Today sees the release of the Diver Le Locle, a watch inspired by a 1964 automatic model from the house collection. The watch was introduced at SIHH 2017 as part of a new vintage collection of three watches. This diving watch might look like the vintage original, but the technology is pure 2017. While the original was 38mm, the Diver Le Locle is 42mm, the vintage-inspired design details are well thought out, including the domed sapphire crystal with a magnifier on its underside.
A self-winding UN-320 manufacture movement integrates silicium technology. The timepiece has also undergone Ulysse Nardin’s certification process.
A magnified date at 3 o’clock can be quickly set both forwards and backwards and the Diver Le Locle is a diving watch with highly legible Super Luminova indexes, unidirectional bezel and 100 meters water resistance.
The case-back reveals a unique engraving of a diver in the depths of the sea, and the strap is durable sailcloth. The watch will retail for CHF9,600.