A while ago, we brought you word of the Irish brand Nomadic (you can see that here), and since that time, we’ve had a review loaner in, so be on the lookout for that review. However, if you were holding out for something a bit more golden in your life, then the new Nomadic Marai 401 Prestige models are for you.

  • Nomadic Marai 401 Prestige
  • Nomadic Marai 401 Prestige
  • Nomadic Marai 401 Prestige
  • Nomadic Marai 401 Prestige

Nomadic Marai 401 Prestige: what is it?

Well, to start with, it’s their well-sorted Marai platform (which, again, we first wrote about here). It’s a crisp, clean take on an homage to the Tudor Sub, with a few subtle tweaks. Since so many of us wear steel divers as a dressier option, it only makes sense that they’d offer up a golden version now as well.

Looking through those four photos above, you might think that they’re the same watch. A closer look will show that there are four different dials. You can have the watch with a date display (or not), and you can choose whether or not the gilt surrounds the indices on the dial (which also slightly changes the bezel insert).

  • Nomadic Marai 401 Prestige
  • Nomadic Marai 401 Prestige
  • Nomadic Marai 401 Prestige

Your options

Along with the choice of date or no-date, and gilt on the dial (or not), you’ve got some dial color choices as well. You’ve got it in black, blue, or green for a matching dial and bezel color. Or you can go for a maroon bezel, which is paired to a black dial.

What Nomadic says about the watch

The Marai 401 is classic dive watch which features a 40mm case, 660ft water resistance and a Swiss mechanical movement. The Maraí 401 echoes Belfast’s greatest engineering feats – each watch carries the heritage of its craftsmanship, proudly showcasing its origins and the quality assurance of being crafted in Belfast. The watch also has an innovative clasp which offers micro-adjustments, allowing for a perfect fit and unparalleled comfort throughout the day. The materials used in the case and bracelet are 316L stainless steel, with an 18K Gold PVD plating in a brushed finish for a more subtle look and feel.

From the shipyards to the linen mills, Belfast has a rich history of craft and innovation. The iconic Samson & Goliath cranes dominate the city’s skyline as a symbol of shipbuilding strength and industrial triumph. The unmistakable sweeping yellow second hand of the Marai 401 is a humble nod to those iconic cranes. The shipyard where they stand, Harland and Wolff, is most famous for its 401st ship, the RMS Titanic as well as her first-class passenger tender, SS Nomadic. Designed by Thomas Andrews, exactly one quarter the size of her infamous sister, the SS Nomadic is now the last remaining White Star Line ship in the world.  Poetically launched on the anniversary of the Titanic’s debut – the Maraí 401 Prestige collection will reflect on the opulence of the luxury liner.

The Nomadic has a colourful, adventurous history. After a lifetime ferrying passengers to the world’s largest transatlantic liners and seeing active service in both World Wars, the Nomadic became a restaurant and party venue moored beside the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Over 100 years later, she is restored to her original glory and back home to the place of her birth in Belfast’s Hamilton Dock.

Wrapping things up

As you might expect, the gold plating used on the watch does bump the pricing up a bit. No-date models are going for £1,495, while date models command £1,550. Unfortunately, it does look like these are all sold out at the moment, but you can sign up to be notified when they’re back. Check out all the details, and sign up, over at nomadicwatches.com

Nomadic Marai 401 Prestige Tech Specs

  • Case: 316L stainless steel, with an 18K Gold PVD plating in a brushed finish
  • Glass: Domed sapphire, anti-reflective coating inside, scratch resistant
  • Bezel: Ceramic, uni-directional
  • Lume: SuperLumiNova®, Green C3
  • Diameter: 40mm
  • Thickness: 11.5mm
  • Lug to lug: 48mm
  • Strap width: 20mm
  • Water resistance: 200m/660ft
  • Movement: Sellita SW200-1
  • Beat rate: 28,800 bph, 4Hz
  • Power reserve: Up to 41 hours
  • Jewels: 26

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Last Update: June 6, 2024