Welcome back, world. Time for a new travel companion.

Introducing the Fratello × NOMOS Glashütte Weltzeit "The Hague Edition" — limited to just 25 pieces worldwide. €4.620 incl. VAT.

The Fratello × NOMOS Glashütte Weltzeit "The Hague Edition" is a traveler's timepiece, a model perfect for the debonaire globetrotter that wants a business-appropriate watch on their wrist, but one that equally dresses up or down. It works just as well with smart casual wear as it does with a suit, but it really comes into its own when it's the finishing touch to some sharp workwear. The Fratello "The Hague" edition features a gorgeous "Panda" dial and is limited to just 25 pieces worldwide.

The Weltzeit series is defined by its unusual GMT complication. While the name literally means World Time, this is not a classic world timer as not all 24 time zones are simultaneously displayed. What NOMOS Glashütte has given us instead, is an incredibly visual GMT complication allowing the wearer to track a second time zone.

The graphical representation of the second time zone makes interpreting the information at a glance much more intuitive, thanks to the 24-hour home disc next to the handy little home icon at 3 o'clock.

One of NOMOS Glashütte's fundamental design tenets is slimness. It's a core part of the Bauhaus design. Watch design is an endless balancing act: you might take a little here, so you must give a little there in return. The slimness of the watches means the movements within them also have to be relatively slim too. The DUW 5201 inside this beauty is actually NOMOS's thickest caliber, despite still only measuring a svelte 5.7mm.

The lugs' lines seem to defy possibility. That's because they are removed from the case early on in the manufacturing process so that they can be individually finished before being attached to the case. This multi-component construction means that the Weltzeit case is fascinating to wear over a long period. The more you wear it in different light conditions and environments, the more it reveals its true personality to you.

Designed by Hannes Wettstein, it is the brand's most complicated case, comprising more than ten components.

Just about right for every occasion. Dress it up or down — it's your choice.

NOMOS Glashütte — A story of German independence

NOMOS Glashütte is based in the famous village of Glashütte, Saxony, Germany. The small town of 7,000 is squeezed into a valley about 2 hours south of Berlin, and is home to numerous well-known watch brands. NOMOS was founded by Roland Schwertner in January 1990, just two months after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and around at the same time as the modern A Lange & Sohne.

It was then that watchmaking in Glashütte began to experience a revival that lives strong to this day. NOMOS Glashütte remains an independent manufacturer, one of the few true independents in the watchmaking world.

NOMOS Glashütte Weltzeit — Specifications

Dial: Panda Style
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 39.9mm × 49mm × 10.9mm (including crystal)
Lug Width: 20mm
Crystal: Sapphire
Case Back: Sapphire
Movement: DUW 5201
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Water Resistance: 3 ATM (30 meters)
Strap: Black Horween shell cordovan
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6, second time zone with city indication
Price: €4,620 – including 21% VAT

The Weltzeit "The Hague Edition" also shines in color. Not just black & white.