The Nomos Zürich watch is a visual lesson in good design. Created by the late Hannes Wettstein from whose pen came the trim bezel, the broad face, the slender lengthened markers and hands and the harmonious and perfectly formed case and lugs. This year Nomos have produced a new dial edition, the Nomos Zürich Braungold with a rich sunray golden brown dial. In their typical understated style, Nomos state that it is "More chic than black", we think that the burnished coppery-ness is so good that it almost looks edible.
Any Nomos watch is impossible to ignore, but this one with its superb shimmering sunray decoration and light-reflecting rhodium appliques is positively scintillating. But even such richness does nothing to diminish the purity - it is as clean and uncluttered as ever. Inside the 39.7mm steel case is the Nomos self-winding Epsilon movement.
The Nomos Zürich Braungold will form part of the brand's portfolio for 2012.