In a bright and colorful move, Nomos Glashutte is teaming with 17-year-old design publication Cool Hunting to create a limited edition mechanical watch in support of the global LGBTQI+ community. The new Club Campus 38 Pride watches support the vibrancy of the colors and power of the rainbow and what it represents.
Six different colored watches – each created in an edition of 22 pieces – will be made. Each is meant to evoke the meaning behind the colors, so red is Life, orange is Healing, yellow is Sunlight, green is Nature, blue is Serenity, and violet is Spirit. All of the watches measure 38.5mm in diameter and are powered by Nomos’ Alpha manual-winding mechanical movement that gives 43 hours of power reserve. This movement also offers a stop-seconds mechanism and meticulous movement finishings.
The screwed case back of each watch features the individual watch number and an exclusive engraving with Cool Hunting’s name. Each watch is water resistant to 100 meters. The hands feature a Super-LumiNova inlay and the strap is woven textile.
Each of the Club Campus 38 Pride watches is fitted with top-quality finishes including a domed sapphire crystal, a waterproof textile strap and more. Meant to be worn with pride, each watch dial features a monochromatic subsidiary seconds dial, and offer an interesting blend of both markers and Arabic and Roman numerals.
For each $1,650 watch sold, a $100 donation will be made to The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for the LGBTQ (lesbian,gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) community.
“To be able to create this watch collection with Nomos and raising $13,200 for The Trevor Project is an incredible privilege,” says Josh Rubin, Cool Hunting’s co-founder and Executive Creative Director. .
“Any time an opportunity to collaborate arises I think of ways to represent the queer community I’m a part of,” says Editor in Chief David Graver, who is leading the project . “With Nomos, I had the privilege of touring their design center, Berlinerblau, in 2016. While there, I pulled open a drawer and saw hundreds of variations on the color red. Another drawer revealed the same for orange. Then blue. For this collaboration, I thought on the colors in those drawers and I knew Nomos could bring the rainbow to life in their own way.”