After the 2017 launch of the Orion 38 “De Stijl” – one of the most unusual and intriguing Nomos watches to date – Dutch retailer Ace Jewelers has unveiled the fruit of its third collaboration, the Zürich Weltzeit Amsterdam.
Limited to just 25 pieces, the watch is a variation of the Nomos travel watch, distinguished by a handful of distinct but restrained tweaks. Previously available only with a blue or white dial, the Amsterdam edition features white indices and text, along with red accents on a stark, matte black dial. Appreciably, its stark, no-nonsense colour palette comes at a time when Nomos is increasingly relying on pastel-coloured dials.
The watch features several nods to the Dutch city, with “Amsterdam” replacing Berlin on the city ring and highlighted in red, while home time is indicated at three o’clock by the flag of Ace Jeweler’s hometown of Amsterdam, made up of three Saint Andrew’s crosses.
The rest of the watch is otherwise identical to the standard version. Its steel case measures 39.9mm wide and 10.85mm high, featuring angled, elongated lugs that are similar to the Orion’s and rather distinct from all the other collections. All surfaces of the case are polished, offering a great contrast to the matte dial.
A pusher at two o’clock advances the local time display in one-hour steps while a recessed pusher at eight o’clock sets the home time.
Visible through the sapphire case back, the watch is powered by the in-house automatic DUW 5201 movement, with a 42-hour power reserve. Most notably, it is equipped with an in-house escapement, balance wheel and hairspring, known collectively as the “Swing System”. It is also attractively finished with Glashütte ribbing, perlage and blued steel screws.
Key facts and price
Zürich Weltzeit Amsterdam Ace Jewelers Edition
Material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 50m
Movement: DUW 5201
Functions: Local time and home time
Frequency: 21,600bph, or 3Hz
Power reserve: 42 hours
Strap: Horween Shell Cordovan leather
Availability: Exclusively at Ace Jeweler boutiques and online
Price: €4,620, including 20% VAT
For more information, visit Acejewelers.com
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