Finding the right watch is a quest. When a Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture replica watch fits one’s lifestyle like a hand to a glove, and not by some artificial marketing association, but the fit of real-world application, then a symbiosis ensues.
A dive watch will do, but if form follows function, what is the right watch, other than a diver, for the captain of the ship? As summer beckons captains to the rivers, lakes and sea, Ulysse Nardin, a name synonymous with the pilot house, offers a watch that can move effortlessly from the swim deck to the yacht club, combining the essential elements of sport and dress while simultaneously benefiting from Ulysse Nardin’s DIAMonSIL technology and proven track record at a ship’s helm. Since we first reported on the 2013 Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture, we have wanted to wear one. In this review, we put the mens fake Ulysse Nardin watch through the paces and found it more than ship shape.
Ulysse Nardin’s interpretation of the Marine Chronometer has become a classic in its own right and is immediately recognizable as the flagship of the brand. You can play a game of finding the company logo, which is located on the end of the crown, strap badge, center of the clasp, and as part of an ornate rotor. Finally, the company name also appears on the dial and caseback edge, reminiscent of conspicuous branding from the 1980s. What is not immediately recognizable is the manufactured in-house movement. When paired with the rubber strap, much like the Southern Ocean, the watch is serious business and ready for rain, wind and some relentless big waves. From top-siders and teak decks to the yacht club dining room, this watch wears well in all maritime occasions.
What is the right watch for the boat owner? Be he the captain of a flying tower fishing boat, or an open air bow rider filled with eager skiers, or a sport cruiser complete with galley and overnight accommodations, or a true yacht for luxurious entertaining, or even the rarified air of the seafaring mega-yacht bound for the Monaco harbor in time for the Formula Race, the right watch is essential.
Even if you don’t own or regularly charter a boat, yacht or ship, this is a great sport/dress combination watch. Maybe you buy the Swiss-made Ulysse Nardin copy watch, and then buy the boat? Or if your family currently refers to you as “captain,” then this is the right watch.