Nomos Glashütte Ahoi Neomatik Atlantik

The year is 2013, and Nomos is still a relatively small and unknown brand outside of the true Nomos Glashütte Ahoi Neomatik Atlantik watch-enthusiast circle. All the models we know them for now were around – from the Club to the Tangente, but Nomos sought to create a dive-capable watch. Now, when a brand normally does this, it often follows a simple formula – diving bezel, screw-down crown / caseback and circular lume plots for visibility. Nomos had to do things the Nomos way, however. Rather than slapping a dive bezel onto the Tangente and doubling it in thickness, they said “how about we don’t do that?” The result was the Nomos Ahoi, clearly borrowing some design styles from the Tangente, though without compromising on the suave and slim nature of the brand. Going through many iterations and some movement updates in its almost 10 year lifespan, the latest version of the Nomos Ahoi Atlantik is what we’ve got for you today.
I’m definitely on board with the concept the Nomos is going for here. While the case profile never really settled on my wrist, it was a comfortable experience that may work even better on a differently shaped appendage. I’d call the Ahoi more of a dive-capable watch due to it lacking a rotating bezel and relatively poor legibility when comparing to purpose-built divers. It isn’t a case of confused identity however, it’s the ultimate, unassuming sleeper, which shows what Nomos can do when they max out the specs of an everyday watch.
Ahoy, landlubbers! For those of you who love the ocean and all things inspired by it but prefer not to venture beneath its surface in a professional capacity, the NOMOS Glashütte Ahoi is the watch for you. Released in 2013 as the Saxon darling’s “dive watch”, the Ahoi has gone on to become a design favorite. Bulkier and more resilient than the Tangente model that made the brand famous, the Ahoi lacks some of the typical “dive watch” specifications but treks far enough along the trail blazed by genuine dive tools to wind up as the perfect beach watch for both fashion and fun.

As a “dive-inspired” watch, the Ahoi’s most notable carryover is its water resistance. Good for 200 meters beneath the surface, this one extremely over-engineered aspect of the design is a game-changer for the brand and a life-saver for the concept. Beyond that water resistance, the subtle but useful crown guards flanking a screw-down crown, and the quick-drying woven strap (and now bracelet), the Ahoi isn’t really much of a diver at all. And yet, somehow, perhaps because of the clever use of color and NOMOS Glashütte’s typically accomplished way of telling a story with its press images, the watch definitely seems to yearn for the sea (or at least the pool). While it isn’t a tool of any sort, it is perhaps the most suitable NOMOS for daily wear.
My favorite Ahoi model ever remains reference 567. That’s the very first Atlantic Blue neomatik from 2017. It benefits from the RAL 2005 hand, RAL 2005 neomatik text, and the rose gold hands and numerals that add an inviting sense of warmth to proceedings. Of the new models released today, I would take the 567. It has the same proportions and functionality as the 561 but can argue its superiority on the back of those awesome luminous numerals.
I’ve long been a fan of NOMOS watches; they have an instantly recognizable design language, unparalleled feel for color, interesting and attractive in-house movements, and a reasonable price point. Plus, they hail from the German watchmaking mecca of Glashütte, so that gives them some bonus marks, in my book. That being said, I’ve yet to buy a NOMOS, and this is the first chance I’ve had to spend some extended quality time with one on my wrist. The reason I’ve never pulled the trigger on a NOMOS mostly comes down to thinking that, although I love their designs, the watches are just a bit too dressy for my lifestyle, which consists of a disproportionately high amount of time spent outdoors and a disproportionately low amount of time dressed up.
I’d always suspected if there was one NOMOS that would work for me, it would be the Ahoi. And work it most certainly does. The sizing is great, and the watch is comfortable to wear anytime, with the added assurance that it’s plenty tough enough to stand up to my daily outdoor adventures. But one criticism that’s always been leveled at NOMOS and other brands that embrace the Bauhaus school of design is that, if done poorly, simplicity can be boring — beautiful and functional, but lacking the visual interest to motivate you to pick it up and strap it on every day. The Ahoi, to my eye, is anything but boring. This largely comes down to complex color choices married together in a harmonious design. Despite a watch box full of more complex watches, I kept coming back to the Ahoi, over and over, simply because it was a pleasure to see on my wrist and I knew it would work with anything I chose to do or wear.

Nomos Glashütte Ahoi Atlantic

Those who have witnessed the meteoric rise of Nomos Glashütte over the past years, know that the German watch manufacture is always up for a good surprise. Right in time for summer summer season, it launches three new sports timepieces under the Ahoi flag. Water resistant to 200 meters and equipped with robust features as well as the characteristic understated Nomos style, the Ahoi Atlantic models are intended to be versatile “24/7 all-rounders” for all kinds of settings, according to the brand. They are distinguished by a deep blue dial that makes for a nice background for the contrasting white Arabic numerals and hour indices. The hour and minute hands are filled with white Superluminova and emit a green glow green in the dark. The watch face is protected by a sapphire crystal with a blue anti-reflective coating on both sides, which highlights the intense blue colorway aptly called “Atlantic” and allows for best readability.
Two of them, the Ahoi Atlantic and Ahoi Date Atlantic, are driven by the self-winding manufacture calibers DUW 5001 and DUW 5101 with date indication. Both have a diameter of 40.3mm and a height of 10.6mm. The smaller Ahoi Neomatik Atlantic (36.3mm by 9.6mm) boasts the self-winding yet very slim Neomatik caliber DUW 3001. All three sport a screw-down crown with a guard and a sixfold screwed exhibition case back that allows an unobstructed view onto the finely finished and Glashütte style decorated movements.
Ahoy, landlubbers! For those of you who love the ocean and all things inspired by it but prefer not to venture beneath its surface in a professional capacity, the NOMOS Glashütte Ahoi is the watch for you. Released in 2013 as the Saxon darling’s “dive watch”, the Ahoi has gone on to become a design favorite. Bulkier and more resilient than the Tangente model that made the brand famous, the Ahoi lacks some of the typical “dive watch” specifications but treks far enough along the trail blazed by genuine dive tools to wind up as the perfect beach watch for both fashion and fun.
As a “dive-inspired” watch, the Ahoi’s most notable carryover is its water resistance. Good for 200 meters beneath the surface, this one extremely over-engineered aspect of the design is a game-changer for the brand and a life-saver for the concept. Beyond that water resistance, the subtle but useful crown guards flanking a screw-down crown, and the quick-drying woven strap (and now bracelet), the Ahoi isn’t really much of a diver at all. And yet, somehow, perhaps because of the clever use of color and NOMOS Glashütte’s typically accomplished way of telling a story with its press images, the watch definitely seems to yearn for the sea (or at least the pool). While it isn’t a tool of any sort, it is perhaps the most suitable NOMOS for daily wear.
So, where do I come down on this new capsule? The 2022 Atlantic Blue updates are certainly welcome additions to the collection. Having each reference available with a closed case back is a nice touch. It not only gives you an option aesthetically but also presents the opportunity to reduce the price slightly. Models with closed case backs tend to retail for around €200 less. I’d personally take the open case back (always) because NOMOS does such a nice job with its movements. But maybe money is a concern. Maybe, ideologically, you prefer a “dive” watch with a closed back. Perhaps you are sensitive to movement sounds and want as quiet a watch as possible. All of those reasons would support the closed-back option. My favorite Ahoi model ever remains reference 561. That’s the very first Atlantic Blue neomatik from 2017. It benefits from the RAL 2005 hand, RAL 2005 neomatik text, and the rose gold hands and numerals that add an inviting sense of warmth to proceedings. Of the new models released today, I would take the 567. It has the same proportions and functionality as the 561 but can argue its superiority on the back of those awesome luminous numerals.

Nomos Glashütte Club Campus Neomatik 39 Greece

From the time it was announced two years ago, the Nomos Club Campus line from NOMOS has been about finding younger mechanical watch buyers, and in particular, recent graduates. Today we have three new references in the line to introduce. All of these new releases come with the self-winding NOMOS Caliber DUW 3001, a first for the Club Campus line. The DUW 3001 is a sturdy yet thin caliber that has already proven itself in several of the brand’s lines. With prices roughly twice that of the first Club Campuses, which still feature NOMOS’s hand-wound Alpha caliber, these new automatics are a higher-end offering with the same familiar case shape and California-style dial. Two of the new additions to Nomos Club Campus also have NOMOS’s first ever stainless steel bracelets. And as with the first Club Campus watches from two years ago, these new models have closed stainless steel backs rather than open views of the movements inside. The idea here was to leave room for engraving and personalization.
Bringing its higher-end automatic movement, which also come with an proprietary escapement called the Swing System, feels like a logical progression for NOMOS’s Club Campus. Nomos has been rolling its in house automatic movements into more and more of its collections in recent years. The simple hand-wound versions of the Club are still there to provide a value-oriented way to get into to the company’s catalog. But what really caught my eye is that two of these new watches are the first models from NOMOS to feature bracelets. I’m looking at press photos as I write this post and, I haven’t had the opportunity yet to see these watches in the metal, but these bracelets definitely look the part of a NOMOS bracelet, which is to say they are thin, appear to be well made, and have a “designy” look to them. They also come with a tool-free removal system, which should make transitioning from the bracelet to your favorite strap a simple enough undertaking. I’m interested to see how they look in person and whether other collections might soon have a bracelet as an option.
This limited-edition version of Club Campus neomatik 39 has been made to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Greece Watch Club. Its stainless steel case and deep blue dial with golden accents radiate robust elegance, while an extra-special engraving on the back pays tribute to the milestone occasion behind this watch. In the five years since its founding, GWC has grown to become Greece’s largest watch collectors’ community.

Nomos Glashütte Tangente 38 Blome Uhren

The Nomos Glashütte Tangente 38 Datum model #130 is clean and simple looking on the outside which is what gives it part of its charm. A closer look will show you the attention to detail that you would expect from a watchmaker from Glashutte, Germany.
One more thing that will catch your eye is the hand-stitched Horween genuine shell Cordovan leather. This is something you don’t see on most watches and will definitely be appreciated for its craftsmanship and comfort. The Nomos Tangente model # 130 is very lightweight and comfortable.

While it is considered a mid-sized watch, it wears like a larger watch because of the slim bezel. There’s a reason why this brand has become one of the most sought-after high-end yet attainable watch brands in the last year.

Many people might say that it’s because they have uber-modern watches with in-house mechanical movements at very competitive price. While there may be some truth to that, that’s not why people are buying this watch.
Nomos has come a long way in only a few short years and has introduced very innovative approaches to watchmaking. To be less cryptic we’re talking about their Nomos Glashütte Tangente 38 Swing System which removes any unnecessary energy from the system and prevents any additional wear and tear that happens when this energey is not disposed properly.

Aside from the mechanical advantages, NOMOS has some beautiful movements that have that distinct look and feel of a watch from Glashutte. The blued screws, the blue hairspring in the Swing System, the pink rubies, the application of various finishing techniques that make the watch movement really shine.
The movement in the Nomos Glashütte Tangente 38 Datum found in the Tangente Datum 38 collection is no different. We’re talking about the NOMOS Glashutte DUW 4101 with manual winding, equipped a date indicator which uses a patented date mechanism. This caliber contains 23 jewels and stands only 2.3mm thick and 32.1mm in diameter.

NOMOS is technologically independence. This allows them to break away from the Swiss monopoly and count on themselves and their own expertise to keep prices low and quality high while at the same time, disruptively cutting out the manufacturing middleman. Click here to see special pricing.

Nomos Glashütte Zürich Weltzeit Qatar

We announced this project on the 23rd of September. Over a week of build-up before yesterday’s release, we could feel the excitement growing in the community, but we never could have anticipated the result. The Fratello × NOMOS Glashütte Zürich Weltzeit “The Hague” Edition sold out in under ten seconds, which immediately presented us with a burning question: where do we go from here?

I must admit, of the three limited-edition projects Fratello pursued this year, it was this one that held in store the fewest surprises. I suppose knowing NOMOS and the brand’s way of working inside out largely accounts for that, but, in truth, I was just supremely confident that the design was not just attractive, but a welcome addition to the Zürich Weltzeit’s story. The fact that this watch looks so different and yet so comfortable alongside the existing Weltzeit models (core and special editions included) gives me a lot of pleasure. And, I hope from the bottom of my heart, that all 25 new owners feel the same.
While the reception of the product was almost universally positive, one thing raised eyebrows: the limitation of 25 pieces. There have been quite a few, shall we say, unsavory suggestions as to why the watch was limited to just 25 units, but the truth is far duller than the nefarious machinations suggested.

It’s been a fantastic year for us in the e-commerce sector but we are still finding our feet in this new guise. We feel a great responsibility to our readers to only pursue interesting and genuine collaborations that come from the heart. These projects really aren’t about the business side of things as much as they are love letters to the industry. That said, effectively balancing our own fiscal abilities, a brand’s production capacities, the brand’s retailers’ sentiments, and our audience’s desires is tricky.

However, difficult as it is that is no reason for us not to try and figure out a way around all of those hurdles the next time we do something. We’re working hard on remodeling how we approach these collaborations. We want to place the community’s desires front and center. Hopefully, you will all stick around to see what we’ve got brewing. I’m generally allergic to people claiming they are going to upend the watchmaking industry and “disrupt” the established order of things so I won’t go that far, but I will say what we’ve got cooking is a lot closer to doing those things than any other project or brand I’ve heard using those words with abandon.
And so how are we going to make sure the Fratelli get their hands on the watches we design? We’re going to listen. If you were sad you missed out on the Fratello × NOMOS Glashütte Zürich Weltzeit “The Hague” Edition sign up to the “waiting list” here. The exact same model will not be returning, but I’m working on a fitting follow-up that I hope will scratch the itch of anyone that missed out this time. If you’re interested in that, then let us know your email address and we will be in touch in due course to ensure you have the chance to pick up whatever we serve up for round two.
But enough of the serious “what is to come” stuff; let’s talk about the watch of the moment one more time before it sails off into the sunset. As someone who consciously regards themselves as a “product-focused buyer”, a panda-dialed NOMOS Weltzeit was always something I believed in. But I would be lying if I said the story behind a watch is irrelevant to me. Sometimes I try desperately (in private) to pretend it isn’t, before listening to myself gush about why my limited edition Everest Skydive Breitling Aerospace is cool, how the Synchron Vs. Doxa military stand-off makes all of those pieces fascinating, potentially historically significant buys, or why the WH&T LCF888 chronograph was the best value project we’ve seen in the last five years (and nobody seemed to care).
Stories matter. The people and the relationships behind watches do too. It’s hard to believe that sometimes we get to be those people and unspeakably humbling that you, our valued readers, the Fratelli, validate us in that role. Of course, I must also thank NOMOS Glashütte Zürich Weltzeit , the whole company, from top to bottom, for not just the faith shown in Fratello to bring this project to a worldwide audience and drive it toward success, but also in me personally and for sticking with me since I took up my current role in the media. Every time I look down at the Weltzeit on my wrist, I’ll be grateful for that.

I know there’s a lot of disingenuous stuff written on the pages of watch blogs and online watch magazines. I know, because when I was younger and greener I was tasked with writing a lot of it. It used to make me actively sad to have to work with brands I didn’t believe in or talk diplomatically about products I simply didn’t like.You could vilify me here for having had a choice in the matter. You’d be right. I did have a choice. I could have walked away from the industry I so desperately wanted to shape in some meaningful way and take up another job to pay the bills. As you know, I didn’t do that. Why? Because I believed I could make it through to the other side. Somewhere inside my head, there was a voice saying that there was a light at the end of the tunnel. That voice turned out to be right. In the past, the most common way to generate income was through advertising or sponsored content. Now, there are myriad ways to execute a sponsored content deal, some more useful to the reader than others. Sometimes, online titles will take copy directly from brands (you know the stuff because it reads like a press release). We never do that. Sometimes, brands talk up a product they don’t believe in. We don’t do that either. Why am I telling you this now? Because as Fratello continues to grow and establish itself as an industry influencer (forgive me if that term sounds despicably modern), we’re less reliant on running sponsored content. In fact, for the past couple of years now, we’ve been scaling back the amount of sponsored content on the site significantly. We refuse to work with any brand in that capacity if we wouldn’t feature the brand on the site for free. And, most importantly, we insist that we retain complete editorial control over what we write. What that means is, we almost always work with brands we like because the brands we don’t like don’t want to work with us (because we are scary and mean).

Nomos Glashütte Club Campus U²

NOMOS Glashütte introduces the new Nomos Club Campus U² watch (Ref. 738.S5), continuing the contrasting dial design of the Club Campus U watch of 2021. Inspired by the distinctive personality and life attitude of the current young generation, it bears the hope for their future expectations and best wishes. Just like its predecessor, the watch is exclusively available on the Chinese market.

[May 2022, China] As the representative of sports and leisure in the NOMOS Glashütte watch series, Club, which came out in 2007, was designed by Berlin-based designer Karin Sieber. The exterior design is matched with the brand ’s hand-wound Alpha movement, which not only expresses youthful dynamism, but also gives it a timeless charm. In 2017, on the basis of the original design of the Club, NOMOS launched the Club Campus watch – the dial layout in a combination of Arabic numerals and Roman numerals, showing a relaxed and humorous attitude, plus a higher degree of recognition. The Club Campus, with its rich dial colors, different sizes and movement combinations, undoubtedly provides more choices for the younger generation.
Similar to the Club Campus U watch launched last year, NOMOS’ new Club Campus U² watch (Ref. 738.S5) is once again based on the distinctive personality and life attitude of today’s young people: U is “You” , implying a variety of personalities and different life stages of the self – is an ignorant but energetic freshman in the workplace, and a mature, stable, capable and firm social backbone; U also refers to “Unity”, which means the combination of different personalities, different The experience of the situation is the complete self and life. From the perspective of the NOMOS Berlin design team, the contrasting black and white design of the Club Campus U² watch (Ref. 738.S5) is an excellent interpretation of this point of view – the milkshake white main dial and the anthracite small seconds dial are independent of each other , and indispensable, the two combine to form a complete Club Campus U² watch (Ref. 738.S5), reflecting a balanced and subtle visual aesthetic.
The case of the new watch is made of stainless steel and has a diameter of 38.5 mm. On the contrasting color dial, which combines a simple design and rich details, the hour markers composed of Arabic and Roman numerals outlined in gold serifs alternate with stick markers for the uneven hours. Like the golden hour and minute hands, they are covered with Superluminova fluorescent coating, which can read the time clearly in dim places. The watch is waterproof to a depth of 10 ATM (100 meters), which can easily cope with all kinds of activities. The matching dark suede leather strap infuses it with an elegant texture, suitable for daily commuting or other formal occasions. The Nomos Club Campus U² watch (Ref. 738.S5) is powered by the hand-wound Alpha movement made by NOMOS: a durable, precise and reliable movement. Through the sapphire crystal transparent caseback, you can admire its distinctive watchmaking features from Glashütte : a three-quarter plate, tempered blued steel screws and Glashütte stripe polishing.

Introverted or extroverted, reserved or enthusiastic, the young generation who are loyal to themselves and carry their dreams have unlimited possibilities. This youthful NOMOS Club Campus U² watch (Ref. 738.S5), which is full of expectations and blessings, will accompany them on a new journey towards a bright future.

Nomos Glashütte Tetra neomatik – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte

Celebrating 175 years of watchmaking in the east-German town of Glashütte, NOMOS introduces four new takes on the bold & square Tetra neomatik, each limited to just 175 pieces.
The NOMOS Tetra, even in its standard guise, is a bold watch. In a world of round watches a square case always stands out, even more so in the stout yet comfortable dimensions of the Tetra neomatik (33*33mm, or 39mm diagonally). Now NOMOS ups the ante with four new takes on the Tetra. The new NOMOS Tetra neomatik 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte comes dressed in either off-white, black, blue or red. Each option has a glossy, lacquered finish, which is different from the typical matte, grained texture on NOMOS dials.
Like the standard production model, the 202 NOMOS Tetra neomatik 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte is powered by the brand’s in-house caliber DUW 3001, a self-winding movement with a slender height of just 3.2mm. It is furthermore equipped with with the NOMOS swing system (which ensures outstanding accuracy), and offers a comfortable 43-hour power reserve once fully wound. The wonderful finish can be admired through the see-through case back. The price of these exclusive limited edition watches is identical to that of the standard model, and as an added bonus they are delivered with one of NOMOS’ superb folding clasps.
The NOMOS Tetra neomatik 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte is now available for pre-order in our eBoutique using the links below in https://www.highluxurystore.co/;

NOMOS Tetra neomatik 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte Off-White 421.S1

NOMOS Tetra neomatik 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte Red 421.S2

NOMOS Tetra neomatik 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte Blue 421.S3

NOMOS Tetra neomatik 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte Black 421.S4

Nomos Glashütte Club Campus

Any conversation about watches that offer good value for money is bound to include NOMOS. It’s been a core tenet of the brand since the very beginning and every year we get some new release that shocks us with its price tag to gears-and-hands ratio. With the new Club Campus though, NOMOS is trying to push it even further, offering a fun watch specifically targeted at first-time watch owners receiving their timepieces for special occasions. Oh, and they’re awesome.
Earlier this week we showed you the new Nomos Club Neomatik, which can be considered the sort of “premium” Club model with intricate dials, open casebacks, and NOMOS’s latest slim automatic movements inside. The Club Campus offers a lot of the same details and look, only at half the price.

There three Nomos Club Campus models, in two sizes. The first watch is a 36mm Club, with the familiar long-lugged case, and the other two are 38mm Clubs, all in stainless steel. This means you can now get the Club in 36mm, 37mm, 38mm, 40mm, and 41.5mm, so there’s really a size for everyone. The Club Campus are all three-handers, luminous hour and minute hands and a sub-seconds register down at six o’clock. The dials are California dials, meaning there are Arabic numerals up top and Roman numerals down below. This is something we’ve never seen from NOMOS before and I really dig it.
One of the ways NOMOS has kept the price down on these watches is that inside is the Alpha caliber. This is still an in-house NOMOS movement, but it’s the oldest movement in the collection and doesn’t feature the Swing System escapement or the Neomatik winding system. It’s a manually-wound movement with 17 jewels and a 43-hour power reserve. Don’t misunderstand me here – this is a great movement. It might not be the fanciest, but that’s not what this watch is about.
Smartly, NOMOS has opted for a closed caseback here. It’s another cost-savings method, but more importantly it takes the focus away from the movement and places it on the experience of wearing the watch (not to mention making it slimmer too). For this watch though there’s another benefit: the expanse of steel offers a space for custom engravings, whether it be for a gift or a self-purchase. NOMOS is offering complementary engraving on all Nomos Club Campus watches and turn-around time is just a week or two.
The three models offer different colors, but all in the same general family. The 36mm has slightly more emphasis on the red and pink tones, while the similar 38mm model more prominently displays the bright blue SuperLuminova. The Nacht model, with the dark dial, is the most distinctive, and offers something for those who don’t want a light silvered dial. Personally, I like all three models pretty equally and think it really comes down to personal style here.

Nomos Glashütte Tangente neomatik platinum gray

German watch brand NOMOS has dropped a pair of stripped back Nomos Glashütte Tangente neomatik models with platinum grey dial and hands.
The latest version of the brand’s best-selling model is offered in 35mm and 39mm versions with rhodium-plated dial and hands to achieve the watches’ “platinum grey” color scheme – with rhodium one of six platinum-group metals.
Black printed Arabic numeral hour markers and the gold lettering of the word “neomatik” sit in contrast against the dial. Inside is one of NOMOS’ neomatik in-house automatic movements, the DUW 3001, an ultra-thin movement with a 43-hour power reserve based around the Glashütte-based brand’s “swing system” escapement.
NOMOS is offering the two sizes with the option of either solid or sapphire crystal caseback, making for four distinct references, which sees thickness range from 6.7mm and 7.1mm.
The first release of the year from our friends at Nomos Glashütte Tangente neomatik is a rather straightforward update to the flagship Tangente, offered in two case sizes (35mm and 39mm), and featuring what the German company is calling a “platinum grey” dial. Inside both case options is the in-house developed and produced DUW 3001 movement, a time-only, ultra-thin self-winding caliber with small seconds at six o’clock. These two watches are a great example of NOMOS at its very best – the new Tangente Platinum Grey is just as elegant, wearable, and technically interesting as any Tangente we’ve ever seen. Plus, in chatting with the folks at NOMOS’ Berlin-based design studio earlier this week, they pointed out to me that 2022 represents the Tangente’s 30th anniversary. The watch was the brand’s inaugural release, all the way back in 1992, a few years after the Berlin Wall came down and founder Roland Schwertner first set up shop in Glashütte.

Today’s introduction, then, can be considered the first releases in what should be a big anniversary year for the young brand.
First things first – the “platinum grey” dial seen here isn’t actually made of solid platinum (something we recently saw in the Parmigiani Tonda PF Rattrapante), but it’s also not false advertising. The dial is plated with rhodium, a metal in the platinum group that is famously corrosion-resistant and is often utilized by watch brands looking for a cool grey hue. You’ll also frequently find rhodium plated on to precious metals, such as white gold and sterling silver, to improve the base metal’s resistance to wear and corrosion. I briefly saw both size options for the new Nomos Glashütte Tangente neomatik , in 35mm and 39mm, earlier this week, and I found the effect of the rhodium finish on the dial to be subtle and attractive. We’re no strangers to the color grey around the HODINKEE office, but I did find myself wishing for some sort of embellishment in color or texture on the Tangente dial. There is a hint of gold-tone underneath the 12 o’clock branding, but it felt nearly washed out by the rest of the matte dial. I think a bit of extra texture, in the vein of the Tangente Neomatik 39 Silvercut, would help bring the watch to life. That said, it’s still a handsome take on the Tangente that should appeal to those who appreciate the brand’s design-friendly sensibilities. In all other facets, the new Tangente Platinum Grey is a NOMOS through and through. If you’re new to the brand, I always like to point out that NOMOS is more than just a pretty face – the company is also an underrated technical powerhouse. The DUW 3001 caliber inside today’s releases incorporate what NOMOS calls the Swing System, the company’s take on the classic lever escapement, which was developed over a seven-year period and is instantly identifiable by its tempered blue balance spring and screwed-in balance bridge.

The DUW 3001 has largely remained the same since it was introduced in 2015 (a date variant, the DUW 6101, was released in 2018), and a close look at the watch reveals many of the principles NOMOS holds close. Thinness is always prioritized – the 3001 measures 3.2mm in height, a remarkable feat for a full-rotor movement – as is traditional German movement architecture and decoration, emphasized through the three-quarter plate construction. The Nomos Glashütte Tangente neomatik Platinum Grey is, without doubt, an iterative release for NOMOS. But it’s also a welcome one. After all, when you start from such a strong base, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel every time to capture attention.

Nomos Glashütte Orion

These are watches for a special time. The famous Glashütte classic, Orion, is now available with dials in silver and gold. Nomos Glashütte Orion 33 gold and Nomos Glashütte Orion 38 silver, to give their full names, make the perfect watches for gifting – beautiful, valuable, but not exorbitant. Subtle, with a hint of glamour.

Just when it’s needed? Who knows, we may revive the Golden Twenties after all. A hundred years ago, people celebrated life and an economic boom. Then, just like now, people were looking forward to diving headlong back into life.
Orion harks back to the original Glashütte master design. Not the minimalist design of recent years, but rather a watch made the way aspiring master watchmakers did at the Glashütte School of Watchmaking – with a silver case, hand-polished dial, and indexes applied by hand.
Orion harks back to the original Glashütte master design. Not the minimalist design of recent years, but rather a watch made the way aspiring master watchmakers did at the Glashütte School of Watchmaking.
Available in two sizes, these glamorous yet restrained watches can be worn by everyone. The smaller version flaunts a feminine gold, while its larger silver cousin, bearing golden indexes, can be worn by men and women alike.

Their dials are polished and galvanized (gold- and white silver-plated, respectively), with the faceted applied indexes gold-plated. Perfect to gift together, but naturally each is also available individually. What is more: both versions offer the option of custom engravings.