Nodus is back with an update to their mainstream Sector Field, a contemporary interpretation of the exemplary field watch, with a trace of exemplary sector dial style tossed in for great measure. Ed Jelley went hands on with the Sector Dive and Sector Field recently, and this new delivery is a lot of a steady update to the watch we shrouded in January. The little upgrades made to the watch, in any case, delineate Nodus’s commitment to refining their item after some time, just as an ability to take and execute criticism from the watch community. Let’s hop in.
To rapidly audit, the Sector Field is a 38mm watch that’s apparently enlivened by customary field watches, however a look doesn’t take after what we normally hope to see from a watch in this classification. Nodus has reduced the key plan components of the field watch and reconsidered them in an advanced manner, with a contemporary look and all the usefulness you anticipate from a field watch. The 38mm size is not difficult to wear and circumspect, enormous Arabic numerals give an instinctive time telling experience, and the cutting edge “sector” dial bifurcations, made with a sandwich dial development, give an unobtrusive help to decipherability initially and give some extra visual interest. The Sector Field is as yet accessible in an assortment of tones (more on those choices underneath) that further discrete Nodus’s creation from the intentionally plain field watch plans of the past.
For this second break at the Sector Field, Nodus has made a couple of little changes that amount to what exactly resembles a more refined and engaging bundle. The most evident change is the expansion of a date at 4:30, comparable in execution to the Sector Dive. While some may scoff at the expansion of a date and its arrangement in a detect that will make evenness insane, I think you need to hand it to Nodus for coordinating the date wheel to the dial tone and keeping it little. It mixes in pleasantly, without a noticeable casing, and could truth be told be not entirely obvious. It’s probably as subtle a date window as I’ve seen recently.
The precious stone has likewise been updated to a level top tightened plan that Nodus reveals to us copies an oil-filled impact, and carries the dial nearer to the gem just barely, supporting in decipherability at unforgiving points. This addresses a stylish change, yet additionally a utilitarian one fitting for a watch in the field class, as it makes it much simpler to enroll the time rapidly. Moreover, lume is presently 3D printed T-C1 X1 Grade BL, a moderately new Super-LumiNova compound said to have expanded shine over past more generally utilized applications, and hued seconds hands are currently used to add extra highlight to the dials.
That carries us to the new dial tones. Notwithstanding the returning Shale and Sequoia variations, Nodus is adding Marina (blue) and Smoke choices too. All dials actually hold a similar unobtrusive fumé impact, which is my undisputed top choice plan include on these watches. The shading combinations here appear to have a more energetic fly to them than the previous watches – note the red accents on the Smoke dial, for instance, and the complementing light blue on the Marina.
These watches are accessible today, straightforwardly from Nodus, for $425 each. Nodus additionally discloses to us that among now and the year’s end they’ll be delivering much more watches in the Sector arrangement, with Dive, Pilot, and Sport alternatives to come. Watch this space for extra subtleties on those when accessible, and obviously look out on the Nodus site here .