Brigs, frigates, schooners and clippers wrote important chapters in the history of world shipping and the development of international trade in the mid-1800s. Ulysse Nardin, an astute businessman, saw the opportunity and moved into manufacturing marine chronometers. In those days, when sailors navigated by means of a sextant, with the sun and the horizon to guide them, they had only one precision reference on board : their marine chronometers. The faultless precision of the instrument was a necessity. At the Equator, a single second deviation corresponds to an error of 463 meters.
Ulysse Nardin’s achievements in the development of the marine chronometer were honored with the highest distinctions throughout the world. The firm was awarded over 4300 First prizes and 18 gold medals at world fairs and international exhibitions. Its marine chronometers equipped over 50 navies on all five continents.
Today satellites have replaced the marine chronometer and the sextant as navigation instruments. Nonetheless, Ulysse Nardin marine chronometers are still prized by enthusiasts and collectors.
Maxi Marine Chronometer 43 MM – 266-67-3/43
- Officially certified chronometer movement
- Power reserve indicator
- Oversized seconds hand
- 18 ct rose gold case.
- Water-resistant to 200 m
- Screw down security crown
- Sapphire crystals
- Blue dial
- Rubber strap with 18 ct rose gold element and deployant clasp
You can learn more about the Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Chronometer 43 MM at the official Ulysse Nardin website.