Ulysse Nardin is a brand that has been long associated with the nautical world. So it comes as no surprise that on the occasion of World Oceans Day, the Swiss watchmaking powerhouse has unveiled a new and stunning shark-themed limited edition DIVER watch – the Diver Lemon Shark. Crafted in a 42mm black steel case, the timepiece is decorated with hints of yellow as a homage to the lemon shark. “They (Sharks) are largely misjudged to be dangerous to humans, which are not their natural prey,” says Patrick Pruniaux, CEO, Ulysse Nardin. “We and OCEARCH believe in education. The more informed the public is about these magnificent creatures, the more they will respect their place in the natural hierarchy of the oceans.
On the occasion of World Oceans Day, Ulysse Nardin has unveiled a new and stunning shark-themed limited edition DIVER watch – the Diver Lemon Shark.
OCEARCH is a non-profit organisation dedicated to collecting previously unattainable and important information about the ocean. The release of this timepiece also showcases Ulysse Nardin celebrating its community of friends and partners, including OCEARCH, photographer and diver like Fred Buyle, and the Florida International University and its Aquarius Relief Base underwater research laboratory. After teaming up in June 2020, Chris Fisher, Founder & Expedition Leader of OCEARCH, says “we need to speed up scientific discoveries if we are going to have any chance of leaving healthy oceans behind for our grandchildren.”
The 2021 Ulysse Nardin Diver Lemon Shark
Friend of the brand, professional photographer Fred Buyle uses his craft to help with the bio-tagging of sharks that further assists scientists and researchers understand them.“Lemon sharks are not aggressive towards people yet they are nearly a threatened species. Bio-tagging is essential to having a larger perspective on how they live," says Buyle.
Fred Buyle - photographer, ocean explorer and friend of Ulysse Nardin.
The brand has continued to support the task of conservation of the oceans over the years -- they have fashioned discarded fishing nets into watch bands and helped develop scientific knowledge in the conservation of sharks by supporting relevant organisations. These efforts are a part of the brand's environmental commitment, which follows the United Nations guidelines and their 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that are to be met by 2030.
Fred uses his knowledge and experience to dive with scientists documenting the bio-tagging process.
About the watch:
The 42mm Ulysse Nardin Diver Lemon Shark is a functional timepiece developed specifically for the deep sea. Set with a black DLC coated steel case and a black dial, touches of yellow are present on the bezel, dial, crown, and band -- these pay tribute to the Lemon Shark whose skin is of the same colour. Other asepcts that pays homage to the Lemon Shark are the dial that features a yellow lemon shark 'signature', the caseback that houses a stamp of three lemon sharks, and a black R-STRAP made entirely of discarded fishing nets.
The 42mm Ulysse Nardin Diver Lemon Shark is a contemporary and functional timepiece that is developed specifically for the deep sea.
The Diver Lemon Shark is equipped with the Caliber UN-816, and offers the function of hours, minutes, seconds with a date display at 6 o' clock.
Other asepcts of the watch that pays homage to the Lemon Shark is the dial that features a yellow lemon shark 'signature', the caseback which houses a stamp of three lemon sharks and a black R-STRAP made entirely of discarded fishing nets.
Reference No.: 8163-175LE/92-LEMONSHARK
Movement: Calibre UN-816
Features: Hours, minutes, seconds, self-winding movement and date at 6 o’clock
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Case: Steel case, Black DLC
Bezel: Inverted concave unidirectional rotating bezel
Caseback: Lemon shark engraved
Strap: Black R-STRAP, scratch closing, metal component in titanium, 100% recycled from the Ocean from fishing nets, 100% collected in France (Brest, Marseille), Polyamide, YTT+
Water resistance: 300m
Price: Rs 5.60 lakh (approx.)
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All Images: Courtesy Ulysse Nardin