About Us

New York City, 1983: Our story starts here. Founder and designer, David Chu, had one clear vision: to bring the inspiration of the sea to everyday style. Nautica was born.

As the authority in nautical style, Nautica has a rich heritage inspired by the sea. Now, we reimagine nautical with new details, fits, and fabrications infused with the energy and sophistication of the city. Where the water meets the shore, Nautica turns salt water into style.

Nautica today represents a reimagined nautical interpretation of what people want to wear. Our style attracts more and more people across the globe as we continue to grow in more than 75 countries with over 250 Nautica-branded stores.

Nautica Watches. Inspired by the sea. Designed in the city. Nautical inspiration through the lens of sophisticated city design. Architectural lines. Performance features. The innovation of technical precision. For our consumer, The Style Captain, Nautica Watches become instant classics, inspired with authentic nautical details, and always an expression of great personal style.

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