This year marks the 50th anniversary of “The Ocean Race”, which began as “Whitbread Round The World Race” and later became “The Volvo Ocean Race”, a competition that crosses 9 cities in the world for 6 months and takes about 1 year to prepare.
Ulysse Nardin who, in addition to being The Race’s Official Timekeeper of the race, is intrinsically linked to the event for a greater purpose, the commitment to sustainability through conservation and preservation of the oceans. In this sense of mission, Ulysse Nardin is also one of the sponsors of the “11th Hour Racing Team”, one of the participants in the race, which shares the same values and purpose for the defence of the oceans.
To mark the date, the Swiss watchmaker presents a limited edition chronograph “The Ocean Race Diver Chronograph” of 100 pieces.
The new chronograph which wears a 44mm titanium case with black DLC with a satin finish, comes with a unidirectional concave bezel in Carbonium, a carbon composite made from recycled fishing nets and aeroplane fuselage offcuts, a fluted crown and two pushers, with the start/stop to come with a blue ring, sapphire glass on the front and on the case back, the latter engraved with the number 50 in the centre and with the zero to be replaced by the race logo, and finally, 300m of water resistance.
The black sandblasted dial features three sub-dials at 3-6-9 o’clock representing a 30-minute counter, a 12-hour counter and running seconds respectively, a blue centre chronograph seconds hand that combine with the two Chrono pointers, white applied hour markers and pencil hands all filled with luminescent material and a round date window at 6 o’clock.
Inside operates the 318-component Caliber UN-150 automatic movement, which runs at 28,800 Vph and offers two days of power reserve.
Lastly, the chronograph is attached to a black rubber strap with black ceramic hardware and can be had for €16,000.
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Brand: Ulysse Nardin
Model: Antarctic Diver
Case Material: Titanium
Case Dimensions: 44 mm diameter
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 300 Meters
Strap: Black rubber strap with ceramic hardware
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vph)
Power Reserve: 48 Hours
Price: From € 16,000 (21% VAT)
Limited Edition: Yes, 100 pieces