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Ulysses Nardin has refreshed two of its dive models for World Oceans Day (June 8) with eye-catching blue dial markers and matching blue rubber straps.
New Ulysses Nardin diver net azure.
One model, the Diver Net Azure, adds sparkling blue to the watchmaker’s existing eco-friendly Diver series. This latest model in the collection (which also includes the Ocean Race Diver) uses recycled materials in the case, made from carbonium (with 40% lower environmental impact than other carbon composites), nylon (polyamide recycled from fishing nets) and 95% recycled steel. .
The watchmaker reports that the new model represents a greater use of recycled steel than the first Diver Net concept model in 2020, which contained 80% recycled steel.
The watch is water-resistant up to 300 meters and displays its blue color on the X accents on the dial, dial markers, bezel markers and its rubber strap.
Ulysses Nardin fits the watch with its automatic UN-118 movement (above), a silicone balance spring and a diamonsile escapement wheel and anchor. Price: $12,600.
New Ulysses Nardin Diver X Skeleton Azure.
The Diver X Skeleton Azure is a more complicated dive watch. As the latest model in the watchmaker’s Diver X Skeleton collection, the skeletonized watch features its UN-372 manufacture caliber, a top-level in-house automatic Ulysse Nardin movement with an extra-large oscillator and a silicone escapement wheel, anchor, and balance-spring. .
The movement is housed in a 44 mm titanium DLC case, which is water-resistant to 200 meters. Its components are visible under a dramatic black and blue X-shaped bridge. Lightweight carbonium tops the barrel cover at the 12 o’clock position and covers the unidirectional rotating bezel. Price: $26,400.
Ulysses Nardin Caliber UN-372.
(See below for full technical specifications for both new watches).
Specifications: Ulysses Nardin Diver Net Azure
Movement: UN-118 manufacturing capacity, automatic movement display hours, minutes, small seconds, date, power reserve indicator. Silicon balance-spring, diamonsil escapement wheel and anchor. Frequency 4Hz (28,800 vph).
Case: 44mm by 14.81mm with central case, bezel, case back and movement mount in 95% recycled stainless steel. Side case and case back ring: 60% nylon recycled fishing net and 40% carbonium up-cycled carbon fiber from the aeronautical industry. Open sapphire crystal case back. Concave unidirectional rotating bezel in 100% upcycle carbonium with domed sapphire crystal. 300 meters water resistance.
Dial: sandblasted black with an embossed and satin X power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock, date and small seconds at 6 o’clock, hour-markers and hands with Super-LumiNova.
Strap: Black “Ulysse Nardin” ceramic material with azure-colored rubber strap with black ceramic pin at 6 o’clock.
Specifications: Ulysses Nardin Diver x Skeleton Azure
Movement: UN-372 manufacture caliber, self-winding skeleton movement hours, minutes, seconds. Oversized silicon balance wheel, silicon escapement wheel, anchor and balance-spring. Frequency 3Hz (21,600 vph).
Case: Polished and satin 44mm by 15.7mm black DLC titanium case, concave unidirectional rotating bezel in carbonium with domed sapphire crystal, open sapphire crystal caseback in black DLC titanium. 200 meters water resistant.
Dial: X-shaped skeleton dial with polished and satin-finished black PVD carbon barrel cover, black hour-markers and hands with Super-LumiNova.
Strap: Azure-colored rubber strap with black “Ulysse Nardin” ceramic material at 6 o’clock, compatible with R-STRAP, folding clasp in black ceramic and black PVD titanium.