Ulysse Nardin protects the oceans with the DIVER 42mm Lemon Shark

For some reason, some brands may not get the love they deserve here. One of the brands I would like to nominate is Ulysse Nardin. While their style may not suit all of our personal tastes, there is no denying their influence on the advancement of high-tech materials in the watch industry through the Freak collection. They also strongly support marine conservation projects, including research on the fragile and fragile ecosystems found in our oceans. Their latest creation, the Lemon Shark Diver, shines a light on these efforts, and happens to be a very keen diver.

To celebrate World Oceans Day, Ulysse Nardin has launched a new member of the Lemon Shark diving series 42 mm series. The lemon shark is listed as Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Ulysse Nardin teamed up with OCEARCH and the FIU Medina Aquarius Program to develop this watch to help shed light on the important work they are doing. In tagging these sharks, OCEARCH collects and captures valuable data about their movements and ecosystems that are critical to their long-term survival. swiss replica watches

The watch pays homage to its namesake with engravings on the caseback that depict three sharks that are not believed to pose a danger to humans. Additionally, the watch uses a UN R STRAP strap made from recycled fishing nets.

The watch itself has a black DLC steel case measuring 42mm in diameter with a black dial and bezel with yellow and gray accents. The concave bezel complements the domed crystal and keeps the case relatively svelte, thanks in no small part to the automatic UN caliber 816 inside. It’s a base Sellita SW300, a movement we all really like here, but the $7,300 Lemon Shark at Ulysse Nardin is hard to swallow.

Notably, the movement is equipped with the brand’s silicon escapement components. Ulysse Nardin copy has been at the forefront of this technology since the early 2000s, and while silicone components are relatively common these days, UN’s technology goes beyond hairsprings. Is that enough to justify the premium? Well, given the closed case, and more broadly, the general uncertainty about the UN brand these days… I’ll call in the air.