For the first time in the Diver collection by Ulysse Nardin, this watch has an in-house movement, the UN-150. There are two versions, both limited editions, with 300 pieces in steel, and 99 pieces in rose gold. The hammerhead shark was chosen as a motif because the hammerhead is a gentle shark, but has a remarkable navigation system located in its wide head that enables it to return to exactly the same location where it set out from after a journey to its feeding grounds.
The watch has a large 44 mm case, with screw-down crown and pushers, to ensure that its water resistance of 300 metres is maintained. Like many diver chronographs, the chronograph function should not be used underwater. The bezel has a chunky shark’s tooth profile (Ulysse Nardin describe it as a wave pattern), with inset rubber in the steel version. The crown also has a profiled rubber covering. The dial is clearly laid out, with 30 chronograph minutes counter at 3 o’clock, 12-hour counter and date at 6 o’clock, and continuous seconds at 9 o’clock.
The hour indices are very large and chunky, and likewise the hour and minute hands. The background of the steel version is very attractive, with a deep blue ocean scene featuring the hammerhead sharks of its name. There’s a lot on the dial, with a quarter-second scale and tachymeter scale. The three chronograph indications are marked by red hands. The watch has a rubber strap with gold or titanium elements, and a folding buckle.
The watch has a sapphire caseback revealing a blued rotor with shark decoration. The self-winding UN-150 movement runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour, and provides a 48-hour power reserve. It has a silicium escapement which improves anti-magnetic performance.
Price and reference
The Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph Hammerhead Shark, rose gold version, is reference 1502-151LE-3/93-HAMMER, a limited edition of 99 pieces, price 35,000 euro, Swiss francs or dollars. The steel version is reference 1503-151LE-3/93-HAMMER, limited edition of 300 pieces, price 11,400 euro, Swiss francs or dollars.
One thought on “Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph Hammerhead Shark”
Where would you say the best place to possibly purchase the 1502 model