If you’re in the market for a new timepiece that will impress your friends down at the Yacht Club be sure to include the new Black Sea Chronograph from Ulysse Nardin on your short list. Not only is it highly functional and exceptionally well made – like all UN pieces – it is also quite attractive in a rugged, Navy Seal kind of way.
It’s All In The Detail
From a technical standpoint there is nothing really that separates the Black Sea Chronograph from other similar models on the market. There is a central chronograph seconds hand and permanent seconds in a counter at 3 o’clock, a 30 minutes counter at 9 o’clock, and a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock. All pretty standard fare for a chronograph I am sure you will agree and certainly all very important and useful.
What I really like though is the aesthetics of the Black Sea Chrono. Housed in an oversized 45.8mm rubber-coated steel case, this is actually a high-end marine watch that has been designed with practical use in mind. The color scheme, as the name suggests, is predominantly black however the clever but sparing use of contrasting colors on the dial ensures that all indications are easy to read at a glance.
The wave-like pattern on the bezel and the ‘sand-esque’ grained dial further reinforce this piece’s connection with the ocean, whilst at the same time endowing it with quite a distinct appearance that ensures it will stand out from the plethora of other dive/boating watches out there. Although I have to say the overall effect is somewhat unusual, I do find myself liking it more and more.
Water resistant to 200m the Ulysse Nardin Black Sea Chronograph is presented on a rubber strap complete with ceramic inserts and buckle and, for a pleasant change of pace, is not a limited edition.
The Final Word
Sometimes it is hard to stand out and differentiate yourself from the crowd without looking foolish or settling for something that does not actually meet your needs. Fortunately Ulysse Nardin has got you covered on both fronts with Black Sea Chronograph and certainly for those in the market for a new ocean-going timepiece I would highly recommend a closer look.
For more information about Ulysse Nardin please visit their official website: www.ulysse-nardin.ch
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