Nomos Zurich watches behold the heart of German luxury watch manufacture. They are quite simply put – layer upon layer of quintessential beauty. Their refined turns and smoothly sculpted bezels present time in a clear and direct form. Defined by Nomos Glashutte itself as “a watch of the world”, this prize winning design has broken through moulds and defied clichés. The finely sculpted lugs branch into classic leather straps that are not only a striking accessory for the wrist, but also incredibly beautiful on the eye. The perfectly rounded cases are crafted from robust, polished stainless steel, and the elegance of the dials is nothing short of remarkable. Nomos Zurich watches are created by Zurich based designer Hannes Wettstein.
Nomos Zurich watches flatter the eye in a very simple, unique way. Resisting the need to be showy and doing without overcomplicating the dial, these creations, like so many Nomos watches, encourage the wearer to sit back and glance at the dial effortlessly. They promote time reading in the simplest of forms – two central hands – rhodium coated and faceted. These hands dictate the time by gliding elegantly around the circumference of the dial, pointing to elongated hour batons that are needle fine. Perfect for the mature gentleman who perhaps likes to wear something unfussy and traditional, yet just as appealing to the modern man in need of a sophisticated companion for business and travel – these superb innovations tick boxes on all levels.
The Nomos Zurich World Time watch in a midnight blue, combines 24 watches in one. The statement making piece oozes substance – every beautifully carved angle communicating a sense of refinement and luxury. The experienced traveller will never forget where home is with world timer and 24 hour indicator features on the dial. A small second sub dial is also provided at 6 o'clock. The Nomos caliber 5201 sits at the heart of this timepiece, ticking away seamlessly inside a robust stainless steel casing which spans a broad 40mm across the gent's wrist. The beautifully decorated finishes to this movement, as well as all the hand assembled components which come together to create such an impeccable tool, can be viewed from a sapphire crystal glass exhibition case back. The movement provides an impressive 42 hour power reserve – perfect for those who are always on the go with business commitments and social events.
The Nomos Zurich 40 watch in white has a much simpler dial design. The galvanized White dial is accompanied by the same striking hour baton markers and detailed minute track around the edge. The small second sub dial allows basic time to be read from the centre of the dial via two rhodium plated hands – a pleasing feature for those who like to keep their wristwatches looking simple and understated. A smooth black leather strap is a comfortable addition which looks smart and sleek with any suit or dinner jacket, not to mention informal weekend attire.