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