Ulysse Nardin: Diver X Skeleton1 July 2022
Ulysse Nardin presents DIVER X SKELETON, an amalgamation of the design of a Diver and the technical prowess of the Blast collection.
Designed to withstand severe pressure, the new DIVER X SKELETON comes with a 44mm black DLC titanium case with sandblasted and satin finish waterproof up to 200 meters, black Carbonium concave unidirectional rotating bezel and domed sapphire glass.
“Carbonium is an extremely lightweight aerospace material and among the most robust and durable materials ever developed by scientists. It is made from the same fibers as those used for the fuselage and wings of contemporary aircraft. Because its manufacturing process involves using “waste” materials, it has a 40% lower environmental impact than other carbon. This high-performance material is created using a complex process which involves subjecting carbon fibers – which have a diameter of only 7 μm – to high pressure and temperature conditions. The process causes the fibers to form a pattern that is unique to each watch.”
To bring the new DIVER X SKELETON model to life, the engineering team has completely redesigned the UN-372 movement. Originally designed for the Blast Skeleton collection, it has been improved with the addition of an extra-large Silicium oscillating weight in the shape of the Ulysse Nardin’s iconic “X”. There is also a barrel cover placed at 12 o’clock in black Carbonium®, which is the same as the bezel. The hours, minutes, and seconds hands, as well as the indexes are coated with white or yellow tinted Super-LumiNova.
The desire to keep the dial interface of the DIVER X SKELETON in the shape of the “X” was one of the most technical and complex developments undertaken by Ulysse Nardin. The hour indexes had to be secretly connected to the dial, so they appear to be floating. To achieve the sensation of depth, overlaid layers were used to emphasize the tiered construction of the central “X”. Different levels of finish were also employed to create a play of light, amplified by the transparency of the skeleton movement.
Available with black R-STRAP strap with scratch closing made with recycled fishing nets and with yellow rubber strap with Ulysse Nardin black ceramic element at 6 o’clock and black ceramic and titanium deployant buckle, the new Ulysse Nardin DIVER X SKELETON is proposed in a limited edition of 175 pieces at a price of € 23,300.