By Hallie Engel
Nautica is introducing the latest addition to its Nautica Sport Technology collection, the NST 550 Tide Temp Compass watch, with a three-hand movement.
Temperature, time, tide and compass calibrations are aligned in concentric circles on the watch, from the edge of the dial outward to the bezel. Offered in both dark blue and black, the dial is easy to read. A wave pattern adds texture, while a fourth hand functions as the indicator hand serving as the compass needle, as well as the temperature and tide-scale indicator.
Its 360-degree compass, calibrated on the bi-directional turning bezel, is easily set to the north position as indicated by the magnetic needle.
Temperature is registered from minus 20 to 50 degrees Celsius and minus 4 to 124 degrees Fahrenheit, while the tide scale measures rising and falling, high and low tides. The watch also has a date window at the 3 o’clock position and is set in a 47mm stainless steel case, featuring a bi-directional, easy turning bezel with compass markings. For visibility in the dark, the watch also features Indiglo which lights the entire dial.
Linda Calvert, VP global brand management said: “The NST 550 Tide Temp Compass is a technological take on our NST 550 Chronograph. Along with signature features one expects in a Nautica watch, this timepiece adds new levels of functionality that are a natural fit for the active sport watch enthusiast who values the unique designs offered by Nautica Watches.”
The new timepiece is available in a black, blue and orange integrated resin strap or stainless steel bracelet.