The Nomos Zürich Weltzeit has long been a phenomenal option for anyone looking to purchase a handsome world time watch. And, an even better option for those looking to splurge more on their travels than on their world time wristwatch.
For those over in Singapore — who happen to be prone to a lot of travel, given all the beautiful cities in Southeast Asia, just a stone’s throw away from the Little Red Dot — if you wanted to purchase one of Nomos’ sensibly priced pieces, it was the watchmaker’s international e-retail website that was your only option, until recently.
We all know how it is. Sometimes you simply have to have the watch on your wrist before you can decide on pulling the trigger.
It was thanks to local fairy-god-retailer, The Hour Glass that as of 2015 people wanting to try a Nomos in the flesh were able to do so at several of their own outlets and at most of their sister retailer, Watches of Switzerland’s outlets.
Now in celebrating the two years of this partnership, Nomos has created a special edition of their much-loved Zürich Weltzeit exclusively for The Hour Glass and Watches of Switzerland called, the Nomos Red Dot.
What you have is essentially the same great watch, with just two deviations: Firstly, the city disc, which bears the names of cities traditionally used to indicate the 24 GMT time zones, now has Singapore written in red for the GMT +8 time zone. This time zone is typically otherwise indicated with Hong Kong on the disc.
Second, the 24-hour disc at 3 o’clock, which is used to keep time back at home, now has a little red dot next to it to serve as an apt reminder of home for any denizen of the Little Red Dot, while on their travels. Originally, the Zürich Weltzeit has the symbol for home in this position.
This special watch will be produced in a limited run of just 50 pieces, with 35 in the white dial variation and the remaining 15 in the salmon dial variation.
Technical Specifications: Nomos Red Dot
Nomos DUW 5201, self-winding movement; hour, minute and small running seconds with home time on 24-hour disc and world time using city disc; 42-hour power reserve
39.9mm stainless steel; water resistant to 30m
Horween genuine shell cordovan
How to Purchase
Online — Interested buyers can reserve your watch via the following link, from 10am (SG) 29 September 2017 onwards: http://www.thehourglass.com/nomosreddot
In-store — If you’d like to check out the watch in person, you can do so at the following outlets, starting 29 September 2017
Watches of Switzerland boutiques
Paragon #01-19 – (65) 6732 9793
VivoCity #01-66 – (65) 6376 9727
Tampines Mall #01-48 – (65) 6783 6535
The Hour Glass boutiques
Parkway Parade #01-47 – (65) 6348 9869
Orchard Central #01-06 – (65) 6337 8309