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Ulysse Nardin And Watches of Switzerland Launch Limited Edition To Support One More Wave

HighLifeChannel August 25, 2020

‘One More Wave’ is a unique charity  that helps wounded and disabled veterans with customized surfing equipment and connects them to a worldwide community of volunteers to catch some waves together and relish their therapeutic power. These surfboards are all handmade in the workshop of ‘One More Wave’ in San Diego, California. While these boards would typically cost $2,500 they are entirely free for the disabled and wounded veterans, the organization serves. They can do this thanks to volunteers, donations, sponsors, and partners like Ulysse Nardin and Watches of Switzerland. 

“Our relationship with Ulysse Nardin is very important to our organization and I am honored to have the support of their partners as well,” says Kyle Buckett, of One More Wave. “With their help we are able to offer our veterans the right equipment, connect them in with our rapidly growing community, and enable them to achieve surf therapy”

Both Watches of Switzerland  and Ulysse Nardin  have a long tradition of supporting great causes like ‘One More Wave,’ which is especially appropriate since Ulysse Nardin’s strong connection to the ocean. Together they have created an extraordinary Executive Skeleton X WOS Limited Edition, of which they will make 50 pieces, with each client receiving a unique handmade ‘One More Wave’ surfboard with all the profits going directly to the charity. 

“Watches of Switzerland Group is thrilled to join our long-time partner, Ulysse Nardin, in their support of the amazing work that One More Wave does with wounded and disabled veterans,” says David Hurley, Executive Vice President of Watches of Switzerland. “On top of the newly launched, Executive Skeleton X WOS Limited Edition, Watches of Switzerland is opening up the surfboard as a complimentary gift with purchase for our entire Ulysse Nardin offering – with all proceeds of the surfboard sales going back to One More Wave.”

Priced at $25,000 USD, and only available at Watches of Switzerland, the Executive Skeleton X WOS Limited Edition is 42mm in diameter and features Ulysse Nardin caliber UN-371. This manual wind movement shows it all in a modern configuration. A particular pleasing detail is the silicium balance wheel. It is fitted with stabilizing micro-blades and nickel flyweights, and Ulysse Nardin first introduced it in the revolutionary Freak Vision.  

 “One More Wave has created an incredible community for wounded and disabled US veterans, and I am continuously blown away by the positivity that radiates from the group,” says François-Xavier Hotier, president of Ulysse Nardin in the US. “I’m excited that the Watches of Switzerland Group wanted to partner with One More Wave. The money and awareness raised from the order of these custom surfboards will be invaluable to the organization.”


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