The Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer
An Experimental Watchmaker Releases a Funky Chronometer Dive Watch
Ulysse Nardin is a brand with a lot of history and was once known for its accurate marine chronometers, but in its current iteration, it’s known for its experimental take on watchmaking. Notably, the company was an innovator in the use of silicon in watch movements back in the early 2000s, with the introduction of the Freak. The brand’s latest release — the Divers Chronometer — is a sort of a combination of these skillsets that melds accurate silicon watchmaking with a unique-looking but functional dive watch build.
The Diver Chronometer is a collection of four divers featuring the same design scheme and titanium case. It comes in at 44mm, is water resistant to 300 meters, and features an in-house automatic movement from Ulysse Nardin with silicon escapement components, chronometer-accuracy and a 60-hour power reserve (the movement is visible through a transparent case back, too). What’s more, the watch features some interesting design facets, including a concave bezel and a dial with an almost spackle-like texture.
The Diver’s four iterations include two “standard” offerings in navy blue and black colorways, and two limited editions: the Diver Great White with white accents and the Monaco Limited Edition, which features black and gold accents. The watch will range between $7,900 for the main models and $12,000 for the Monaco.