Both Ulysse Nardin and Sebastian Copeland share a common vision — preserving nature’s beauty while acknowledging its fragility.

This comes in the form of the Ulysse Nardin Diver X Antarctica, an ode to the essence of exploration and all it entails. The watch brings a certain X-factor when it comes to tackling the world’s roughest seas. It was created with the help of renowned author and environmental activist, Sebastian Copeland, who’s known for using photography as a medium for activism. He has also been a friend of the brand since November 2019 by joining an armada of modern explorers known as “Team of Ulysses”.

As for the Ulysse Nardin Diver X Antarctica, it features a matte white rubber strap that pays tribute to the clean and austere lines of Antarctica. The dial has just a hint of icy blue on it to reflect the icebergs floating in the sea. Ulysse Nardin’s own brand is evident under its sand-blasted dial. The bezel of the watch is also in white rubber to match its bracelet, keeping the aesthetic clean and minimal.

At its core, the Ulysse Nardin Diver X Antarctica is running on the UN-118 self-winding manufacture movement. It also comes with 60 hours of power reserve, all of which are kept safe in a titanium case. However, it’s the case back of the watch that you will want to look out for.

Diver X Antarctica
Image credit: Ulysse Nardin

It details not only the coordinates of the Antarctic Continent but also the route of the Vendée Globe sailing race, of which Ulysse Nardin is the official sponsor.

It will be a challenge to get your hands on one of these watches as there are only 300 units worldwide.

Wi-Liam Teh
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Wi-Liam is a geek at heart with a penchant for tattoos. Never without a drink in hand (preferably whisky, gin, or Guinness), he is also a writer by day and a keyboard warrior by night. On his day off, he masquerades as a streetwear and sneakerhead enthusiast while his bank account says otherwise.