Nautica has added NST Aluminum model to its palette of products. Being a part of the Sport series, since it comes with a silicon strap, the new watch is different from the other products in the offer of the brand since it has a round casing which utilizes aluminum in its construction, as it is immediately clear from its name. Other features of the new watch by the brand that produces diverse nautical accessories is pretty much usual. The newcomer has a Japanese –made quartz movement with an optional chrono function and includes other traits common for a lower-end timekeeper. Available in two different versions and several colors, new NST Aluminum model by Nautica retails at $180.
Regarding the overall appearance and the supported characteristics, the new watch is a standard Nautica watch with the same design that the brand has previously used. What is new is that the usual steel elements of the housing are in this instance combined with the ones from aluminum to reduce the weight. The circular housing features the substantial diameter of 49 mm. Moreover, aluminum is utilized for the unidirectional rotating bezel, as well as for the pushers.
The new watch by Nautica runs on a quartz movement of Japanese production which provides a 60-minute chronograph among the supported functions. Apart from the chrono counter, the timepiece includes two more sub-dials, where one is used to show days of the week, while the other one displays time in a 24-hour format. There is also a date display aperture which sits between the four and the five o’clock positions. Nautica made another version of the same model in which the chrono feature is replaced with a date counter. Naturally, this version is made without the date aperture indication.
As it is expected for a watch that is intended for seafaring people, this men’s timepiece is water proof to 100 meters. As far as the attachment is concerned, the brand’s designers opted for a textured silicone strap with a single stitching. It is likewise worth mentioned that the glass is made from mineral and that the hands are luminous for better legibility.
Apart being able to choose from two different types of supported functions (with or without the chronograph), a potential buyer of the piece can select one of several available colors for the case and the strap. While the case is available in matte black, gray and navy blue color, there a bit more options for the silicon strap which can be black, gray, brown, orange, blue, white and yellow.
Speaking about the introduction of the new model, the brand’s vice president, Linda Calvert, explained: “The NST Aluminum takes one of our most popular cases and gives it a technological feel. Noticeably lighter with striking color and details, this timepiece is classic Nautica designed for the modern consumer.”