The Odyssey leaves for a round. It is not about the voyage of Ulysses, Greek king of Antiquity whose adventures were told by Homer, but about the sailing race The Ocean Race. The 14th edition of this long transoceanic journey will set off from Alicante, Spain, on January 14. On the program, 31,300 nautical miles which will take the crews of the large monohulls in around ten stages to Cape Verde, Cape Town, Itajaí, Newport, Aarhus, La Hague, with an arrival in Genoa, Italy, at the end of June 2023 .
Ulysse Nardin Diver The Ocean Race watch. Case in Nylo®, Carbonium® and recycled steel. Diameter 44mm. Automatic movement in-house caliber UN-118. Power reserve 60 hours. Unidirectional rotating bezel. Water resistant to 300 meters. Bracelet in recycled fishing nets with Velcro closure.
The Swiss manufacturer Ulysse Nardin has just announced its official partnership with the event created in 1973, for which it will ensure the timing. In addition, the brand will be at the heart of the 24 Hours Speed Challenge, as its managers specify: “During the race, each boat in the VO65 one-design class and the Imoca foiling flying yacht class will be constantly monitored by a system control. A rolling 24-hour record will be made and the sailboat with the greatest distance covered in each leg will win the Speed Challenge. Recall that, during the 2017-2018 edition, the AkzoNobel crew covered 602.51 miles (1,116 kilometers) in 24 hours. Record to beat. Ulysse Nardin will also help the organizers of the event within the framework of various sustainable initiatives. “We will be Time to Act partners of The Ocean Race, with a commitment to the responsible use and preservation of the ocean, as stated by Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Ulysse Nardin. The sea has always occupied an important place in our universe and exploration has always been our spearhead. Constantly, we push the limits in all areas, in technique, design and innovation. Today, we share the same passion in the fight for sustainability. Our new Racing with Purpose program serves as a catalyst for positive change, accelerating the implementation of innovative solutions to restore the health of the ocean. »
In contrast to the gray color of the Ulysse Nardin Diver The Ocean Race watch, green, symbol of nature, is omnipresent: indexes on the bezel, X on the dial, power reserve indicator, small seconds, logo engraved on the crown , shoulders, individual plate and strap seams.
By announcing the marketing of its first Diver model made largely from recycled fishing nets, the Ulysse Nardin brand explains that it is moving up a gear in the use of alternative materials. And provides quantified details: “640,000 tonnes of fishing nets, mostly made of polyamide, are lost or abandoned at sea each year and constitute one of the main sources of ocean plastic pollution. We wondered how we could turn some of this plastic into a luxury item,” continues Patrick Pruniaux. The brand had promised to move quickly from concept to reality, and the new diver’s watch presented today in a limited edition of 200 copies attests to the success of the project. Thanks to its composition of recycled fishing nets, Ulysse Nardin sees in it the first sustainable luxury watch marketed. A nod to nature, this Diver, 44 mm in diameter, water-resistant to 300 meters, is adorned with touches of tangy green ensuring an effective visual signature. On the technical side, it is the very famous manufacture caliber UN-188 with silicon technology that gives life to this watch, important in the career of Ulysse Nardin, in the words of Patrick Pruniaux: “We are definitely taking the turn of the economy circular with this movement of regeneration of used fishing nets. Thanks to the work of the French start-up FIL