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Going globalNomos Tangomat GMT and Zürich Weltzeit with new xi caliber inside

All the time in the world times two: you can be carefree and easygoing, yet still be fully in tune with the times, at all times—just leave it up to these two new watches, Tangomat GMT and Zürich Weltzeit, with which NOMOS Glashütte is going global. Inside both models ticks the xi caliber, which has no problem showing calculations, figures, and derivations. Xi makes a note of where you live and how big the time difference is between there and New York, Taipei, or Honolulu. The watches communicate all of this in one view.

What is the difference between them? Whereas Zürich Weltzeit always displays the whole world all at once, Tangomat GMT only focuses on one specific second location - the place where your beloved lives, where your colleagues are at work in the company’s branch office, where your kids go to college, or where you have your chalet.

In accordance with the needs of these innovative functions, the already famous cases, which were developed by the design team around Susanne Günther and Hannes Wettstein, have been adorned with new dials. Puzzling over complicated displays, studying the instruction manual for hours, the frustration of unsuccessfully setting the watch for the nth time: wearers of the Tangomat GMT and Zürich Weltzeit are spared of these torments. A simple push-piece on the case and a location indicator on the dial are all you need to find out what time it is anywhere in the world. But most globetrotters and business travelers, just like those who are homesick or lovesick, are not satisfied with simply finding out what time it is wherever they happen to be - they also don’t want to lose sight of what time it is at home. These new watches satisfy this wish with one single display that unflinchingly continues to show the time in Castrop-Rauxel, Konstanz, or Lübeck - with a special tiny disc by the 3.

The new NOMOS automatic movement was a whole year in the making, it required 23 completely new components and multiple design studies until we could finally say: “It works. It’s beautiful.”