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Introducing the Third Generation NODUS Contrail GMT. The LA Brand's Quintessential Travel Watch.

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Since its inception, the Contrail has epitomized the fusion of functionality and style, envisioned as the ultimate travel companion for modern adventurers. Rooted in the collective experiences of a team traversing the globe in pursuit of NodeX licensing agreements, the Contrail GMT embodies the evolution of travel needs in sync with its global customer base and international partnerships.


A Legacy of Travel: The Contrail's Origins

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Born from the desire to create a timepiece that transcends boundaries, the Contrail GMT is the culmination of years of exploration and innovation. As Nodus embarks on its seventh year of operation, the Contrail GMT stands as a testament to the brand's unwavering commitment to excellence in design and functionality.


Sleek Design, Enhanced Functionality

The new Contrail GMT elevates the essence of its predecessors with a sleek and versatile design. Inspired by the team's dedication to efficient design, the redesigned case offers one of the thinnest profiles for a watch housing the Miyota 9075 movement. Designed for a comfortable fit on the wrist, the Contrail GMT ensures that style doesn't compromise functionality. With hallmark features intact, including ease of use and clear legibility at a glance, the Contrail GMT is poised to become the ultimate travel companion for adventurers worldwide.


Dial Finishes: A Tribute to Exploration

Three distinct dial finishes have been utilized for the Contrail GMT, each inspired by the wonders of the world. From the earthy textures of the Laguna and Terra dials to the azure hues of the Impulse dial, every detail symbolizes the journeys connecting individuals worldwide. The clean white dial with contrasting finishes adds a touch of simplicity and elegance to the ensemble, ensuring that the Contrail GMT is as visually striking as it is functional.


Precision Engineering, Durability, and Comfort

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At the heart of the Contrail GMT lies a 316L surgical-grade stainless steel case, ensuring corrosion resistance and durability. With dimensions meticulously crafted for comfort and visual impact, it is well-proportioned for wrists of all sizes. The bidirectional bezel, equipped with a ball bearing system, offers functional performance and ease of operation, while the luminous sapphire insert facilitates tracking of three time zones simultaneously.


Enhanced Legibility and Functionality

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Legibility is paramount in any timepiece, and the Contrail GMT excels in this aspect. Segmentation of dial information ensures clarity at a glance, while the BGW9 Super LumiNova® fills on indices and hands enhance visibility in low-light conditions. The capped seconds hand adds a refined aesthetic touch, eliminating distractions and focusing on precise timekeeping.


"We envision a world where people are unafraid to embrace who they are and chase whatever passion pulls at them. Nodus Watches are built for the important things in life, and we hope that wherever life takes you, you take Nodus."

-Wes and Cullen

NODUS Co-Founders


Innovative Features: A Testament to Travel

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The Contrail GMT pays homage to the legacy of travel watches while incorporating innovative features for the modern-day explorer. The use of color on the bezel for day and night indication, inspired by Rolex's GMT Master II, enhances functionality and visibility. The deeply stamped caseback depicts elegant vapor trails and serves as a tribute to the interconnectedness of humanity and the boundless horizons of travel.


NODUS Contrail GMT - Unparalleled Performance

Powering the Contrail GMT is the Miyota 9075 flyer-style GMT movement, renowned for its precision and reliability. Its construction allows for a thin and wearable case without compromising on water resistance, making it suitable for adventures both on land and underwater.


Ultimate Comfort: The NodeX Adjustable Clasp

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Designed and assembled in Los Angeles, the Contrail GMT features a NodeX on-the-fly adjustable clasp for effortless resizing. This proprietary module ensures a perfect fit at varying altitudes, reflecting Nodus' commitment to both comfort and functionality. The bracelet features a brushed three-link design and accommodates varying wrist sizes in comfort.


The Art of Travel: Redefined

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The Contrail GMT transcends the boundaries of conventional travel watches. With its blend of innovative features, precision engineering, and timeless design, it stands as a testament to Nodus' unwavering commitment to creating the ultimate travel companion for adventurers around the globe. Whether you're exploring distant lands or navigating bustling cities, let the Contrail GMT be your trusted companion on every journey, guiding you through time and space with unparalleled precision and style.

Specification / Technical Round-Up

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Material: 316L surgical-grade stainless steel

Dimensions: 39.5mm case width x 11.8mm thickness x 46.6mm lug-to-lug x 20mm lug width


40.5mm wide bi-directional 48-click bezel

Luminous Sapphire Bezel Insert


Diameter: 5.9mm

Material: Stainless Steel

Type: Screw-down

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Material: Box sapphire crystal

Coating: Blue anti-reflective coating


Type: Swiss Super-LumiNova® BGW9 Grade A (blue glow)


Rating: 200 Meters


Style: Flat-Link with 20mm-16mm taper

Clasp: Proprietary NodeXTM Clasp

Features: Quick-release spring bars


Type: Miyota 9075 Flyer-Style GMT Regulation: In-house regulated to ±8 seconds per day

Frequency: 28,800 VPH

Power Reserve: 42 hours


The Contrail GMT will be priced at $825 USD and available for sale on Friday, April 26th, at 9AM PST on

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