German watch manufacture NOMOS Glashütte has created the second neomatik movement, the Caliber DUW 6101, a self-winding mechanical watch movement equipped with quick and easy to set date complication.
With a diameter of 35.2 millimeters this new movement is not only very large, but at a mere3.6 millimeters in height it is extraordinarily flat too, since this movement was completely reconstructed to integrate the date. The DUW 6101 caliber consists of 188 parts and comes loaded with several innovative features.
The date on watches with this caliber is located at the edge of the dial. This is unique for timepieces with a diameter beyond 40 millimeters.
The new caliber facilitates a particularly large, legible date. The date ring was set around the DUW 6101 movement, which afforded the maximum possible freedom in terms of the design of these new watches; for a highly individual and harmonious timepiece aesthetic. Each watch has its own date ring design.
The new NOMOS date mechanism is quick and easy to set—in both directions: A few turns of the crown is all that is required to change the date. Despite the limited movement height, this was made possible by a specially shaped gear wheel, which connects with the date disk.
High precision is also ensured by the NOMOS swing system, the proprietary escapement recognizable by the tempered blue balance spring.
The gold-plated lettering on the rotor is embossed; and the words “reguliert in 6 Lagen” (regulated in 6 positions) are engraved in two colors on the bottom plate. This NOMOS caliber is lavishly polished and decorated following the great traditions of classic Glashütte watchmaking.
The process of patenting this caliber is underway. For now, four NOMOS models are equipped with this neomatik date technology: Tangente neomatik 41 Update, Orion neomatik 41 date, Ludwig neomatik 41 date, and Autobahn. All are available from spring 2018.