Unknown: Two Ulysse Nardin Diver X timepieces designed for the harshest environment in the world
From the southernmost continent of Antarctica to the ocean and the furthest away from civilization, Ulysse Nardin’s Diver X model is designed for explorers looking for the loneliest and most dangerous places in nature.
Today, we take a look at the two extreme sports watches of Ulysse Nardin – Diver X Nemo Point and Diver X Antarctica – and the incredible adventures associated with it.
Nemo Point – the inaccessible ocean pole
The name Ulysse Nardin X Nemo Point comes from the most remote place on earth. It is an inaccessible ocean pole with 1600 miles (1400 nautical miles) of water in each direction, without even hitting the smallest bunker. So far away from civilization, the closest human beings are actually astronauts on the International Space Station! The word “Nemo” means “nobody” in Latin, and it also refers to the name of the submarine captain of Jules Verne, the captain from 20,000 submarine alliances, and this The inaccessible pole is named after that.
In this inaccessible place, the famous open sea competition “Vendée Globe” (Vendée Globe) sailing route, this is the world’s only single, uninterrupted and unassisted sailing competition. The game started and ended in Les Sables d’Olonne, France, crossing the freezing temperatures of the Atlantic and Southern Oceans, huge waves and violent sky.
Since the competition started 30 years ago, 167 players have participated in the competition, but only 89 players have participated in the competition, thus winning the anti-death competition called “Ocean Everest”.
“For those who doubt themselves, this is not a competition,” said Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin. “This is a challenge for Ulysses today, they believe they will be able to face their own, fear and nature’s most powerful forces to complete an epic adventure.” Monolithic sailing competition every four years Held once, the next competition will start on November 8, 2020, Ulysse Nardin (Ulysse Nardin) as its official timer.
Ulysse Nardin Diver X Nemo point and its X factor
Understandably, in such an incident, the watch accompanying the sailor must have the roughest and most difficult technology to survive in the harsh environment of the high seas. Ulysse Nardin Diver X Nemo Point can certainly meet the challenge.
Diver X Nemo Point is limited to 300 pieces, powered by Ulysse Nardin’s UN-118 movement, indicating hours, minutes, seconds and dates, and guaranteeing hemispheric accuracy at any time of day or night . The blue “X” is boldly embossed on the dial, and the route of Vendée Globe is engraved on the back.
This timepiece uses a 44 mm titanium case and unidirectional blue carbon fiber bezel, waterproof to 300 meters. It comes with a blue fabric strap and red lining, reminiscent of a surfboard belt. The Velcro-shaped buckle is made with cutting-edge technology, so it will not come off no matter how bad the situation is.
Ulysse Nardin Diver X Antarctica
The second timepiece in the Ulysse Nardin diver series is Diver X Antarctica, an ode to the work of award-winning photographer, adventurer and environmentalist Sebastian Copeland.
Copeland has been a friend of Ulysse Nardin watches for men since November 2019 and is part of the brand’s team of explorers, known as the “Ulysse team”, as well as other water explorers in the world, such as Fred Buyle, Alex Caizergues, Mathieu Crépel, Sébastien Destremau, Ben Thouard and Alessia Zecchini. His images, exhibitions and frozen land books are world-renowned.
Centennial Antarctic Expedition
In 2011, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the explorer Roald Amundsen’s arrival in Antarctica on December 14, 1911, Copeland and his partner Eric McNair-Landry traveled across Antarctica by skis and kites across the Antarctic east-west direction, which lasted 82 days and covered 2500 miles and set three world records in the process. Next year, he is planning another expedition in the Arctic Ocean.
Find the hardest place
To commemorate this brave adventurer and his obsession with the most hostile continent on earth, Ulysse Nardin designed Diver X Antarctica with a frozen white and blue color scheme. Like the Diver X Nemo Point above, the Diver X Antarctica uses a 44 mm titanium case, waterproof to 300 meters, with a Vendéé Globe case back cover, and is powered by the UN-118 movement. However, the Antarctica version has a white rubber strap with a white rubber bezel.
“Like me, Ulysse Nardin is a brand dedicated to our planet and ocean,” Copeland said. “I believe that our partnership will bring significant benefits to all parties concerned and hope to increase people’s awareness of what we need to do to better take care of this great blue planet.”
These extreme Diver X watches for sale allow people to focus only on the rare parts of the planet, as Copeland eloquently said: “Helping people fall in love with their world is a catalyst for saving the world.”