We all realize in the interim that numerous Swiss Made marked watches are not altogether made in Switzerland. The ‘Swiss Made’ mark is ensured by Swiss law since 1971, and its prerequisites a few times reinforced since. Indeed, even the last upgraded necessities, dating from January first, 2017, don’t determine that a watch must be completely made in Switzerland.

Ultramarine Morse GMT 3914A is I.O.E.S.

Swiss Made, made in Switzerland or…?

Currently, the main standards for a watch to be viewed as ‘Swiss Made’ under Swiss law, are the following:

  • its development is Swiss(*)
  • its development is cased up in Switzerland
  • the maker does the last examination in Switzerland

And at that point, (*) a development is viewed as Swiss if:

  • it has been gathered in Switzerland
  • it has been assessed by the maker in Switzerland

As well:

  • the components of Swiss production (of the watch altogether, without the tie and clasp) represent in any event 60% of the absolute worth, without considering the expense of assembly.

These by a long shot are not by any means the only guidelines to comply with to meet the Swiss Made rules. Too, it’s testing to figure out which expenses and qualities we’re discussing. Creation expenses of parts, or the selling/purchasing cost of these parts, on account of a company getting them to assemble watches.

If you’re keen on perusing and learning all intricate details in this matter, I would recommend you study the authority report the FHS (Swiss Watch Federation) gives. .

Swiss Made

So let’s go on and produce a fanciful circumstance here. We’ll fabricate a very good quality equilibrium wheel, hairspring, and escapement altogether in Switzerland. The remainder of the development, spans, wheels, heading, and so forth, will be delivered in a country far away. The odds are that the expense of the equilibrium haggle are more than 60% of the components of the entire watch. In particular, if different components come from ease nations, and now that even exploration, advancement and affirmation costs amount to the Swiss incentive as well.

Assembling the development, from its Swiss Made equilibrium and escapement and abroad made different components, in Switzerland, and testing it in Switzerland, makes it coordinate the Swiss Made models. At that point packaging it in Switzerland (regardless of whether in an unfamiliar delivered watch case) and completing the last review in Switzerland also, lawfully makes it an authority Swiss Made watch.

But do we feel that this is truly a Swiss Made watch? A watch from which a large portion of its components, with the exception of the equilibrium haggle, are delivered somewhere else than in Switzerland. Not really.

I.O.E.S. – Intégralement Ouvré En Suisse

And that’s what irritated Lionel Bruneau, author, and fashioner of Ultramarine Watches, also. He needs his French wine to be delivered in France, and his Gouda cheddar to be made in The Netherlands. So Lionel needs a Swiss Made watch to be delivered in Switzerland too. Also, that’s why he concocted a watch which is  I.O.E.S. – Intégralement Ouvré En Suisse, or deciphered, Entirely Manufactured in Switzerland.

So Lionel Bruneau examined on the off chance that it is conceivable to deliver a whole watch, with just Swiss components, in Switzerland. What’s more, it was. Each and every piece of the Ultramarine Morse GMT 3914A, up to the littlest screw or gasket, is made in Switzerland. Furthermore, to make this unambiguously clear the assignment I.O.E.S. This implied that, for Ultramarine watches, no ETA or Sellita developments could be utilized, as it isn’t accurately clear if all parts and components of these developments are delivered in Switzerland. In this way, let’s take a gander at the Ultramarine Morse GMT watch

Eterna movement

Eterna type 39 with GMT or second time region and date function

Ultramarine decide to utilize the Eterna type 3914A type all things considered. A cutting edge (28.800/h 29 gems) development altogether made in Switzerland with just the utilization of Swiss components. Other than this, it has the benefit of more than 65 hours of force hold over ordinary GMT developments like the 2824/SW200 or 2892/SW300 from ETA/Sellita, which stay 40 hours.

The cost of this development alone would have been more than 60% of the expenses if the remainder of the watch would have been delivered outside Switzerland. The development alone would have been sufficient Swiss incentive to purchase the remainder of the components outside Switzerland, and still, have the watch legitimately qualified as a Swiss Made watch. With the case, dial, hands, glasses, tie, and lock made in China, for example, the second would have been at over 80% Swiss worth. However, regardless of whether it lawfully is, for Lionel Bruneau that’s not a Swiss watch.

Swiss Made ought to be 100% made in Switzerland

According to Lionel, Swiss Made ought to be completely made in Switzerland. He considers it to be only genuineness. As he would see it, on the off chance that it says ‘Swiss Made’ it ought to be ‘Swiss Made’ and not ‘Shenzhen Made’. As of now, in this value class – beneath CHF 2.000,= –  this regularly is the situation for cases, dials, hands, glasses, lashes, and buckles.

So for Ultramarine, to the screws, just 100% Swiss parts producers were picked. Ultramarine cases are made at Bouille in Neuchâtel. The dials at Fehr in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Hands are made, piece per piece in Haute Horlogerie quality, at GMG in Le Locle. Sapphire glasses at AB Saphir in Courgenay. To wrap things up, Creation Perrin Suisse in La Chaux-de-Fonds produces the hand-sewn calfskin lashes, while clasps are made by Cornu, likewise in La Chaux-de-Fonds. At long last, the watches are amassed by MTK2.0 in Bulle, which company likewise deals with the after-deals service.

So far about the origin

How about the actual watch? Does the watch profit by being altogether made in Switzerland? Allow me to say it like this, it sure shows.

The nature of finish is inescapable. Outwardly present by the surfaces of the packaging, the degree of finish of the dial, and surely the hands. I attempted to get this visual in the photos too; I trust it shows, it’s hard to get two-dimensional, in any case. It’s an inclination too; one feels that the item in your grasp is something better than expected. The information that the whole watch has been delivered by profoundly talented Swiss producers helps also, of course.

Anything negative about the watch?

Not truly. The things which come to mind are more close to home inclinations, as opposed to plan or quality imperfections. It may appear to be that the watch is very thick. Truth be told, with just 12mm of stature, it isn’t. The state of the case presumably makes it look like.

The Ultramarine Morse GMT’s tallness, truth be told, is just 12 mm

Then I discovered it fairly hard to precisely synchronize the little GMT hand with the ordinary time hands. It regularly is by all accounts a moment or 10 off. Ordinarily one would turn the crown against the bearing of setting to evade the hand-play. With the Eterna type 3914A that’s unrealistic on the grounds that the other course of the crown will set the date. So needs a tad bit of becoming accustomed to it and set the little second timezone hand marginally sooner than the standard time. Setting at precisely early afternoon (or 00:00) hour helps arrangement as well.

This two-sided revolution of the crown for various capacities brings also that one needs to recall which bearing to pivot the crown, to either change the subsequent time region time or to change the date. Clockwise will change the second time-region, while counter-clockwise will change the date. It would have been pleasant if there was a sign on the watch to recollect this.


Ultramarine needs to offer watches which are totally made in Switzerland at a reasonable value point. With the Ultramarine Morse GMT, it has prevailing in that. It’s a genuine watch at a fair cost. Additionally, Ultramarine will give 10% of its benefits to Non Governmental Organizations committed to marine insurance and protection as well.

The blue dial variant of the Ultramarine Morse GMT

The Ultramarine Morse GMT as of now is accessible in a dark – like the one we had for survey – and blue dial adaptation. More data on Ultramarine and its watches, just as the likelihood to arrange them, can be found on their site

Specifications of this watch follow here: