Nautica is known for designing, manufacturing and marketing sportswear, outerwear, robes and other quality men’s activewear. However, with the recent boom in the world of watches, they apparently have decided to make a splash of their own. Drawing inspiration from vintage, early 1900’s deep sea diving helmets, Nautica has released a fresh collection of men’s watches with its NMX 300 series. Just like the classic diving helmet, the NMX 300 features a protective metal cage over the case of the watch as the signature element of this design. Two parallel cage bars frame the dial and extend beyond the case, becoming the lugs that integrate into the resin strap. The screw down crown displays a red indicator through a window on the stem when the crown is screwed down tight into position, adding a touch of authenticity. NMX 300 is available in both a Japanese chronograph movement and a striking three-hand date version. Each model features a steel case with titanium frame, luminous hands and markers, and 200M water resistance. Both styles are available in circular, hand-brushed steel or in black ionic plating over steel. Straps are available in black, red and blue polyurethane with a bold Nautica logo and a hidden comfort feature of cross-hatching design on the back portion of the band. A full green luminous dial is available in the date version. NMX 300 collection is now available, retailing between $300 – $400.