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Ulysse Nardin is once again an official sponsor of the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show - the World's Luxury Yacht Showplace - and celebrates the superyacht exhibition's 20th anniversary with the new, limited-edition Monaco 2010 Marine Diver.
At first it appears like the case of this watch is a DLC coated steel or titanium, however, it is actually a specially treated stainless steel that has been blackened. It has not been blackened with the typical PVD process, instead a vulcanization process was used and the result in a matte black rubber surface. The vulcanized rubber provides a very hard outer coating (more resistant than stainless steel to scratches) on the case and bezel, although DLC is much harder. The case is 45.8 mm in diameter and has an open back that allows a view of the automatic movement, including a black Ulysse Nardin signed oscillating weight.
The dial, bezel and strap have a matching black wave design that signifies the sporty nature of this casual diver. The hands and markers are painted bright blue, which contrasts nicely with all the black dial.
At 10 o'clock a power reserve indicator displays the amount of power remaining in the mainspring (42 hours power reserve). An oversized small seconds dial is located at 6 o'clock. A date window is located in the center of the sub seconds register, with a cyclops window over the top of the aperture (magnifies the date).
The soft rubber strap features ceramic components as well as an exclusive black ceramic folding clasp (ceramic is used to improve the durability of the strap). Water-resistance is 200 meters (666ft). Limited to 100 pieces worldwide.
Source: Ulysse Nardin