In honour of Shark Week and celebrating the launch of its new DIVER CHRONO GREAT WHITE, the Swiss watchmaking Maison raises its devotion to shark conservation around the world to the next level.
With their status as the apex predators of the sea and as a largely misunderstood species of marine life, sharks are the avatars and cherished icons of Ulysse Nardin. These majestic top predators are essential to the natural order of marine ecosystems.
Currently their most severe menace is from overfishing, and many species are threatened with extinction. Sharks have been an irreplaceable resource for coastal communities in the developing world for centuries.
Currently, this unique balance is in danger of being lost forever. Ulysse Nardin is dedicated to the conservation of sharks, one of the emblems of the iconic Swiss watch manufacturer.
The new Diver 44mm chronograph has a sandblasted and satin-finish titanium case and displays a white, unidirectional, rotating, rubberized bezel. A contemporary and functional model designed specifically for the deep, it is a technical marvel fitted with the Caliber UN-150 self-winding movement; the watch works thanks to revolutionary Silicium technology, pioneered by Ulysse Nardin at its headquarters in Le Locle, Switzerland.
It features a 30-minute counter, a 12-hour counter and a small second counter with date, escapement wheel, anchor & balance spring in Silicium. Touches of blue and white decorate the grey dial. The lettering “GREAT WHITE” appears below the Ulysse Nardin logo.
And the silhouette of the animal is the key signature of the white rubber strap – while the grey of the dial is reminiscent of shark skin. The concave bezel with a domed sapphire glass creates a sleek look designed for those who consider exploring the depths of the ocean a personal challenge.
Engineered to withstand 300-meter depth, the new diver watch is designed to inhabit the undersea environment right alongside its namesake. The Diver Chronograph 44mm Limited Edition Great White follows a long tradition of shark-named diver watches including a women’s Great White Diver launched in 2019.
It is available in a limited series of just 300 pieces. 1% of the revenues from sales of this watch will be donated to the planet to support via non-profit organizations focused on sharks.