NTH Nazario Ghost

NTH keeps on cranking out new models in the Subs series. I have been a fan of these Submariner inspired watches since the very beginning, and my affection has only grown as the brand strays farther from the original vintage Rolex formula and into edgier and more novel designs. One of the newest is the Nazario Ghost, a limited edition sold exclusively through Watch Gauge for $675. 

NTH Nazario Ghost
All NTH Subs share the same beautifully proportioned stainless steel case. It measures 40mm wide, 48mm lug-to-lug and an impressive 11.5mm thick. Despite its low profile, the watch is suitable for an impressive 300m water resistance. A broad, flat, screw-down crown keeps the lines trim. The surface is brushed and accented with a polished bevel. 

NTH Nazario Ghost wrist

double-domed, anti-reflective sapphire crystal and a 120-click, unidirectional bezel top off the Ghost. Bezel action is ideal and I like the fact that NTH uses an engraved steel insert. It looks better and weathers abuse better than aluminum, and unlike ceramic, it won't shatter if it takes a hard hit.

NTH Nazario Ghost case back

Case backs have tended to be no-nonsense affairs on this series, bearing only the vital specs and a logo; in this case, the Watch Gauge 10:10 "W." Behind it lies is a smooth and reliable 24-jewel, 28.8k Miyota 9039 automatic, the no-date wheel version of the popular and reliable 9015 movement.

NTH Nazario Ghost

The 20mm bracelet is a quality piece with screwed links tapering to an 18mm signed flip-lock clasp. Of course, if you prefer to swap a strap instead, drilled lugs make it easy.

Of all the Subs series, the Nazario models are perhaps the most outrageous. Inspired by the rare Rolex Zerograph Ref. 3346, the dial features a railroad track index, poire squelette hands, and a half-Roman, half-Arabic "California dial" surrounded by an engraved steel bezel 

NTH Nazario Ghost

In a way, the Ghost's white-on-black color scheme seems rather sedate, at least when compared to the original with its vintage lume and gray/red bezel, the full-lume Sauro, or the sunray blue Azzurro. I suspect this will attract buyers who want something more along the lines of a traditional high contrast diver. Unlike its Nazario stablemates, the Ghost's large "skeleton" markers are outlined, not filled, giving it a look that is unique in the line-up. The depth text and logo are printed in black-on-black, further underscoring the Ghost's phantom credentials.

NTH Nazario Ghost lume

It's an attractive dial in daylight, but like any good ghost, it is at its best in the dark when the BGW9 SuperLuminova casts its intense blue glow. In true NTH fashion, the bezel and crown light up along with the hands and dial markers.

I think the Ghost is a worthy addition to the Nazario line. If you want one for yourself, head over Watch Gauge. ⬩

NTH Nazario Ghost lume


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