Because the minute hand of the Variocurve moves at different speeds during 60 minutes and since the watch has a display trajectory with varying curves, the name Variocurve was given to the watch.
Daniel Nebel’s search for an innovative time display started from the premise that in most mechanical watches with decentralised hands, retrograde faces or disc dials, the displaying element (hand, disc, cage, etc.) always turned on a fixed axle. This means that the displaying element always shows the time on a steady, constant radius, which usually makes a complete revolution or, in the case of retrograde dials for example, a revolution of 120 degrees. Not having a fixed point for the attachment of the hand, therefore, appeared to him to be the solution for inventing a new kind of display. After many experiments with eccentrics and levers, he managed to create many different types of display, but ultimately these did not provide him with a satisfactory result, because the displays that emerged were either too small, were crossed in the middle, or were not visually attractive. Only the solution with the two opposing eccentrics, arranged decentrally on the watch, fulfilled the objective of an innovative time display that can be easily read.
NORD N2 Minutes VARIOCURVE / double minute segment display / hours decentralized / date / 25 jewels and 5 integrated precision micro ballbearings. Sliding parts as the minute hand from the material ARCAP. Symmetrical 360° winding rotor with integrated winding weights, which are not visible by looking through the bottom. 28800 vibrations per hour / power reserve 38 h / basic ETA 2824
V1 mechanical parts coated : white rhodium / blackgold
V2 mechanical parts coated : white rhodium / pinkgold
V3 mechanical parts coated : white rhodium / yellowgold
V4 mechanical parts coated : all white rhodium / Hand blue
stainless steel / bezel and sapphire crystal back, 7-times screwed.
Crown with double o-ring seals / screwed strap bars.
Diameter 43,6 mm / Height: 15,8 mm / Weight: 110 grams
Top : sapphire crystal curved / flat 1,5 mm to 2,5 mm
both sides anti reflected.
Bottom : sapphire crystal flat 1,8 mm
V1 limited to 97 pieces, from N° 01 to N° 97
V2 limited to 97 pieces, from N° 01 to N° 97
V3 limited to 97 pieces, from N° 01 to N° 97
V4 limited to 97 pieces, from N° 01 to N° 97
Calf leather strap, with croco-texture, wide 22mm