By TLex A quick first look at UN's new Diver Perpetual. Specs and Hi-res images to follow shortly!
From UN: (Limited Edition of 500 Pieces) Ulysse Nardin proudly presents the Diver Perpetual Limited Edition, a timepiece combining strong aesthetic and technical elements from the Marine and Perpetual Collections - the Best of both Worlds. The Ulysse Nardin Perpetual represented a revolutionary accomplishment in the history of watch making – the first Perpetual Calendar adjustable back and forwards from a single crown.
All adjustments from the minute hand to the year indicator are synchronized. A few rotations of the crown will result in the calendar displays moving forwards or backwards one or more days, a few months or even several years. At the end of the month the date display automatically displays the first of the next month, while the month disc rotates as well.
On December 31, date, day, month and year advance together. The calendar can also be adjusted backwards. The quick setting device is so ingenious that all corrections are performed over a single crown. In the year 2100 when other Perpetual Calendar watches will need to be returned to their manufacturer, Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Calendars will function normally; the day indicator can be adjusted independently.
The oversized date display offers easy reading. It consists of two discs, a Maltese cross for the tens and a ring for the units. Both rotate on the same level and together form the double digit date display.
The 45mm titanium case is individually numbered with a screw-crown and sapphire crystal. The exhibition case back affords a view of the movement equipped with a 22kt white gold rotor.
Water-resistant to 300 meters. The black carbon fiber structured dial with orange luminous indexes and hands coordinates perfectly with the turning bezel with its exclusive orange inlay.