The NOMOS Zürich Weltzeit has the brand’s most complicated movement fitted in one of its most elaborate cases. The result is a kick-ass watch that’s capable of seducing even the biggest NOMOS sceptics.
The regular Zürich was introduced in 2009, while the Weltzeit was added to the collection in 2014. Designed by Studio Hannes Wettstein, NOMOS considers the Zürich to be its first true luxury watch. This is most evident in the case, which in this version consists of no less than 10 separate pieces – not including the six screws used to hold the case back in place. The diameter is 39.9mm, while lug-to-lug is around 48mm.
The Zürich Weltzeit is powered by NOMOS seld-winding caliber 5201, which allows for two timezones to be displayed at once. A home time can be set using the disc next to the home symbol, while the hands can be set to your current time zone. The latter can be switched instantly by clicking the button at 2:00. The action and click of said button are among the most satisfying I’ve experienced. It’s very addictive!
The Zürich Weltzeit is sold on one of their rather excellent Shell Cordovan straps in black, though as witnessed by our pictures it looks equally good on a simple perlon or a vintage-style leather strap. In addition, the 20mm lug width makes creating your own perfect combination an easy task.