The Le-Locle brand has unveiled a limited edition watch (100 available), the Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph Monaco watch replica, whose colours and patterns bring to mind the blue and navy Mediterranean and the white and red Monaco flag. Monaco’s coat of arms is also engraved on the sapphire crystal caseback.

The Principality of Monaco is a city state covering barely 2.02km² with a population of over 37,000. It lies 20km from Nice on the Côte d’Azur and has been ruled by Prince Albert II of Monaco for over a decade.

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Navy diamonds flood the blue dial surrounded by white markers shot through with red. The openwork hour and minute hands in the centre have the same design. The chronograph features are coated in red: central seconds hand, minute counter at 3 and hour counter at 6. The blue small seconds at 9 sink into the background whilst the 12-hour counter and date display lie at 6.

The 44mm steel case is waterproof to depths of 300m making it a perfect ally for water sports fans. It’s topped by a bidirectional notched bezel whose blue rubber ring is adorned by waves and a red minute track. The screwdown crown and pushers are also in rubber-coated steel.

 The monarch is passionate about sailing and supports the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), a one-of-a-kind exhibition that has brought together over 120 yachts in the Monaco port since 1991.

The self-winding mechanical UN-150 calibre fuels the functions and 48-hour power reserve.

 The next event (September 28th-October 1st 2016) is epitomised by a design by the watchmaker Ulysse Nardin Diver copy watch, an official partner of the MYS for 8 years.