Ulysse Nardin adds to its roster of ocean adventurer ambassadors

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Just a year after the arrival of Fred Buyle to Ulysse Nardin’s family of explorers, the maritime watchmaker announces its partnership with a talented new photographer, a hunter of moving water, light, transparency and poetry: Ben Thouard.

This spring, Ben Thouard joins Ulysse Nardin’s Armada of explorers alongside freediver and photographer Fred Buyle, sailors Sébastien Destremau, Romain Pilliard and Dan Lenard, snowboarder and surfer Mathieu Crépel and kitesurfing champion Alex Caizergues.

“Like the hero of Homer’s Odyssey, these modern-day Ulysses set out to conquer their dreams and ambitions, ready to face obstacles and the unknown, connected more than ever to the elements, the ocean and Nature,” Ulysse Nardin says.


In love with the ocean and armed with his photo equipment and his DIVER Great White 44 mm, Thouard chases waves, their strength and their clarity in a quest to capture their beauty and emotion. With over two million breathtaking photographs of water in motion, Thouard has just published his first art book, SURFACE.


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