Conquering the oceans, Chronometer Maxi Marine

Clippers, brigantines, frigates and schooners contributed to write important chapters of the naval history and in the development of the international commerce. Long ago. the naviga- tors were oriented with the help of a sextant, the sun and the horizon as their only guides. The unique precise reference on board was a chronometer.

This time keeper, equipped with a reserve march of 2 or 8 days, indicated the half seconds and allows determining the exact length of a ship in the sea The infallible precision of the chronometer was indispensable. since over the equator a difference of a second corresponded to an error of 463 meters.


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Ulysse Naidin had 23 years when he established in Le Lode in 1846 with the purpose of developing his own complicated chronometers and pocket watches. He arrived already with a solid experience acquired from the hand of William Dubois, a chronometer specialist in navy chronometers and astronomical watches.

The achievements of Ulysse Nardin in the development of the navy chronometers received international distinctions. The manufacture has obtained more than 4.300 first prizes and not less of 18 gold medals in international fairs and expositions. Its navy chronometers have equipped over more of SO navies’ in the five continents.

In these surroundings Ulysse Nardin presents the Maxi Marine chronometer 43 mm with automatic certified movement and a march reserve indicator, a big second hand and a great da ter at 6. This piece counts with an elegant individually numerated box equipped with a screwable crown and a sapphire crystal. The bottom of the sapphire crystal gives us a view of the movement equipped with a gold rotor of 22 carats and is water resistant up to 200 meters.

This special piece is available in pink gold of 18 carats or in steel with a rubber or crocodile skin strap, and march reserve of 42 hours. 


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Text: Cronómetro Maxi Marine ± Photo: Cortesía de Ulysse Nardin