Ulysse Nardin Diver Deep Dive: Malaysia Price & Review

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When you want to look good on land and underwater.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Deep Dive

Introduced in the 1950s, Ulysse Nardin’s Diver collection has evolved over the decades into a robust yet stylish range for serious aquatic pursuits. This year is no exception, with the brand’s new Diver Deep Dive.

The watch retains a lot of recognisable features of the collection. To start off, the rugged brushed titanium case is a familiar look, as is the application of the bolder fonts for the Arabic numerals and indexes for the minute scale on the bezel. Luminescent hour markers sit over the familiar blue dial accented, in this version, with hammerhead sharks.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Deep Dive

However, there is a marked difference in the hands, which are borrowed from the Lady Diver collection. The skeletal sword-shaped hands are half-filled with luminescence for easy reading. Also new is the off-centred small seconds sub-dial, which is now located between five and six o’clock, and divided into four quadrants, in alternating blue and white and indicated with red accents and a stenciled red hammerhead shark.

The biggest and most obvious difference is the bezel itself that resembles a gear with bold, rugged and chunky square teeth—one at every five-minute interval—and which, like any proper diver’s watch, rotates in just one direction.

This time around, the watch comes with a helium escape valve at nine o’clock, a necessary feature for going to depths of 1000m. To prevent accidental adjustment of the crown, there is a bold locking guard, ergonomically located at two o’clock, echoing the brand’s belief that form should follow function.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Deep Dive

Beneath the ruggedly handsome face lies a modern heart, fashioned with a plethora of high-tech materials, like a silicium balance spring, lever and escape wheel, which translates to very long service intervals, as the material is resistant to wear and tear.

If you are looking for the ultimate diving mechanical watch, the Diver Deep Dive should be high up on your shopping list. But even if you’re not a fan of the ocean, this handsome ticker will look just as good on your wrist.

Case

46mm brushed titanium with uni-directional rotating bezel

Dial

Blue with hammerhead pattern, luminescent hands and indexes

Movement

Automatic Calibre UN-320

Strap

Rubber

Functions

Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, date corrector, helium valve

Power reserve

48 hours

Water Resistance

1,000m

Price

RM50,400

Melissa Kong

Managing Editor

Like most people these days, Melissa tells the time with her phone. She considers serious timepieces works of art and thinks the perpetual calendar is the handiest complication to date (pun not intended). She's also a Grammar Nazi but promises not to judge if you can't tell the difference between "guilloche" and "guillotine".



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