Nodus – sounds like the name of an indie rock band, right? Well it isn’t quite, it’s Latin – however when the young dudes from LA-based, Nodus aren’t geeking out over their favorite divers, they’re getting their rock on, and from what I’ve heard they’re pretty good at it.
Musical talent aside – Nodus are also self-confessed dive watch geeks – both Cullen and Wes have been collecting divers for several years which has not only schooled them but has fueled their passion to the point where they have decided to create their own diver!
Introducing the Nodus Trieste an affordable vintage-inspired design with a contemporary touch – its case is in 316L Stainless steel measuring 41mm in diameter with a thickness of 13mm and a lug-lug measurement of 50mm.
It is equipped with all the essential diver’s features such as: a screw-down crown and caseback, a double-domed Sapphire crystal with blue AR on in its underside, a Sapphire inlayed unidirectional rotational divers bezel and 200m of water-resistance (tested in-house).
Further divers features include: dial hands, hour-markers and bezel with SuperLuminova BGW-9 and a Stainless steel bracelet with a divers extension and flip-lock clasp.
Powering the Trieste will be one of two automatic movements: a Swiss STP1-11 or Seiko (SII) NH35A. Nodus regulate all their movements in-house.
The Nodus Trieste has a number of appealing design elements – there’s its texturized dial and that quirky handset for starters then the inclusion of navy blue and burgundy for the bezel inlays and that classic coin-edged bezel – pretty nice!
I also like the decision to use blue-tinted AR – this will give the watch a more premium feel imo – think Omega, Bretiling, GP etc. who also use blue AR. It might be a deal breaker for some, though.
The Trieste is available in 3 colors, black, blue and red – priced 350USD for the NH35 and 500 for the STP1. It is shipping, now. Please follow the link embedded, below for more info.