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Watch of the Week: Nomos Glashutte Zürich Weltzeit Singapore Edition

Nomos Glashutte Zürich Weltzeit Singapore Edition

Nomos is riding high. The Glashutte-based watchmaker might be young as these things are considered, but they’ve already a garnered a veritable legion of fans. A good part of that is the accessible price point – they really are hard to beat for value – but the most part is their eye-catching, quintessentially Scandinavian style.

The brand has plenty to be celebrating. They may however have just reached their biggest milestone – Singapore. A haven of the horological, Nomos Glashutte are celebrating their official launch in the city with a limited edition of their most complicated watch, the Zürich Weltzeit.

Nomos Glashutte Zürich Weltzeit Singapore Edition

We’re already huge fans of the traveller’s worldtimer (keep your eye out for a hands-on review soon) and there’s not a vast amount different in the limited edition. It still has the in-house 5201 calibre, the same slim 10.85mm design and diminutive steel case sitting just under the 40mm mark.

Nomos Glashutte Zürich Weltzeit Singapore Edition

This being an edition specifically for Singapore, there are two nods to the city-state on the watch. The first is the more usual Hong Kong being replaced by, of course, Singapore in red. The second is that the home logo at 3 o’clock has been replaced with a little red dot, a nod to Singapore’s nickname and appearance on maps.

Nomos Glashutte Zürich Weltzeit Singapore Edition

It’s a small change but one that the newly accessible citizens of Singapore will undoubtedly appreciate. There are however two versions of the limited edition; one using the usual bright white dial, the other in a more unusual, 30’s inspired salmon pink version. The latter is the more limited, taking up 15 of the grand total of 50.

Nomos Glashutte Zürich Weltzeit Singapore Edition

With its genuinely useful complication and a clean design, the Zürich Weltzeit is a future classic; this edition may well prove to be a collector’s classic too; www.nomos-glashuette.com

Connoisseur’s Corner

  • Limited edition of 50 to celebrate Nomos Glashutte’s arrival in Singapore
  • Available in white and salmon pink dial variations, limited to 35 and 15 examples respectively
  • Worldtimer complication replacing Hong Kong with Singapore
  • 9mm stainless steel case
  • In-house calibre DUW 5201 movements
  • Price: S$8,560 (or £4,711)

About the author

Sam Kessler

Legend has it that Sam’s first word was ‘escapement’ and, while he might have started that legend himself, he’s been in the watch world long enough that it makes little difference. As the editor of Oracle Time, he’s our leading man for all things horological – even if he does love yellow dials to a worrying degree. Owns a Pogue; doesn’t own an Oyster Perpetual. Yet.