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UN takes on the Rhum

Ulysse Nardin announces its partnership with the French sailor Romain Pilliard as he prepares to take on the Route du Rhum.

Having already joined hands with the Australian sailor Sebastien Destremau earlier this year, Kering group-based brand Ulysse Nardin announces the arrival of the French sailer Romain Pilliard – a modern-day explorer – to take their goal of spreading environmental awareness a notch higher. Together they're going to participate in the 2018 Route du Rhum – a transatlantic event which brings together some of the best sailors in the world.

Close to nature and sensitive to environmental causes, Romain Pilliard plans to use his transatlantic journey to promote circular economy. A concept based on the reuse of goods and materials, circular economy aims to achieve a means of consumption without waste. “Climate change concerns us all. I want to prove to people that circular economy and performance are compatible.”

Pilliard will be seen wearing his new Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronometer – a robust timepiece for extreme sports on or under the sea. The watch comes with an inverted, concave bezel with a domed sapphire glass, housing superluminova indexes and hands and a power reserve indicator at 12 o'clock and a date and small seconds aperture at 6 o'clock. The 44mm piece beats with the UN-118 at its heart.

 

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