The Ulysse Nardin Artemis Racing Marine Diver was unveiled Friday during a preliminary America’s Cup World Series competition in Gothenburg, Sweden. The city is one of the hosts for the sailing competition. The culmination of the 35th America’s Cup will be held in Bermuda in June, 2017.
The luxury watch brand created the limited-edition timepiece to highlight its sponsorship of the Swedish sailing team.
The Artemis Racing Marine Diver has a mixture of textures, including stainless steel and rubber. It features a “deep-ocean blue” dial augmented with bursts of the signature yellow of the sailing team on the hands and hour markers. The dial also has a pattern of sailing vessels that seem to float on the sea.
The power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock features the Artemis Racing logo. The small seconds subdial window at 6 o’clock reads, “Challenger 35th America’s Cup Artemis Racing.” The nautical theme continues with a subtle wave pattern on the unidirectional rotating bezel. The logo and expression also appears on the stainless steel caseback.
The 44 mm watch is powered by the UN-26 automatic caliber and is water resistant to 300 meters.
The Artemis Racing logo and yellow stripes also appear on the blue rubber strap. The watch is limited to 250 pieces and is available through Ulysse Nardin’s worldwide retail network.
In the 19th Century, Ulysse Nardin manufactured highly accurate marine chronometers for ships throughout the world. Patrik Hoffmann, Ulysse Nardin CEO, says this nautical heritage makes the partnership with Artemis Racing “a perfect match.”
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