NOMOS Glashütte expands its Autobahn watch collection by introducing three new limited edition models: A3, A7 & A9 — named after major freeways in Germany.
With three new “Director’s Cut” versions of the automatic watch Autobahn, NOMOS Glashütte is celebrating 175 years of Glashütte watchmaking heritage in a very contemporary way.
Designed by renowned designer Werner Aisslinger, the Autobahn Director’s Cut collection offers three distinct timepieces: A3 in white-orange red, A7 in blue-yellow, and A9 in black-gray. The inspiration for these watches comes from the dashboards of beautiful vintage cars and other NOMOS timepieces.
Named after the tourist route from Holland through Passau into Austria, the NOMOS Autobahn A3 features a white dial with a luminous ring in orange red.
The Autobahn A9 timepiece boasts a black and gray toned dial inspired by a night trip along the freeway, which gives the watch its name. As the longest German freeway, the A7 connects the north and the south. The Autobahn model with dark blue dial and yellow luminous ring is named after this route.
The new NOMOS Autobahn Director’s Cut watches are equipped with the efficient DUW 6101 self-winding movement. Despite the date complication, the calibre is exceptionally slender, measuring just 3.2mm in height.
The lean design of the in-house built caliber enables the dial to transition from curve to curve: Once around the edge of the raised dial, and again on the sub-seconds dial. The elegant curves give the impression of depth on the dial, a dynamic and novel feature for such a timepiece. The dial incorporates a generously proportioned and patented date window at 6 o’ clock.
The elongated date window at 6 o’ clock displays yesterday, today, and tomorrow all at once. The date mechanism has received a patent: Positioned far out on the edge of the dial, controlled by a program disk (and not by the usual 24 hour wheel), this design saves space and downtime. The bidirectional quick correction with a special clutch is user-friendly and uncomplicated.
Thanks to the striking luminous ring, all three special models are legible in the dark. These limited-edition models have been adjusted according to chronometer standards in Glashütte.
To mark the occasion of 175 years of watchmaking in Glashütte, each is limited to 175 pieces worldwide. The self-winding movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back. Each timepiece features the limited-edition number and the inscription AUTOBAHN DIRECTOR’S CUT LIMITED EDITION on the case back.
Measuring just 10.5 mm in height, these elegant automatic watches are water resistant to 10 atm, 100 meters.
The bracelet with its characteristic openings and the NOMOS secure deployant clasp is, like the watch, a creation by the renowned designer, and is only available with these special versions. As such, the Director’s Cut bracelet is also limited edition.