NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn

At Baselworld 2018 watch fair, NOMOS Glashütte launched the Autobahn, a new sporty automatic watch with a date equipped with the new, innovative NOMOS neomatik date caliber DUW 6101. Werner Aisslinger, the world-renowned product designer, has designed this model, which takes inspiration from a vintage sports car.

Major part highlighting the design principle of the watch is its dial. Its edge is curved, like the outside lane of a racetrack or the fender of a vintage race car. The dial transitions from curve to curve, once around the edge and again on the sub-seconds dial.

Inspired from the odometer, the elongated date window at six o’clock displays three days at once and a luminous ring of superluminova coated bars makes the watch legible at night too.

Measuring 41mm diameter, the decisively large case is an elegant setting for the dashing dial. This watch is powered by the second highly complex neomatik caliber from NOMOS Glashütte, now with a date.

The date ring runs along the outer edge, set around the movement, and allows for the elongated date window way down at six o’clock. The watch case is fitted with sapphire crystal glass on both sides and has a water resistance to 100 meters.

Technical details
Movement
Caliber DUW 6101in-house built NOMOS neomatik caliber with automatic winding, neomatik date mechanism, and bidirectional quick correction feature
Movement height: 3.6 mm
Diameter: 15 ½ lines (35.2 mm)
Power reserve:  up to 42 hours
NOMOS swing system tempered blue balance spring
NOMOS balance bridge, fixed by screws on both sides
Stop-seconds mechanism
Bidirectional winding rotor with gold-plated embossing
Glashütte three-quarter plate
DUW regulation system
Adjusted in six positions
27 jewels
Tempered blue screws
Rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage
Golden engravings

Case
Stainless steel
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 10.5 mm
Domed sapphire crystal glass back
Domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance up to 10 atm

Models
Autobahn neomatik 41 date (Reference 1301)

Galvanized, white silver plated dial
Light gray luminous ring with superluminova (blue luminescence)
Elongated date window
Rhodium-plated hands, hour hand with superluminova inlay in white (blue luminescence)
Textile strap blue-black, woven, waterproof
Lug width 20 mm

Autobahn neomatik 41 date midnight blue (Reference 1302)

Midnight blue dial
White luminous ring with superluminova (blue luminescence)
Elongated date window
Rhodium-plated hands, hour hand with superluminova inlay in blue (blue luminescence)
Textile strap blue-black, woven, waterproof
Lug width 20 mm

Autobahn neomatik 41 date sports gray (Reference 1303)

Galvanized, rhodium-plated dial
Blue luminous ring with superluminova (blue luminescence)
Elongated date window
Rhodium-plated hands, hour hand with superluminova inlay in neon orange (blue luminescence)
Textile strap blue-black, woven, waterproof
Lug width 20 mm

One comment

  1. Update – 11 Apr 2018

    The NOMOS Autobahn has won the renowned Red Dot Award 2018. This is not the first Red Dot Award for NOMOS Glashütte: Ten other watches from NOMOS Glashütte have already been honored with this esteemed prize. The Autobahn watch was designed by world famous product designers Werner Aisslinger and Tina Bunyaprasit. The official award ceremony for Autobahn will take place on July 9 in Essen, Germany.

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