has always been known for its precise nautical timepieces. The Athens watch, which has an exceptional position in the history of professional nautical timepieces, sponsored the 2007 Super Yacht Cup held in Mallorca, Spain this year. Introduced ‘Maxi Marine Observatory Watch-Super Yacht Cup Limited Edition’ in memory. This watch has been certified by the Swiss Official Observatory. It is equipped with a UN-26 automatic movement, a power reserve display at 12 o’clock, and a faceplate that follows the straight configuration of the Athens Marine Observatory Clock used on ships a century ago. It is Athens. Famous classic representative; super large second hand and large date display at 6 o’clock, clear and easy to read. The 41mm case is individually engraved with a screw-in crown, wear-resistant sapphire crystal, and is water-resistant to 200 meters. Maxi Marine Observatory Watch-Super Yacht Cup Limited Edition Limited edition of 25 pieces, 18K rose gold case, with anti-sensitive rubber strap. Mallorca is proud to be able to host the largest yachting cup ever and attract top yachts from all over the world. If all the participating yachts are lined up, it can reach 2 kilometers long. Rarely many yachts gather in Palma Bay, this unprecedented scene must be quite shocking!
Watchmaking history and legend in Athens
Neuchâtel, the birthplace of the Athenian Watch, is located in Switzerland surrounded by mountains and far from the vast ocean. Watchmakers also have only a vague impression of the ocean, but the ocean is a stage for the Athens nautical clock to flourish. Ulysse Nardin has gained great popularity for its extraordinary technology in clockwork. In 1846, 23-year-old Ulysse Nardin founded the Athenian watch in Le Roque, producing astronomical clocks and complicated pocket watches, and had the opportunity to cooperate with the marine observatory timekeeper expert William Dubois and accumulated valuable experience. Ulysse Nardin’s unparalleled watchmaking craftsmanship became famous and instantly became known internationally. Ulysse Nardin, with his unique commercial vision, understands that to develop the shipping industry, an accurate nautical timepiece is required. At that time, the navigators on ships equipped with sextants depended on the sun and the horizon to determine the azimuth. The only navigational instrument on board was the Athens Navigation Observatory Clock.
Sailing on the ocean, the difference is almost a thousand miles. A calculation error of only one second on the equator is enough to constitute a deviation of 463 meters. Precise and accurate pilot instruments are the key to mastering life and success. With a two-day or eight-day energy storage display, the Athens Navigation Astronomical Clock can calculate the difference of half a second to accurately calculate the latitude and longitude of the ship at sea. Since 1876, nautical astronomical clocks produced by Athens have been sent to the observatories in Neuchâtel and Geneva for a long time for rigorous testing. The test results prove that the watchmakers and craftsmen of Le Roque can be regarded as the most profound watchmaking technology in the industry pioneer. Athens’s achievements in making nautical chronometers are internationally renowned and highly regarded. At trade and exhibitions around the world, Athens has won more than 4,300 championships and 18 gold medals; the navies of more than 50 countries on five continents all use Athens’ maritime astronomical timepieces as designated professional instruments at sea. . Today, the navigational functions of marine astronomical timepieces and sextants have been replaced by artificial satellites, but Athens’s marine astronomical clocks are still collecting treasures for collectors at high prices. The significance of the Athens Nautical Observatory Clock in human history is unchanged from time to time, and it is timeless.
Model: 266-66-3 / 623 SYC
Material: 18K rose gold
Movement: UN-26 movement
Kinetic energy: about 42 hours
Winding: automatic winding
Functions: Swiss official observatory certification (C.O.S.C.) / Power reserve display at 12 o’clock / Oversized second hand at 6 o’clock and enlarged date window
Case: 18K rose gold
Crown: screw-in crown
Table diameter: 41 mm
Water resistance: 200 meters
Surface: wear-resistant sapphire crystal
Chain strap: 18K rose gold component with strong rubber strap