Ulysse Nardin 263-97LE-3C

Collection: Maxi Marine Gender: Men
A handsome diver watch, the Ulysse Nardin 263-97LE-3C is a part of the Maxi Marine collection, Blue Sea special edition timepieces that are only produced in a limited quantity. Finely fashioned, crafted with advanced technology and materials, and fitted with superior Swiss automatic movement, this beauty perfectly combines its dual function as a diving instrument and exquisite watchmaking piece.

Ulysse Nardin 263-97LE-3C 45.8mm Maxi Marine Blue Sea Automatic for men

This gent’s Ulysse Nardin Blue Sea 263-97LE-3C is a rugged, water friendly wrist watch that boasts a capacity of 200 m water resistance, making it suitable for swimming, snorkeling, and skin diving.

A symbol of the vigour of youth, this powerful timepiece showcases Ulysse Nardin’s constant advances in watchmaking technology.


Presented in a large size, this beauty has a solid, premium grade stainless steel made round case with a diameter of 45.8 mm (14.80 mm thickness) with a unidirectional rotating bezel that has been specially treated with a sophisticated vulcanisation process giving it a blue rubber coating with a remarkable appearance and a truly comfortable feel. The screw down crown at the right hand side is also coated with blue rubber, while on the other side, you’ll found the timepiece’s limited edition numbering.

The watch has an exhibition caseback that reveal the blued self-winding movement, which just like the Black dial, is shielded with an extra durable sapphire crystal with anti glare proofing. Furthermore, the timepiece’s reliability is further strengthened by the supple yet tough Blue rubber strap with ceramic components that features similar wave pattern as the dial, and includes an exclusive black ceramic folding clasp with a push button as an extra security measures.
caseback
Inside, this praised worthy Ulysse Nardin 263-97LE-3C houses the Chronometer certified calibre UN-26 which unlike those commonly in the other Maxi Marine timepieces, its non-moving metal parts have been treated with a stainless blue titanium based alloy (ion sputtering process) that in addition to improve its durability, also gives it a unique look. This movement offers power reserve indicator, oversized small seconds and large date display.

For those who are not in the know, this manufacture caliber UN-26 is an automatic mechanical self-winding movement that beating at a high frequency, has 28 jewels bearings, and provides around 42 hours of power reserve. Consisting of well over 100 individual parts, its precision will never match that of a quartz timepiece, however, compared to the other automatic movements, UN-26 is quite superb in terms of precision and reliability --as in fact, it does acquire the COSC certification which only 3% of Swiss watches have it.

Conveniently showcasing the whole functionality, the timepiece’s attractive Black dial features applied hour markers, along with hour and minute hands that are covered with blue luminescent material for an improved readability. More on the dial are power-reserve indicator that is situated at 12 o’clock, and the small seconds and large date that both are displayed at 6 o’clock.

Anyway, the suggested retail price of this 999 pieces only limited edition Ulysse Nardin 263-97LE-3C 45.8mm Maxi Marine Diver Blue Sea Automatic watch is $11,495.00, which is reasonable enough considering its whole quality offerings.

Watch Specification

Brand: Ulysse Nardin
Collection: Maxi Marine
Series: Blue Sea
Model number: 263-97LE-3C

Style: 263. Ref: 263-97LE/3C.
also referred as 26397LE3C

Watch style: Gents, Casual, Sporty, Diver
Display type: Analog
Movement: Swiss automatic

Ulysse Nardin calibre UN-26, Blue Sea edition (Blued). Personalized, based on ETA 2892 automatic caliber --decorated and readjusted. Swiss made, automatic mechanical self-winding movement, with date, and power reserve. C.O.S.C. certified Chronometer. 28 jewels. 28,800 vph. Incabloc shock protection. provides ± 42 hours of power reserve.

Functions: Hour, Minute, Seconds, Date, Power Reserve
Dial: Black

Decorated with wave pattern. Black hands with Blue luminescent. Applied hour markers with Blue luminous coating. printed minute markers around the outer rim. small seconds and date display (with magnifying glass) at 6. power reserve at 12.

Window: Sapphire Crystal

scratch resistant, anti-reflective coated

Case: Stainless Steel

Round, Ø 45.8 mm, ± 14.8 mm thick. coated with blue rubber.

Bezel: Stainless Steel

unidirectional rotating bezel, coated with blue rubber. markers.

Caseback: See through

stainless steel with sapphire display. secured with 6 screws, engraved.

Crown: Screw down crown

Stainless Steel, coated with blue rubber. fluted. logoed.

Bracelet: Sillicone / Rubber

Blue, wave pattern decorated, with two black ceramic elements. men standard length.

Clasp: Folding clasp with push button
Notable Features: Calendar
Power Reserve
Luminous hands and markers
Transparent exhibition caseback
Water resistant: 200 m (20 ATM / 660 feet)

suitable for showering, swimming, snorkeling, and skin diving.

Additional info: Limited edition of 999 pieces

MSRP

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Rate: 1

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price or Recommended Retail Price listed here may or may not reflecting the actual selling price of this Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine watch. You should use it and/or its conversion value for estimation only.

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The Ulysse Nardin 45.8mm Maxi Marine Blue Sea Automatic review in this page is written by Rief at Friday, March 22, 2013. The post is tagged as $10000 up to $25000, 200m, 46mm, analog, automatic, date, men, mid end, on rubber, power reserve, round, small second, stainless steel, swiss automatic, two hands, ulysse nardin, watch.

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