Another day and another limited edition luxury Swiss watch. This time a new color for the Ulysse Nardin
Maxi Marine Diver, with the "Black Surf." Remember how everything is the "new black?" Well there is still the old black as well, and it is just as gifted as ever when it comes to fashionably fitting in.
The watch takes the standard Maxi Mariner Diver watch and gives it a nice black and gold overhaul. The roughly 43mm wide case is in 18k rose gold, while the dial, bezel inlay, and strap are all in black. I've always liked the combo of black and gold, but the look isn't always easy to pull off.
There are two versions of the limited to 500 pieces edition of the Black Surf Diver watch. The difference is in the metal link in the otherwise rubber strap that is either black or gold. Depends on your tastes of course in which you'll prefer. Inside the watch is the nicely executed UN-26 automatic movement that has been COSC Chronometer certified, with the time, date, subsidiary seconds, and top-mounted power reserve indicator. I've always enjoyed the layout of the dial, and it emulates the nautical instrument theme well. Expect prices to be a bit more than the mainstream Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Diver line of watches, as this a limited edition timepiece.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review