This new Ulysse Nardin Black Sea Chronograph — its matte-black appearance caught my eye and upon closer inspection there is a lot to like about this watch. Specifically, the great looking case this watch — turns out it is rubber-coated stainless steel — something Ulysse Nardin has been using on a lot of its watches lately, and to great effect. Then there is the grained dial — not something you see every day (see closeups below), and I like it. The rubber strap also has a fine textured to it which harmonizes well with the dial and rubber case. Note also the black inserts on the rubber strap — black ceramic (the buckle is ceramic, too). The dial is well organized with good color and lume placement. I also really like the nice, fat semi-skeletonized hands with lumed tips (also seen often on UN watches). Though I am not a huge Ulysee Nardin fan (purely a matter of preference), this is definitely a Ulysee Nardin I would wear. It is an incredibly good looking watch.
Ulysse Nardin Black Sea Chronograph
45.8mm rubber-coated steel case (200 meters WR), automatic mechanical UN manufacture caliber 35, chronograph with central chronograph seconds hand and permanent seconds in a counter at 3 o’clock, 30 minutes counter at 9 o’clock, a 12-hour counter detailed
at 6 o’clock, rubber strap with ceramic inserts