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press release: NOMOS Club Automatic 175 Years of Watchmaking

Sporty, long-lasting, attractively priced

A different kind of luxury timepiece from Glashütte: The watchmaking company NOMOS Glashütte is starting spring with three limited-edition automatic models in new colors

And now the third is here: Club by NOMOS Glashütte comes in three new colorways, each limited to 175 pieces. The three names: Club automatic onyx, Club automatic navy, Club automatic olive. This popular model with domed sapphire crystal glass is available in beautiful shades of green, blue, and black (galvanized). 

Within these timepieces, the NOMOS movement DUW 5001 is at work—the first self-winding caliber from the watchmaking company, introduced in 2005. The diameter measures 40 millimeters. All three watches are also easily legible at night.

NOMOS Glashütte has crafted these long-lasting timepieces with the next generation of watch owners in mind. People, in other words, who will need a good watch on the wrist for decades to come. The durable and robust models can withstand the rigors of life, are water-resistant to 20 atm, and go well with sporty endeavors outdoors as well as in water; they also look great with a suit in the office.

First, there was Ludwig – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte, which celebrated the town’s heritage as the center of German watchmaking. Then came Lambda – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte, which represented the very best of Glashütte handcraft. And now there is an entirely different watch: An automatic model with an in-house built caliber and the proprietary NOMOS swing system adjusted according to chronometer standards. Available for an entry-level price which many people will find attractive: “A group of customers that has always been of great importance to us,” says NOMOS CEO Uwe Ahrendt.

Each of these watches comes with its own beautiful accessory: The elegant and complementary strap—a light gray and blue-black textile strap for the olive green and navy models respectively, and the NOMOS Sport bracelet for the onyx version. These watches are available from March in select retailers and online in the NOMOS Store, starting from 1,960 euro.

Do you need more information, images, or would you like to photograph or review these watches? We’d be delighted to help arrange any or all of that for you. Just get in touch, we’re always delighted to hear from you.

The NOMOS Club Automatic 175 Years of Watchmaking is now available at our partners of Ace Jewelers using the links below;

NOMOS Club Automatic Onyx

NOMOS Club Automatic Navy

NOMOS Club Automatic Olive

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jeroensv & the nomos amsterdam series / club siren white

My friend JeroenSV is a watch collector and motorcar fanatic. Besides his day job as a mechanical engineer, you may often find him behind the lens of a camera. His favourite subjects? Rather unsurprisingly it’s cars and watches. You may find his work over at WatchWorks Haarlem, where he’s the sole photographer, and at Van Santen & Vink, a company he founded together with childhood friend Dimer van Santen. I’m a fan!

A few weeks back I took a little detour on my way to work to drop off a couple of watches for Jeroen to mess around with. Today I am proud to share the result. Enjoy – and make sure to give Jeroen a follow via @JeroenSV!

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introducing: NOMOS Club 48 for Brinker’s Jewelers

Brinker’s Jewelers is proud to present the Nomos Club 48.

Founded in 1972, Brinker’s Jewelers of Evansville, Indiana, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in two years time. And while it’s not 2022 just yet, the countdown to the celebration has started with the first of a series of limited editions. Please welcome the NOMOS Club 48!

In 2009, looking to build a service department, Brinker’s Jewelers attracted Dean Powell. What started out as Dean working his magic in a room of about 10m2 is now a full-fledged service department easily 10 times bigger, with multiple watchmakers on-site, qualified and certified to work on all watch brands sold at Brinker’s.

One of the brands that Dean is particularly passionate about is NOMOS. In fact, the Glashuette-based brand was one of the first added to the stable after Dean joined Brinker’s – which also speaks for the trust placed in him by the Brinker family. As an owner of multiple NOMOS watches including the limited edition Club Campus Amsterdam, it’s been a dream of Dean’s for many years to have a limited edition for Brinker’s. And now with the 50th anniversary coming up, the perfect opportunity presented itself. But rather than one limited edition, Brinker’s is building up tension by doing one each year from now until the 2022 anniversary year. The first of these is the NOMOS Club 48, reference 737.S3.

Did you ever notice how all of NOMOS’ cases are fully polished? This is actually part of their philosophy. Whilst a brushed finish is often less expensive to apply, NOMOS prefers the polished finish. Why? A brushed finish shows scratches more easily, and is often quite hard to re-finish. A polished finish on the other hand is easy to re-do, which makes it possible to have the watch made look almost new even after decades of wear.

But this is where Dean comes in. Dean’s vision was to have a matte-cased NOMOS. To achieve this, the simplest option would of course be to put a different finish on the standard case. But keeping in mind the longevity of the finish, this simply was not an option for NOMOS. Their technical team began researching their options, and finally came to a hardening process through galvanization.

The Club was chosen as a base for this project, as the broad bezel and sturdy lugs provide the biggest canvas for the unique finish to truly show. The matte finish is carried on to the dial. The grey base perfectly matches the case, with highlights provided by the light blue lume and orange second hand. The buckle? Of course finished in the same way as the case.

The NOMOS Club 48 for Brinker’s Jewelers is powered by NOMOS alpha movement, visible through the sapphire crystal see-through back. It is individually numbered from 1/50 to 50/50. For inquiries, please contact Brinker’s Jewelers.

Thank you for sharing, Brinker’s Jewelers and Dean. I can’t wait to see what 49 and 50 will bring!

For more information I recommend a listen to the Tenn & Two podcast.

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watch: Martina Etti of NOMOS on The Ace List

Got an hour to spare? In this episode of The Ace List, Ace Jeweler‘s Alon Ben Joseph talks with Martina Etti, who is head of international sales at NOMOS Glashuette. The two discuss a wide range of topics, from the history of Deutscher Werkbund and watchmaking in Glashuette to the latest Brinker’s limited edition Club. Highly recommended!