In January this year, the 14th World Ocean Race (The Ocean Race) set off from the port of Alicante, Spain. After four months of sea competition, it passed through Cape Verde (Cabo Verde), Cape Town, South Africa, and Itajaí, Brazil, have now arrived at the fourth port of call – Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
On this occasion, the Swiss pioneer watchmaking brand Ulysse Nardin Athens Watch has newly unveiled the DIVER diving series world round the World sailing race chronograph in this sailing racing capital as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of this maritime event.
The new limited edition timepiece was launched by Athens Watch and the World Round the World Yacht Race to pay tribute to both parties’ love for the ocean, their fearless spirit of adventure, and their firm commitment to protecting the blue sea.
As the official timing partner of the World Round the World Yacht Race, Athens Watch is responsible for providing the countdown to the event’s start and the official timing of the entire stage. At the same time, Athens Watch also offers full support for the 24-hour speed record challenge, in which the fleet with the most extended cumulative voyage in 24 hours will be awarded as the winning team.
In addition, Ulysse Nardin is also a partner of the World Round the World Yacht Race’s ‘Time to Act,’ a project dedicated to reducing the damaging impact of pollution, climate change, and overfishing on the environment. Time is the soul of the game.
The project also launched the “Racing with Purpose” sustainable development plan, which was jointly developed by the World Yacht Race and the leading partner of the race and the founding partner of the “Race Sustainability Programme” (Race Sustainability Programme) – —Co-sponsored by the 11th Hour Racing Team, it covers three major sections, among which the scientific research projects aim to collect and analyze critical data on the health of seawater. During the voyage of more than 60,000 kilometers, the participating fleets will cross uninhabited waters on the earth, and only a few scientific research fleets have been explored in depth. Taking advantage of this scarce opportunity, the fleet will collect critical data on two significant factors endangering ocean health-climate change and plastic pollution to supplement the lack of information in this field. This will be the most important volume of data collected through sporting events so far, and the World Round, the World Regatta, is honored to play an essential role in the in-depth exploration of the ocean world by humans.
Now that the race is in full swing, adhering to the concept of environmental protection, Athens Watch has launched a new DIVER diving series world round the World yacht race chronograph, paying tribute to the world round the World sailing race since 1973 in the British seaside city of Portsmouth (Portsmouth) for the first time set sail The 50-year legendary journey since then.
The clock is equipped with the brand’s self-made UN-150 chronograph movement, which consists of 318 parts, and its precise structure is visible through the sapphire crystal glass back. The number’ 50′ is engraved on the back of the luxury replica watches to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the race. The rubber strap’s ceramic parts and pin buckle are embellished with the “THE OCEAN RACE” logo. The unidirectional rotating bezel is made of Carbonium carbon positive ion material. The material is made of aerospace-grade carbon fiber material, which is taken from aircraft components’ scraps, and the production process’s environmental impact is 40% lower than that of other carbon composite materials. As early as 2019, Athens Watch has taken the lead in introducing this innovative material into watchmaking. This material has a highly superior strength-to-weight ratio, and its marble-like flowing texture gives each case a unique aesthetic.swiss replica website.
The new DIVER diving series World Round the World Yachting Chronograph has been released for sale, limited to only 100 pieces.
Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Athens Watch, said: “The new DIVER diving series watch is designed to pay tribute to this legendary sailing event and its enduring commitment to protecting the marine environment, including the various marine research and protection projects that have been launched. We are proud to contribute to these practical actions.”
The World Round the World Yacht Race fleet will sail again from Newport Harbor to Europe on Sunday, May 21, passing through Aarhus (Denmark), Kiel (Germany), and Hague (Netherlands).