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Ulysse Nardin’s new Diver watch helps protect sharks

To celebrate Shark Week, the Swiss luxury watchmaker Ulysse Nardin has unveiled a new limited-edition version of their 44mm Diver chronograph called the Diver Chrono Great White, with 1% of sales donated to the protection of sharks

By Joshua Hendren

Beloved for their marine watches, in recent years, Ulysse Nardin has taken its support of safeguarding sharks to the next level with a community of world-renowned shark experts, divers, universities, and non-profits.

Ulysse Nardin unveils the Diver Chrono Great White
Mike Coots wears the Ulysse Nardin Diver Chrono Great White

Now, this devotion to the ocean’s most misunderstood creature has increased even further. To celebrate the arrival of Shark Week, the Swiss luxury watchmaker has unveiled a striking, shark-themed limited edition of their 44mm Diver chronograph.

Ulysse Nardin unveils the Diver Chrono Great White
Mike Coots wears the Ulysse Nardin Diver Chrono Great White

The new Diver Chrono Great White is a vision in sandblasted and satin-finish titanium, with a versatile silhouette designed to withstand 300-metre depths. Powering the 44mm model is the Calibre UN-150 self-winding movement that comes protected by Silicium technology developed by Ulysse Nardin at its headquarters in Le Locle, Switzerland.

Touches of blue and white adorn a grey dial, reminiscent of shark skin, while a concave bezel with a domed sapphire glass creates a sleek look designed for even the most adventurous deep sea diver.

Ulysse Nardin unveils the Diver Chrono Great White
Mike Coots wears the Ulysse Nardin Diver Chrono Great White
Ulysse Nardin unveils the Diver Chrono Great White
Mike Coots wears the Ulysse Nardin Diver Chrono Great White

Limited to just 300 pieces, with 1% of all revenues from the sales of the Diver Chrono Great White set of be donated to non-profit organisations focused on sharks, the new timepiece is just one commitment made by Ulysse Nardin to ocean preservation as of late.

Ulysse Nardin unveils the Diver Chrono Great White
Mike Coots wears the Ulysse Nardin Diver Chrono Great White

The watchmaker has also partnered with Shark Trust, the leading European shark conservation charity. Founded in 1997, the Plymouth-based organisation works to reform unsustainable and unmanaged fisheries and the supply chain that drives the global consumption of shark products.

What’s more, the brand has introduced a new member to the Ulysse Nardin family – Mike Coots, a Hawaii native who lost his right leg in a tiger shark attack at 18 years old while bodyboarding. Ever since he has become an advocate for saving sharks and maintaining the balance of the ecosystem – we couldn’t think of a better partnership.

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