Ulysse Nardin is plainly in the center of a significant rebuilding cycle and refreshing the greater part of its meaningful watches. After new watches in the Marine assortment , it was the ideal opportunity for the Diver to get a fresher look. Following keep going year’s advancements on the 3-hand models, the brand currently comes up with three new yet in a flash conspicuous Diver Chronographs. Still forcing, still striking, still obviously Ulysse Nardin, the new chronos advantage from the most recent plan overhaul and discard a great deal of counterbalance for a lighter, more smoothed out and contemporary look.
Last year, Ulysse Nardin disclosed its upgraded Diver Chronometer, a pared-down and more contemporary way to deal with its showy Divers of the past. If you glance back at this restricted version Monaco Yacht Show 2016 Diver Chronograph , embellished like a stars and stripes banner and with enough beautiful subtleties to keep most sharks under control, you can plainly value the development. Toning it down would be best is by all accounts the new line of deduction at UN, and the most recent Diver Chronograph models get on plan signs from the as of late redid Diver Chronometer 42mm with a more limited way to deal with decoration.
Like the 2016 chronograph, the most recent Diver Chronographs measure 44mm and are furnished with a similar UN-150 programmed type – implying that the format of the sub-dials and position of the pushers is indistinguishable – and are clearly still water-impervious to 300m.
A More contemporary take
Looking at the old and 2019 chronographs one next to the other you can perceive how the serrated shark blade style bezel of the prior model has been traded for a more direct bezel with 12 scores and how the carries have become more smoothed out, deserting the ventured highlight. The unidirectional bezel is curved now and highlights raised numerals and markers with Super-LumiNova on the 0. The bezel is additionally marginally thicker, and despite the fact that it actually has an elastic supplement, it drops the wavy example. By chance, the bezel makes a decent clicking sound when turned. The crown monitors are less noticeable and the new Diver Chronograph additionally disposes of the cleaned surfaces on the previous diver chronograph and goes for a completely brushed, apparatus watch finish.
The tri-compax format is indistinguishable from the more established models be that as it may, indeed, restrained to mirror the 2018 plan orders for the Divers. The bustling foundation on a portion of the prior models is currently supplanted with a grained surface and the hour markers and hands (radiant, obviously) have been abbreviated and “deskeletonised”. The tachymetre scale (clearly a sketchy decision on a jump watch) has been discarded and the chronograph counters rearranged; even the hammerhead shark swimming in the 30-minute sub-dial at 3 o’clock (or the engraving Marine Diver 1846) on a portion of the restricted version 2016 models has gone. Another detail is the date window inside the 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, which has contracted discernibly and been deprived of its amplifying lens.
The two titanium models, accessible with dark or blue dials and coordinating elastic ties and rubberised bezel embeds, highlight red chronograph hands while the rose gold model adheres to a more calm shading plan of brilliant and white subtleties against a blue foundation. Each of the three models have the trademark metal addition on the elastic lash (in titanium or rose gold, contingent upon model) with the brand logo yet you’ll see that even the elastic tie has been returned to. Rather than the two-tone stripes on some more seasoned models, the lashes of the new Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph stick to one colour.
HAMMERHEAD SHARK LIMITED EDITION
With its striking shading plan of red and blue, the titanium model with a blue dial and red accents is the liveliest of the pack and proceeds with UN’s continuous custom of blue and red Hammerhead unique releases. Red is utilized to feature the bezel joint, the chronograph seconds hand, the pushers, the Hammerhead Shark engraving on the dial and even the shark etched in the elastic tie. Restricted to 300 pieces, a plaque on the case shows the quantity of the watch xx/300. The picture of a hammerhead shark – shown frontally and not in profile for a more forceful look – is engraved on the screw-down titanium caseback of the restricted version model.
UN Caliber 150
Although the restricted version Hammerhead doesn’t uncover the development, the two non-restricted Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph have sapphire precious stone casebacks. Beneath deck is the brand’s in-house programmed, coordinated, section wheel chronograph development with a 48-hour power save. As the antecedents of the utilization of silicon (silicium at UN) the escapement is produced using silicon, it ticks at an advanced 4Hz frequency.
Availability and Price
The Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph 44mm Hammerhead Shark (reference 1503-170-3/93-HAMMER) is restricted to 300 pieces and retails for CHF 11,900. The non-restricted Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph 44mm titanium/dark model (reference 1503-170-3/92) retails for CHF 11,500 and the non-restricted Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph 44mm 18k rose gold/blue (reference 1502-170-3/93) for CHF 38,500.
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