The Ulysse Nardin Monaco YS Maxi Marine offers you a cool combination of DLC treated stainless steel, black ceramic and, of course, 18-karat rose gold, which is not limited to only some elements of its grim dial, but also decorates its trademark bezel with the usual “waves” pattern and is even used for the number plaque placed at 9 o’clock on a side of the body. And, thanks to its official water resistance rating of 200 meters (20 bars), you can actually use it while diving!
The Italian watchmaking brand Officine Panerai has presented its new take on the idea of a branded watch. Or, in other words, its growing family of Ferrari-branded chronographs has just received another member. This time, it is the limited edition Panerai Ferrari Chronograph DLC (Ref. FER00038).
The 2008 Glycine Incursore Power Reserve DLC (ref. 3880) is an ultimate military gadget: it is as simple, as it is highly legible, and it is as scratch-resistant as it is reliable. It could almost an ultimate accessory if not its price: charging whole four grands (okay, it’s a “recommended” price, but still don’t expect to find a watch below $3200 mark) for a watch that sports nothing more impressive than a mass-market automatic caliber is a bit extreme to me. After all, for the money, you can find a good used Omega in mint condition equipped with a more exclusive movement.
Chopard has unveiled the Mille Miglia GT XL Chrono Speed Black (Ref. 168459-3008) chronometer back in January 2008. Visually, it differs from the previous iterations only with the color of its massive case. However, while the original GT XL Chrono featured an unremarkable stainless steel body, this one uses a relatively new (well, at least it is new for the watchmaking industry) technology that allows the case to maintain its finish for the virtually whole lifespan of the device. User discretion is advised, but it is one of the most durable coatings available at today’s level of technology.