Ulysse Nardin – Marine Regatta Replica Watches Buying Guide
The purpose of a regatta chronograph is not only to track racing time but, above all, to count down the critical minutes before the racers cross the starting line. The “Fleet Race”, which takes place on a course marked by buoys, begins with a five, seven or ten-minute countdown at the end of which the yachts begin sailing the course. During this decisive interval of time, the competitors strategically array themselves on the startling line – based on winds and, most importantly, keeping clear of other competitors – in order to cross the line as close as possible to the starting signal.The new Ulysse Nardin Regatta chronograph delivers groundbreaking functionality and intuitive tracking of these crucial minutes.
The Ulysse nardin watches ladies Replica Regatta timepiece demonstrates its stylistic power to better reveal the complexity of the in-house crafted drive it contains. 650 components shape the originality and special attributes of this regatta chronograph, engineered with an ingenious two-way count-up/count-down system. Innovative in more ways than one, the regatta feature, located at the center of the dial, displays the countdown with an arrow pointing at the yellow minute scale from 0 to 10. Easily readable, this hand can be set with a pusher located at the 10 o’clock position and moves in a counter-clockwise direction when when the count-down starts. At the same time, the two-way seconds hand of the chronograph ticks away the seconds – in a counter-clockwise direction – until the countdown comes to an end. When the countdown reaches zero signaling the start of the race, the seconds hand instantly starts moving in the clockwise direction and begins timing the race, measured by an hours and minutes subdial at the 6 o’clock position.
The result of many months of development – based on the renowned manufacture chronograph caliber UN-153 – the new caliber UN-155 features performance, ease of use and perfectly designed display brightness. The ample 3-day power reserve, the two-way seconds hand that can be stopped to adjust the hour and the bi-directional date change compliment its remarkable practicality.
With its distinctive appearance, the Regatta timepiece recalls the nautical roots of the company. Its heavy 44 mm diameter steel case, water-resistant to 100 meters, is completed by a fluted bezel with rubber inserts, a screw-down crown and two molded rubber pushers. Its faceted lugs perfectly integrate the rubber strap featuring titanium inserts and folding buckle.
Turning to the dial, two variations are offered: the first features an ocean blue with bursts of signature Artemis Racing yellow and the second vivid sea foam. Both have a yellow countdown register punctuated by a sweep hand, Arabic numerals, indexes, appliqué Roman numerals glided over central luminescent hands, a yellow-tipped seconds hand and 12-hour and 60-minute subdial with the date displayed in a round aperture at the 6 o’clock position.
Last, we come to what I feel is that the star of this show, the Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Military watch. Contrary to the previous two models, this watch does not feature a Grand Feu enamel dial. What distinguishes the Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Military from its compatriots is that this could be considered a “true” marine chronometer, in the sense that high precision, powerful legibility, and an over-engineered movement take precedence over all other concerns for this particular timepiece.The Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Military is very much like a previous Torpilleur version we covered recently, sharing the same movement and even the same title, with the inclusion of “Military” being the key differentiation. This Army variant is 2mm larger than the last model, opts for Arabic instead of Roman numerals, and lacks both the date and power reserve complications. The small seconds track at 6 o’clock offers a red serial number ranging from 1 to 300, as the Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Military is a 300-piece limited edition. Just underneath the serial number are the initials C.W. that stands for “Chronometer Watch. “The Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Military is powered with the UN-118 in-house movement, which features an escapement in DIAMonSIL, a blend of silicon with man-made diamond. This exceptionally hard but light material is the result of a collaboration between Ulysse Nardin and Sigatec in Sion, Switzerland, who specialize in the production of both micro-mechanical silicon components. This DIAMonSIL escapement operates with basically no friction, requires no lubrication, and should offer lengthy service intervals and increased precision with time. Even the silicium oscillator of this UN-118 movement is also produced in-house by Ulysse Nardin and comes with a patented inertial balance wheel using screw adjustment.
As a tribute to its partnership with Artemis Racing for the 35th America’s Cup, Ulysse nardin watches price Replica has also created a limited edition of 35 watches. Featuring a black enamel Champlevé dial, this model’s countdown feature appears on the bezel in yellow and anthracite gray, the colors of the Swedish team.
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