All in the details: Nomad launches second Samuel Wilkinson-designed collection
Following hot on the heels of its London Design Festival debut last year, contemporary Scottish watch brand Nomad has once again paired with industrial designer Samuel Wilkinson to launch a second beautifully minimalist watch collection.
The ’Line Collection’ is comprised of two distinctive everyday watches, the ’Inline’ and the ’Outline’, which see typical numerical, minute and hour markings subtly re-arranged into two new elegant compositions.
While the ’Inline’ moves all of the markings towards the centre of the dial to leave a clean outer band, the ’Outline’ sees the hour markings and all 12 numbers pushed away from the edge of the dial and set within a ring of elongated minute increments.
Although more delicate in appearance than Nomad’s bold-faced predecessor, the ’Mòltair’, the new collection proudly displays all the hallmarks of the brand’s penchant for finely tuned design.
Fitted with a propriety strap connection that utilises pressed leather and a custom engineered back plate, the strap lifts the entire watch off the wrist to increase breathability. A textured cast iron case houses a Swiss quartz movement, and a slightly beveled cover made from sapphire-coated glass offers extra protection against breakages.
‘We didn’t want to use off-the-shelf parts so every component from the case right down to the clasp has been custom designed and manufactured specifically for Nomad,’ explain the brand’s founders Alan and Kelsey Moore, who together with Samuel Wilkinson spent two years refining the design and sourcing manufacturers who could meet their demands. ‘These timepieces are designed to act as precise tools for measuring time, while retaining a playful edge.’