Lionel Bruneau (organizer) has been energetic about watches for quite a long time. A couple of years prior, he found that some Swiss Made watches were utilizing portions of unfamiliar source was a failure… Like many, he had normally expected to be that “Swiss Made” implied that the watch was 100% made in Switzerland. So when in 2018, after years in the entertainment world, he wound up dispatching its own image, Ultramarine, he chose to LITERALLY make Swiss Made watches.
A watch “Intégralement Ouvré En Suisse”
Ultramarine glad themselves on completely producing their watches in Switzerland. The brand’s watches caseback is gladly engraved with the sentence “Intégralement Ouvré En Suisse” (Fully Manufactured in Switzerland). What’s more, the dial, therefore, highlights the initials “I.O.E.S.” instead of the customary Swiss Made inscription. The Swiss Made name needs in any event 60% of the estimation of the components inside a “Swiss Made” watch should be of Swiss cause… Therefore, numerous makers, especially in the available extravagance fragment, exploit the in some way or another indulgent Swiss Made enactment to source parts from other countries.
In the example of the Ultramarine Morse GMT – the watch we are reviewing here – the development is made by Eterna in Grenchen, the case by Bouille & Cie. in Neuchatel, the hands by GMG in Le Locle, the leather tie by Créations Perrin Suisse, the clasp by Cornu and the dials by Fehr & Cie. in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The watch is collected by MTK 2.0 in Bulle.
The Ultramarine Morse GMT
The Ultramarine Morse GMT is the brand’s explorers watch. At 40mm in measurement, it will fit most wrists. It is accessible either with a completely cleaned or cleaned and brushed steel case. Two dial alternatives are accessible, both being decorated with a sunray brushed example: blue and dark (each in a restricted release of 300 pieces). The sunk auxiliary sign sub-dials are engraved with a concentric example. The seconds are shown at 9 o’clock and the subsequent time region at 6 o’clock, on a 24-hour scale. The hands and Arabic numerals are treated with BGW9 Super-LumiNova, guaranteeing ideal clarity in any situation.
Inside is the programmed Eterna Caliber 3914A, one of the various forms of the Grenchen-based producer Caliber 39. Showing hours, minutes, seconds, GMT on 24h and the date sign, this 30mm development works at 28,800 vibrations each hour and flaunts 65 hours of force save. All changes are performed through the crown; position 0 for winding, position 1 to set the date (counterclockwise) and the GMT (clockwise); position 2 to set the time. The development is noticeable through the show caseback. It is enhanced with Geneva stripes. The rotor is openwork and customized with the brand’s logo.
A handsewn calf leather lash sets the last touch. The steel pin clasp is engraved with the Ultramarine flying gooney bird logo.
Price and availability
Ultramarine watches are ensured for a very long time. The brand expresses that it will give 10% of its profit to NGOs working on the conservation of the seas. The Ultramarine Morse GMT retails for EUR 1,650, which is short of what we were anticipating given the expense of Eterna developments and the 100% Swiss starting point of the components. Buy must be made on the brand’s site without any retailers or other brokers. For more data, kindly visit www.ultramarine-watches.com .