Ulysse Nardin Diver Lemon Shark – Dedicated To Ocean Conservation
In honour of World’s Ocean Day and celebrating its community of friends and partners including world-renown shark experts, divers, universities, and non-profits, Ulysse Nardin unveils the Diver Lemon Shark – a stunning, shark-themed limited edition of the 42 mm Diver.
Ulysse Nardin & Shark Conservation
In keeping with the Swiss watch manufacturer’s devotion to conservation and shark diversity around the world, Ulysse Nardin has launched the Diver Lemon Shark, a contemporary and functional model designed specifically for the deep. The 42 mm black DLC model is the newest addition to the Diver collection and features a black sand-blasted dial with a yellow lemon shark ‘signature’, a stamp of three lemon sharks on the back and a black R-STRAP made entirely from recycled fishing nets.The yellow accents on the bezel, dial, crown and band pay homage to the lemon shark, recalling the colour of its skin and its connection to the ocean floor. The concave bezel with a domed sapphire glass creates a sleek look designed for those who explore the depths of the ocean.
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Ulysse Nardin Movement Technology
The 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 the lemon shark. The Diver Lemon Shark is water resistant to 300 meters and is available in a limited series of just 300 pieces.
To celebrate the launch of the Diver Lemon Shark on World’s Ocean Day, the Swiss manufacture 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.
Photographer Fred Buyle, ocean explorer and friend of Ulysse Nardin
Photographer Fred Buyle – a friend of Ulysse Nardin and fearless deep-sea diver based in the Azores– contributes his craft to the bio-tagging of sharks in a quest to better understand these gentle members of the Carcharhinid family. “Lemon sharks are not aggressive towards people, yet they are nearly a threatened species. Bio-tagging is essential to having a larger perspective on how they live.”, says Buyle.
Fred uses his knowledge and experience to dive with scientists as they approach the apex predators of the seas, leading them to the nurseries where they give birth and documenting their courageous tagging process.
The Gentle Giant Lemon Shark
Based mainly in Florida, lemon sharks are carnivores that feed on fish and crustaceans. They sneak up on their prey as they are easily camouflaged thanks to their yellow color, which matches that of the sandy ocean floors they inhabit. They give birth to live young and apparently have the ability to form social bonds and learn from each other. The largest recorded lemon shark was measured at 3.4 meters (11.3 feet) and weighed 184 kilograms (405 pounds).
“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.”