Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Smooth sailing: Nautica NCT 800
If you read and rely on too many watch blogs you’ll start to believe that unless you are shelling out some serious pain inducing dough for a Swiss-made chronometer you are not really in contention. But watches such as the new Nautica NCT 800 - with a classic, eye-pleasing chronograph and authentic nautical detailing - show that you can at least look like a member of the yacht club even if you can’t quite afford the fees.
The Nautica NCT 800 dress sport watch
The Nautica NCT 800 is designed as a handsome dress watch and is powered by a Miyota Japanese quartz movement with tachymeter functionality and water resistance up to 100 metres.
Now don’t get sniffy about a Japanese quartz movement, the fact is it will reliably tell the time day in and day out for years to come. We all know that at the higher end watches are not only about telling the time, but sometimes you just want a watch that does exactly that.
Choice of sizes and dials
The NCT 800 features date, seconds and 24-hour indicators and polished stainless steel cases available in 45mm stainless steel case and a mid-sized 38mm case.
Dials are to be had in black, silver, mink and two-tone silver and rose gold with black or brown croco-pattern genuine leather straps.
“The NCT 800 captures the Nautica brand’s core values of a crisp, clean aesthetic, timeless design and sporting functionality,” states Linda Calvert, VP Global Brand Management.
No prices available at the time of publishing but few watches in the Nautica range reach much beyond $420.
Founded in 1983, Nautica is a leading global lifestyle brand ranging from men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories to a complete home collection. Nautica products are defined as casual classics with a distinct nautical theme. Nautica watches, designed by Timex, were first introduced in 1994 for men and women.