ulysse nardin diver chronograph monaco

Ulysse Nardin, captain of the watch frigate.

The Le Locle-based watchmaker is celebrating its 8th year as official sponsor of the Monaco Yacht Club with a limited edition chronograph.

The Principality of Monaco is a city state covering barely 2.02km² with a population of over 37,000. It lies 20km from Nice on the Côte d’Azur and has been ruled by Prince Albert II of Monaco for over a decade. The monarch is passionate about sailing and supports the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), a one-of-a-kind exhibition that has brought together over 120 yachts in the Monaco port since 1991. The next event (September 28th-October 1st 2016) is epitomised by a design by the watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, an official partner of the MYS for 8 years.

The Le-Locle brand has unveiled a limited edition watch (100 available), the Diver Chronograph Monaco, whose colours and patterns bring to mind the blue and navy Mediterranean and the white and red Monaco flag. Monaco’s coat of arms is also engraved on the sapphire crystal caseback.

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The 44mm steel case is waterproof to depths of 300m making it a perfect ally for water sports fans. It’s topped by a bidirectional notched bezel whose blue rubber ring is adorned by waves and a red minute track. The screwdown crown and pushers are also in rubber-coated steel.

Navy diamonds flood the blue dial surrounded by white markers shot through with red. The openwork hour and minute hands in the centre have the same design. The chronograph features are coated in red: central seconds hand, minute counter at 3 and hour counter at 6. The blue small seconds at 9 sink into the background whilst the 12-hour counter and date display lie at 6.

The self-winding mechanical UN-150 calibre fuels the functions and 48-hour power reserve.

Price: 12,500 CHF

By Sharmila Bertin


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