NOMOS Glashütte Special Edition Tangente Collection for Doctors without Borders

With special edition Tangente timepieces, German watch manufacture NOMOS Glashütte is combining fine watchmaking with fundraising to support the Nobel Peace Prize winning organization’s humanitarian aid efforts. NOMOS Glashütte has been supporting Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) by raising funds through the sale of limited edition timepieces since 2012.

This charitable initiative started in Germany, but has since extended to the USA and UK; each country has two limited edition models, although all six have some features in common. These include an eye-catching red twelve—which is a subtle allusion to Doctors Without Borders—and a special engraving on the sapphire crystal glass back. But the most attractive feature of all is the fact that each one raises a significant sum (100 Euros, dollars or pounds respectively) for emergency humanitarian aid.

Doctors Without Borders is responding to emergencies across a wide swath of regions and countries, including in the Central African Republic, Gaza, Iraq, and South Sudan, as well as the Ebola epidemic affecting West Africa. The organization currently has over 3,200 staff members involved in the Ebola outbreak response in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

The red twelve, the small “Doctors Without Borders” inscription under the six and the black oxidized hands: These features make the limited edition Tangente and Tangente 33 from NOMOS Glashütte for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières UK extra special. In addition NOMOS Glashütte is also unveiling two limited editions from in support of Doctors Without Borders USA. The classic Tangente from this collection comes in two sizes, with a diameter of either 33 or 38 mm.

Special Edition Tangente for Doctors Without Borders, United Kingdom
Movement: α (Alpha)—NOMOS caliber with manual winding
Case: stainless steel, bipartite; diameter 35 mm; sapphire crystal glass; sapphire crystal glass back, height 6.6 mm
Dial: galvanized, white silver-plated, red 12, inscription Doctors Without Borders
Hands: polished, black oxidized
Water-resistant: to 3 atm
Strap: Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan
Limited to: 1000 watches
Reference number: 139.S8

Special Edition Tangente 33 for Doctors Without Borders, United Kingdom
Movement: α (Alpha)—NOMOS caliber with manual winding
Case: stainless steel, bipartite; diameter 32.8 mm; sapphire crystal glass; sapphire crystal glass back, height 6.55 mm
Dial: galvanized, white silver-plated, red 12, inscription Doctors Without Borders
Hands: polished, black oxidized
Water-resistant: to 3 atm
Strap: velour leather
Limited to: 1000 watches
Reference number:123.S4

Special Edition Tangente 33 for Doctors Without Borders United States of America
Movement: α (Alpha)—NOMOS caliber with manual winding
Case: stainless steel, bipartite; diameter 32.8 mm; sapphire crystal glass; sapphire crystal glass back, height 6.55 mm
Dial: galvanized, white silver-plated, red 12, inscription Doctors Without Borders
Hands: polished, black oxidized
Water-resistant: to 3 atm
Strap: velour leather
Limited to: 1000 watches
Reference number: 123.S3

Special Edition Tangente 38 for Doctors Without Borders United States of America
Movement: α (Alpha)—NOMOS caliber with manual winding
Case: stainless steel, bipartite; diameter 37.5 mm; sapphire crystal glass; sapphire crystal glass back, height 6.75 mm
Dial: galvanized, white silver-plated, red 12, inscription Doctors Without Borders
Hands: polished, black oxidized
Water-resistant: to 3 atm
Strap: Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan
Limited to: 1000 watches
Reference number: 164.S2

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