Nodus’ fourth series has been dubbed the Avalon, and it’s already garnered some notable excitement among watch-heads. That fervor is not without good reason. Nodus has, somewhat quietly, developed a bit of a cult following among enthusiasts, and it’s largely because they make nice watches (crazy, right?). Nodus’ last three collections were good looking, referential without being derivative, and fairly priced. The Avalon continues in that vein, but cranks it up a notch; to my eye, it’s Nodus’ best watch yet.
Let’s rundown the specs. Rated to 300 meters, the 316 stainless steel case measures 43.5 millimeters wide (42 at the bezel), 48 millimeters lug-to-lug, and 12.9 millimeters thick to the top of the double domed sapphire crystal (which features AR on the underside). For the bezel, there’s a choice between two types: one with a stainless steel insert, and another with a fully lumed matte ceramic insert. Speaking of lume, the Avalon lights up with the aid of Super-LumiNova’s C3 X1 compound. The Avalon comes on a 20-millimeter H-link steel bracelet with a flip-lock button clasp capable of micro-adjustment.