Winner of the Sports Watch prize on this year’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève list, Ulysse Nardin’s Marine Regatta is visually spectacular.
This is a £14,400 watch designed for sailors, especially those who compete in formal races, and has been co-developed by the Swedish Artemis Racing team, Ulysse Nardin’s official partner for the America’s Cup.
The purpose of a regatta chronograph is not only to track racing time but, above all, to count down the minutes before the racers cross the starting line.
An arrow points at the yellow minute scale from 0 to 10 on the dial and can be set with a pusher located at the 10 o’clock position.
When the countdown reaches zero, signalling the start of the race, the seconds hand begins timing the race, measured by an hours and minutes sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position.
There’s not enough space here to fully do justice to the technical specification and functionality of the Marine Regatta, but the image of this beautiful timepiece says more than words ever could.