Oceanaut Debuts at Nordstrom

Southern California watch manufacturer, Oceanaut, launched its 2008 collection of men and womens timepieces at Nordstrom stores.

The company’s latest collection of fine watches made their official debut at select Nordstrom stores before Thanksgiving. The Oceanaut timepieces range in price from $1,095 to $14,500 retail.

The gents and ladies collections for 2008 have Latin names that include Acquatico, Baltica, Baccara, Cortez Limited Edition, Carrero, and Conquistador. It features classic chronographs and unique divers with precision movements from Switzerland, Swiss manufacturing, conflict-free diamonds from Africa, hand stitched leather straps from Italy, French alligator straps, and precious metals from the United States. Oceanaut’s designer and co-founder, Danny Blair, inspired by Russian pilot watches, created a 52 mm case on their new sought-after Baltica.

In July, Oceanaut supplied custom engraved matching “His” and “Hers” Oceanaut Pacha Cobra diamond watches to a number of Hollywood newlyweds—most notably “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria and professional basketball ace, Tony Parker, whose marriage has been billed as “the celebrity wedding of the year.” 

Since then, the privately held watch company has attained celebrity following that includes Kevin Connolly, Teri Hatcher, Maria Menounos, Vanessa Minillo, Courtney Cox and David Arquette, Diddy, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Serena and Venus Williams, Jason Taylor, and Wolfgang Puck.