Ulysse Nardin unveil Diver x Antarctica
Ulysse Nardin has pulled the wraps on a new Divers watch, this time inspired by the inhospitable climate of Antarctica. It did so with help from explorer and photographer Sebastian Copeland.
The new watch takes design cues from the frozen continent, as well as Copeland’s artistic work. The photographer has long sought to draw attention to matters of urgent global significance and given the climate crisis, and it’s no surprise his lens has fallen on the frozen South.
Copeland’s images have been admired from around the world, and are a reference for both explorers and those curious as to how Antarctica has changed over the last few years. On his last visit to the continent, he and fellow explorer Eric Mc-Nair-Landry led the first East-to-West transcontinental ski-crossing setting three world records.
Copeland is planning a new expedition in 2021.
The new watch boasts a white rubber strap, and ice blue touches on the dial (meant to ape that of icebergs). It also packs a sandblasted dial and an in-house UN-118 movement designed for accuracy in even the coldest of conditions.
The grey face is marked with an X – as per Ulysse Nardin’s new x-rated design philosophy.
The watch it stamped on the back with the coordinates of Antarctica – which, due to the fact it’s at the south pole, only features the latitude of 90-degrees.
Elsewhere, the 44mm case is made of titanium, with a silicium and diamonsil escapement. And it comes with both date function, small seconds (at the 6-o'clock position) and a power-reserve indication (of 60-hours).
The watch will soon be available from all good Ulysse Nardin boutiques for CHF8,900 (AED32,965).