Ulysse Nardin dived deep with this one, a chronograph inspired by the Great White Shark which is water resistant to 300m.
The brand says that in launching the watch, it is paying respect to the iconic animal and in doing so has unveiled the new 44mm chronograph in titanium with white concave unidirectional rubberized bezel.
The dial in grey aims to evoke the skin of the shark and the white rubber straps are accented with a silhouette of the animal.
Engineered to withstand 300-meter depth, the new diver watch is designed to habitat in the undersea environment right alongside its namesake.
The Diver Chronograph 44mm Limited Edition Great White follows a long tradition of shark-named diver watches at Ulysse Nardin, including a women’s Great White Diver launched in 2019.
In 2020, the brand partnered with White Shark research organization, OCEARCH, whose mission is to provide open-source data on the species through its program of catch, study, tag and release.
In honor of this dive watch and the on-going partnership with OCEARCH, both businesses have announced the capture, study, release of Ulysses, the newest UN brand ambassador.
Ulysses measures 12 foot 4 inches long and weighs 990 lbs., and is an adult male white shark.
He was tagged in the North Atlantic Sea off Ironbound Island, Novia Scotia on September 14, 2021 at 12:00am.
Reflecting on this, president of Ulysse Nardin Americas, said: “Having experienced both life and work aboard the vessel on two separate expeditions, I can attest to the unique collaborative model OCEARCH uses to conduct their research. It is truly impressive to see expert fishermen collaborating with marine scientists at the tops of their fields.”
Adding: “While it’s visually impressive to see the teams capture a shark and keep it alive on the deck. It’s really about the science and research produced by the expeditions that allows OCEARCH to contribute to important scientific and medical findings.”
The ULYSSE NARDIN Diver Chronograph 44mm Limited Edition Great White retails for $13,300 and is available starting in October in the United States and in early 2022 worldwide.