NOMOS Glashütte for Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland Limited Edition

German watch manufacture NOMOS Glashütte continues supporting the work of Nobel Prize-winning organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières with new limited edition models.

Doctors Without Borders provides assistance around the globe, with over 41,000 employees working in areas affected by conflict, epidemics, famines, and the consequences of flight and displacement.

Watchmaking company NOMOS Glashütte has long supported the efforts of the Nobel Prize-winning organization: to date, 8,000 watches have been produced to raise funds for emergency aid. This collaboration was scheduled to end in 2018—but both NOMOS and the German section of Doctors Without Borders (Ärzte ohne Grenzen) have decided to continue this worthwhile project and help further.

This time, the NOMOS classic is available as an automatic model in two sizes: Tangente neomatik and Tangente neomatik 39. Both are powered by the ultra-thin neomatik caliber DUW 3001, which measures just 3.2 millimeters in height and features an in-house escapement: the renowned NOMOS swing system.

A subtle “Ärzte ohne Grenzen” inscription at six o’clock on the dial and a larger engraving on the back pay tribute to the organization. This elegant timepiece also sports a red twelve in both versions—since this is the color of Doctors Without Borders and of emergency aid. They also come with the new NOMOS bracelet, which is incredibly comfortable on the wrist.

Both versions are limited to just 250 pieces, with NOMOS Glashütte and its retailers sending 250 EUR from each limited edition Tangente sold directly to those in need. This sum could, for example, fund sustenance for a month for eleven children suffering from malnutrition, ten doses of anesthesia for severely injured individuals, and measles vaccinations for thousands of at-risk children.

Technical details

Model: Tangente neomatik Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland
Reference: 175.S2

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Sapphire crystal glass back
Sapphire crystal glass
Diameter 35 mm
Height 6.9 mm
Water Resistance up to 3 atm
Limited edition engraving: Sondermodell für Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland, 1/250

Movement
CALIBER DUW 3001—in-house built NOMOS neomatik caliber with automatic winding
Movement Height: 3.2 mm
Diameter: 12 ¾ lines (28.8 mm)
Power reserve: up to 43 hours
NOMOS swing system
Tempered blue balance spring
NOMOS balance bridge
Stop-seconds mechanism
Bidirectional winding rotor
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

Dial
Galvanized, white silver plated
Ärzte ohne Grenzen lettering at 6 o’clock, red 12
Hands: oxidized black

Strap
Steel bracelet
Lug width: 18 mm

Model: Tangente neomatik 39 Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland
Reference: 140.S2

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Sapphire crystal glass back
Sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on inner side
Diameter 38.5 mm
Height 7.2 mm
Water resistance: up to 5 atm
Limited edition engraving: Sondermodell für Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland, 1/250

Movement
Caliber DUW 3001—in-house built NOMOS neomatik caliber with automatic winding
Movement Height: 3.2 mm
Diameter: 12 ¾ lines (28.8 mm)
Power reserve: up to 43 hours
NOMOS swing system tempered blue balance spring
NOMOS balance bridge stop-seconds mechanism
Bidirectional winding rotor
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

Dial
Galvanized, white silverplated
Ärzte ohne Grenzen lettering at 6 o’clock, red 12
Hands: oxidized black

Strap
Steel bracelet
Lug width: 19 mm

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