Recent years have seen many watchmakers take their sustainability credentials more seriously, and among those leading the charge is Ulysse Nardin. Late last year it proved its commitment to reducing marine pollution with the innovative Diver Net, a watch built with the aim of making every element as environmentally friendly as possible. As we mark World Oceans Day this week, it is cementing its connection with the natural world further by unveiling the Diver Lemon Shark.
It sees the watchmaker team up with conservation experts Ocearch and the FIU Medina Aquarius Program in the Florida International University Institute of Environment. The two organisations are dedicated to using cutting-edge technology to better understand marine life and work to preserve these precious natural habitats. With this watch, Ulysse Nardin is shining a spotlight on sharks. Often seen as the predators of the seas, they are an essential part of the ecosystem.
The new timepiece, limited to 300 pieces, is adorned with special tributes to the majestic lemon shark, including the name on the dial, as well as a stamp of a trio of the creatures swimming across the caseback. Dashes of striking yellow have been incorporated for a contemporary look, including touches across the bezel, dial, crown and second hand. The 42mm model comes powered by the preciou UN-816 movement and is completed with a stylish and sustainable R-STRAP, made from material 100 per cent recycling from fishing nets.