New in Basel 2011: Black Sea

Mar 24, 2011,09:10 AM

Riding the Surf with the Black Sea.

Created for those passionate about aquatic sports, Black Sea honors Ulysse Nardin’s nautical legacy in haute horology.

Powerful and avant-gardist, it is a rugged all weather sports diving timekeeper with a self-winding movement which features a 42 hours power reserve indicator, oversized small seconds register and a large date display.

As the latest addition to the coveted Marine Diver collection, the Black Sea showcases Ulysse Nardin’s evolution in watchmaking technology. Its specially treated stainless-steel case, having undergone a complex vulcanization process is revealed with a matte-black rubber coating, presenting a sporty aesthetic and comfortable feel. Its exhibition case-back reveals the self-winding movement.

Softening its styling is a calming wave pattern decorating the black, structured strap and dial. The hour markers as well as the hour and minute hands are covered with red luminescent material for better visibility. Its power-reserve indicator is situated at 12 o’clock while the small seconds and round date are displayed at 6 o’clock. Small hands are painted in red. Provided with an unidirectional rotating bezel and a screwed crown, its case, individually numbered, is water-resistant to 200 meters. Strengthening its already exceptional reliability is the Black Sea’s rubber band including ceramic components and an exclusive black ceramic folding clasp.

Since 1846, Ulysse Nardin has been expertly steering captains and their crews with faultless precision by way of its marine chronometers.

Technical Data.

Reference 263-92-3C Stainless steel
Movement Caliber UN-26, 11 ½’’
28 jewels
Power-Reserve Approximately 42 h
Winding Self-winding
Functions Power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Small seconds and round date window at 6 o’clock
Case Stainless steel treated by vulcanization process with a matte-black rubber coating Unidirectional rotating bezel, wave-pattern decoration with diving scale
Diameter 45.8 mm
Crown Screw down security crown
Water-resistance 200 m
Crystal Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Case-back Open case back with sapphire crystal
Bracelet Rubber bracelet with two ceramic elements and deployant clasp 


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I like it, but...

 By: aaronm : March 24th, 2011-13:23
It isn't my favorite piece, but I like this color combo more then many of the 1846-varients UN has released recently. One thing that puzzles me is after all these announcements about new calibers, why is this still running on the plain ETA? A

Designing a new movement is one thing, putting it into large-scale production another ...

 By: Marcus Hanke : March 28th, 2011-01:11
Remember how long Omega needed until being able to release watches with their welf-produced Hour Vision calibers, and behind them is a bit more economic potential than behind UN. Until now, UN focussed on the production of its unique and complicated piece... 

not really for me. (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : March 24th, 2011-16:27