ulysse nardin diver chronometer great white caseback



For the Monaco Yacht Show, Ulysse Nardin launched four new Diver Chronometer models, including a limited edition watch with the imposing and impressive silhouette of a great white shark on the back.

Carcharodon Carcharias is the scientific name for one of the most fearsome predators in the sea, the great white shark. Following dubious publicity from Steven Spielberg’s 1975 film, Jaws, the shark was for a long time known mistakenly as a maneater, but has acquired a new reputation in recent years. In several recent studies, the specialists of ocean life have given us a new and less frightening view of the great white shark. This pitiless predator for the inhabitants of the sea is actually very shy when it comes to humans, and has inspired the watchmakers Ulysse Nardin to create 300 Diver Chronometer Great White watches as part of a quartet of models unveiled at the end of September.

ulysse nardin diver chronometer great white casebackThe titanium case on the Diver Chronometer Great White, featuring the self-winding calibre UN-118, boasts a generous diameter of 44mm. It comes with a unidirectional revolving bezel, where the diving scale, in 15-minute sequences, is shown embossed against the white grooved background. On the bright grey dial with sanding to provide a mottled effect, the hours and minutes appear in the centre with wide, lume-coated hands. The seconds have been moved to be a counter decorated with white and blue touches at 6 o’clock, where the date sub-dial is also located. The watch has a power reserve of 60 hours, shown in an indicator at 12 o’clock.

A white rubber strap rounded off with a tang buckle completes this highly elegant watch, perfectly cut out for adventure in deep waters, since it is watertight down to 300m.

Price: 7,900 CHF (titanium and black or blue dial) – 8,900 CHF (titanium, Great White edition) – 12,000 CHF (titanium and pink gold, Monaco edition)

By Sharmila Bertin