UN presents a limited edition Diver Chronograph Monaco, designed to encapsulate the spirit of innovation and independence that the brand believes have driven them forward for over 170 years.
The Swiss watchmaker is official sponsor of the Monaco Yacht Show, an honor it has held for the last eight years. Now Ulysse Nardin pays tribute to this high point in the yachting calendar with a Limited Edition Diver Chronograph Monaco.
Housed in the smart red and blue shared by other Monaco Limited Edition timepieces, the Diver Chronograph commemorates the event with a minute counter showing the heraldic pattern of the Principality of Monaco, also present on the sapphire crystal case back. Monaco Yacht Show 2016 is written on the blue dial, while the indexes and hands show the colors of the Monaco flag.
Only 100 stainless steel pieces have been made. A fully functional diver, as well as a precision chronograph, the Diver Chronograph Monaco holds a self-winding movement: the in-house designed Caliber UN-150 with its silicium escapement. Seconds hand in the center, small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30 minutes at 3 o’clock, 12 hour counter and a round date window at 6 o’clock offer complete chronograph timekeeping.
The diving DNA is revealed as much by the watch’s oversized 44mm case as its unidirectional diving bezel – a security measure to prevent accidental changes to the dive time. The outside of the rotating bezel is fluted, as if to echo the wave motif etched in rubber on the stainless steel. Rubber coats of the screw-down security crown too, ensuring grip and an exceptional water resistance to 300 meters – along with its other traits, the mark of a true diving watch.
For legibility as much as to delight the eye, the Diver Chronograph Monaco is a perfect fusion between form and function.