Le 30 janvier 2015, 08:37 dans Humeurs • 0
Nomos plans to slowly transition all its in-house calibers to make use of the Swing System and certain older models are already available with the new http://www.mrjack.co.uk/panerai-watches-uk.html escapement. The current timeline has Nomos on track to complete the transition within two years. But, to debut the Swing System, Nomos created a new watch, the Metro, in collaboration with Berlin-based designer Mark Braun. The Metro starts with a 37mm stainless-steel case with wire lugs that is rather slim at 7.65mm. The curved sapphire crystal adds a little height, but not much. The dial is galvanized and silver-plated, with a soft white color punctuated by black, red, and mint green markings. The mint is an unusual color, but one that adds just a little bit of personality without going overboard. You'll notice the large date window down at 6 o'clock and the off-center power reserve indicator around 1 o'clock. For those of us who favor symmetrical dials, the power reserve indicator can be a bit of a drawback, but this kind of off-beat design was clearly intentional. Turning the Metro over you can see the DUW http://www.mrjack.co.uk/hublot-watches-uk.html 4401 caliber, the first movement from the brand built around the new Swing System escapement from the ground up. You can see the bright blue tempered balance spring that sets the Swing System apart from the previous Nomos-used escapements (brought in from Switzerland). The DUW 4401 is manually-wound and has a 42-hour power reserve. The Metro is a handsome, slightly idiosyncratic http://www.mrjack.co.uk/omega-watches-uk.html, but at its heart is a serious technological development. The importance of being able to make escapements in-house cannot be overstated when it comes to ensuring a manufacture's future capacity and control over its production. We're glad to see Nomos pushing things as usual.