Dedicated to ocean conservation, Ulysse Nardin presents the new Diver Lemon Shark
“Sharks are largely misjudged to be dangerous to humans, which are not their natural prey”, said Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin. “We and OCEARCH believe in education. The more informed the public is about these magnificent creatures, the more they will respect their place in the natural hierarchy of the oceans.”In keeping with the Swiss watch manufacturer’s devotion to shark conservation around the world, Ulysse Nardin has launched the Ulysse Nardin DIVER Lemon Shark, a contemporary and functional model designed specifically for the deep. The 42 mm model is the newborn in the Diver collection and features a black dial with a yellow lemon shark ‘signature’, a stamp of three lemon sharks on the back and a black R-STRAP made from recycled fishing nets. The touches of yellow on the bezel, dial, crown and band pay homage to the lemon shark, recalling the color of its skin and its connection to the ocean floor. It is a technical marvel fitted with the Caliber UN-816 movement; the concave bezel with a domed sapphire glass creates a sleek look designed for those who consider exploring the depths of the ocean a personal challenge.The Ulysse Nardin DIVER Lemon Shark works thanks to revolutionary silicium technology, pioneered by Ulysse Nardin at its headquarters in Le Locle, Switzerland. Superluminova indexes in ‘shark gray’ adorn the dial and a yellow 0 marks the 12 o’clock position on the bezel. The lemon-yellow second hand, second markers and discreet stitching on the R-STRAP distinguish this model from all others, making it a unique and coveted timepiece that pays homage to these magnificent animals. The Ulysse Nardin DIVER Lemon Shark is available in a limited series of just 300 pieces. To celebrate the launch of the DIVER Lemon Shark on World’s Ocean Day, Ulysse Nardin has teamed up with world-renown shark experts dedicated to the study of marine life and ocean conservation by bringing together two outstanding organizations: OCEARCH and the FIU Medina Aquarius Program in the FIU Institute of Environment.
Ulysse Nardin and OCEARCH teamed up in June 2020 with the shared goal of protecting these ocean predators. Chris Fischer, Founder & Expedition Leader of OCEARCH, says “we need to speed up scientific discoveries if we are going to have any chance of leaving healthy oceans behind for our grandchildren.” At the heart of FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program is the Aquarius Reef Base. The world’s only underwater research and education laboratory, Aquarius is deployed 60 feet beneath the surface of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. This globally significant asset provides unparalleled means to study the ocean, test and develop state-of-the-art undersea technology and train specialized divers.
Dr. Mike Heithaus, Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences & Education (CASE) and Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University (FIU) says, “We are now developing a new Aquarius, working on the design and engineering aspects of the ultra-sophisticated new underwater laboratory. Our faculty is truly dedicated to the study and preservation of marine ecosystems worldwide and the updated facility will enhance the scope and impact of FIU on research, educational outreach, technology development, and professional training.”
As they say, “Every drop, makes an ocean”.