NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières Special Edition

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Médecins Sans Frontières (known as Doctors Without Borders), German watch manufacturer NOMOS Glashütte presents a special edition timepiece from its Tangente 38 series.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières Special Edition watch
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Doctors Without Borders was founded in Paris on December 22, 1971, to help people in war zones and those in the wake of inevitable disasters. Their first mission in a conflict zone occurred during the civil war in Lebanon, where doctors and nurses treated casualties from both sides in a hospital basement.

Today, Doctors Without Borders operates in more than 70 countries. More than of its 65,000 members assist people caught in crises. They are doctors, nurses, logistics experts, administrators, epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, mental health professionals, and others whose work is guided by humanitarian principles and medical ethics. In 1999, the humanitarian organization won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work.

For ten years, NOMOS Glashütte has been making timepieces for supporting this organization. To this date, the brand has made over 10,000 watches and 14 different models for humanitarian aid, all identifiable by the red twelve. And for each watch, between 100 and 250 Euros go directly to Doctors Without Borders.

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of Médecins Sans Frontières as well as a longstanding partnership of ten years. To celebrate this milestone, the Glashütte based Manufacture has created a special edition of Tangente 38, the famous NOMOS hand-wound wristwatch with a diameter of 38 millimeters.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières Special Edition
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This manual-wound steel timepiece can be distinguished by the inscription 50 ANS DE MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES on lower part of its white dial, below the small seconds counter.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières Special Edition
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As a special edition, 50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières is limited to 2,021 units worldwide. For each watch, 100 Euros goes to Doctors Without Borders.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières Special Edition
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To certify the special status of this timepiece, the stainless steel case back is engraved with limited edition number X/2021 and 50 ANS DE MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES.

Technical details

Model: NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 – 50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières Special Edition

Case
Stainless steel
Stainless steel case-back
Glass: sapphire crystal glass
Diameter: 37.5 mm
Height: 6.7 mm
Water resistance: up to 3 atm (splash-proof)

Dial
Galvanized, white silver- plated
Black indices and numerals
12H numeral in red

Movement
Caliber Alpha—in-house built NOMOS caliber with manual winding
Movement height: 2.6 mm
Diameter: 10 ½ lines (23.3 mm)
Power reserve: up to 43 hours
Stop-seconds mechanism
Glashütte stopwork
Glashütte three-quarter plate
Adjusted in six positions
17 jewels
Tempered blue screws
Rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage
Ratchet and crown wheel with Glashütte sunburst

Strap
NATO strap
Lug width: 19 mm

NOMOS Glashütte Club Sport neomatik 42 date blue

NOMOS Glashütte presents a new version of Club Sport neomatik 42 date featuring a galvanized dial in blue and rich sunburst finish.

NOMOS Glashütte Club Sport neomatik 42 date blue
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The watch comes with a new stainless steel bracelet. Custom made for this timepiece, the sporty linked bracelet with folding safety clasp sits snug against the case.

NOMOS Glashütte Club Sport neomatik 42 date blue
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The white hands glow blue in the dark. Like its sister model in black, the watch has a diameter of 42 millimeters and is water-resistant to a depth of 1000 ft/300 meters. This makes it suited for all sports, including those in and under water. A signal-red ring around the stem of the crown alerts the wearer, before contact with the water, if the crown is not screwed tight.

NOMOS Glashütte Club Sport neomatik 42 date blue
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The movement is the well-known and patented DUW 6101 date caliber from the NOMOS Glashütte neomatik series. It features a bidirectional, rapidly adjustable date with a super-small timeframe during which the date cannot be set, and an extremely efficient bidirectional winding rotor.

NOMOS Glashütte Club Sport neomatik 42 date blue
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Technical details

Model: Club Sport neomatik 42 date blue, Reference 782

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Diameter: 42.0 mm
Height: 10.2 mm
Sapphire crystal glass back, screwed
Domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating inside and out
Water resistance up to 30 atm (suitable for diving)

Dial
Galvanized, blue, with sunburst polishing, hour numerals and indexes with white superluminova
1000 ft inscription at six o’clock in gold
Date window at three o’clock
Rhodium-plated, hour and minute hands with superluminova inlay in white

Strap
Stainless steel bracelet Club Sport
Lug width: 20 mm

Movement
Caliber DUW 6101—in-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

Special features
Patented date mechanism
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

NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn Director’s Cut Limited Edition

NOMOS Glashütte expands its Autobahn watch collection by introducing three new limited edition models: A3, A7 & A9 — named after major freeways in Germany.

NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn Director’s Cut Limited Edition
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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.

NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn Director’s Cut Limited Edition
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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.

NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn Director’s Cut Limited Edition
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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.

NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn Director’s Cut Limited Edition
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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.

NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn Director’s Cut Limited Edition
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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.

NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn Director’s Cut Limited Edition
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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.

NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn Director’s Cut Limited Edition
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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.

NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn Director’s Cut Limited Edition
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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.

NOMOS Glashütte wins the 2021 Green Good Design Award

Tangente Update from NOMOS Glashütte has received the 2021 Green Good Design Award for innovative and sustainable product design.

The Good Design Awards have been celebrating exceptional product design for over 70 years. Presented annually by the Chicago Athenaeum, it has become the most prestigious international design prize—and NOMOS Glashütte has been honored to receive this award six times for its mechanical timepieces.

Now, the Green Good Design Awards highlight products that are not only produced well, but sustainably too. Under the banner, “Build A Better World Now,” designs for buildings and products that use the most sophisticated methods and technology to reduce environmental impact and promote sustainability are given the recognition they deserve. The German city of Hamburg has been been announced as Green City of the Year 2021.

In the product design category, Tangente Update from NOMOS Glashütte is among the winners—the fourth major award for this timepiece, following the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, iF Design Award and European Product Design Award.

NOMOS Glashütte wins the 2021 Green Good Design Award
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Tangente, the iconic NOMOS timepiece, has been a design classic since its launch in 1992. This new iteration, Tangente neomatik 41 Update, features a unique ring date placed far out around the edge of the dial, with two red markers that frame the current date.

This new kind of display, now patented, was created by NOMOS’ R&D and product design departments before being handcrafted by expert watchmakers in Glashütte, Germany—demonstrating the brand’s commitment to in-house production throughout. Like all NOMOS timepieces, Tangente Update was made to last a lifetime—using high-quality materials such as stainless steel, sapphire crystal glass, and brass.

When it comes to in-house production, NOMOS Glashütte works as efficiently as possible before recycling waste materials responsibly. For example, the cooling oil, metal filings and used brass blanks generated by the production process are all returned to the suppliers to be converted back into raw materials. The water used to rinse newly produced parts is also purified before being returned to the wider water supply.

The vast majority of watchmaking parts, down to the smallest pinion, are produced in-house by NOMOS in Glashütte. In fact, up to 95% of a caliber’s value is generated on site—which is an exceptional achievement in itself. This sustainable approach to watch production shortens supply chains, and therefore emissions generated by transporting materials. It also allows the company to determine the quality of its timepieces in every detail.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 Limited Edition 50 ans Médecins Sans Frontières

NOMOS Glashütte marks 50th anniversary of Doctors Without Borders by presenting the special edition Tangente 38 – 50 ans Médecins Sans Frontières watch.

In this pandemic year, people around the world need help more than ever. For this reason, Doctors Without Borders and NOMOS Glashütte have embarked on a new and especially large project: In 2021 there are 2,021 watches in support of emergency aid.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 Limited Edition 50 ans Médecins Sans Frontières
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Now for the first time, NOMOS watches for Doctors Without Borders are available for sale worldwide. For the first time, this version of Tangente is paired with a dark gray textile strap from NOMOS Glashütte.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 Limited Edition 50 ans Médecins Sans Frontières
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And another first: The small inscription beneath six o’clock on Tangente 38 that reads “50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières”. The organization was founded in Paris, 1971, as Médecins Sans Frontières. It has since grown into a global network that leads and funds emergency aid projects around the world.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 Limited Edition 50 ans Médecins Sans Frontières
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Each Tangente 38 – 50 ans Médecins Sans Frontières is powered by NOMOS in-house caliber Alpha with manual winding—the most-produced caliber from NOMOS Glashütte, adjusted according to chronometer standards for this model. The dial of this watch is white silver-plated, the hands are oxidized black. The stainless steel case back features a limited-edition engraving.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 Limited Edition 50 ans Médecins Sans Frontières
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The cooperation between Doctors Without Borders and NOMOS Glashütte is entering its 10th year. To date, over 10,000 watches have been built in support of emergency aid— various models, all recognizable by the red 12. The new Tangente 38 – 50 ans Médecins Sans Frontières is available at retailers from the end of April.

The EUR price matches that of the original Tangente 38 model: 1,620 Euros. 100 Euros from the sale of each watch— half donated by NOMOS Glashütte, half by the retailer—goes, in full, directly towards providing emergency aid.

NOMOS GLASHÜTTE Club Campus New Models: Absolute Gray and Future Orange

Club Campus is the renowned series of watches from NOMOS Glashütte for young people. This collection is now offering four new models—in two sizes and two new colors: Absolute Gray and Future Orange.

NOMOS GLASHÜTTE Club Campus New Models: Absolute Gray and Future Orange
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All four are made with the graduates of 2021 in mind. These watches are attractively priced, robust, and lasting; after graduation and other milestones, they serve as companions for all the successes and challenges to come.

NOMOS GLASHÜTTE Club Campus New Models: Absolute Gray and Future Orange
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The dial is characteristically bilingual, thanks to the Campus combination of Arabic and Roman numerals and indexes.

NOMOS GLASHÜTTE Club Campus New Models: Absolute Gray and Future Orange
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On the case back is room for an 88-character message to the recipient. The four new NOMOS watches for new beginnings come in two sizes: Club Campus (36 millimeters in diameter) and Club Campus 38 (38 millimeters). All four are powered by NOMOS manual caliber Alpha, the most-produced in-house movement from Glashütte.

NOMOS GLASHÜTTE Club Campus New Models: Absolute Gray and Future Orange
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The new Club Campus models are available from the end of May in select retailers and online at nomos-glashuette.com.

Technical details

Collection: Club Campus

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Stainless steel back
Screwed
Domed sapphire crystal glass
Diameter: 38.5 mm
Height: 8.5 mm
Water resistance up to 10 atm

Dimensions
Club Campus 38 absolute gray: diameter: 38.5 mm/ height: 8.5 mm/lug width: 20mm
Club Campus 38 future orange: diameter: 38.5 mm/ height: 8.5 mm/lug width: 20mm
Club Campus absolute gray: diameter: 36.0 mm/height: 8.2 mm/lug width: 18mm
Club Campus future orange: diameter: 36.0 mm/height: 8.2 mm/lug width: 18mm

Movement
CALIBER Alpha—in-house built NOMOS caliber with manual winding
Movement height: 2.6 mm
Diameter: 10 ½ lines (23.3 mm)
Power reserve: up to 43 hours
Stop-seconds mechanism
Glashütte stopwork
Glashütte three-quarter plate
Adjusted in six positions
17 jewels
Tempered blue screws
Rhodium-plated surfaces with
Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage
Ratchet and crown wheel with
Glashütte sunburst

Dial and strap

Club Campus 38 absolute gray, Reference 727

Gray dial
Arabic and Roman numerals and indexes with white superluminova (blue luminescence)
Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands, with superluminova inlay in white (blue luminescence)
Seconds hand neon orange
Velour leather anthracite strap

Club Campus 38 future orange, Reference 729

Orange dial
Arabic and Roman numerals and indexes with white superluminova (blue luminescence)
Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands, with superluminova inlay in white (blue luminescence)
Seconds hand neon orange
Velour leather anthracite strap

Club Campus absolute gray, Reference 712

Gray dial
Arabic and Roman numerals and indexes with white superluminova (blue luminescence)
Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands, with superluminova inlay in white (blue luminescence)
Seconds hand neon orange
Velour leather gray strap

Club Campus future orange, Reference 710

Orange dial
Arabic and Roman numerals and indexes with white superluminova (blue luminescence)
Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands, with superluminova inlay in white (blue luminescence)
Seconds hand neon orange
Velour leather gray strap

NOMOS Glashütte Metro neomatik 41 Update

During the Watches & Wonders 2021 in Geneva, NOMOS Glashütte released the Metro neomatik 41 Update timepiece.

It is driven by the neomatik caliber DUW 610. Produced in-house, this new self-winding movement has led to the creation of a special date display exclusive to NOMOS Glashütte: Circumscribing the dial, it shows the entire month at a glance. The extraordinarily slender watch features the ring date, with a diameter of 41 millimeters.

NOMOS Glashütte Metro neomatik 41 Update

Set far out around the minute markers, where it is ideally placed, the Update date display ensures that the entire month is always in view.

NOMOS Glashütte Metro neomatik 41 Update

Youthful, cosmopolitan, modern: the NOMOS Glashütte Metro watch was introduced in 2014, with manual winding. In 2016, the first version to be equipped with the ultra-slender neomatik caliber (DUW 3001) was released.

NOMOS Glashütte Metro neomatik 41 Update

Metro has always had an elegant bezel similar to Tangente. But where Tangente is angular, this watch has characteristically round features: Metro sits flush on the wrist, its delicately domed sapphire crystal glass slips easily under any shirt cuff. Its wire lugs, the crown with fine diamond knurling (inspired by high-grade watchmaking tools), the perfect dots of the minute markers—these are all distinctive features of this timepiece.

NOMOS Glashütte Metro neomatik 41 Update

Just like Tangente Update which came before it, Metro Update is powered by the in-house neomatik caliber DUW 6101. The incredibly precise automatic movement has a markedly larger diameter than comparable watch calibers, is ultra slender, and luxuriously decorated with, for example, the embossed and gold-plated engraving on the rotor. The quick-set date functions both forward and backward.

NOMOS Glashütte Metro neomatik 41 Update

The NOMOS Update watches have already received two patents: One for the pioneering date mechanism, the other for the unique date display on the dial, which makes the passage of the entire month visible to the wearer. The watchmaking company’s eleventh calibre and the patents under its name directly result from the immense work conducted by the Glashütte research and development department.

Technical details

Model: Metro neomatik 41 Update
Reference: 1165

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Diameter: 40.5 mm
Height: 9.1 mm
Sapphire crystal glass back
Domed sapphire crystal glass WINDING
Water resistance up to 5 atm

Dial
Galvanized, white silver-plated, indexes at three, nine and twelve o’clock
Date ring
Patented date display
Oxidized black hands

Movement
Caliber DUW 6101—in-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
Patented date mechanism
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

Strap
Textile strap dark gray, woven, waterproof, with quick-change spring bars
Lug width: 20 mm

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente neomatik 41 Update Midnight Blue

German watch manufacturer NOMOS Glashütte presents a new midnight blue version of its Tangente neomatik 41 Update model.

The new NOMOS Tangente watch blends the classic aesthetics with sportier and more striking features. Its innovative mechanical movement with the patented date mechanism can be set both forward and backward; the date display, also patented, has been given a fluorescent green addition.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente neomatik 41 Update Midnight Blue
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This new model features an elegant and slender case made of stainless steel. It measures 41mm across, and only 7.8 mm in height. The watch has a water resistance of 5 atm.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente neomatik 41 Update Midnight Blue
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The incredibly innovative NOMOS in-house caliber DUW 6101 with a quick-set date function is also known as neomatik caliber with date. This exceptionally slender self-winding movement measures a 35.2-millimeter diameter and a mere 3.6 mm in height.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente neomatik 41 Update Midnight Blue
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The NOMOS DUW 6101 calibre was completely reconstructed in-house. It features the date display at the edge of the dial. This is unique for timepieces with a diameter above 40mm and allows for a highly individual and harmonious watch aesthetic.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente neomatik 41 Update Midnight Blue
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The date can be set both forward and backward quickly and easily, with only a few turns of the crown needed for any adjustment. Despite the limited movement height, this was made possible by a specially shaped gear wheel, which connects with the date disk.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente neomatik 41 Update Midnight Blue
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The precision of the movement is ensured by the NOMOS swing system, the proprietary escapement denoted by the tempered blue balance spring.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente neomatik 41 Update Midnight Blue
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Unique to DUW 6101: The gold-plated lettering on the rotor is embossed; and the words “reguliert in 6 Lagen” (adjusted in 6 positions) are engraved in two colors on the bottom plate. This NOMOS caliber is lavishly polished and decorated

This Tangente neomatik 41 Update model comes with a Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan strap.

Technical details

Model: Tangente neomatik 41 Update midnight blue
Reference: 182

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Diameter: 40.5 mm
Height: 7.8 mm
Sapphire crystal glass back
Sapphire crystal glass with antireflective coating on inner side
Water Resistance: up to 5 atm

Dial
Midnight blue date ring with green superluminova patented date display
Rhodium-plated hands

Movement
Caliber DUW 6101—in-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
Patented date mechanism
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

Strap
Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black, remborde
Lug width: 20 mm

NOMOS Glashütte Ludwig Limited Edition 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte

A historic town in the Free State of Saxony in Germany, Glashütte has been a center of fine watchmaking since 1845. To celebrate the 175 years of Glashütte watchmaking, German watch manufacture NOMOS Glashütte has created three special edition versions from its Ludwig family. Each model is limited to just 175 pieces, and regulated by NOMOS as a chronometer would be.

NOMOS Glashütte Ludwig Limited Edition 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte
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These three new versions of Ludwig have traditional features that are unusual for NOMOS timepieces. To start, all three have a polished, enamel-white dial, reminiscent of early pocket watches. However, modern production methods make these new watches stronger and more durable, and so even more beautiful.

NOMOS Glashütte Ludwig Limited Edition 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte
Ludwig 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte (Ref. 205.S2)/ Copyright: NOMOS Glashütte

The rounded hands in the classic leaf form are also special—as well as tempered blue, of course, according to Glashütte tradition. They ensure that these watches are exceptionally legible.

Ludwig Neomatik 39 - 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte (Ref. 250.S1)
Ludwig Neomatik 39 – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte (Ref. 250.S1)/ Copyright: NOMOS Glashütte

The sapphire crystal glass back features a limited edition engraving and the addition: “175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte.”

Ludwig—175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte 2D glass back (ref. 205.S2)
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Alongside the hand-wound version with the NOMOS Alpha caliber (Ludwig – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte), there are two versions with innovative automatic calibers from NOMOS Glashütte: DUW 3001 (in Ludwig neomatik 39) and DUW 6101 (in Ludwig neomatik 41 date).

Ludwig neomatik 39—175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte 2D glass back (ref. 250.S1)
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These two neomatik movements represent a new technical standard, as well as mechanical watchmaking taken to the highest level. Typical Glashütte features are visible through the sapphire crystal glass: the three-quarter plate, tempered blue screws, ribbed polishing, and the NOMOS swing system.

NOMOS Glashütte Ludwig Limited Edition 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte - Ludwig neoma_k date caseback
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This in-house designed and built escapement sets the pace inside the caliber, and NOMOS is one of only a handful of watchmaking companies worldwide able to produce it.

Ludwig Neomatik 41 Date - 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte (Ref. 261.S1)
Ludwig Neomatik 41 Date – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte (Ref. 261.S1)/ Copyright: NOMOS Glashütte

Ludwig neomatik 41 date also features a date function with Roman numerals for the very first time.

Ludwig Neomatik 41 Date - 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte (Ref. 261.S1)
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And the fact that all three models are also regulated as a chronometer would be is an extra-special feature.

Technical details

Model: Ludwig 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte (Ref. 205.S2)

Ludwig 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte (Ref. 205.S2)
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Case
Stainless steel, tripartite
Diameter: 35.0 mm
Height: 6.8 mm
Sapphire crystal glass
Sapphire crystal glass back
Limited edition engraving: Limited Edition Ludwig – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte
Water resistance: 3 atm

Dial
Enamel-white dial
Leaf hands, tempered blue

Movement
Caliber Alpha (adjusted according to chronometer standards)
Manual winding
Movement height: 2.6 mm
Diameter: 10 ½ lines (23.3 mm)
Power reserve: up to 43 hours
Jewels: 17

Strap
Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black
Lug width: 18 mm

Edition
Limited to 175 pieces

Model: Ludwig Neomatik 39 – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte (Ref. 250.S1)

Ludwig Neomatik 39 - 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte (Ref. 250.S1)
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Case
Stainless steel, tripartite
Diameter: 38.5 mm
Height: 7.0 mm
Sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on inner side
Sapphire crystal glass back
Limited edition engraving: Limited Edition Ludwig – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte
Water resistance: 5 atm

Dial
Enamel-white
Leaf hands, tempered blue

Movement
Caliber DUW 3001 (adjusted according to chronometer standards)
Automatic winding
Movement height: 3.2 mm
Diameter: 12 ¾ lines (28.8 mm)
Power reserve: up to 43 hours
Jewels: 27

Strap
Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black, remborde
Lug width: 19 mm
Winged clasp, rounded, stainless steel

Edition
Limited to 175 pieces

Model: Ludwig Neomatik 41 Date – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte (Ref. 261.S1)

Ludwig Neomatik 41 Date - 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte (Ref. 261.S1)
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Case
Stainless steel, tripartite
Diameter: 40.5 mm
Height: 7.7 mm
Sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on inner side
Sapphire crystal glass back
Limited edition engraving: Limited Edition Ludwig – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte
Water resistance: 5 atm

Dial
Enamel-white
Date window at three o’clock
Leaf hands, tempered blue

Movement
In-house built NOMOS DUW 6101 with automatic winding
neomatik date mechanism, and bidirectional quick correction feature
Adjusted according to chronometer standards
Movement height: 3.6 mm
Diameter: 15 ½ lines (35.2 mm)
Power reserve: up to 42 hours
Jewels: 27

Strap
Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black, remborde
Lug width: 20 mm
Winged clasp, rounded, stainless steel

Edition
Limited to 175 pieces

NOMOS Glashütte Lambda in Stainless Steel Limited Edition (Celebrating 175 Years of Glashütte Watchmaking)

German watch manufacture NOMOS Glashütte is celebrating 175 years of Glashütte watchmaking history by presenting a new stainless steel edition of its haute-horlogerie timepiece Lambda.

Dressed in a stainless steel case with a diameter of 40.5 mm and 8.9 mm thickness, the Lambda is available in enamel white, black, and blue dial versions. Each colorway is limited to 175 pieces, and each individual watch is crafted using the traditional techniques of this historic town.

NOMOS Glashütte Lambda in Stainless Steel Limited Edition watch collection
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The enamel gloss of the dials offers an unusual optical depth; an effect enhanced by the curve of the dial and sapphire crystal glass. The highly-polished steel makes these watches suitable for everyday wear.

NOMOS Glashütte Lambda in Stainless Steel Limited Edition watch power reserve indicator
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The most eye-catching feature on the dial is the unique power reserve indicator, which sweeps across the dial in a wide arc, combining with the seconds, minute, and hour hands to create a beautiful watch face. The white dial model features tempered blue hands whereas the black and blue models feature rhodium-plated hands.

NOMOS Glashütte Lambda in Stainless Steel Limited Edition watch blue dial power reserve indicator
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The power reserve indicator tracks 84 hours (approximately three-and-a-half days), accurate to the hour. This impressive power reserve has been provided by twin mainspring barrels in its caliber DUW 1001. The exceptional indicator displays the remaining power exact to the hour; a feature made possible thanks to the particular NOMOS construction.

NOMOS Glashütte Lambda in Stainless Steel Limited Edition watch
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The polished case of the watch frames the dial with a slender bezel, while the transition from the side to the back of the case is a radiodrome; that is, a curve with a shrinking radius. The lugs reflect the curved form of the case as well.

Lambda is powered by DUW 1001; the first caliber to bear the name Deutsche Uhrenwerke NOMOS Glashütte—large and slender, with twin mainspring barrels. 29 jewels within ensure flawless functioning, with six of them in hand-polished screwed chatons. All edges are also polished by hand, with black polishing on individual steel parts.

NOMOS Glashütte Lambda in Stainless Steel Limited Edition Calibre NOMOS DUW 1001
NOMOS DUW 1001 movement/ Image copyright: NOMOS Glashütte

The beautiful techniques of traditional Glashütte watchmaking are evident in this caliber: DUW 1001, at work within Lambda. The spring of the swan neck fine adjustment lies elegantly on top of the balance cock. This reads “Lovingly produced in Glashütte” in German, expertly engraved by hand.

NOMOS Glashütte Lambda in Stainless Steel Limited Edition caseback
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The fine sunburst polishing on the three-quarter plate of DUW 1001 movement is exclusive to NOMOS Glashütte. The movement incorporates 29 jewels, some of which are visible here in gold chatons. They are set in the mainspring barrels, the pivots of the balance, pallet, escape wheel, fourth wheel, center wheel, third wheel, up-down wheel, idler gear, impeller wheel, and mainspring barrel intermediate wheel. In addition, there are two jewels used as caps for the balance wheel, two for the pallet, and the 29th is used as a lever jewel.

NOMOS Glashütte Lambda in Stainless Steel Limited Edition watch with white enamel dial
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Technical details

Case
Stainless steel, tripartite
Diameter: 40.5 mm
Height: 8.9 mm
Sapphire crystal glass
Case-back: Sapphire crystal glass
Limited edition engraving: Limited Edition Lambda – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte 1/175 white
Water resistance: 3 atm

Dial
– Ref. 960.S1: Enamel-white dial with tempered blue hands
– Ref. 960.S2: Enamel-black dial with rhodium-plated hands
– Ref. 960.S3: Enamel-blue dial with rhodium-plated hands
Power reserve display: 297° power reserve mechanism

Movement
DUW 1001 manual wound 29 jewels movement

Strap
Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black, remborde
Lug width: 20 mm
Winged clasp, rounded, stainless steel

Edition
Each model limited to 175 pieces

NOMOS Glashütte Ahoi Limited Edition Watches to Support Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland, the German Section of Doctors Without Borders

This year, NOMOS Glashütte has created two limited edition Ahoi watches to support the charity work of Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland, the German section of Doctors Without Borders.

NOMOS Glashütte started making limited-edition timepieces for Doctors Without Borders Germany in 2012. Celebrating the eighth year of this successful collaboration, the German watchmaking company is now offering the robust automatic model Ahoi in two elegant yet sporty versions with a metal bracelet.

Ahoi Datum für Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland (Reference 551.S2)
Copyright: NOMOS Glashütte

Whether in the smaller version with an exceptionally slender case or in the larger version with a date function, both of the new Ahoi models are supporting the Nobel Prize-winning organization in the same tried-and-tested way: Every single watch raises funds for humanitarian aid around the world. Both of these new watch models feature a red twelve, which symbolizes the charity’s tireless work.

Ahoi neomatik für Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland (Reference 560.S1)
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Ahoi is the sportiest watch in the NOMOS collection. Featuring a robust case and an in-house developed caliber, this automatic timepiece can be worn almost anywhere. It offers an impressive water resistance of 200 meters. The six screws holding the back firm and the securely guarded crown ensure that everything will stay watertight.

Ahoi Datum für Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland (Reference 551.S2)
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In this limited edition for Doctors Without Borders Germany, NOMOS Glashütte is presenting the automatic watch with the NOMOS sport bracelet for the first time.

Ahoi neomatik für Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland (Reference 560.S1)
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The two new Ahoi models for Doctors Without Borders Germany are limited to 250 pieces each.

Ahoi Datum für Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland (Reference 551.S2)
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The recommended retail price of the Ahoi Datum für Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland (Reference 551.S2) model is 3780 Euros.

Ahoi neomatik für Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland (Reference 560.S1)
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The Ahoi neomatik für Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland (Reference 560.S1) costs 3440 Euros approximately.

These Ahoi timepieces are available for purchasing from the end of April 2020.

Technical details

Model: Ahoi Datum für Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland (Reference 551.S2)

Ahoi Datum für Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland (Reference 551.S2)
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Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Diameter: 40.3 mm
Height: 10.6 mm
Domed sapphire crystal glass
Screw-down crown, crown guard
Sapphire crystal glass back fixed with six screws
Limited edition engraving: Sondermodell Ahoi für Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland 1/250
Water resistance: up to 20 atm

Dial
Galvanized, white silver plated, hour indexes with white superluminova
Ärzte ohne Grenzen inscription at six o’clock, red 12
Hands: oxidized black, with superluminova inlay in white

Movement
Caliber DUW 5101—in-house built NOMOS caliber with automatic winding and date indicator
Movement height: 4.3 mm
Diameter: 13 ¾ lines (31 mm)
Power reserve: up to 42 hours
Patented date mechanism
NOMOS swing system
Tempered blue balance spring
Stop-seconds mechanism
Glashütte stopwork
Bidirectional winding rotor
Glashütte three-quarter plate
Adjusted in six positions
26 jewels
Tempered blue screws
Rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage
Ratchet and duplex wheel with Glashütte sunburst

Strap
Bracelet Sport
Lug width: 20 mm

Recommended retail price
3780 Euro

Model: Ahoi neomatik für Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland (Reference 560.S1)

Ahoi neomatik für Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland (Reference 560.S1)
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Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Diameter: 36.3 mm
Height: 9.6 mm
Domed sapphire crystal glass
Screw-down crown, crown guard
Sapphire crystal glass back fixed with six screws
Limited edition engraving: Sondermodell Ahoi für Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland 1/250
Water resistance: up to 20 atm

Dial
Galvanized, white silver-plated, hour indexes with white superluminova
Ärzte ohne Grenzen inscription at six o’clock, red 12
Hands: Oxidized black, with superluminova inlay in white

Strap
Bracelet Sport
Lug width: 18 mm

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

Recommended retail price
3440 Euro

Glashütte-based watchmaking company NOMOS Glashütte wins the iF Design Award 2020 for its Tangente Sport model

The 78-strong international jury of experts has recognized Tangente Sport with the iF Design Award 2020. This year saw 7,298 entries from 56 countries contesting the prize, which has been celebrating outstanding design for 67 years. The iF Design Award is one of the most important design prizes in the world—honoring excellence across all design disciplines.

Glashütte-based watchmaking company NOMOS Glashütte wins the iF Design Award 2020 for its Tangente Sport model
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Tangente Sport, the latest automatic timepiece from NOMOS Glashütte, is based on the classic Tangente model—but is more robust and sportier than ever. The case with a screw-down crown can be considered a vault, guarding the innovative neomatik date movement within.

The white silver-plated dial features an extra-large date window at three o’clock, luminescent coloring on the hands and indexes, and a “1000 ft” inscription—a subtle allusion to the outstanding water resistance. Equally robust and comfortable to wear: the NOMOS Sport bracelet. This model is also available with a dark dial in marine black.

NOMOS Glashütte is part of the long tradition of German fine watchmaking. High-quality mechanical timepieces have been produced in Glashütte, the small town in Saxony where the watchmaking company calls home, for 175 years. NOMOS Glashütte is the market leader for manufacturers in Germany—namely watchmakers, like NOMOS Glashütte, that design and produce their movements independently, in-house.

NOMOS Glashütte has received around 160 prizes to date, nine of which are the iF Award: Tangente neomatik 41 Update won in 2019, and Metro neomatik 39 silvercut in 2018.

Previous winners also include Tangente neomatik midnight blue (2017), Minimatik (2016), Metro date power reserve (2015), Ahoi (2014), Tangomat GMT (2013), and Zürich (2012). This year’s iF Award is now the second major award given to Tangente Sport.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente midnight blue (35mm & 38mm)

Tangente, the iconic watch model from NOMOS Glashütte, is now available in two brand-new versions, just in time for the festivities. Both are hand-wound and feature an elegant midnight blue dial for the very first time. One is a unisex 35 mm in diameter, while the other is 38 mm.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente midnight blue (35mm & 38mm)
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Tangente has become a design classic since its initial release over a quarter of a century ago. Its Bauhaus-inspired aesthetics are straightforward and angular, created according to the principle that “form follows function.”

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente midnight blue (35mm & 38mm)
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Subtle details are what reveal its charm. For example, gold accents provided by the hands and typography not only harmonize beautifully with the beige velour leather strap, but also give the smaller version of Tangente midnight blue an appealing warmth and festive sparkle.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente midnight blue (35mm & 38mm)
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By contrast, Tangente 38 midnight blue features exclusively silver hands and typography, which coordinate beautifully with the stainless steel case and anthracite velour leather strap.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente midnight blue (35mm & 38mm)
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The metallic accents on both timepieces are framed by the deep blue of their dials. Both of these fine mechanical timepieces are powered by the Alpha caliber, handcrafted by NOMOS in Glashütte.

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente midnight blue (35mm & 38mm)
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This highly precise hand-wound caliber is also wonderfully finished—with sunburst polishing on the ratchet wheel, Glashütte ribbing on the three-quarter plate, and perlage on the base plate, which can be enjoyed through the sapphire crystal glass back.

Technical details

Model: Tangente midnight blue
Reference 133

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Sapphire crystal glass back
Sapphire crystal glass
Diameter: 35.0 mm
Height: 6.5 mm
Water resistance up to 3 atm (splash-proof)

Dial
Midnight blue
Hands in gold

Strap
Velour leather beige
Lug width: 18 mm

Movement
Caliber Alpha—in-house built NOMOS caliber with manual winding
Movement height: 2.6 mm
Diameter: 10 ½ lines (23.3 mm)
Power reserve: up to 43 hours
Stop-seconds mechanism
Glashütte stopwork
Glashütte three-quarter plate
Adjusted in six positions
17 jewels
Tempered blue screws
Rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage
Ratchet and crown wheel with Glashütte sunburst

Model: Tangente 38 midnight blue
Reference 167

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Sapphire crystal glass back
Sapphire crystal glass
Diameter: 37.5 mm
Height: 6.8 mm
Water resistance up to 3 atm (splash-proof)

Dial
Midnight blue
Hands: rhodium-plated

Strap
Velour leather anthracite
Lug width: 19 mm

Movement
Caliber Alpha—in-house built NOMOS caliber with manual winding
Movement height: 2.6 mm
Diameter: 10 ½ lines (23.3 mm)
Power reserve: up to 43 hours
Stop-seconds mechanism
Glashütte stopwork
Glashütte three-quarter plate
Adjusted in six positions
17 jewels
Tempered blue screws
Rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage
Ratchet and crown wheel with Glashütte sunburst

NOMOS Glashütte Tetra plum

Tetra plum, the new timepiece from NOMOS Glashütte, features a rich purple dial that pays tribute to nature’s bounty. Its stainless steel case measures 29.5 by 29.5 millimeters.

NOMOS Glashütte Tetra plum watch
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The silver accents on the numerals, indexes, and hands add a sophisticated touch to this appealing timepiece. The eye-catching complication between twelve and one o’clock is a power reserve indicator, reminding the wearer when it is time to wind the watch.

NOMOS Glashütte Tetra plum watch
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Tetra plum is powered by the hand-wound NOMOS caliber DUW 4301, which also features the NOMOS swing system—itself a fruit of many years of labor. This proprietary escapement is designed and developed in-house, which is an exceptional achievement in the watchmaking world.

NOMOS Glashütte Tetra plum watch
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The round sub-seconds dial adds a contrasting touch to the clean-cut corners found elsewhere in Tetra. The overall aesthetic is harmonious and modern, with a timeless elegance that suits a wide range of wrists. Tetra plum will be available at selected retailers from October.

NOMOS Glashütte Tetra plum watch
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Technical details

Model: Tetra plum
Reference: 499

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Size: 29.5 x 29.5 mm
Height: 6.3 mm
Stainless steel back
Fixed with four screws
Sapphire crystal glass
Water resistance: up to 3 atm (splash-proof)

Dial
Purple, power reserve indicator in red
Rhodium-plated hands

Movement
Caliber DUW 4301—in-house built NOMOS caliber with manual winding and power reserve indicator
Movement height: 2.8 mm
Diameter: 10 ½ lines (23.3 mm)
Power reserve: up to 43 hours
Patented power reserve mechanism
NOMOS swing system
Tempered blue balance spring
Stop-seconds mechanism
Glashütte stopwork
Glashütte three-quarter plate
Adjusted in six positions
17 jewels
Tempered blue screws
Rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage
Ratchet and crown wheel with Glashütte sunburst

Strap
Velour leather gray
Lug width 18 mm

NOMOS Glashütte Metro rose gold 33 Automatic

NOMOS Glashütte presents Metro rose gold 33, a brand-new addition to the brand’s popular Metro collection. At just 33 millimeters in diameter, this watch is also the smallest Metro model to date.

Its rose gold hands harmonize beautifully with the gray hour markers and subtle violet minute markers. Inside, the hand-wound Alpha caliber from NOMOS Glashütte sets the pace. The beige velour leather strap and rose gold winged clasp add the finishing touch.

The first Metro model from NOMOS Glashütte was unveiled in 2014, and this watch has been winning design awards ever since. Its rounded case, slender wire lugs, tapered hands, and the delicate diamond knurling on its crown combine to create an aesthetic reminiscent of precision tools. There are hand-wound and automatic versions, larger and smaller, with and without complications. But nearly all of them feature a stainless steel case.

This new release, Metro rose gold 33, is only the second Metro from NOMOS Glashütte with an 18 kt rose gold case: In 2017, Metro rose gold neomatik 39 was introduced as part of the At Work series of elegant wristwear for the office. It featured a rose gold case, coordinating beautifully with the muted gray accents on the dial and the brown leather strap crafted from Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan.

Powered by the neomatik caliber DUW 3001, this automatic version of Metro measures a sizeable 39 millimeters in diameter— making it ideal for larger wrists.

Metro rose gold 33 is available at selected retailers from September.

Technical details

Model: Metro rose gold 33
Reference 1170

Case
18 kt rose gold
Diameter: 33.0 mm
Height: 7.7 mm
Domed sapphire crystal glass
Sapphire crystal glass back
Water resistance: up to 3 atm

Dial
Galvanized, white silver plated, gray hour markers at 3, 9, and 12 o’clock, purple minute markers
Hands in rose gold

Movement
Alpha—in-house built NOMOS caliber with manual winding
Movement Height: 2.6 mm
Diameter: 10 ½ lines (23.3 mm)
Power reserve: up to 43 hours
Stop-seconds mechanism
Glashütte stopwork
Glashütte three-quarter plate
Adjusted in six positions
17 jewels
Tempered blue screws
Rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage
Ratchet and crown wheel with Glashütte sunburst

Strap
Velour leather beige, with quick-change spring bars
Lug width: 16 mm

NOMOS Glashütte Club Sport neomatik 42 date

This year, NOMOS Glashütte is presenting the new Club Sport neomatik 42 date black, a watch designed for an active lifestyle of adventurous loving men. This large NOMOS watch is water resistant to 1000 feet, or 30 atm.

The new sports watch has 42 millimeters in diameter, innovative neomatik technology, just as innovative date, deep black dial. The striking digits, treated with superluminova for the best luminescence underwater, glow white.

The dial is also inscribed with “1000 ft”- a reference to diving capabilities of the watch, which of course also guarantees reliability on land.

This NOMOS timepiece is more robust than any before. The movement, in-house caliber neomatik date (DUW 6101), is protected from shock, impact, and water by its extra-strong case, sealing, and sapphire crystal glass.

Thanks to the slender neomatik caliber, the watch is like a small but perfectly proportioned vault. Its strength is packed into a tight unit, since the slender movement within saves ample space in height. Club Sport also ensures security with every detail: If the crown is not completely screwed in by the wearer, a red section of tube serves as a reminder.

The strap of the new watch is also particularly robust and long-lasting. The long sought after NOMOS bracelet, consisting of 145 individual parts screwed together by hand, comes with the specially developed NOMOS deployant clasp.

Club Sport will be available in selected retailers from May.

Technical details

Model: Club Sport neomatik 42 date black, Reference 781

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Sapphire crystal glass back
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating inside and out
Diameter: 42.0 mm
Height: 10.2 mm
Water resistance up to 30 atm (suitable for diving)

Dial
Galvanized, black, hour numerals and indexes with white superluminova
1000 ft inscription at six o’clock in gold
Rhodium-plated, hour and minute hands with superluminova inlay in white

Strap
Sport bracelet
Lug width: 20 mm

Movement
Caliber DUW 6101—in-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

NOMOS Glashütte duo

NOMOS Glashütte presents duo: simple and elegant two-hand models with a prime caliber from Glashütte.

Tangente, Orion, Ludwig, Tetra are the four classics that NOMOS Glashütte started with more than a quarter of a century ago. Now, there are new versions of these watches designed to embody the Bauhaus movement. Conceived for more delicate wrists, these models measure 33 millimeters in diameter (Tetra side length: 27 millimeters). But this time they feature only two hands—hence “duo.”

These hand-wound watches contain a fine Glashütte caliber, meaning they are highly precise. Inside, Alpha.2 is at work: an adaptation of NOMOS’ most manufactured caliber.

The case of the four new watches is made of stainless steel, the dials are white silver plated, as with other NOMOS classics. This silver case is complemented by golden hands, which makes this watch an ideal companion to jewelry.

The mocha-brown typography is almost black, but softer, and the beige velour leather strap is also more delicate than the classic Shell Cordovan. A personalized engraving on the stainless steel back is the finishing touch—available on request.

Removing the complication of the small seconds also means a reduction in price. These timepieces will be available from April in selected retailers.

Technical details

Model: Tangente 33 duo, Reference 120

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Stainless steel back
Sapphire crystal glass
Diameter 32.8 mm
Height 6.5 mm
Water resistance up to 3 atm (splash-proof)

Dial
Galvanized, white silver-plated
Hour and minute hands in gold

Strap
Velour leather beige
Lug width 17 mm

Movement
Caliber Alpha.2—in-house built NOMOS caliber with manual winding
Movement height: 2.6 mm
Diameter: 10 ½ lines (23.3 mm)
Power reserve up to 43 hours
Glashütte stopwork
Glashütte three-quarter plate
Adjusted in six positions
17 jewels
Tempered blue screws
Rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and
NOMOS perlage
Ratchet and crown wheel with Glashütte sunburst

Model: Orion 33 duo, Reference 319

Case
Stainless steel, tripartite
Stainless steel back
Domed sapphire crystal glass
Diameter: 32.8 mm
Height: 7.6 mm
Water resistance up to 3 atm (splash-proof)

Dial
Galvanized, white silver-plated
Stamped indexes, diamond-polished, in gold
Hour and minute hands in gold

Strap
Velour leather beige
Lug width: 17 mm

Movement
Caliber Alpha.2—in-house built NOMOS caliber with manual winding
Movement height: 2.6 mm
Diameter: 10 ½ lines (23.3 mm)
Power reserve up to 43 hours
Glashütte stopwork
Glashütte three-quarter plate
Adjusted in six positions
17 jewels
Tempered blue screws
Rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage
Ratchet and crown wheel with Glashütte sunburst

Model: Ludwig 33 duo, Reference 240

Case
Stainless steel, tripartite
Stainless steel back
Sapphire crystal glass
Diameter: 32.8 mm
Height: 6.5 mm
Water resistance up to 3 atm (splash-proof)

Dial
Galvanized, white silver plated
Hour and minute hands in gold

Strap
Velour leather beige
Lug width: 17 mm

Movement
Caliber Alpha.2—in-house built NOMOS caliber with manual winding
Movement height: 2.6 mm
Diameter: 10 ½ lines (23.3 mm)
Power reserve up to 43 hours
Glashütte stopwork
Glashütte three-quarter plate
Adjusted in six positions
17 jewels
Tempered blue screws
Rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and
NOMOS perlage
Ratchet and crown wheel with Glashütte sunburst

Model: Tetra 27 duo, Reference 405

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Stainless steel back
Sapphire crystal glass
Size: 27.5 x 27.5 mm
Height: 6.1 mm
Water resistance up to 3 atm (splash-proof)

Dial
Galvanized, white silver plated
Hour and minute hands in gold

Strap
Velour leather beige
Lug width: 18 mm

Movement
Caliber Alpha.2—in-house built NOMOS caliber with manual winding
Movement height: 2.6 mm
Diameter: 10 ½ lines (23.3 mm)
Power reserve up to 43 hours
Glashütte stopwork
Glashütte three-quarter plate
Adjusted in six positions
17 jewels
Tempered blue screws
Rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage
Ratchet and crown wheel with Glashütte sunburst

Nomos Glashütte Tangente Sport

Nomos Glashütte presents a sportier watch from its Tangente family. Beautiful and incredibly comfortable to wear, this neomatik watch with a bracelet is water-resistant to 1000 feet.

Tangente Sport, or to use its full name, Tangente Sport neomatik 42 date is the first NOMOS watch designed especially with a bracelet. Tangente Sport and its sibling, the classic model Tangente – a NOMOS bestseller for over 25 years that has often been dubbed a “Bauhaus watch”- share a lot of qualities: the straightforward case, the striking typography, and being the embodiment of “form follows function.”

This NOMOS timepiece is making more of a splash than any previous one—and not just because of its 42-millimeter diameter. The movement, the NOMOS neomatik date caliber (DUW 6101), is protected from shocks and water by its reinforced case, sealing, sapphire crystal glass back, and crown protection.

Thanks to the slender neomatik caliber, Tangente Sport can be considered a small but perfectly proportioned vault. The slender movement within saves ample space in height, meaning its extreme robustness is packed into a tight unit—as is its notable water resistance: 1000 feet, which is also noted on the dial.

Tangente Sport comes in two colorways: classic white silver-plated and marine black. The extra color details in the latter allude to the deep ocean.

The amount of superluminova on the dial and hands has been increased in both varieties, which means it glows longer in the dark or underwater.

 

The strap on this new watch is also robust and long-lasting: The long sought-after NOMOS bracelet, consisting of 145 individual parts screwed together by hand, comes with the specially developed NOMOS deployant clasp.

Tangente Sport will be available in selected retailers from May.

Technical details

Model: Tangente Sport neomatik 42 date, Reference 580

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Sapphire crystal glass back
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating inside and out
Diameter 42.0 mm
Height 10.9 mm
Water resistance up to 30 atm (suitable for diving)

Dial
Galvanized, white silver-plated, hour indexes with sand-colored superluminova
1000 ft inscription at six o’clock in red
Rhodium-plated, hour and minute hands with superluminova inlay in dark blue

Strap
Sport bracelet
Lug width 20 mm

Movement
Caliber DUW 6101—in-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

Model: Tangente Sport Neomatik 42 Date Marine Black, Reference 581

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Sapphire crystal glass back
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating inside and out
Diameter 42.0 mm
Height 10.9 mm
Water resistance up to 30 atm (suitable for diving)

Dial
Galvanized, marine black, hour indexes with light blue superluminova
1000 ft inscription at six o’clock in red
Rhodium-plated, hour and minute hands with sand–colored superluminova inlay
Seconds hand red

Strap
Sport bracelet
Lug width 20 mm

Movement
Caliber DUW 6101—in-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

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

NOMOS Glashütte Tangente neomatik 41 Update ruthenium

NOMOS Glashütte presents a new version of its successful Tangente neomatik 41 Update model, featuring a dial refined with ruthenium, turning it elegantly dark. The innovative caliber technology and reengineered date display of this model recently won over the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, the most important award in the watchmaking world.

The dashing new dial is enhanced with ruthenium, a member of the platinum group and a very rare element. Depending on the light conditions, the color shifts between dark gray and golden brown—with unwavering elegance. The date ring that circumscribes the dial bears two contrasting red markings that frame the current date, a design that is exclusive to NOMOS Glashütte.

With DUW 6101, the second neomatik movement from NOMOS Glashütte, the watchmaking company has set a groundbreaking new standard. This ultra-thin caliber measures just 3.6 mm in height. The quick-change date function can be easily set with a slight turn of the crown in either direction.

With a diameter of 41 millimeters, Tangente Update is a large watch, and particularly masculine in its new dial color. This impression is enhanced by a robust stainless steel case and a sapphire crystal back, which displays the richly decorated caliber at work within.

Tangente neomatik 41 Update ruthenium is available at select retailers from spring 2019.

Technical details

Model: Tangente neomatik 41 Update ruthenium
Reference 181

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Sapphire crystal glass back
Sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on inner side
Diameter 40.5 mm
Height 7.9 mm
Water resistance up to 5 atm

Dial
Galvanized, refined with ruthenium date ring
Rhodium-plated hands

Strap
Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black, remborde
Lug width 20 mm

Movement
Caliber DUW 6101—in-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

NOMOS Glashütte Campus Series New Models

When NOMOS Glashütte launched the Campus series two years ago, the timepieces were made with young graduates in mind. Now the range is being extended with three new automatic models for those taking the next step in their academic or professional careers—and for the very first time, NOMOS is offering a bracelet for its watches.

This takes the complete Campus collection up to six: three versions with manual winding and three automatic versions, in multiple sizes and dial colors. What unifies the collection is that they all feature a stainless steel back, which leaves space for a personalized message to the wearer from proud parents, grandparents, or significant others.This engraving service is complimentary with every watch.

All Campus models are handcrafted in Glashütte and powered by an in-house NOMOS caliber, offering lasting value for the years to come. They also make excellent gifts to celebrate significant achievements and new beginnings—since there could hardly be a better way to start a professional career than with a fine timepiece on the wrist. It will make the wearer look and feel the part, while demonstrating excellent taste in design and respect for quality manufacturing.

The Campus series draws its design from the Club model by NOMOS Glashütte, known for its sporty and youthful aesthetic. All six versions feature a robust case and a unique dial with both Arabic and Roman numerals. The three manual watches come with a velour strap, while three are automatic—in other words, equipped with an innovative “neomatik” caliber.

Campus neomatik timepieces also come with a brand-new bracelet as standard, although all NOMOS watches can be fitted with alternative leather or textile straps on request.

The fine mechanical timepieces in the Campus series are also designed to withstand the rigors of everyday life. Their cases are crafted from stainless steel and sapphire crystal, which is second in strength only to diamond. All six watches are water resistant (manually wound versions to 100m, the automatic versions to 200m), making them suitable for sport and active lifestyles.

The three new additions to the Campus series are also exceptionally slender, with a proprietary escapement (the revolutionary NOMOS swing system), and all the time-honored characteristics of fine Glashütte watchmaking.

Club Campus neomatik, Reference 748

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Stainless steel back
Domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on inner side
Diameter 37.0 mm
Height 8.3 mm
Water resistance up to 20 atm

Dial
Galvanized, white silver-plated
Arabic and Roman numerals and indexes with silver superluminova
Rose gold, hour and minute hands with white superluminova inlay

Strap
Bracelet
Lug width 18 mm

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

Club Campus neomatik 39, Reference 765

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Stainless steel back
Domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on inner side
Diameter 39.5 mm
Height 8.4 mm
Water resistance: up to 20 atm

Dial
Galvanized, white silver-plated
Arabic and Roman numerals and indexes with dark blue superluminova
Rhodium-plated, hour and minute hands with white superluminova inlay

Strap
Bracelet
Lug width 20 mm

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

Club Campus neomatik 39 midnight blue, Reference 767

Case
Stainless steel, bipartite
Stainless steel back
Domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on inner side
Diameter 39.5 mm
Height 8.4 mm
Water resistance: up to 20 atm

Dial
Midnight blue
Arabic and Roman numerals and indexes with light blue superluminova
Rose gold, hour and minute hands with white superluminova inlay

Strap
Blue-black textile strap, woven, waterproof, lug width 20 mm

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

NOMOS Glashütte – Orion 38 Midnight Blue and Orion 33 Midnight Blue

This holiday season, NOMOS Glashütte has two suggestions from its Orion collection of mechanical timepieces.

One of these festive models measures 38 millimeters in diameter, while the other is just 33 millimeters across, making it suitable for smaller wrists. Both of these watches feature the same midnight blue dial with gold hands and indexes, and are handcrafted with precision and care by the skilled watchmakers of NOMOS Glashütte.

While perfect for celebrating the most wonderful time of the year, the two models are also suitable for daily wear—and every season. Orion 38 midnight blue and Orion 33 midnight blue are the two newest members of the iconic Orion family of timepieces.

Orion is a classic model from NOMOS Glashütte. All watches in the Orion family feature domed sapphire crystal glass on both sides that gives them both invisible strength and visible beauty. The case is elegantly curved and the lugs taper around the wrist for a seamless fit. Initially introduced in 1992, Orion was one of the first watches to be developed by NOMOS Glashütte and continues to be a success today.

Both new versions feature manual winding thanks to the Alpha caliber, the most frequently made in-house movement from NOMOS Glashütte—for excellent precision and value. The midnight blue dial is deeper than the starry winter sky, while the slim-line cases are stunningly slender, just like all watches in the NOMOS collection.

Technical details

Movement
Alpha—in-house built NOMOS caliber with manual winding
MOVEMENT HEIGHT: 2.6 mm
DIAMETER: 10 ½ lines (23.3 mm)
POWER RESERVE: up to 43 hours
Stop-seconds mechanism
Glashütte stopwork
Glashütte three-quarter plate
Adjusted in six positions
17 jewels
Tempered blue screws
Rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage
Ratchet and crown wheel with Glashütte sunburst

Model: Orion 33 midnight blue, Reference 330/329

Case
Stainless steel, tripartite
Diameter 32.8 mm
Height 7.6 mm (Reference 330)/8.5 mm (Reference 329)
Stainless steel back
Domed sapphire crystal glass
Water resistance up to 3 atm

Dial
Midnight blue
Stamped indexes, diamond-polished, gold
Hands: gold-plated

Strap
Velour leather beige
Lug width 17 mm

Model: Orion 38 midnight blue, Reference 388/389

Case
Stainless steel, tripartite
Diameter 38.0 mm
Height 7.9 mm (Reference 388) 8.9 mm (Reference 389)
Stainless steel back
Domed sapphire crystal glass
Water resistance up to 3 atm

Dial
Midnight blue
Stamped indexes, diamond-polished, gold
Hands: gold-plated

Strap
Horween Genuine Shell
Cordovan black
Lug width 19 mm

The Tangente neomatik 41 Update from NOMOS Glashütte Wins the 2018 GPHG Award in the Challenge Category

At the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, NOMOS Glashütte took home an award for Tangente Update.

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is regarded by some as the Oscars of the watchmaking industry. NOMOS Glashütte took home one of these prestigious awards for Tangente Update—and is the first non-Swiss manufacturer after A. Lange & Söhne to do so.

The GPHG awards are bestowed by a dedicated body, the Fondation du Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. The GPHG presents its annual awards in a total of twelve categories. Despite many strong contenders, NOMOS Glashütte mastered the recently added “Challenge” category with Tangente neomatik 41 Update.

The new take on the classic Tangente is powered by an entirely reengineered movement—the neomatik date caliber (DUW 6101). Built with an integrated date mechanism, the automatic movement still measures just 3.6mm and features a strikingly slim profile.

Positioned at the outer edge of the movement, the date ring enables an entirely new calendar system: two red markers frame the respective date. The product of fine German craftsmanship and cutting-edge engineering, the innovative new movement has already been registered for two patents.

NOMOS Glashütte Update Series – Orion neomatik 41 Date In Olive Gold and Midnight Blue

Early this year, German watch manufacture NOMOS Glashütte released its iconic Tangente, Ludwig, and Orion models with an entirely new caliber and integrated date function, and so the Update series was born. One of those revised icons, Orion, is poised for another variation. Joining the white silver-plated dial are two new color versions: an elegant midnight blue and olive gold, a subtle shade of green with a touch of golden warmth.

As one of the brand’s earliest models, which formed the first family of NOMOS Glashütte watches in 1992, Orion can rightfully stake its claim as a classic timepiece. The model was long available exclusively with manual winding, since only a very thin movement could be housed in its elegantly domed stainless steel case.

With the Update series, which introduced a new neomatik date caliber (DUW 6101), the still super-slender Orion grew to a diameter of 41 millimeters. Winding occurs with the smallest movements of the wrist, allowing the date and time to be displayed automatically.

The convenient date function on the ultra-thin neomatik date caliber in Orion Update models is easy to adjust in either direction. The date window, created specifically for this model, completes the sleek design. Domed sapphire glass above and below adds invisible strength to this fine NOMOS watch. The dial and case of Orion are curved, while the lugs are tailored to fit the wrist.

Now, the iconic timepiece is available in green and blue—two new highlights in the Update series. But neither the color nor the size of this hand-assembled timepiece could ever detract from its core appeal, which is precise, timeless elegance.

Whether in silver white, midnight blue or olive gold, Orion is always an understated companion that brings subtle, everyday elegance to wearers and their wrists.

Technical details

Orion neomatik 41 date olive gold, Reference: 364

Case
Stainless steel, tripartite domed sapphire crystal glass back
Domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating
Diameter: 40.5 mm
Height: 9.4 mm
Water resistance up to 5 atm

Dial
Olive gold
Stamped indexes
Date window at three o’clock
Gold-plated hands

Strap
Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black, remborde, lug width 20 mm

Orion neomatik 41 date midnight blue, Reference: 363

Case
Stainless steel, tripartite
Diameter 40.5 mm
Height 9.4 mm
Water resistance: up to 5 atm
Domed sapphire crystal glass back
Domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating

Dial
Midnight blue
Stamped indexes
Date window at three o’clock
Rhodium-plated hands

Strap
Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black, remborde lug width 20 mm

Movement Specifications

Caliber DUW 6101—in-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

Special Qualities
– 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

NOMOS Glashütte Special Edition Tangente – A Century of Bauhaus

German watch manufacture NOMOS Glashütte presents a limited edition Tangente watch model to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement.

In 2019 the German Bauhaus movement is turning 100 years old. To mark the occasion, Tangente is available in a nine-part special edition, with each version limited to only 100 timepieces.

These watches come in three sizes—33, 35, and 38 millimeters in diameter, for men and women alike, and each one comes in every primary color: a sketch paper colored dial, black numerals and hands, encircled by a ring of red, yellow, or blue. Paul Klee’s sketches were one of the sources of inspiration for these watches. The hands follow a color ring, elegantly depicting the basic principle of the watch: time moving in a circle.

The models of this special edition Tangente—a century of Bauhaus will be available at selected retailers from the end of August 2018.

Technical details

Movement
Alpha—in-house built NOMOS caliber with manual winding
Movement height: 2.6 mm
Diameter: 10 ½ lines (23.3 mm)
Power reserve: up to 43 hours
Stop-seconds mechanism
Glashütte stopwork
Glashütte three-quarter plate
Adjusted in six positions
17 jewels
Tempered blue screws
Rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage
Ratchet and crown wheel with Glashütte sunburst

Models
Tangente 33 Blue – A Century of Bauhaus, Reference 122.S1
Tangente 33 Yellow – A Century of Bauhaus, Reference 122.S1
Tangente 33 Red – A Century of Bauhaus, Reference 122.S3
Tangente Blue – A Century of Bauhaus, Reference 101.S14
Tangente Yellow – A Century of Bauhaus, Reference 101.S15
Tangente Red – A Century of Bauhaus, Reference 101.S16
Tangente 38 Blue – A Century of Bauhaus, Reference 165.S2
Tangente 38 Yellow – A Century of Bauhaus, Reference 165.S3
Tangente 38 Red – A Century of Bauhaus, Reference 165.S4

Case
Stainless steel
Diameter: 32.8 mm/35 mm/37.5 mm
Height: 6.4 mm/6.2 mm/6.6 mm/
Stainless steel back, limited edition engraving
Sapphire crystal glass
Water resistance up to 3 atm

Dial
Sketch paper colored with blue, red or yellow ring
Oxidized black hands

Strap
Horween Genuine Shell
Cordovan black lug width: 17 mm/18 mm/19 mm

NOMOS Glashütte Aqua Series – Ahoi Neomatik Siren White and Club Neomatik Siren White

For this summer season German watchmaking company NOMOS Glashütte presents two new watch models from their Aqua Series. These exceptionally slender and elegant automatic timepieces are based on the Club and Ahoi models.

Dressed in extra-robust cases made from stainless steel and sapphire crystal glass, these watches are water-resistant to 200 meters. Ahoi neomatik siren white is available in a classic size of 36 millimeters, while Club neomatik siren white is a touch larger, with a 37-millimeter diameter.

Both timepieces are powered by the neomatik caliber DUW 3001, the highly innovative movement from NOMOS Glashütte that has recently set a new standard for automatic watches.

At only 3.2 millimeters in height, this caliber is exceptionally slender with a modern and outstandingly efficient construction. It only takes a few motions of the arm to wind it fully. The pace-setting part of this caliber is the NOMOS swing system, the company’s proprietary escapement.

Ahoi neomatik siren white and Club neomatik siren white are available at selected retailers from July 2018.

Technical details

Ahoi neomatik siren white, Reference: 564

Case
Diameter: 36.3 mm
Height: 9.55 mm
Stainless steel
Sapphire crystal glass back
Domed sapphire crystal glass
Water resistance up to 20 atm

Dial
Siren white, hour indexes with light gray superluminova (green luminescence)
Tempered blue hands with superluminova inlay in white (green luminescence)
Seconds hand red

Strap
Textile strap light gray, woven, waterproof
Lug width 18 mm

Club neomatik siren white, Reference 744

Case
Stainless steel
Sapphire crystal glass back
Domed sapphire crystal glass
Diameter: 37 mm
Height: 9.27 mm
Water resistance: up to 20 atm

Dial
Siren white, hour numerals with red superluminova (blue luminescence)
Tempered blue hands with superluminova inlay in white (blue luminescence)
Seconds hand red

Strap
Textile strap light gray, woven, waterproof
Lug width 18 mm

Movement

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, fixed by screws on both sides
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

NOMOS Glashütte

Nomos Glashütte is a premium German mechanical watch brand founded by Roland Schwertner in 1990.

There are approximately a dozen watch manufactories in the world, three of which are in Germany and all of these are in Glashütte. One of them, the smallest, is NOMOS Glashütte.

Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, much of the GDR’s industry was dismantled, including the East German state owned watch making factory, GUB, situated in Glashütte. The town had a proud watch making tradition that existed long before the wall was erected. But back in the late 1980s all the industrial facilities were antiquated, most of the specialists were gone and almost all of the watches produced in the GDR had quartz calibres. Gray houses, streets that weren’t fit to drive on and depressed people. Hardly a house had an inside toilet and in winter a thick cloud of smelly brown coal dust hung over the town. In 1990 Glashütte looked like most places in what was still East Germany.

Roland Schwertner

Roland Schwertner, a MBA from Dusseldorf, dared to make a new start of things – even before Germany’s reunification – with a name that had already existed once, nearly 80 years before: NOMOS Glashütte. In his dilapidated three-room apartment, Schwertner – together with three employees – started creating a watch workshop factory. Subsidies only became available in the 1990s; initially it was friends who lent the small firm money.

It took a while, though, until things started to look up. Water, sewage and gas pipes were laid in the town; new streets were built. Buildings and facilities were renovated and restored like mad and the town’s watch making companies were able to deliver their first models. But not with their own, real Glashütter movements as they do today: back then NOMOS made do with calibres bought in Switzerland that were then finished and refined in Glashütte.

NOMOS’s Headquarters

Today, in NOMOS’s headquarters – Glashütter’s renovated old train station – lots of new art hangs on the walls and about 70 people make watches that are sold all over the world. And in 2005 Tangente, Orion, Tetra and Ludwig – the firm’s already well established design classics – got a new sibling: NOMOS’s first automatic watch, the Tangomat. Ever since manually wound calibres were produced by NOMOS Glashütte and ever since the first automatic movement was constructed here in its entirety, NOMOS has been a manufactory and is one of the aforementioned dozen in the world.

Glashütte  has long been up to West German standards and its watch industry, which, back in GDR times, preached to be so without practicing, is now up to „world standards.” NOMOS Glashütte, the only one of the town’s three manufactories that is still independent, has grown up. In addition to all the affordable manual and automatic watches for which NOMOS is renowned, the company has also long since produced its own chronometers and tourbillons, right here, in Glashütte.

Today, the watchmaking company belongs to five partners—with four of them working there. NOMOS Glashütte is therefore independent and not part of any conglomerate. NOMOS Glashütte currently has a staff of 250 employees. The great majority of them, around 220, work in Glashütte—including the company’s own department for research and development. This department is responsible not only for the development of calibers but also for their extreme production depth. Furthermore, it can take credit for several patents.

Over 30 employees work for the subsidiaries NOMOS Glashuette USA in New York and the in-house creative agency Berlinerblau in Berlin, which is responsible for branding, designing watches, and everything else that goes with it.

Time Line

  • 10 January 1990: Roland Schwertner establishes NOMOS Glashütte.
  • 1992: NOMOS has three employees; production begins in private dwellings. The company produces four models: Tangente, Orion, Ludwig and Tetra.
  • 1997: The firm expands to a workforce of 14 and moves into its own facilities in Altenberger Straße.
  • 1997: With the construction of a second stop for the existing movement – a refined ETA caliber – NOMOS’s takes its first step towards becoming a manufactory.
  • 2000: Uwe Ahrendt becomes the company’s second manager.
  • 2000: NOMOS grows and now has 31 employees. The chronometry becomes NOMOS’s second location in Glashütte.
  • 2001: NOMOS presents the first date mechanism. It is patented.
  • 2003: NOMOS presents the first power reserve mechanism. This is also awarded a patent.
  • 2004: The town‘s former train station is chosen as the company’s new headquarters. NOMOS buys and substantially renovates it.
  • 2004: The special edition model, Super30, is a hit: it sells out within a few months.
  • 2005: With the construction of its own first automatic calibre (Tangomat), NOMOS becomes a manufactory.
  • 2006: The first chronometer watches, which NOMOS developed for Wempe’s chronometer facility, are presented.
  • 2007: NOMOS introduces a new watch model – the Club.
  • 2008: NOMOS introduces a new, second automatic watch; the Club is now available in four different models: Club, Club Date, Club Automatic, Club Automatic Date.

Manufacture Movements
NOMOS Glashütte is the watchmaking company that makes everything in-house. All ten calibers are proprietary and produced on-site in Glashütte. This is exceptional in the watchmaking industry. Thus, NOMOS Glashütte can ascertain the quality of its calibers. NOMOS Glashütte crafts its own timepieces without external know-how and with a proprietary escapement, the NOMOS swing system. This makes the company technologically independent. Only a few producers in the whole world are at all capable of independently producing this vital component of a mechanical watch movement.

A true innovation in the market is the new and extremely thin automatic caliber DUW 3001. This movement ticks in the neomatik series—and sets a new standard in watchmaking. Automatic movements by other producers are considerably larger, less precise, or markedly more expensive. This is due to the fact that they cannot be produced in series. With DUW 3001, NOMOS Glashütte can grow further: In the future, automatic timepieces will make up the larger part of the production.

In-house Movements

  • α (Alpha): Manually wound movement
  • ε (Epsilon): Automatic movement
  • ζ (Zeta): Automatic movement
  • DUW 4101: Manually wound movement
  • DUW 4301: Manually wound movement
  • DUW 4401: Manually wound movement
  • DUW 2002: Manually wound movement
  • DUW 1001: Manually wound movement
  • DUW 5201: Automatic movement
  • DUW 3001: Automatic movement
  • DUW 6101: Automatic movement

Watch Collections

  • Tangente:  This prize winning classic has been a continuous bestseller for over 25 years. With its now-famous typography, the timeless model is available in various sizes, manual or self-winding, with a date display or power reserve indicator.
  • Metro: This youthful and cosmopolitan watch was designed by the industry-acclaimed Mark Braun. With its clear minute markers, fine hands, and curved sapphire crystal glass, this watch is not just a favorite of international design prize juries. It’s also a sensation on the inside: The NOMOS swing system, the watchmaking company’s proprietary escapement, ticked for the first time from within this watch. Metro is available in manual or automatic versions.
  • Ludwig:  This watch translates classicism into today, and has done so for over 25 years. Subtle and yet instantly recognizable: roman numerals, fine indexes, a particularly slender bezel and lugs—this model demonstrates what is so hard to find these days: poise. Available in both small and large, its inner values are impossible to ignore—whether with manual or automatic winding, with or without a date.
  • Tetra:  Watch hands move in a circle, and yet this watch is square: This shape simply looks better on some wrists. Tetra is a fine Glashütte timepiece; straightforward, clear, and perhaps rather independent-minded. This watch comes in various sizes, as an automatic or hand-wound; including the white-silver-plated model, and those with more vibrantly colored dials, like the Petit Four series.
  • Orion: This watch is more refined, restrained, and elegant than the timepieces that have gone before. Whether all in white or blushing in light rose: Orion appeals with its undeniable elegance—and even with an automatic caliber, this watch remains as slender as the classic manual model. It is available with or without a date.
  • Minimatik: This is an archetypal and very elegant timepiece. Minimatik is the model with which NOMOS Glashütte introduced the neomatik caliber DUW 3001. It features a great deal of handcraft from Glashütte, a little high-tech— and outstanding product design, ‘made in Germany’. To date, there are three versions of this award-winning automatic watch.
  • Club: It is one of the most robust, youthful, and sporty NOMOS models. The case made of stainless steel and sapphire crystal glass takes knocks small and large in its stride. And its inner values add up too: with the handcrafted, high-end in-house built calibers from Glashütte, sometimes manual, sometimes automatic. Club is available with or without a date.
  • Ahoi: So robust and beautiful at the same time—that’s a rarity in the world of fine mechanical wristwatches. The back, held firm by six screws, the screw-down crown, and crown guard all ensure that everything stays water-resistant to 20 atm. The blue-black textile strap is water-resistant too; luminous indexes and hands tell the time, even in the depths of the ocean. This automatic watch is available in large and small sizes, with or without a date.
  • Tangomat : For those who can’t get enough of the NOMOS bestseller Tangente: Here’s its big brother with a somewhat thicker case, larger diameter, and an automatic caliber. Straightforward, clean design, with or without a date—this multiple-prizewinning timepiece quickly established itself as a classic. Tangomat GMT has the time for globetrotters and those with wanderlust: Airport codes denote 24 time zones around the world.
  • Zürich:  This award-winning automatic timepiece was created by the Swiss designer Hannes Wettstein with a slender bezel, striking lugs, and refined angles. In Zürich world time, NOMOS Glashütte combines 24 watches in one: It knows the local time almost everywhere, and tells the time there at the click of a button.
  • Lux: Exceptionally fine, outstandingly beautiful, in 18 kt rose or white gold: Lux is possibly the boldest, perhaps even the most imposing watch of all the timepieces to come from NOMOS Glashütte—and ticking proof of what the watchmaking tradition in Glashütte has to offer. Within the five versions of this model ticks hand-wound caliber DUW 2002, majestic down to the finest detail: like the hand-polished and beveled edges, fine sunbeam polishing, and screwed gold chatons.
  • Lambda: Representing the art of watchmaking at its most sophisticated level, this gold watch is now considered one of the best to ever come from Glashütte. A glimpse through the sapphire crystal glass back reveals its innermost beauty: manual-winding caliber DUW 1001 with hand-polished ratchet parts, the three-quarter plate with exclusive sunbeam polishing, and screwed gold chatons. The hand-engraved balance cock reads “Mit Liebe in Glashütte gefertigt” (lovingly produced in Glashütte).
  • AUTOBAHN: Werner Aisslinger has collaborated with NOMOS Glashütte to design a new watch for the new neomatik date caliber. Decisively clear forms and bold, yet perfect surfaces are characteristic of this sporty timepiece.
Prizes and Awards

NOMOS Glashütte is a member of the Deutscher Werkbund, the precursor to both Bauhaus and the Ulm School. Straightforward German product design with a dash of Berlin: Renowned designers such as Werner Aisslinger, Mark Braun, and Axel Kufus work alongside young creatives on the best timepieces. Their work has been recognized with over 130 international prizes and awards—including the iF Product Design Award, Red Dot, and the Good Design Award, each multiple times.

Official website: http://www.nomos-glashuette.com

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.