If anyone exterior the watch world had been to ask what a few of the greatest tendencies in watchmaking are immediately, the reply would undoubtedly embrace ‘collaborations’ and ‘sustainability‘. Ulysse Nardin is not any stranger to collaborations, and for its newest Diver, it groups up with Norwegian outside sportswear model Norrøna to supply the Diver Norrøna Arctic Evening. Sheathed in darkish sustainable supplies – or no less than supplies with a decrease carbon footprint – the Diver Norrøna Arctic Evening is a restricted version of 29 items and comes with a GoreTex® Professional Norrøna jacket to accompany you in your subsequent Arctic journey.
United x Sustainability
Many watch manufacturers have jumped on the sustainability sledge lately and wish the world to know they’re doing their bit to battle international warming. Lengthy related to marine chronometers, Ulysse Nardin’s portfolio has all the time steered on a nautical path with classical renditions just like the Marine Torpilleur or extra up to date 300m diver watches within the Diver household. The Ocean Race Diver, which gives the bottom of this watch, was launched six months in the past and fabricated from revolutionary, recycled supplies, representing the model’s dedication to the preservation of ocean life. With a 60/40% composition of recycled fishing nets and Carbonium® for the case and caseback mixed with recycled chrome steel for a few of the parts, the model claims the watch reduces its environmental influence by 40% in comparison with conventional instances.
Norrøna, based in 1929 by Jørgen Jørgensen and nonetheless a family-run enterprise, specialises in sturdy outside tools for Norway’s harsh surroundings (together with wetsuits for chilly water Arctic browsing!) and has a purpose “to be essentially the most accountable outside firm” by 2029. To offer a real-life action-worn face to the watch, Ulysse Nardin and Norrøna additionally depend on Børge Ousland, a Norweigan explorer, a former deep-sea diver and Navy Seal, as a companion. You’ll be happy to know that Ousland additionally served as a guide within the growth of the arktis Norrøna jacket included with the watch.
The darkish palette of the watch, with its mottled gray and white bezel, is impressed by Norway’s deep fjords and volcanic rocks. The strong 44mm case with a water resistance of 300 metres makes use of an assortment of Carbonium® – the identical materials used for the fuselage and wings of plane, with a 40% decrease environmental influence than different carbon composites because it makes use of offcuts (leftovers) – Nylo®, recycled fishing nets and recycled chrome steel. The construction of the case is constructed as follows: the caseband and caseback are fabricated from 40% Carbonium® and 60% Nylo®; the chrome steel container is created from 80 recycled automotive components; the mottled ornament on the bezel is fabricated from 100% Carbonium®; the strap is created from 100% recycled fishing nets; and the parts of the manufacture motion are sourced in Switzerland inside a 30km radius (to chop down on carbon emissions).
The black sandblasted dial options the basic double X-shape embossed within the centre with an influence reserve indicator at midday and a operating seconds counter at 6 o’clock with a round date window and Norrøna’s Viking brand within the centre. The brief, thick indices are handled with Tremendous-LumiNova and indicated by lumed hour and minute arms, whereas the markings on the dial, sub-dials and unidirectional rotating bezel are picked out in a contrasting shade of gray.
The smoked sapphire caseback with Norrøna’s Viking brand reveals the UN-118 automated manufacture motion. The UN-118 was the model’s first in-house base calibre and made its debut contained in the Marine Chronometer Manufacture of 2012 and was fitted with cutting-edge nanotechnology within the type of a DiamonSil escapement (alliance of silicium and synthetic diamond) and a silicium hairspring. The motion makes use of 50 jewels, runs at a price of 28,800vph and gives 60 hours of energy reserve.
Availability & Worth
As talked about, the Diver Norrøna Arctic Evening comes with a black recycled fishing web strap, gray stitching and a scratch closing. The watch is a restricted and numbered version of 29 items and is delivered with an arktis Gore-Tex Professional waterproof jacket. Obtainable solely on-line at www.ulysse-nardin-com from 2 November 2022, the watch will retail for CHF 11,900 / EUR 11,300 / USD 12,600.
For extra data, please go to Ulysse-Nardin.com and Norrøna.com
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