By TLex Ulysse Nardin have fully redesigned the Marine Diver for 2014 - showcasing all the qualities required of a watch intended for use in the murky depths of the ocean!
In terms of performance, the new Marine Diver has all the attributes one would expect from such a watch. Starting with its 300 meters of water-resistance, made possible thanks to a screwdown crown and caseback and its new 'saw-tooth' unidirectional rotational divers bezel that prevents any accidental adjustment of dive-time.
It was for this specific safety reason that UN insured that every aspect of the new Marine Diver had been designed to facilitate the reading of its precious indications: with an impressive 44mm face display, large hour-markers and hands with a white luminescent coating and a bold red stripe, for perfect visibility.
The small seconds at 6 o'clock are also deliberately oversized, so as to reassure its wearer that the watch is indeed ticking and that everything is functioning as it should be. Lastly, the claw-shaped rubber molding over the crown is there to offer extra grip, even when wearing diving gloves.
On to the rest of the dial: starting with UN's anchor emblem, proudly displayed at 2 o’clock. The dial is available in either black or blue. It is decorated with UN's signature wave-pattern, which is carried over to the grooved rubber molding of the bezel.
A solid caseback, engraved with a boat surrounded by the inscription: 'Conquer The Ocean' protects the engine within - a UN-26 caliber self-winding movement with a power reserve of 42 hours. Its functions include: a date aperture at 6 o’clock and a power reserve in the counter at 12 o’clock.
A slightly more petite 40mm, Lady Diver is also available. It features the same aesthetic qualities as the Marine Diver and is equipped UN-815 caliber self-winding movement with hours, minutes, seconds and date at 6 o’clock. Its water-resistance is just 100 meters, though! The new Marine Divers are available in steel, mounted on a rubber strap or steel bracelet.