From time to time, NOMOS’ official Weibo channel hides some cool bits of information that don’t make it to English media – remember the Club Campus U? Well, today I’ve got another gem for you. Meet Angie – NOMOS latest friend of the brand!
Angie is a ‘Virtual Influencer’ with some 26.000 followers on the Weibo social media platform. NOMOS welcomed her as official friend of the brand just a few hours ago, with the words 你的·NO MOREs# Hi, 新朋友！The announcement was accompanied by a video posted by Ms. Angie – which you will find here. Angie’s watch of choice is the Tangente Duo.
Strictly limited from the word go: Autobahn is the name of a watch from NOMOS Glashütte. Now it is available in a trailblazing new limited edition: A3, A7, A9—named after major freeways in Germany. With three new colors and a new bracelet, the collector’s piece is Werner Aisslinger’s “Director’s Cut” and marks 175 years of Glashütte watchmaking heritage.
GLASHÜTTE, 5 OCTOBER 2021. Very dashing, in very special colors: With three new “Director’s Cut” versions of the automatic watch Autobahn, NOMOS Glashütte is celebrating 175 years of Glashütte watchmaking heritage in a very contemporary way. Designed by renowned designer Werner Aisslinger, the timepiece is the latest model from the watchmaking company. The three new colors—A3 in white-orange red, A7 in blue-yellow, and A9 in black-gray—are much more eye-catching than the existing versions, and are reminiscent of the kinds of vehicles that adorned the streets of Germany in the ‘60s and ‘70s.
But, the new NOMOS watches are much more beautiful than vintage cars; their engines are more efficient and, of course, better for the environment: neomatik caliber (neomatik stands for new automatic) DUW 6101 uses a highly efficient winding mechanism to charge itself through motion.
Despite the date complication, the movement is exceptionally slender, measuring just 3.2 millimeters 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. Eye-catching below the six and set into the curve of the dial: The generously proportioned and patented date window.
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. 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.
The NOMOS Autobahn Director’s Cut is available through our partners over at Ace Jewelers;
One watch movement, one unmissable spectacle: A caliber that’s thrilled to bits and rightly so. Seen here, in all their glory, are the very special individual components of a mechanical watch movement from NOMOS Glashütte—representing both 175 years of traditional craftsmanship and cutting edge, high-tech engineering. neomatik, new automatic, is a fitting name for the series of watch movements with which the NOMOS watchmakers have been causing a sensation for several years.
But what exactly is so special about neomatik? Thanks to state-of-the-art R&D and production methods, tolerances have been halved, efficiency and precision increased, and the movement has been built to be ultra-slender. Measuring a mere 3.2 millimeters in height (the version with date: 3.6 millimeters), neomatik is around half the height of self-winding calibers usually found in comparable watches. For decades, virtually all automatic calibers produced in series were based on mechanical developments from the early 1970s. Back then, it wasn’t possible to work in the precise detail we are able to now, and material science was not yet so advanced. With neomatik, the watch caliber technology of today has entered a new chapter—making slender self-winding timepieces not just a reality, but also exceptionally precise.
[May 2021, China] Introducing the NOMOS Club Campus U
The NOMOS Club Campus U is a Chinese-market exclusive based on th 38.5mm NOMOS Club Campus. But why the name Club Campus U? U is “You”, meaning different personalities of people. Just as each person has more than one character, either calm and quiet; or straightforward and bold, or reserved and introverted, the Club Campus U can show different sides in different situations. U is also “Unity”, meaning that the combination of different personalities is the complete self. The contrast dial design of the watch is independent but indispensable. It is the embodiment of U and Unity. The colors are combined to form a complete Club Campus U watch, dedicated to the energetic younger generation. Introverted or exuded, reserved or enthusiastic, every angle is full of vitality, young people with dreams have unlimited possibilities.
The NOMOS Club Campus U watch has an outstanding appearance, following the recognizable simplicity of NOMOS. The watch has a diameter of 38.5 mm, and the dial with a contrasting design is full of personality: the main dial is black, in sharp contrast with the white small seconds dial at 6 o’clock. The rose gold-plated hands, Arabic and Roman numerals are equipped with Superluminova fluorescent coating, which allows time to be read time also in dark places. The matching blue-black waterproof fabric strap gives the watch a dynamic and energetic atmosphere.
The NOMOS Club Campus U is water proof up to 10 ATM (100 meters), making it suitable for various water activities. The watch is powered by NOMOS self-made manual winding Alpha movement, and can be fitted with either a stainless steel or a sapphire crystal case back. Through the transparent bottom cover, you can also appreciate Glashütte’s distinctive watchmaking features: the three-quarters main plate, tempered blue steel screws, and Glashütte stripe polishing.