This is UN’s brand-new groundbreaking Marine Regatta watch; it mightn’t be a diver – and as far as regatta watches go, it does only have a 100 meters of water-resistance but it brings out my inner seaman! Did that come out a bit wrong?
Fewer watches will inspire such confidence to the yacht-racing professional as UN’s Marine Regatta does - which is equipped with a patented sweep countdown timer that can be set from 1 to 10 minutes.
In yacht-racing, those minutes before the starter gun goes off, while maneuvering to cross the starting line are crucial for getting off to a good start.
This is when the Marine Regatta come into its own; following the countdown, its bi-directional (yes, I said bi-directional) seconds hand starts moving in a clockwise direction and begins timing the race.
Innovative in more ways than one, the regatta feature, located at the center of its dial, displays the countdown with an arrow pointing at the yellow minute scale from 0 to 10.
Easily readable, this hand can be set with a pusher located at the 10 o’clock position and moves in a counterclockwise direction when the countdown starts.
Created in partnership with the Swedish ARTEMIS Racing team, the new regatta chronograph with its innovative movement, crafted in-house, includes an original and intuitive bi-directional countdown timer for which a patent has been filed.
A sturdy 44mm in diameter Stainless steel case with a water-resistance of 100 meters, is completed by a massive fluted bezel with rubber inserts, a screw-down crown and two molded rubber pushers.
Its faceted lugs perfectly integrate the rubber strap featuring UN signature Titanium inserts and folding buckle.
Turning to the dial, two variations are offered: the first features an ocean blue with bursts of signature Artemis Racing yellow and the second vivid sea foam.
Both have a yellow countdown register highlighted by a sweep hand, Arabic numerals, indexes, appliqué Roman numerals glided over central luminescent hands, a yellow-tipped seconds hand and 12-hour and 60-minute sub-dial with the date displayed in a round aperture at the 6 o’clock position.