Last week, Ulysse Nardin announced a partnership with One More Wave, a non-profit organization focused on helping wounded or disabled veterans with surf therapy and getting them back in the water by providing customized surfing equipment and assistance.
According to the brand, Ulysse Nardin hopes to bring awareness and raise funds for the organization through the launch of a limited edition dive watch.
The Diver Deep Dive One More Wave comes in a black DLC titanium case with bright yellow accents, and a water-resistance rating of 1000 meters. The case-back is engraved with the “One More Wave” logo to signify the partnership. “Members of OMW designed the limited edition timepiece as a watch that would stand up to the highly variable pressures experienced while surfing, while also subtly reflecting the founders’ background in amphibious warfare.”
“I had an unforgettable first-hand experience watching the veterans in the One More Wave program in action,” said François-Xavier Hotier, President of Ulysse Nardin Americas. Mr. Hotier had been introduced to One More Wave by a friend of his, subsequently meeting Kyle Buckett, Managing Director of One More Wave, while visiting the U.S Navy SEAL Training Camp in Coronado, CA. “Their dedication, courage, and camaraderie is inspiring and we hope to bring more awareness to this important work.”
“One More Wave was founded among the U.S. Navy SEALS community and is a certified non-profit 501(c)(3). They are based in San Diego and have been devoted to helping disabled veterans since 2015. One More Wave owns and operates their workshop making custom surfboards for wounded or disabled veterans that fit their needs and allows them to benefit from the unique therapeutic qualities of surfing.”
“Surfing is actually one of the most effective therapies we’ve ever found for combating depression as well as post-traumatic stress,” says Kyle Buckett. “When veterans are in the ocean environment, they are completely in the moment and can escape from their injuries and traumas. It’s our job to put them out there with the right equipment and tie them in with the growing community of surfing veterans.”