Two years have flown by since we reviewed Nodus's original Contrail watch, and boy, has the world changed since then. Thankfully, the boys at Nodus have been productive as ever, cranking out cool new tool watches and updating previous winning formulas. The sequel to their original Contrail, in fact, had a waitlist several thousand people long — now, however, you can pre-order one at a pretty great price in one of six colors.
The Contrail II is built with a dive watch's robustness and water resistance (200m in this case), but the utility of a travel watch: it's equipped with a 12-hour bezel (available in sapphire or steel) mounted on ceramic ball bearings for easy second time zone calculation, making for an ideal travel companion. Add in a 3mm-thick sapphire crystal, the Miyota 9015 automatic movement, a screw-down crown, a two-tone date wheel, and a funky H-link bracelet, and you've got a formula for one cool watch.
Available in six colors, each 39mm Contrail II is generously coated in Super-LumiNova BGW9 Grade A for nighttime visibility and ships with a two-year warranty. Regularly priced at $675, if you order before September 14th, you can nab the watch at just $600 — shipping is set for this month.