a 44mm watch. The state of the lash makes it adjusted and appropriate for most wrists – even wrists under 17cm. To wrap things up, the watch disposes of the wave or shark designs generally found on past releases and now includes a cleaner style. This can be seen on the new unidirectional bezel, which currently includes an altered plan – curved and with raised numerals and markers (with now just the initial 20 minutes featured and easier 0-15-30-45 markers).
As for the dials, a similar generally speaking thought of effortlessness and usefulness has been utilized. The complex example of its archetype has been supplanted by a basic grained surface with applied records and the hours markers and hands are huge and loaded up with glowing material. The showcase stays exemplary for a Ulysse Nardin watch, with hours and minutes in the middle, little seconds and date at 6 o’clock, and a force hold at 12 o’clock.
The 2018 Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer will be accessible in 4 editions:
- Titanium, blue dial – ref. 1183-170-3/93
- Titanium, black dial – ref. 1183-170-3/92
- Great White Limited Edition – ref. 1183-170LE-3/90-GW (restricted to 300 pieces)
- Monaco Limited Edition – ref. 1185-170LE-3/BLACK-MON (restricted to 100 pieces)
In expansion to the two standard renditions (in blue or in black), two restricted versions will be dispatched. The principal, the Great White, includes a white-and-dim shading plan and a shut titanium back. The second, the Monaco Edition, includes a black-covered case and gold accents on the bezel, the dial and the crown.
Inside the instance of the 2018 Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer is the type UN-118, a development that is generally utilized across the reach, with or without complications – for example in the Marine 1846 or the Marine Torpilleur . This programmed type has been created by UN and is delivered in-house. It has a comfortable 60-hour power hold and highlights a few current advances, for example, the proprietary Silicium anchor escapement and inertial balance wheel with silicium hairspring. Obvious through the sapphire caseback, it is pleasantly finished with concentric Geneva stripes, an engraved wavering weight, blued screws and inclined points on the extensions. It is likewise chronometer-confirmed by COSC.
Overall, the 2018 Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer welcomes a new and cool interpretation of a notorious piece in UN’s assortment. It will unquestionably stay even more a “desk diver’s watch”, yet its new shape and more device ish components are welcome increases. Costs range from EUR 7,900 for the black and blue versions, to EUR 8,900 for the Great White release and EUR 12,000 for the Monaco release. Not the least expensive jump watch accessible available yet a cost in accordance with the nature of its development. More subtleties at www.ulysse-nardin.com .