In old days, ocean always scared human beings. Without science, human suffered horrific losses in the process of conquering the oceans. The maritime navigation era promoted the development of world economy. All everything was inseparable from the development of science. From the 17th to 19th century, a great number of achievements of science were born, which made marine technology become more mature. In marine field, a marine chronometer was a necessary for navigators, which was critical to the fate of a whole ship and all sailors in it.
From the reports published by Neuchâtel Observatory from 1846 to 1975, Ulysse Nardin was honored with certificates and rewards including 4324 mechanical wristwatch certificates by Navigation Observatory and 2411 special rewards by Navigation Observatory. In the international fair, Ulysse Nardin won ten gold rewards. Ulysse Nardin has started to design and manufacture the marine chronometer with exquisite technique since 1846. Nowadays, it still manufactures some, but they are more of the heritage for earlier marine chronometer watches. Present marine wristwatches by Ulysse Nardin mainly are used in the yachting race. Like Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta Chronograph Blue 1553-155-3/43, from its name, we get to know that it’s a professional, complicated timepiece for yachting race.
After the starting signal is given, the boat body, sailors in it or any part of the equipment touches the starting line on the way to the first goal, and it’s the right start. Before the starting signal is given, in case any part belonging to the yachting touches the line, and it’s the false start. According to the rule, it must return to the staring area and prepare to restart. In several minutes before starting, judges will tell all the time with flags. It usually is 5 minutes to 10 minutes. In that time, all boats are ready to start. The captains in all boats are wearing chronograph wristwatch for the yachting race. A reliable, precise wristwatch is extremely important.
Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta 1553-155-3/43 is a reliable, accurate marine chronometer. Just press the button at 10 O’clock, and the central second hand and minute hand on the central disc with 10-minute scales in yellow start to count down. When count down to zero, the race starts, and the central second hand will works clockwise. From the clever design for the 60-minute counter and 12-hour counter, the chronograph time extends to 12 hours. Besides eye-matching exterior look, it is equipped with an extraordinary movement, Cal. UN-15. It features 72 hours of power reserve and silicon escapement mechanism. Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta 1553-155-3/43 is water resistant to 100 meters. 44mm case in steel and blue rubber and the ocean-inspired design make sporty style of the wristwatch stand out.