To mark the second commemoration of the appearance of NOMOS watches at The Hour Glass stores in Singapore, the free German watchmaking company from Glashütte has made a 50-piece limited edition rendition of its always well known world-clock Zürich Weltzeit watch. There are two distinct adaptations, one with an exemplary white silver-plated dial and the other with another salmon-colored dial, and both will be accessible solely from The Hour Glass and Watches of Switzerland in Singapore. Peruse on for all the subtleties on the two Nomos Red Dot pieces.
It’s practically difficult to accept now, yet a couple of years prior, NOMOS Glashütte was still what I would call an “insider” brand. All in all, except if you were an in-your-face watch fan who routinely visited watch web journals ( like Monochrome ) and gatherings, you’d presumably never known about them. Like an excellent fishing spot, or a cool nearby bar, be that as it may, a decent mystery never remains mysterious for long, and in the watch world, NOMOS Glashütte was without a doubt a decent mystery. With unique plans and an uncompromising spotlight on quality, it wouldn’t have been long until the brand, and its regularly German watches, took the world by storm.
For proof of this, you need look no farther than the brand’s association with The Hour Glass. With more than 40 stores in nine key urban areas in the Asia Pacific locale, The Hour Glass is one of the debut extravagance watch bunches in Asia and is probably as distant from a humble community in Germany as you can get. In 2014, The Hour Glass acquired 100% of the Watches of Switzerland brand in Singapore, which at the time tallied five stores and which gave the business a more grounded presence in the esteem watch section of the Asian market. Both The Hour Glass and Watches of Switzerland are presently the selective retailers of NOMOS Glashütte watches in Asia.
The Zürich Weltzeit Singapore Edition
The Zurich Weltzeit is certainly not another watch by any stretch. To be sure, the first occasion when we did a involved audit of this model was right back in 2013 and still, after all that, it wasn’t actually “new”. Notwithstanding, it is as yet one of NOMOS Glashütte’s most mainstream models, and absolutely one of my undisputed top choices. As you no uncertainty know as of now, it’s ready to monitor 24 distinctive timezones with the basic snap of a catch (indeed, pusher.) A solitary press of this pusher at 2 o’clock turns the city plate counter-clockwise, which consequently bounces the hour hand forward and permits you to flick through the diverse time regions effortlessly, while leaving the optional ‘home’ circle at 3 o’clock immaculate for you to follow the neighborhood time. Essentially discover the city you need and adjust it to the bolt at 12 o’clock.
The new limited edition Zürich Weltzeit Singapore from NOMOS Glashütte is a recognition for the clamoring city state, with ‘Singapore’ getting its own put on the city plate in red (I think replacing Hong Kong.) As a further reference toward the Southeast Asian city state, which is otherwise called the “Little Red Dot”, a genuine minimal red dot on the correct side of the dial shows the wearer what time it is at home. As I referenced in the presentation, this limited-edition arrangement of watches will be comprised of 50 pieces: 35 of which come with a NOMOS’ exemplary white silver-plated dial, while another 15 are accessible with another salmon-colored dial. Actually, I’m very inclined toward the salmon dial, despite the fact that I’m not exactly sure how I feel about the red features. They do look decent with the exemplary white silver-plated dial.
On the rear, a sapphire gem glass back presents a perspective on the mechanical development that controls the watch: the NOMOS programmed type DUW 5201, created and built in-house in Glashütte, Germany. Furnished with the in-house NOMOS swing framework and a bidirectional winding rotor, it includes a tempered blue equilibrium spring, development number obvious on three-quarter plate, Glashütte ribbing and sunburst decoration.
For those that have been following the NOMOS Glashütte story all along, this is one more token of exactly how far the German brand has come. Of the coordinated effort, Mr Uwe Ahrendt, CEO of the brand, had this to say:
“It’s a significant privilege for NOMOS Glashütte to work together with The Hour Glass and Watches of Switzerland to praise our young however exceptionally effective organization. The motivation for this watch came from Singapore’s most proficient watch sweethearts, who we met when we gathered in 2016 for our first shared occasion. I’m pleased that the Singapore limited edition of NOMOS Glashütte Zürich Weltzeit communicates the production’s nearby connections to The Hour Glass and that there is still a little sparkle in the eye when you have a more intensive gander at the dial. Watch out for the little red dot.”
The 50 limited editions will be sold in chosen The Hour Glass and Watches of Switzerland stores in Singapore from September 28 for SGD8,560. More data + requesting here: thehourglass.com/nomosreddot/