Embark on Tough Adventures with the Nautilus
The Nautilus is Horizon Watches' first collection. The series of dive watches is inspired by Captain Nemo's submarine vessel in Jules Verne's classic: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
Fred Bekher, the founder of Horizon Watches, will always remember how as a child while he pored over Verne's work, he would imagine gow the Nautilus looked like. These memories, aided greatly by Vernes' very eloquent description of the submersible, served as a basis for Bekher's design.
The 42mm case of the Nautilus comprises of two parts with side bevels that go from the bottom part of the case body to the crown guards. Crafted in either 316L stainless steel or CuSn8 marine bronze, the Nautilus' case features different surface finishings to achieve contrast between polished and brushed surfaces.
The Nautilus comes with two different dial designs. Dials for the stainless steel models have a textured centre while those for the bronze models have a patterned centre. A Victorian-style minute railway design marks the passing of the minute hand. Hour markers are in the form of circle indices with indices at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock shaped differently as inspired by nature, namely the nautilus, which is widely considered a symbol of beauty and perfection. Indices and hands are coated with SuperLuminova for maximum legibility in low-light conditions. The date has been cleverly built into the design as one of the hour markers with the date wheel coated in SuperLuminova so that the date window glows in the dark.
Powering the Nautilus is the TMI NH35A calibre, which is known and proven to be a reliable workhorse movement. The caseback of the Nautilus features a specially designed illustration that is etched and encased in sapphire crystal to create an illusion. Your eyes are first attracted by the apparent depths of the artwork. Then, your fingers will be drawn to explore these fathoms below only to make contact with the clean flat surface of the sapphire glass.
The bezel of the watch features a coin-edged style design and includes a dome- shaped insert made from black PVD coated stainless steel. The Nautilus comes with a similarly coin-edged, screwdown crown giving the watch a water resistance of 30ATM. Completing the watch is a rubber strap with quick release spring bars and featuring the same print that you find in centre of the bronze model’s dial.
Horizon Watches’ Nautilus comes in four dial colours: Aegean Blue, Salmon Sand, Myrtle Green and Cardinal Red.
About Horizon Watches
Horizon Watches is the realisation of watch designer, Fred Bekher’s longtime dream of having his own watch brand. Established in 2021, Horizon Watches’ designs draw inspiration from legends and adventures of the past with a strong eye for design detail. Horizon Watches’ first collection – the Nautilus – is a series of dive watches inspired by Jules Verne’s classic, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. The Nautilus and future collections are dreamed up of and made into reality out of Bekher’s home base in Kherson, Ukraine.
Case size: 42mm (excluding crown)
Case material: 316L stainless steel
Case back: Stainless steel with etched illustration, ‘In search of treasure’; encased by sapphire crystal; the inside of the caseback has a perlage finishing and an engraving of the Nautilus’ motto, Mobilis in Mobili (meaning moving within a moving element)
Movement type: Automatic
Movement no.: Seiko NH35A
Power reserve: Approx 40hrs
Dial: Textured centred dial in Aegean Blue; dot indices filled with SuperLuminova; date window at 4 o’clock with date wheel painted in white SuperLuminova; model name logo appears as stylised N at 6 o’clock position below which you will find the Nautilus’ motto, Mobilis in Mobili
Bezel: Unidirectional, 120-click coin-edged style design bezel with a dome-shaped insert made from black PVD coated stainless steel
Glass: Flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating applied on the interior side
Water resistance: 30ATM
Strap type: Rubber
Strap material: Vulcanised rubber with patterned print on the skin facing-side
Buckle: Stainless steel tang buckle
Warranty: 1 year