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Nomos Glashutte GMT’s

Zürich Weltzeit
Movement: manufactory caliber with automatic winding and world time indicator (xi), black gold. Case: ten parts, stainless steel, diameter 39.9 mm, height 10.85 mm, sapphire crystal glass back. Dial: galvanized, white silver-plated, with world time and 24-hour indicator. Hands: brass, rhodium-plated, faceted – Water resistant to 3 atm. Price: 3,400 Euros.

Tangomat GMT 6
Movement: manufactory caliber with automatic winding and world time indicator (xi)- Case: five parts, stainless steel, diameter 40 mm, height 10.85 mm, sapphire crystal glass back. Dial: galvanized, white silver-plated, with second time zone by the 6 and 24-hour indicator. Hands: steel, tempered blue – Water resistant to 3 atm. Price: 2,690 Euros.

Tangomat GMT 9
Movement: manufactory caliber with automatic winding and world time indicator (xi)- Case: five parts, stainless steel, diameter 40 mm, height 10.85 mm, sapphire crystal glass back. Dial: galvanized, white silver-plated, with second time zone by the 9 and 24-hour indicator. Hands: steel, tempered blue – Water resistant to 3 atm. Price: 2,690 Euros.

How to set the Tangomat GMT and Zürich Weltzeit

For the testing of its new xi caliber, NOMOS Glashütte has constructed several watch variants that will compete against each other. Thus, the purchaser of one of these test models will possess a watch that will (possibly) never be made in this way again. The xi calibre (named after xi, the fourteenth letter of the Greek alphabet) is an automatic movement.

In order for the world time feature to function properly, you first have to set it, in other words, you have to synchronize it with your home location. To do this, take the watch in your left hand, with the dial facing you and the winding crown pointing to the right. With your right hand, touch the push-piece situated at 2 o’clock and apply a little pressure. The city ring on the dial will then rotate counterclockwise.

Each press of the push-piece will move the city ring one position further. At the same time, the hour hand moves one hour ahead. If your home is in Germany (whether in Munich, Cologne, or Wuppertal, it makes no difference) keep pressing until “Berlin” is indicated on the Zürich Weltzeit or until “BER” and “+1” respectively is indicated on the Tangomat GMT. This could vary slightly depending on which test watch variant you have.

With the enclosed adjusting pin, press the small corrector at 8 o’clock. Now, only the hour hand will move—set it to the hour that is indicated on the small time disc (home time). Only at this point do you finally pull out the crown and set the exact time (i.e. hour, minute, second). Doing so will not only move the watch hands, but also the home time disc. The world time feature is synchronized! Now your watch knows where your home is.

From now on, you can find out the time anywhere in the world with the help of this little push-piece above the crown. The watch will tell you what time it is, no matter where it is. The time at your current location is indicated on the watch’s main dial, while your home time is shown on the smaller display situated by the 3. If you have done everything correctly (which you surely have!), you can finally forget about counting off the time difference on your fingers once and for all.

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Written by kevin

June 20, 2010 at 12:44 pm

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