Hymn to the photographic art of Sebastian Copeland dedicated to the southernmost continent of the Earth, the DIVER X ANTARCTICA Ulysse Nardin it is a polar symphony of light and ice, an extension of Copeland's deep love for the planet.
La Terra australis, as it was once called theAntartide - the last continent to have been discovered, as well as the southernmost and most hostile land emerged - it has always been a source of great curiosity for explorers, scientists and historians, ever since it was first seen over two centuries ago. A place full of mystery and charm, the frozen tip of the planet has been a mythical destination and a source of fantasy ever since Aristotle wrote about a possible region Antartica in his tome Meteorology around 350 BC
With a view to celebrating the essence of the spirit of exploration and all that it entails, Ulysse Nardin created the new DIVER. A true embodiment of adventure in the world of watchmaking, the ANTARCTICA model of the DIVER X collection is a watch that takes the "X-factor" to face the most inhospitable seas in the world - in honor of the modern-day Ulysse who they decide to risk their lives to explore this scary, very dangerous place, literally on the edge of the Earth.
With its blue icebergs and its frozen ocean, legacies of a distant past, theAntartide it has no longitude coordinates, but only its 90 ° latitude. Sebastian Copeland is a photographer who uses his art to communicate messages of great importance on a global level.
Friend of the manufacture Switzerland Ulysse Nardin since November 2019, he has joined the army of modern explorers of the brand known as "Team of Ulysses", Together with other free spirits, men and women strongly linked to the aquatic universe: Fred Buyle, Alex Caizergues, Mathieu Crepel, Sebastien Dextremau, Ben Thouard ed Alessia Zecchini.
Sebastian's images are known all over the world and his books are a reference point for modern explorers as well as for fans of extreme climates: they describe the coldest, driest, swept by freezing winds, least inhabited continent on the planet. In the two-year period 2011-2012, on the occasion of the centenary of the exploration of South Pole, Sebastian passed along with his colleague Eric McNair-Landry most of his time in the field, experiencing firsthand this pristine wonder of a distant past.
He led the first continental crossing from East to West, crossing Antarctica on skis and kite through two of its poles, setting three world records along the 4.100 kilometers who saw the expedition in the polar desert busy for 82 grueling days.
Sebastian is planning a new expedition to cross the Arctic Ocean in 2021. The fruit of Sebastian's labors was transmitted by National Geographic Channel, From CNN and published on New York Times e Paris Match, among others.
He is a fervent supporter of environmental conservation and the books he has published are a living testimony of his mission. "Helping people fall in love with their world," he says, "is a catalyst for the will to save it." A polar symphony of light and ice, theUlysse Nardin Diver it is nothing more than an extension of his deep love and respect for the planet. “Ulysse Nardin is a brand as committed to safeguarding Earth's oceans as I am. I believe our partnership will generate important benefits for all stakeholders and hopefully increase awareness of what we need to do to take better care of our great blue planet. "
The matt white rubber strap recalls the clean and austere lines of the continent at the far south of the planet, the ice blue touches on the dial to represent the icebergs floating on the surface of its sea. The branded element Ulysse Nardin stands out below the sandblasted dial. The bezel - in white rubber - combines perfectly with the strap. Its manufacture movement A-118 guarantees precision in any hemisphere, at any time of day or night. The gray surface of the dial is marked by a robust and elegant "X".
The crown and the entire case are made of very light titanium. The engraving on the back not only reproduces the coordinates of the Antarctic continent: latitude 90 ° (without longitude, useless for the lands located in the extreme south of the Earth) but also with the route of the legendary solo regatta Vendée Globe, of which Ulysse Nardin became an official sponsor.