Classical and Pricey—Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer 266-66 watch

It’s usually been the need to produce the finest precision watch ever that fueled watch manufacturing company Ulysse Nardin. Today, that very same dedication is constantly on the drive the watch brand. In the ever popular Maxi Marine Diver towards the innovative “Freak”, each Ulysse Nardin watch is designed with groundbreaking technology to have a remarkable, precise watch.

Ulysse Nardin founded his enterprise in 1846, and rapidly grew to become well-known for his highly complicated watches and pocket chronometers. Using the Marine Chronometer being named one of the most dependable mechanical clocks available, Ulysse Nardin watches have acquired worldwide prestige and therefore are highly desired by enthusiasts today.


It’s no coincidence that Ulysse Nardin finds the maritime anchor since its corporate icon. Like a longtime supplier of the world’s finest mechanical marine chronometers, the watch manufacturing company from Le Locle built its title on precision instruments. That heritage is immortalized and celebrated as well as in the 18-karat rose gold Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer 266-66 watch.


Despite its contemporary 41mm case size, the Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer is built-in the look of their historic forebears. A dial with lacquered black base and applied Arabic numbers may be the star of the show. Having a small bezel-to-dial ratio, the watch reads much bigger than its nominal size. A power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock holds true to history, also it adds a helpful complication towards the package.


At six o’clock a conventional small second sub-dial recalls that old 50-60mm Ulysse Nardin deck chronometers, but a built-in date window provides a modern convenience unknown to old-time ocean adventurers. Underneath the dial beats a Not-26 automatic caliber produced from the skinny and fine ETA 2892-A2 in top-of-the-line Chronometer specs.

Greater than an homage, the Marine Chronometer is really a true COSC Swiss Chronometer that fits and surpasses the precision of historic watches. Each Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer is licensed as a result by Timelab, official agent of the COSC evaluation. The 15-day trial tests the watch for precision and isochronism in five positions and also at three temps. An optimum 24-hour deviation of -4/ +6 seconds is allowed for licensed watches.


Exterior features of the Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer incorporate a wealthy rose gold case, an identical bezel with created edges (side rails), as well as an those numbering plate at 9 o’clock (again, in keeping with history).

The black alligator strap is bound towards the broad shoulders of the lugs via individual mounting screws. This technique is much more elaborate, classical, more pricey, and – most significantly – safer compared to spring hooks utilized by just about any other brand in high horology. Ulysse Nardin’s selection of a thick-cut black alligator strap compounds the sense of substance and produces a sensational effect when seen from the warmth of the rose gold lugs.