The Glashütte sunray decoration graces new variants of the most manly of NOMOS watches: Zürich blaugold is coming to the market.
Glashütte, March 2012.
“Blue is the typical heavenly color,” said the famous artist Yves Klein. Blue stimulates creativity and contemplation. And blue gold? It
does the same: a nonfading, deep blue that can also be called royal blue, Paris blue, French blue, Prussian blue, or ink blue. Zürich blaugold is the name of the
first of two new models from the Glashütte manufactory; the optical qualities of gold have been transferred to the (almost complementary) color blue. A color it
would be hard to imagine doing without in men’s fashions in 2012. At the same time, NOMOS Glashütte’s new Zürich variant is timeless. The
Glashütte sunray decoration—a polishing traditionally used by watchmakers in the Ore Mountains—adorns the blue gold dial of this special men’s watch. Its
elegant stainless steel case with all its logical twists was drawn by the exceptional Zurich designer Hannes Wettstein. The gaze falls through its slender bezel onto the clear, easily readable dial with faceted hands and applique. A new favorite piece. NOMOS self-winding caliber Epsilon, the movement with excellent rate accuracy and great power reserve from the Glashütte manufactory makes it tick. Coming this spring at NOMOS specialized dealers along with its brown gold sibling.
Movement: ε (epsilon)—manufactory caliber with automatic movement, black gold-platedCase: stainless steel, octopartite; diameter 39.7 mm; domed sapphire crystal
sapphire, crystal back: height 9.65 mm; fixed with six screws
Dial: galvanized, brown gold, with Glashütte sunray decoration; rhodium-plated applique
Hands: rhodium-plated, faceted
Water resistant to 3 atm
Strap: Horween Shell Cordovan
Reference number 823