German watchmaker Union Glashütte expands its Noramis collection by introducing three chronograph references tailored for aquatic adventures. The Noramis Date Sport (2021) marked the inception of the sporty retro-inspired series, featuring a unidirectionally rotating bezel and boasting 200m water resistance with distinctive gradient dials. Drawing inspiration from the success of this model and existing Noramis Chronograph references, the new Union Glashütte Noramis Chronograph Sport, a dive-oriented stopwatch, continues the brand’s commitment to combining functionality with a timeless design.
Encased in a classic round, yet not particularly compact 43mm stainless steel case, the Noramis Chronograph Sport features a unidirectional bezel with a black ceramic insert, graduated for diving, and achieves a water resistance of 200m. The design maintains familiarity with a screwed crown and mushroom-style chronograph push buttons. The case, predominantly polished with satin-finished sides, is topped with a highly domed sapphire crystal. With all elements combined, it exudes the sporty retro charm envisioned by Union Glashütte’s designers.
Launching with three dial colour options – dark blue, anthracite, and turquoise – the Noramis Chronograph Sport showcases gradient hues transitioning from light at the centre to darker towards the periphery. The dial layout stays true to Noramis tradition and features sub-dials at 3 o’clock for the chronograph minutes and 9 o’clock for the running seconds, with a date aperture incorporated. The hour indices include a numerical 12 with other markers conical, all filled with Super-LumiNova for enhanced visibility. Nickel hands, including the spear-headed central chronograph hand, receive luminescent treatment, and including Super-LumiNova on the 30-minute totalizer adds functional flair.
Flipping the watch unveils a screwed exhibition caseback, offering a glimpse of the self-winding UNG-27.S2 movement providing a commendable power reserve of about 65 hours. Based on the Valjoux 7750, this movement with a cam-actuated chronograph mechanism operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations/hour and incorporates a silicon balance spring.
The Noramis Chronograph Sport comes with exchangeable straps matching the dial colours, offering blue rubber, grey, or black fabric options. The straps are equipped with a double-fold fastener with twin push-buttons and a quick-change spring bar system, thus enhancing versatility. The watch is currently available for purchase for EUR 3,600. For additional information, please visit union-glashuette.com.