From great depths – Ulysse Nardin Diver X Skeleton

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The diver has decidedly delved into haute horlogerie. And if its origin is that of a professional instrument, the new Ulysse Nardin Diver X Skeleton is part of another marine specimen of more sophisticated and innovative pieces that add interesting complications and define new aesthetic and technical codes.

Photo Credits: ulysse-nardin / promo

A lineage is conducive to independent firms where we can mention the Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon, the De Bethune DB28 GS Grand Blue, or the Franck Muller Skafander. A watchmaking ‘crossover’ genre of unprecedented diversion where the new piece by Ulysse Nardin now stands out. A piece that was precisely born from the fusion of the Diver X and Skeleton X line. Haute horlogerie diver Ulysse Nardin presents his Diver X Skeleton as a hybrid. And it is in an aesthetic sense by combining the two universes of its Diver and Executive Skeleton collections. The result is a piece that strips its dial with a skeletonized technical exercise that takes the X as a structural reference. A sporty piece with an avant-garde touch whose case is made of blue Carbonium.  It is an innovative material from the aeronautical industry only previously used in the Freak X. They are fibers used for the fuselage and wings of airplanes.

The manufacture of this carbon takes waste materials, thus reducing up to 40% the environmental impact than the use of other types of carbon. Ulysse Nardin celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2012, so it has released this model in a limited edition of 175 pieces. A diver of haute horlogerie adding to Ulysse Nardin’s success at sea as a historic manufacturer of marine chronometers.

AVANT-GARDE DIVER

The avant-garde touch of this Diver X Skeleton is also achieved by Ulysse Nardin thanks to a concave or inverted bezel where the domed sapphire crystal itself fits perfectly. And the firm has completely redesigned the UN-371 movement – the movement of its 42mm Skeleton -. This new Diver X Skeleton extends its case to 44 mm and improves water resistance to 200 meters despite its lightweight design. An automatic caliber with a 96-hour March reserve that has been enhanced with the addition of the oscillating weight in the shape of the iconic X that Ulysse Nardin adopts as a creative symbol.

The firm placed a cap on the barrel in the same blue Carbonium under the logo at 12 o’clock. The dial’s blue and orange finishes have been carefully crafted and reveal the layered construction of the subtle dial. And the case has been coated in blue PVD. A sports watch with a rubber-protected crown and a blue or orange rubber strap.

Photo Credits: ulysse-nardin / promo

DATA SHEET:

ULYSSE NARDIN DIVER X SKELETON     

FUNCTION:   Hours, minutes and seconds   

BOX:   Carbonium® blue   

COVER:   Skeletonized   

STRAP:   Rubber   

VERSIONS:   Limited Edition: 175 pieces   

PRICE:   19,300 euros

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