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True Blue NOMOS Glashütte Zurich Worldtimer

A new vibrant dial and proprietary movement in the highly functional timepiece

by David Graver
on 09 September 2014

At Baselworld earlier this year, we noted the power of brilliant blue dials appearing across many of our favorite brands. One of the most eye-catching came by way of NOMOS, makers of personality-filled luxury watches from Glashütte, Germany. Their latest offering, the true blue Zurich Worldtimer, is an update on a previous model and while it's the first Worldtimer to sport a blue face, it's what's inside that sets it apart.

Yes, there's a beautiful Horween leather strap and galvanized blue dial within a stainless steel case (31mm in diameter). And—as with their previous Worldtimer—the click of one button allows for an easy shift across all 24 timezones and back again (to a beautiful red home icon) with the names of iconic cities standing as markers. But with the latest Zurich Worldtimer, there's a brand new NOMOS caliber DUW 5201 movement. It's the first automatic movement equipped with an in-house escapement known as the NOMOS swing system, featuring a tempered blue balance spring—the key in allowing the Worldtimer to click seamlessly from timezone to timezone. Altogether, this is a strikingly beautiful piece with advanced functionality and the latest in NOMOS' proprietary technology.

The Zurich Worldtimer in true blue will be available from NOMOS starting in October 2014, for $6,100.

Images courtesy of NOMOS

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