Timeless Watches of Texas is proud to announce our second collaboration with our good friends at Nomos Glashütte: the Nomos Orion Midnight Edition watch. Like the Nomos Timeless Club watch that came before it, the Nomos Orion Midnight Edition is the result of tireless hours of in-house design in order to re-imagine a beautiful Nomos, in this case, the dressy Orion. The Nomos Orion Midnight Edition doesn’t only introduce a new look to the classic Orion but also a new movement, a modified Alpha manual wind that’s the first of its kind.
Timeless doesn’t partner with Nomos merely because they’re wonderful to work with, but because they make beautiful, well-designed watches in their own right. As Nomos is already a design leader, it would be foolish to start from scratch. Instead, as it was with our Timeless Club, we want to create a new version of a Nomos model, one that is not only unique and true to our vision at Timeless but is also faithful to the original watch.
Where the Club was a casual and sporty watch which we attempted to enhance with a more playful color palette and dial, the Orion is a timeless classic. It’s a dress watch through and through, so we went with a far more subdued array of colors. We have always been fascinated by the Zürich Blaugold’s beautiful blue sunburst dial but thought it might work even better on a more reserved watch like the Orion. Thus, using the Blaugold as an inspiration, we adopted a blue sunburst dial.
However, as much as we loved the Blaugold’s dial, it was a bit brighter and more eye catching than ideal for the Orion. We ended up with a darker version of the dial, which we’re calling midnight blue sunburst for the blue to almost-black hues you see when the light reflects off of its surface.
As always, our collaboration isn’t just with Nomos, but also with the watch collecting community. After we tested many designs and this one had emerged victorious, the community was still evenly split between using silver and gold accents on the model. Consequently, we decided to produce both, side by side.