A family-owned watch retailer with a prominent online presence, Ace Jewelers has made its an annual affair to work with Nomos on a limited edition. Past editions include last year’s #NomiesforLife and the Zurich world time from the preceding year.
The latest is the Ace x Nomos Glashütte Club 36 Ace Jewelers Blue Limited Edition, conceived to mark the five-year relationship between the German brand and Amsterdam-based retailer.
The appeal of Nomos; watches lie in their cheerfully simple aesthetics and affordability. Even though the Club 36 Blue is a limited edition for a retailer, it is quintessentially Nomos in style with its blue and orange dial.
Being the entry-level Nomos watch, the standard Club 36 is offered in a narrow number of dial colours, which is one of the main attractions of the new edition. And because it is based on the brand’s entry-level model, the Club 36 Blue is unusually affordable. The version with a solid back costs just US$1,000 or so.
According to Ace, its latest limited edition is only the third limited edition based on the Club 36 over the past decade. The upside of using this specific model as the base is affordability, since the Club 36 is the entry-level Nomos.
The tweaks that set the Ace edition apart lie in the dial, which has a blue and orange livery that’s based on Ace Jeweler’s corporate colours.
Dial aside, the watch is identical to the standard model. The case is polished steel, 36 mm in diameter, and offered with either a solid or open back.
Despite being the most affordable model Nomos makes, the Nomos Glashütte Club 36 Ace Jewelers Blue is still powered by a proprietary movement, as all Nomos watches are.
Both versions of the Nomos Glashütte Club 36 Ace Jewelers Blue are equipped with the Alpha, a calibre made in house but based on the architecture of the Peseux 7001. It’s finished in typical Nomos style, which is surprisingly attractive despite the affordable price.