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The Glashütte sunray decoration graces new variantsBASELWORLD 2012: Blue-ribbon NOMOS

“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.