Nomos Glashütte Tangente neomatik Blue Gold

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.