Probably the first model that springs to mind when you think of Nomos Glashütte, the iconic Nomos Glashütte Tangente is the perfect model for a luxury limited edition intended to celebrate Glashütte’s watchmaking tradition. Available for the first time in a rose gold case, the new Nomos Glashütte Tangente Rose Gold Neomatik 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte features a dial that is inspired by the original Tangente design. Back then, the steel-gray watch had a white dial with gray accents; the new version likewise comes with a galvanically white silver-plated dial, but with a sub-seconds dial and minute markers in rose gold. Water resistant to 3 ATM (splash-resistnt), the 35 mm x 6.9 mm case is characterised by straight lines, angled lugs, and a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inside to protect the dial. The new Tangente Rose Gold is powered by the in-house built neomatik DUW 3001 calibre. This ultra-thin (3.2 mm) movement is equipped with a Nomos proprietary swing system which ensures great accuracy and reliability. Its features include decentralised seconds, a stop-seconds mechanism, bidirectional winding rotor and incabloc shock protection. Beating at the frequency of 3Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour), the DUW 3001 guarantees a 43-hour power reserve. The transparent sapphire crystal case back provides a view of the distinctive three-quarter plate design, polished ribbing, screws with a thermally blued finish, and gold-plated embellishments that adorn the winding rotor.
Designed by Mark Braun in 2014, the Metro watch became one of NOMOS Glashütte‘s most-awarded, beloved for its clean and modern style, often accompanied by small surprising details. Just ahead of its 10th anniversary next year, the collection welcomes a trio of smaller steel models: the NOMOS Glashütte Metro 33 watches in silver, muted red, and sage. While these aren’t the first 33mm Metro models (there’s already a rose gold one in the catalog), these are the first dressed in steel. The cases are compact, measuring 33mm in diameter, 7.5mm thick, and 40mm lug-to-lug, complete with the wire lugs and diamond knurled crowns that are customary to Metro models. Each of the new NOMOS Glashütte Metro 33 watches is paired with a gray vegan velour strap, which complements the steel case nicely. However, the quick-change spring bars mean it’s easy to switch it out with another strap. Like all Metro models, the bezel is ultra-slim, almost non-existent, which gives plenty of room for the dial to breathe. According to the brand, the three dial colors on offer are inspired by the Big City. The silver dial represents the gleaming facades, the muted red dial represents Brooklyn’s red brick buildings, and the sage dial pulls double duty by representing green parks and the Statue of Liberty. Marketing-speak aside, these dial colors are fresh and will certainly appeal to many. Plus, the pink details on the muted red dial and the yellow details on the sage dial — dots on the minute track and the running seconds hand in the milled subdial at 6 o’clock — are a cheery touch. Conversely, the silver dial sticks to four shades of the same color for those who prefer monochromatic and minimalist styles. Regardless of the color, all the dials retain the Metro hallmarks, including the syringe-style hands, dot hour markers, and 5-minute numerals on the minute track. The dials are topped by the same intricate double-curved sapphire crystals found on larger Metro models and the watches are water-resistant to 50 meters. Driving the NOMOS Glashütte Metro 33 watches models is NOMOS Glashütte’s classic Alpha manually wound movement with up to 43 hours of power reserve. If you’re familiar with the German watchmaker’s in-house movements, you’ll know that these individually-numbered calibers include the famed Glashütte three-quarter plate structure, which are decorated with perlage and Glashütte ribbing polishes, and punctuated with jewels and tempered blue screws. You can choose to buy the NOMOS Glashütte Metro 33 watches with a steel caseback or a sapphire one to see the movement inside the watch. Commenting on the new Metro watches, Mark Braun said: “These three smaller models are successfully expressing what my original Metro was able to express for me in 2014. For me, they are what I understand by contemporary elegance: smart, playful, and full of energy.” NOMOS has always been a small-wrist ally and the addition of these new Metro 33 steel watches widens the choice of its already generous assortment of mid-30 mm cases. The red and pink version is particularly appealing and I bet would complement a fall/winter wardrobe beautifully.
When NOMOS released the Nomos Glashütte Club Sport neomatik in 42mm, it marked what many would consider the brand’s first pure sport watch outside of the Ahoi. Though oversized and highly water resistant (1000ft), the Club Sport 42 retained the classic NOMOS aesthetic that fans of the brand have come to adore, yet with some distinct characteristics that are bit more divisive. At first glance, the Club Sport 42 looks like, well, a Club. But, with a date window at 3 o’clock, strong lume, and a sunburst dial, these details demarcated a new direction for the Club line. Add to that the addition of a 3-link bracelet — the brand’s first with fitted endlinks — and the Club Sport 42 had all the elements that many fans were clamoring for, albeit with one major caveat: the size. 42mm may not sound overly large, but with NOMOS’s long lugs (a whopping 52.3mm lug-to-lug), that 42mm case wears much larger on the wrist. Luckily, NOMOS recognized how many customers were hoping for a smaller, no-date Club Sport and we now have it: the Nomos Glashütte Club Sport neomatik in 37mm. The case shape of the new, 37mm Club Sport neomatik (hereafter, Club Sport 37) is instantly familiar, as its high-polished curves are shared across the entire Club lineup. The case measures 37mm in diameter, but as with all NOMOS watches, it’s the 47.7 lug-to-lug measurement that gives you a better sense of how the watch will wear on the wrist (for reference, my wrist is 6.75”). Compared to the Club Sport 42, this 37mm diameter version is going to fit comfortably on a much wider range of wrists. Let’s not overlook the case height, though — the Club Sport 37 measures in at svelte 8.4mm in thickness, yet still manages to sport 200m of water resistance. Impressive. The Nomos Glashütte Club Sport neomatik 37’s stainless-steel case is fully polished, which will bother some since the case will inevitably pick up scratches quickly and easily. That said, the full polish finish suits the soft, structural lines of the case, and it’s hard to imagine a Club with a brushed or bead-blasted finish (though the brand did do this at least once with a limited edition). As with almost any NOMOS, the lugs will be the sticking point for those with smaller wrists. For those with moderate to larger wrists, though, those long lugs are part of the charm of Club and a distinctive element that adds to the visual presence of the watch. The NOMOS Club was first introduced in 2007, and it has seen a multitude of colorways over the years — and that’s before you include the various limited-edition models. What sets the Club Sport line apart is the use of a sunburst dial. Nomos Glashütte Club Sport neomatik has always experimented with color and, frankly, they’re one of the best in the business when it comes to finding unique and eye-catching color palettes. However, sunburst dials are something of a rarity for NOMOS. While the Club Sport 42 models come in deep black and blue colorways, the Polar and Petrol dials of the Club 37 are softer, less aggressive hues that hit that sweet spot between novel and familiar. Both are attractive and while the Polar is the more versatile of the two, the Petrol is absolutely mesmerizing. It’s difficult to find consensus on the definition of petrol. Call it blueish green or greenish blue, turquoise, cyan, or teal. Whatever you call it, it falls somewhere between blue and green but lacks the yellow/orange overtones you’ll find in more olive greens. However you define it, the petrol dial is gorgeous in any light, shifting from a true blue in warm artificial lights to a verdant green in full sun. The green of the dial is set off by generous white Super-LumiNova on the numerals and indices. NOMOS isn’t known for having the brightest, longest-lasting lume on the market, but with these models, NOMOS uses cutouts on the dial that are filled with Super-LumiNova. The result is bright, long-lasting lume and is a welcome addition, especially fitting in this sports watch.
The dial layout is pure Club, with its mix of even numerals and markers, along with subseconds at 6 o’clock. The Club is the more youthful, sporty line in NOMOS’s catalog, and one thing it’s done to cement that status is to use accent colors in unexpected ways. That’s one thing you don’t get with the Club Sport 37, as the only other color present on the dial is the subtle neomatik text below the logo. This toned-down aesthetic is another element that will split buyers as, on the one hand, having a more subdued Club is no bad thing, but on the other hand, it lacks a bit of the playfulness we’re used to with NOMOS.The Nomos Glashütte Club Sport neomatik 37 is available with several strap or bracelet options and the model we were sent came mounted on NOMOS’s new, 18mm 3-link Club Sport Bracelet. Many have been clamoring for a bracelet with fitted end-links and a more conventional shape; the brand has certainly delivered on that front. The bracelet has polished center links, which fit the fully polished case, while the outer links are brushed, adding some sportiness. For those with wrists on the smaller end of the range, the bracelet won’t do you any favors, as the endlink has a long male end that extends the effective lug-to-lug. The bracelet links are secured by a simple pin and collar system, which makes sizing a bit of a pain, but on the plus side, the bracelet includes half-links by the clasp, allowing you to find an ideal fit. Speaking of the clasp, it’s polished, smooth, and clean with a push button release and three holes for microadjustment. The clasp fits NOMOS’s minimalism but is a simple (and scratch-prone) affair. Overall, the bracelet is a bit of a mixed bag. It looks good, is comfortable, and has the fitted endlinks many have been asking for. That said, it’s a conservative style that doesn’t fit NOMOS’s design ethos as well as something like the Sport Bracelet (not to be confused with the Club Sport bracelet reviewed here). NOMOS watches always look stellar on their textile straps too, so it’s easy to find the look you’re after. The Club Sport 37 runs on NOMOS’s in-house DUW 3001 caliber. Colloquially dubbed the neomatik, this automatic movement features 27 jewels, 43 hours of power reserve, and NOMOS’s swing system escapement. You can order the Club Sport 37 with or without a display caseback. Although it’s a bit of an exorbitant upcharge for the sapphire display caseback ($380 USD), the DUW 3001 is a gorgeous little movement that’s worth admiring. With thermally blued screws, rhodium-plating, Glashütte ribbing, and NOMOS perlage, it’s hard to find a much nicer looking movement at this price point. NOMOS also regulates the movement in six positions to fall within chronometer standards (the review piece was running within 1 sec/day). After refreshing the Ahoi earlier this year and now releasing this new version of the Club, it appears Nomos Glashütte Club Sport neomatik is going all-in with their sporty offerings. Though the Club isn’t breaking new ground in terms of design (this is a good thing), the new colorways are striking and the strong lume is a welcome upgrade.
Nomos is a relatively young brand when it comes to Glashütte watchmaking, but they take the heritage of their surroundings and the horological prowess of the region seriously. So, in celebration of 175 (plus) years of Glashütte watchmaking, Nomos has announced three new Orion Neomatic watches in 36, 39, and 41mm, each limited to 175 pieces. Each is engraved as such on the back with the number in the series. The brand says these watches draw inspiration from the early days of master watchmakers and horologists from Glashütte who used golden indices on white silver-plated dials and blued steel hands on their pieces. Of course, Nomos is doing it their own way – a very stripped-down Bauhaus design and thin automatic movements that would have boggled the minds of Glashütte’s watchmakers back in the day.
Iwas lucky enough to see these watches in person in Glashütte a few weeks ago and while I only got a few moments with them amidst a sea of new releases and vintage Nomos I was digging through, I was particularly struck by the dials on the new Nomos Glashütte Orion Neomatiks. Between the texture and the fact that these were the first Orions released where the seconds sit flush with the rest of the dial, this seemed like a strong release from the brand. First of all, the texture and the color are rather hard to capture as it shifts in the light. In fact, the texture seemed more apparent in my photos than in the ones Nomos provided. Granted, they were shot in very different conditions. Versus a very flat matte or shiny dial, these sit somewhere in between. The little bit of texture actually picks up the light and provides a depth that’s accentuated by the slightly raised gold indices. But from a straight-on angle, the watch does look quite traditional and flat under the right light. It’s a welcome element of stylistic versatility and detail for a really beautiful and largely minimal watch design.
While I’m not sure about the inspiration from the vintage or antique watches I saw during my time in Glashütte, I recognize that the brand’s Bauhaus style doesn’t exactly have a one-to-one correlation to the old days of German watchmaking. Nomos has, however, continued the tradition of making reliable (and in some cases very horologically creative) watchmaking that I believe the old founders back in 1845 would be proud of. Not only that but it’s a brand that knows how to have fun and still gives you serious horological chops (their swing system escapement, for instance, is fascinating). Sure, this is a solid and known movement in a new package, but it’s a damn attractive one and a very Nomos salute to the history of watchmaking in Glashütte.
While the Tangente is often seen as the most emblematic watch ever created by German watchmaker Nomos, there is another model that, in my books, feels even more classically designed. Refined, elegant, timeless and equally minimalist in its style, the Nomos Glashütte Orion Neomatiks is the brand’s vision of a dressy watch, but this time without a twist – something that Nomos is very good at. It has naturally been elected to be part of the collection that celebrates 175 years of Watchmaking in Glashütte, the small town that is home to the best German watchmakers, including Nomos. Available in three sizes, all with the in-house Neomatik movement, they come as refined as they can.
The whole idea behind this commemorative collection was to pay tribute to fine watchmaking, and as such, the watches that have been created in the frame of this collection all have refined, higher-end finishes. For instance, the top-tier Lambda watches in steel here featured an enamel-coated dial and elegant blued hands. The 175-year take on the Nomos Glashütte Orion Neomatiks is slightly different, and while it also focuses on the dial, the result is pretty appealing.
With Easter in the rearview mirror and summer a mere speck on the horizon, we’re well into the spring season. We find ourselves in that magical time of year when the trees grow greener with the passing of each day. Some, however, don’t play along and get pinker by the day instead. Magenta buds begin to open up into light pink blossoms. This is a quintessentially Japanese phenomenon that has even made its way to Glashütte. And though NOMOS doesn’t quote this as the direct inspiration for these new NOMOS Tetra watches, a more global vision of spring can undoubtedly receive some credit. What we have here is a tasteful amalgam of tones that only a brand as experienced with combining colors as NOMOS could pull off.
This quaint quartet of Tetras forces me to use a term I usually try to avoid. As overused in watch writing as the term “icon” or the phrase “pops of color,” “quirky” is usually a dirty word in my mind. But when the watches are quite literally named after quirks, it’s only suitable to dust off the term. However, for those of you not fluent in German, these will likely require some translation — “Die Unerreichbare,” “Die Wildentschlossene,” “Die Fuchsteufelswilde,” and “Die Kapriziöse.” Fret not, Fratelli, for after five years of residence on Bavarian soil, I’m equipped to explain. So, let’s take a closer look at these geometrical timepieces, their uniquely composed and positively wearable colorways, and their names.
I won’t be getting too much into the technical side of things in today’s article. These Tetra watches are identical to the previously released hand-winding Tetra models. Unlike the last foursome of neomatik Tetras, which used the 33mm case size, these have a slightly smaller (yet no less wearable) 29.5mm square case. They feature the in-house hand-wound NOMOS Alpha caliber inside. You can read more about the technical details and even the history of this 31-year-old model here. And in case you need a reminder of the previous neomatik addition to the Tetra lineup from last year, you can check out this article and the photo below.
When it comes to looks, today’s NOMOS Tetra watches are a completely different beast. Last year’s release (which also gave us four new dials) opted for bold colors to brighten up the fall season. Today, though, soft shades of pink and purple will please those looking for something light and subtle. However, in true NOMOS fashion, an understated edge of carefully combined colors has been sprinkled into these watches, namely, the seconds hands in nicely contrasting shades of blue and yellow. Together, these models (much like last year’s) complement each other. But individually, they manage to be both delightfully understated and strikingly unique. Let’s take a look at all four of them one by one.
Unattainability regarding watches is usually associated with a specific Swiss brand, not one from Glashütte. However, this quirk lends its name to the first of these new Tetra watches. Thankfully, this won’t be an issue with the new Tetra watches since NOMOS has already made these available on its website. However, as far as quirks go, we’ll be left guessing whether it’s a dig at other brands with a nod and a wink. Perhaps the most toned-down of all four, Die Unerreichbare matches the tone of its steel case with a silver sunray dial. The sub-dial adopts a pale lilac shade, which is enhanced by its matte execution. This one is an outlier because the rest of the Tetras all feature matte dials and circular-textured sub-dials. Its numerals adopt a subtle petrol shade, which can only be appreciated upon close inspection in good light.
Slightly less subtle but no less charming is the light blue seconds hand. Like a slice of blue sky above the cherry blossoms, it’s a lovely combination. There’s something nice and understated about keeping the watch’s color accents contained within the sub-dial. From a distance, you’re looking at a silver watch, but when you look closer, you get just enough of a splash of color to make this a distinctive piece. For me, this one takes a close second place in this group of four. But leaving the most subtle of these new watches aside, let’s get into the colorful end of the Tetra spectrum.
I mentioned blooming cherry blossoms earlier in the article. And whereas you’d typically have to go to Heerstrasse in Bonn, you can now find a watch that mimics the soft pink shade of the delicate petals a little further east. This Glashütte native brings a soft pink dial, a silvery sub-dial, and a bright yellow seconds hand. It’s like a sunny April day on your wrist and a perfect pick for the season. The shade of pink is toned-down enough that anyone could wear this watch. Whether you combine it with a matching (or contrasting) dress shirt or go with something a little sportier, it will look equally fantastic.
If you’re fiercely determined to catch the blooming of fruit trees this year, I have bad news for you. The phenomenon seems to have long passed in most parts of the Northern Hemisphere. In Japan, a country known for its cherry blossoms, or sakura (the country’s unofficial flower), it took place at the end of March. The only silver lining might be if you live in the Netherlands, where, due to a long winter, we are experiencing it this week. If you live in Holland, get on your bike and get out there, preferably with a matching NOMOS Tetra on your wrist. Admittedly, it might be more doable if you aim for next year, but you don’t have to wait to put the watch on your wrist.
Now we arrive at my favorite of the four, not just in name but also in its atypical color composition. A powdery shade of lavender meets a coppery/golden sub-dial closely matched by beige dial text and numerals. It’s all tied together by the sky-blue seconds hand. A clash of cool blue and warm copper suspended in a calm lake of dreamy soft purple — this is an odd combination, to be sure, but it works incredibly well. Not even my eight-year-old self, equipped with the 64-count box of Crayola crayons, would have thought to put these shades together. Die Fuchsteufelswilde is a true testament to NOMOS’s sagacity with colors.
I find the toned-down nature of the colors and the contrast of cool and warm tones very appealing. For those of us who own our fair share of black or white dials, a watch like this is clearly the next step. The call for something slightly more colorful and unusual rings out. And somehow, it doesn’t get much better than a purple and copper NOMOS Tetra with a lovely hand-winding movement inside. The grainy purple dial is truly remarkable, bold yet wearable, and downright lovely.
A coppery salmon dial with a silver sub-dial and a bright yellow seconds hand makes Die Kapriziöze the most “normal” of these watches. Especially in recent times, salmon dials have had quite a moment. But thanks to the nicely combined silver sub-dial and yellow seconds hand, it still stands out from other salmon-dialed dress watches. If you look closely, the numerals and markers are printed in a brown shade. Sure, at first glance, they may appear black like the brand logo (which is indeed printed in black), but it’s these subtle details that tie together the unique aesthetic of all four of these pieces.
I was going to write something about the method of cooking called “papillote,” in which you season the fish and place a slice of lemon on top before wrapping it in aluminum foil, and how this watch sort has all the right shades, but that seemed like one bridge too far. Instead, I’ll tell you about the case back options. The four watches we saw all had an exhibition case back, which allows you to view the Alpha caliber inside. These Tetra watches are also available with a closed case back, onto which you can engrave some initials or a special message. This option saves you €220, and it’s worth noting that NOMOS Tetra watches offers a complimentary engraving service. You really can’t go wrong either way!
But now I hand it over to you. What do you think of these new NOMOS Tetra watches, their creative colorways, and quirky names? Are these bound to end up under your sleeve? Or will you patiently await the next release? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve had more than enough of the dingy gray days of winter. But I have good news: we’ve reached the end of March already, and spring is officially here! NOMOS has announced two new colorways for the fan-favorite Nomos Club Campus to mark the occasion. Some of you might know NOMOS as a Glashütte-based watch brand specializing in rather serious and monochromatic Bauhaus-inspired watches. However, as many of you already know, there’s another side to the brand, one that tends to shine brightest in the Nomos Club Campus line. The new Cream Coral and Electric Green hues are stunning additions to the springtime bouquet of colors that NOMOS designers have introduced in this model. So put away your puffer jacket, and dust off your springtime favorites — winter is officially over.
You might remember last year’s colorful Club Campus releases in Deep Pink and Blue Purple. Alongside the classic orange dial (a Fratello Summer Splash semi-finalist), those two stunning shades did away with our seasonal blues and got us dreaming of spring. It seems that NOMOS has embraced the youthfulness of its Club Campus line and decided to take some further colorful steps forward. I’m sure you’ll agree when I say we’re all better off for it. It’s common to see brands rely on the same handful of colors again and again. But clearly, the designers in Glashütte have an eye for shades and have finessed this year’s choices to be as bold as they are interesting. Sure, a cynical few will roll their eyes, but there’s plenty to go around in the brand’s catalog for those looking for something more understated.
NOMOS Club Campus Cream Coral and Electric Green
Not much has changed here other than the color of these Club Campus dials. The watches still feature blue-glowing Super-LumiNova, 100m water resistance, and the hand-winding NOMOS in-house Alpha caliber. With a 43-hour power reserve and a lovely bit of finishing, it’s both a reliable movement and a perfect example of the brand’s watchmaking mastery. These two new hues will be available in the 36mm and 38.5mm Club Campus models, so there’s bound to be one to suit your wrist. But do keep in mind that these watches have rather long lugs. If you haven’t tried these on, it’s worth doing so because you might be (pleasantly) surprised at how well the 36mm version wears. Actually, that one is my favorite option, even on my 18cm (7″) wrist. But if you’d rather go for a slightly larger, more contemporary option, the Club Campus 38 will serve you well. Both models are just over 8mm thick (8.2 and 8.5mm), so wearability won’t be an issue. That said, with dials and colors like these, you certainly wouldn’t want to hide them under your sleeve. The Cream Coral, which is not quite orange and not quite salmon, is complemented by an orange seconds hand — the uniting elements of these two models — as well as a subtle light-blue outline on the markers and corresponding numerals. The Electric Green follows more of a ton-sur-ton approach. The unique shade of green would not have felt too out of place in last week’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. That said, the tone of this green has a bit more cyan than yellow, giving it a cooler touch. Both colors are nicely saturated, just one notch north of what I’d call pastel. Whichever one of the two you prefer, I dare say you really can’t go wrong.
This year’s new NOMOS Club Campus releases bring in the spring and uphold the brand’s status as masters of bold, tasteful colors. This goes far back in the brand’s history, with a thousand pleasant pastel shades in its arsenal (see below). The Cool Hunting collection in 2020 took a step in both a bold and charitable direction and left many of us wanting more of these colorful watches. Today, the brand adds two more unique shades to its catalog, something which will hopefully continue to happen each year to remind us of the coming of spring.
Now it’s time for a quick Fratello PSA! Remember that if you live in the Central European time zone, you’ll have to set your watch forward one hour this Sunday night (whether it’s a NOMOS or not). Yes, you’ll lose an hour of sleep, but you’ll gain an hour of sunshine in which to ogle and take pictures of your brightly-colored timepiece of choice!
As we stated in our in-depth article, the Tangente has been instrumental in the success of German watchmaker Nomos. Inspired by the Bauhaus era and recognisable to all, the Tangente is an emblematic model that has existed in multiple forms. Small and hand-wound, as the original concept was, but also larger and automatic, or colourful and complicated. Today, this emblematic watch is back in a new, luxurious colour with the brand’s in-house automatic calibre, the DUW 3001. Here are the new Tangente Neomatik Blue Gold Models, and we have them reviewed in an in-depth video that also retraces the history of this model.
NOMOS’s Tangente neomatik is a classic timepiece that never gets old. And the Glashütte-based watchmaker knows it. Here comes a new take on it that amalgamates the brand’s winning ingredients. From the minimalist aesthetic to the in-house automatic movement, the latest Tangente neomatik is instantly recognizable in a NOMOS style. It revisits one of the brand’s favorite deep blue colors in a galvanized and sunburst finish. The new model comes in two case diameters of 35 and 38.5 millimeters.
Since its founding in 1990, NOMOS has developed a reputation for crafting high-quality and effortlessly wearable watches with an incredibly consistent design language. The brand’s relentless focus on details makes its watches intrinsically gratifying to look at (especially for anyone with obsessive tendencies). The designs are so wholesome that they do not give you that subconscious nagging feeling that something is unbalanced. And it’s no wonder that the German brand has amassed no less than 160 prestigious awards and prizes for design and watchmaking craft, including one from the GPHG.
The Tangente is NOMOS’s flagship collection and has spawned faithful and timeless designs for 30 years. It blends Bauhaus-style elements with its signature circular case in the shape of a coin with angled lugs. The new Tangente neomatik time-only model boasts a deep blue sunburst dial, which is gold plated before being galvanized to produce an alluring shimmer. Apart from the color variations, the Blue Gold model has the exact execution compared to the prior platinum-gray version launched almost a year ago to the day (which Rob reviewed here).
Other signature features include the numerals in the Tangente typography and a small seconds sub-dial above 6 o’clock. The dial has five Arabic-numeral hour markers as well as minute markers around the outer rim. The hands are plated with rhodium, and the sapphire crystal has an antireflective coating on the inside. Under the NOMOS Glashütte logo is the “neomatik” designation in gold letters. This indicates an in-house DUW 3001 caliber beating underneath.
The two sizes of this new Tangente neomatik — Blue Gold 35 and Blue Gold 39 — come with polished stainless steel cases in 35mm and 38.5mm diameters, respectively. NOMOS also offers the choice of a solid steel back or a display back with an AR-coated sapphire crystal. The former measures 6.7mm and the latter 6.9mm in height. Each watch also comes with a black Horween Shell Cordovan leather strap, featuring rolled edges and a signed pin buckle.
In watchmaking, the German brand Nomos Glashütte Tangente Liebreiz has arrived at a specialty in the watch business. This remarkable method of achieving imaginative changes to watchmaking has brought Nomos acclaim that is wanted by some since quite a while ago settled Swiss watch brands. Notwithstanding, the greater part of Nomos’ notoriety comes from his lead assortment – Tangente. With a direct plan with an unmistakable and smooth dial, this watch was enormously respected by watch sweethearts when it was delivered in 1992. Also, to date subsequent to finishing a long excursion with the brand, this Nomos watch appreciates an equivalent status among watch sweethearts. wristwatch. wristwatch.
One brand that Dean truly prefers is NOMOS. Truth be told, the Glashuette-based brand was one of the first to be added to the stable after Dean joined Brinker – which likewise shows the trust set in him by the Brinker family. As the proprietor of a few NOMOS watches including the restricted release Club Campus Amsterdam, for quite a long time Dean longed for possessing a restricted version for Brinker. Likewise, as of now with the 50th celebration coming up, the ideal open entryway presented itself. However, rather than a restricted release, Brinker constructs pressure by doing it consistently from this point until the 2022 commemoration. The first is NOMOS Club 48, reference 737.S3.
Today we have the extraordinary watch from the German producer Nomos Glashütte Tangente Liebreiz (we will discharge the umlaut starting now and into the foreseeable future for effortlessness) tangente NOMOS have been around for quite a while, however despite the fact that these have left their imprint in the watchmaking business with moderate plans, passage level extravagance costs, and above all of all German quality and the most elevated consideration. down to the subtleties!
NOMOS Glashutte as we said has been missing for quite a while! The Nomos name was enrolled by Roland Schwertner (who actually drives deals at NOMOS today) in January 1990, only two months after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Nomos draws its impact from the watch plans of the customary German ‘Bauhaus’ style. This regularly brings about moderate dial plans, meager, smooth cases and negligible boxes and paper. With NOMOS at first utilizing the Swiss-made manual breeze development ETA/Peseux 7001. In any case, the organization began to truly stand apart from the Swiss and German rivalry when in 2005 they began utilizing watch developments only. Beginning with the α (Alpha) manual breeze type, yet advancing to the manual breeze type with greater unpredictability over the long haul. With the advancement of their own escapement in 2014, Nomos Glashütte Tangente Liebreiz is totally autonomous of the Swiss maker. As of late, in 2015 NOMOS presented the in-house 10 types DUW (Deutsche Uhrenwerke) 3001. The super flimsy programmed type with a stature of just 3.1 mm was selective to the Neomatic arrangement and in 2018 refreshed the Noematic arrangement with Neomatic-date with Caliber. DUW 6101.
It’s no secret that the Fratelli are big NOMOS fans. The brand’s signature Bauhaus minimalism makes for a wonderful, clean, classy watch. Yet the Glashütte brand is also not afraid to include small details in its designs. These small details often serve as a nod (or a wink) at either the brand’s own history and DNA or its collaborators. An example of this can be found on the Fratello × NOMOS Weltzeit with the house icon replaced with a Dutch windmill. Today, Nomos Glashütte 262 Ludwig Neomatik 41 Date introduces a watch with one such detail, something only possible due to the brand’s DUW 6101 movement. Are you wondering why? Then keep on reading, as I’ll touch upon that later in the article.
All you need to know is this: the Nomos Glashütte 262 Ludwig Neomatik 41 Date is now fully Roman. Meaning that its date window now also includes Roman numerals. It may not seem obvious at first, but a date wheel with Roman numerals is not a common thing for one good reason. And that reason is the fact that the Roman numeral system makes numbers take up a lot more space than their Arabic counterparts. All numbers under 100, can be represented by two Arabic numerals. But in Roman numerals, a number like LXXXVIII (or 88) certainly requires quite a bit of space. Luckily, there are only a maximum of 31 days in a month. But that leaves us with 28 — or XXVIII — in all its six-character glory. Most date wheels and windows shudder at the thought.
Whereas most movements simply can’t accommodate more than two characters on their date wheel (without making them far too small to read with the naked eye), NOMOS makes the impossible possible. This is all thanks to a clever mechanical ace that the brand’s DUW 6101 date caliber has up its sleeve. This is, of course, the movement’s peripheral date ring. Unlike most mechanical movements, which integrate the date wheel into the base plate, NOMOS developed a system that allows it to sit around the movement. This means that even in the brand’s larger models, the date can be shown right at the edge of the dial. The movement also has a date-setting position which allows for the date to be advanced or reversed, with only a half turn of the crown.
The date advances in 30 minutes, meaning there’s only a relatively small 90-minute “danger zone” for setting the date. Not only that, but it also allows for some neat tricks, such as the triple-date display on the Autobahn or the date-ring system found on the Tangente and Metro Update models. In a rather suitable nod to the Ludwig’s Roman numeral dial, the brand uses this real estate afforded to the date wheel to include even the longest of Roman numerals (under 31) without needing a loupe. I must admit that though it’s only a small detail, I love it. The significance of the movement’s unique mechanical architecture, which makes this possible, coupled with the coherence it gives the Ludwig is brilliant. In the world of watches, small details go a long way, and NOMOS gives a perfect lesson on how this is exactly the case.
Is this my new favorite Nomos Glashütte 262 Ludwig Neomatik 41 Date ? Well, my love for the Club Campus is hard to shift. But I have to admit that this kind of small, clever detail with mechanical chops making it possible certainly raises the appeal of the Ludwig for me. And if I should ever happen to be in the market for a Ludwig, you can rest assured that it would have a Roman numeral date display! That said, I’d love to hear your opinions. Do you also appreciate these small details? Or is it a bit too gimmicky for your taste? Regardless, let me know your thoughts in the comments.
NOMOS Glashütte celebrates women’s wrists with a new ladies’ watch with unique features, the Ludwig 33 noir from NOMOS Glashütte.
NOMOS Glashütte’s newest timepiece for women, the Ludwig 33 noir, is a ladies’ feminine watch without being overly so. This new watch, crafted in the time-honored heritage of Glashütte watchmaking that dates back 175 years, will twirl its way into gatherings this winter and reign supreme in every setting.
NOMOS Glashütte honors the ladies with this latest creation! A unique ladies’ watch with exceptional characteristics. As the year comes to a close, NOMOS introduces the exquisitely delicate Ludwig 33 noir watch with a galvanized black dial. Refined gold hands give it that sophisticated look in the tradition of Glashütte watchmaking. As beautiful on the outside as on the inside!
The NOMOS Glashütte Ludwig 33 noir 33-millimeter case is made of polished stainless steel with a sapphire crystal. It is powered by the hand-wound ALPHA caliber, with one hundred separate components and 17 jewels, perfectly demonstrating various Glashütte watchmaking techniques. The case is matched with a delicate anthracite strap made of velour leather. There are two versions: with a sapphire crystal case back (Ref: 227) or with a stainless steel case back (Ref: 226).
The new Ludwig 33 noir from NOMOS Glashütte is delicate, dark, feminine, and classy, perfect for evenings spent at the theater, attending art openings, galas, or sipping a glass of wine at home. Think of it as the wrist equivalent of the Little Black Dress. A wristwatch with an extroverted disposition that craves attention.
As for the name – Why Ludwig? A peculiar moniker for a watch designed for women, to be sure, but I think it just adds to its overall appeal. Overall, the Ludwig 33 noir is a watch that exudes a captivatingly feminine personality and is impeccable to the highest degree.
Classically simple or simply classic? Pure understatement is the essence of the Ludwig from Nomos Glashütte. This deeply elegant wristwatch is a statement of traditional design, yet is right on the pulse of the times. With its time display focused on the hour, minute and seconds, flat case and classic leather straps, the Ludwig is a dress watch par excellence. It has been part of the manufacture’s collection since its first presentation in 1991. The brand is currently launching a new variant, which, although marketed as a ladies’ watch, should also appeal to lovers of smaller diameters as the stainless-steel case of the Ludwig 33 noir has a diameter of 33mm. It is polished to a gleam and together with the sapphire crystal its shape is reminiscent of old pocket watches.