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Nocs Atelier's Unisex Seconds GMT Timepieces

Two timezones clearly on your wrist, from the Stockholm design firm

by David Graver
on 19 September 2016

For all the thoroughly impressive (and complex) complications out there in the watch world, sometimes all one needs is an additional hour hand and a second set of indicators. For frequent travelers, a new timepiece from Stockholm's Nocs Atelier offers exactly that: the ability to glance at their unisex Seconds GMT and quickly glean two different sets of time in two different timezones. Presently funding on Kickstarter, the Seconds GMT follows up Nocs' wildly successful debut watch offering, the Seconds. This new iteration features much of the same pared-back design sensibilities. It's modern and minimal with the added functionality of tracking the time at two locations.

"I've always been interested in GMT watches, overall, but never found any subtle ones," Nocs founder and Chief Design Officer Daniel Alm shares with CH. "Also, the team and I really wanted to explore more products within the world of traveling," he notes. Anyone familiar with GMTs understands their value. The rest of the allure comes from Nocs' materials and processes. "It's been a 2,000-hour journey from start to finish of the GMT project," Alm adds. "The movement from Ronda was customized for us and we are really happy how the interplay between the different treatments of the face and hands came together to show the other time zone in a subtle way."

The Seconds GMT is being proposed in two case diameter options: 36mm and 400mm (both of which compliment the brand's minimized visual language). The latter option comes in both a matte sandblasted and PVD-coated black iteration, as well as a brushed stainless steel finish version. From the sapphire crystal lens to Italian-made eco-conscious microfibre wristbands, every detail has been taken into consideration. And all of it has been united by a refined three piece construction. Everything that made Nocs a hit the first time is here, but there's also just a little bit more to love—especially for those who wander the globe with regularity.

Nocs Atelier is asking for an earlybird pledge of $148 to secure a Seconds GMT.

Images courtesy of Nocs Atelier

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