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Introducing the NODUS x Raven Watches TrailTrekker. A Fusion of Adventure and Craftsmanship

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NODUS x Raven Watches

In an exciting collaboration between NODUS and Raven Watches, two distinguished brands, one hailing from Kansas and one from Los Angeles, the TrailTrekker emerges as a beacon of rugged elegance, tailored for adventurers worldwide. Rooted in years of friendship and shared global expeditions, the TrailTrekker embodies the essence of both brands, marrying Raven's commitment to resilience with NODUS' advanced manufacturing prowess.


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Inspired by the perilous journeys of early American explorers navigating the heartland between their home states, the TrailTrekker pays homage to their unwavering determination. Although absent from those historical ventures, the TrailTrekker is envisioned as the companion of those who braved the rugged terrain, offering durability and reliability for modern-day explorers.


 

Inspired by Joint Pursuits of Exploration


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At its core, the TrailTrekker is a blend of two beloved models: the Raven Trekker and NODUS Contrail. By integrating the flagship Raven diver with NODUS' quintessential travel watch, the result is a subdued yet robust timepiece ready for any adventure, whether on the trail or beyond.


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Crafted from 316L stainless steel, the TrailTrekker boasts a matte grey DLC finish reminiscent of the Midwest's rugged terrain. Enhanced with diamond-like coating and Cerakote® application, it promises unmatched resilience against the elements. The sand-colored Cerakote® accents on the fixed bezel and dial further underscore its durability and adventurous spirit.


 

Midwest x West Coast

Emblazoned with caravans symbolizing the historic journeys from Kansas to California, the TrailTrekker's caseback honors the pioneers' enduring spirit. Powering this exceptional timepiece is the Miyota 9075 automatic GMT movement, marrying Japanese precision with versatility for travelers.



Designed for both utility and style, the TrailTrekker features large applied block indices filled with BGW9 Super LumiNova for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions. Its dual-branded, semi-gloss black dial ensures clarity without distraction, while the bi-color day/night indicator adds functional flair.


 

NODUS x Raven Watches TrailTrekker Details


Technical Specifications:

  • Case: 316L stainless steel, 39.5mm width, 11.8mm thickness, Grey DLC matte finish

  • Crown: Black DLC screw-down

  • Glass: Box sapphire crystal with blue anti-reflective coating

  • Bezel: Fixed 24-hour bezel with Cerakote® ceramic coating

  • Lume: Swiss Super-LumiNova® BGW9 Grade A

  • Water Resistance: 200 Meters

  • Bracelet: Flat-Link 20mm-16mm taper with proprietary NodeXTM Clasp

  • Movement: Miyota 9075 Flyer-Style GMT, regulated in-house to ±8 seconds per day

 

Quality and Enduring Principles on Display



Each TrailTrekker is meticulously tested beyond its stated ratings, ensuring reliability and performance in the most demanding conditions. With its fusion of heritage, craftsmanship, and functionality, the TrailTrekker stands as a testament to the enduring partnership between Raven and Nodus, catering to the needs of adventurers and watch enthusiasts alike.


 

Learn more about the TrailTrekker at NODUS and see if NODUS made our 2024 list of the best microbrand watch brands!





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