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Nomos Zürich Weltzeit

Nomos Zürich Weltzeit White
Nomos Zürich Weltzeit
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Article Number 12054

The DUW 5201 calibre (with world times display), 26 stones, 42-hour power reserve. Nomos-Swing System with blued balance spring. Decentralised positioned small second. Convex anti-reflective sapphire glass face. Housing made of polished stainless steel with a sapphire base. Housing height 10.9 mm, Ø 39.9 mm. Pressure resistant up to 3 bar. Hour, minute and second hand made of steel, which is rhodium plated and facetted. A black leather wristband (Horween® Shell Cordovan), width 20 mm. Weight with wristband 74 g.
White. Galvanised dial, white silver plated.
Midnight blue. Galvanised dial, blue.

General Information

Around the World with a Press of the Button. The Nomos Zürich Weltzeit.

The watches made by the Nomos manufactory in Glashütte can best be described as straightforward and unobtrusive. Imparting these qualities to a world-time watch is no mean feat. However in the case of the "Zürich Weltzeit", Nomos Glashütte has succeeded magnificently. In spite of the welter of information it must display, the face remains remarkably tidy, showing that a complication can also be masterfully resolved with completely uncomplicated means. A complication by the way, which is not only an aid for travellers. Those who stay at home who like to phone friends and relatives in foreign countries or maintain contact with them via the internet will come to value the global time display at the press of a button. The working principle is well thought out and simple. The ring recessed in the face gives the names of 24 cities in the various time zones. The central hour and minute hands register the local time of the city whose name can be read at the twelve o’clock position, while the small, offset second hand completes the exact time and date. To change time zones, the push-button as activated at the two o’clock position. By pressing the button, the ring turns to the next position. The local time is shown on a small wheel with a 24-hour display at the three o'clock position marked by a minimalistic silhouette of a house.
The Swing-System, an escapement module designed and serially produced by Nomos guarantees the accuracy of the DUW 5201 automatic calibre. The blued screws and the rhodium plated surfaces inside the watch, decorated with the Glashütte stripes, the Nomos perlage and the Glashütte sunburst are visible beneath the sapphire crystal base of the watch. Both models of the Nomos Zürich Weltzeit give an impeccably clear read access; the midnight blue model is looking more casual, and the white model is showing a little more elegance.

Clarity and Precision. Nomos Glashütte.

The watchmaking brand Nomos Glashütte was established in 1991 in Glashütte, a town in the easternmost part of the Ore Mountains in the Free State of Saxony: the birthplace of the German watchmaking industry. Nomos Glashütte quickly made a name for itself with designs inspired by the ideas of the Deutscher Werkbund, a still existing German association of artists, architects and designers established in 1907 and the Bauhaus school. The Dessau maxim “form follows function” is an approach that Nomos Glashütte has emulated in an exemplary manner to this very day, using good design to make timeless products that are unaffected by ever-changing fashions and tastes. Nomos Glashütte stands out among watchmakers not just for aesthetic but also for technical reasons. Rather than depending on tried and tested Swiss calibres and adding refinements to them, as was done in earlier years, Nomos Glashütte can now rightfully claim the title of manufacture: for years now, Nomos Glashütte has relied exclusively on manual movements developed in-house and made almost entirely of individual components manufactured in Glashütte. Working in cooperation with the Technische Universität Dresden and the Fraunhofer Institute, Nomos Glashütte made a quantum leap toward complete independence when seven years of in-house development culminated in the completion and subsequent series production of its very own swing system, which is responsible for driving the watch movement and keeping it accurate. The Nomos Glashütte swing system replaced the escapement assembly composed of the balance, balance spring, escape wheel and pallet fork that until then had been made only by the Swatch subsidiary Nivarox. Nomos Glashütte is one of only a few companies that have the technical capabilities needed to carry out such manufacturing and calibration tasks, on the scale of thousandths of a gramme, within their own facilities. Even the particularly difficult task of putting together the entire escapement assembly is done in-house by Nomos Glashütte.

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