Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph Big White Limited Edition inherits the Swiss brand’s fascination with the ocean. Angus Davies checked the excellent diver’s watch and pointed out its many technical attributes.
In 1846, the 23-year-old watchmaker Ulysse Nardin founded his watch company of the same name. With excellent pocket watches, and more importantly, the marine chronograph, the brand quickly won an impressive reputation. This seems to be a mold, and the company based in Le Locle will always stay in close contact with Sea World.
Recently, Ulysse Nardin has adapted to diving and yachting. Indeed, whether above or below the surface of the ocean, Ulysse Nardin has repeatedly worked to combine the fields of horology and ocean research.
The Swiss watch brand has a close relationship with the Monaco Yacht Show, highlighting the company’s love for water sports. In September 2018, Ulysse Nardin launched four new diver’s watches, each of which was designated as an “ astronomical clock ”.
The four references are presented in different colors, but all contain the same function. Although each option is housed in a 44mm case and has the same outline, each reference has its own unique appearance.
Image-Diver’s chronograph blue dial. No. 1183-170-3 / 93
The standard non-limited diver observatory watch has a blue or black dial. The third model is the Diver Chronometer Monaco limited edition, which is made of titanium and 18-carat rose gold case, and is equipped with a chronograph back cover with the Monégasque badge engraved on it. Finally, the Ulysse Nardin Diver chronograph Great White Limited Edition circumvents the usual tones usually associated with watches used for underwater purposes, but incorporates stunning white tones, which are typical features created by women. However, I must admit that the white tone diver ’s watch attracted me most and was the focus of this feature.
The prerequisite for any diving watch is absolute readability. Of course, on Terra Firma, the Ulysse Nardin Diver chronograph Great White Limited Edition is very clear and easy to read.
The silver hour and minute hands are lined with a large number of luminescent coatings. Each hand has a pointed tip, although the tip is slightly blunt. However, the centerline of each hand is pointed at the index finger and the minute precisely like a laser, making the reading humane. In addition, the white brushstroke of the minute hand kissing minutes further improves readability. Every hour there is a bold white label, also with a luminous coating.
A small second hand is at 6 o’clock. It uses both blue and white tones to convey meaning. At the bottom of the small seconds display, there is a circular aperture that determines the current date. The date is indicated in blue on a white background and is easy to read. The watchmaking convention will cause people to describe it as a “small seconds display”, but on this replcia watch price, the scale is larger than the standard scale, and the lower hemisphere of the dial is full of indications. The dial details of this Ulysse Nardin Diver chronograph Great White Limited Edition have once again improved readability.
The power reserve indicator, located below noon, succinctly indicates the available energy stored in the isolated spring barrel.
The dial skin is mottled gray, with light gray and white random spots enhancing the appearance. The name of the brand and the words “Great White” are all over the dial. In addition, there is an application anchor (the brand’s logo) above the dial plane, which can further enhance the appeal of the watch’s perspective. In my opinion, this is a very handsome dial, which surpasses the pragmatic appearance of many diving watches.
Although the dials and cases of the other three aforementioned versions of the watch use different colors, they have the same dial topography as the Ulysse Nardin Diver chronograph Great White Limited Edition, which is worth noting if white is not your color.