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new: Tangente special edition— a century of Bauhaus

Nomos Glashuette Tangente 100 Years Bauhaus Limited Edition watch

This week NOMOS added nine watches to its Tangente collection; a series of limited edition watches to celebrate the centenary of Bauhaus.

The official press release starts with: “Tangente from NOMOS Glashütte is the most widely-known watch from Glashütte; no other model from this town famous for fine watches has been in
production longer. It is often described as a ‘Bauhaus watch’—and now 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.”

Nomos Glashuette Tangente 100 Years Bauhaus Limited Edition Trio of Watches

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.

Nomos Glashuette Tangente 100 Years Bauhaus Limited Edition Blue

Wikipedia expains that”: Staatliches Bauhaus (German: [ˈʃtaːtlɪçəs ˈbaʊˌhaʊs], commonly known simply as Bauhaus, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. The Bauhaus was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar. The German term Bauhaus—literally “building house”—was understood as meaning “School of Building”, but in spite of its name and the fact that its founder was an architect, the Bauhaus did not have an architecture department during its first years of existence. Nonetheless, it was founded with the idea of creating a “total” work of art (Gesamtkunstwerk) in which all arts, including architecture, would eventually be brought together. The Bauhaus style later became one of the most influential currents in modern design, Modernist architecture and art, design and architectural education. The Bauhaus had a profound influence upon subsequent developments in art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography.

Nomos Glashuette Tangente 100 Years Bauhaus Limited Edition Yellow

Not only this special edition, but all watches from this brand based in the famous heritage town of Glashütte are “timepieces that members of the Bauhaus movement would design and wear today,” NOMOS CEO Uwe Ahrendt is certain. “After all, they went about their work then the same way that we do now when it comes to designing our watches and the R&D that goes into the calibers. By concentrating on the essentials, leaving the superfluous to one side, and being incredibly demanding when it comes to the details that remain. By standing for the highest quality and a different, very contemporary kind of luxury. As well as a particularly beautiful form of ‘Made in Germany’.”

Nomos Glashuette Tangente 100 Years Bauhaus Limited Edition Red

Tangente 33

CASE
Stainless steel with sapphire
crystal glass, stainless steel back
with limited edition engraving
1/100, diameter 32.8 mm,
height 6.5 mm

DIAL
Sketch paper colored with blue,
yellow, or red ring

HANDS
Oxidized black

STRAP
Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan,
black, 17 mm lug width with
NOMOS buckle from stainless steel

PRICE
1260 EUR

REFERENCE NUMBER
Tangente 33 blue: 122.S1
Tangente 33 yellow: 122.S2
Tangente 33 red: 122.S3

LIMITED EDITION
Each version is limited to 100 pieces

Nomos Glashuette Tangente 100 Years Bauhaus Limited Edition Yellow Side View

Tangente 35

CASE
Stainless steel with sapphire
crystal glass, stainless steel back
with limited edition engraving
1/100, diameter 35.0 mm,
height 6.2 mm

DIAL
Sketch paper colored with blue,
yellow, or red ring

HANDS
Oxidized black

STRAP
Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan,
black, 18 mm lug width with
NOMOS buckle from stainless steel

PRICE
1360 EUR

REFERENCE NUMBER
Tangente blue: 101.S14
Tangente yellow: 101.S15
Tangente red: 101.S16

LIMITED EDITION
Each version is limited to 100 pieces

Nomos Glashuette Tangente 100 Years Bauhaus Limited Edition Blue Close-up

Tangente 38

CASE
Stainless steel with sapphire
crystal glass, stainless steel back
with limited edition engraving
1/100, diameter 37.5 mm,
height 6.7 mm

DIAL
Sketch paper colored with blue,
yellow, or red ring

HANDS
Oxidized black

STRAP
Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan,
black, 19 mm lug width with
NOMOS buckle from stainless steel

PRICE
1520 EUR

REFERENCE NUMBER
Tangente 38 blue: 165.S2
Tangente 38 yellow: 165.S3
Tangente 38 red: 165.S4

LIMITED EDITION
Each version is limited to 100 pieces

Nomos Glashuette Tangente 100 Years Bauhaus Limited Edition Blue Caseback

The caliber used is the in-house NOMOS Alpha movement. Read more about it on WatchBase.com.

The models of this special edition, “A Century of Bauhaus”, will be available at authorized NOMOS retailers. With a birthday gift from NOMOS Glashütte — as these watches come with a generous ‘100th anniversary discount’.

Obviously Ace Jewelers in Amsterdam will be selling them and they are taking pre-orders as of today. Click here for more info.

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weltweit: you asked us: NOMOS Orion as a dress watch by FratelloWatches

In ‘weltweit’ we keep track of interesting NOMOS articles posted around the web.

This week Gerard Nijenbrinks of FratelloWatches.com answered an interesting question posed by a reader: Is the Nomos Orion a good choice for a dress watch?

What do you think about the Nomos Orion, 35mm, as a good choice? Or the 38mm? Looks like it would be appropriate with either a black or brown leather band. Beyond the broader watch and size considerations, what do you think about the benefits/deficiencies as a dress watch of having the silver indexes and hands versus the gold and blue indexes and hands?

Click to read the full article!

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new: NOMOS Ahoi Neomatik Signal White & Club Neomatik Signal White

This week NOMOS added two watches to its Aqua collection; the Club Neomatik Signal White reference 744, and the Ahoi Neomatik Signal White reference 564.

Just in time for summer 2018, NOMOS introduced two new members of the Aqua family: the Club Neomatik 744 and the Ahoi Neomatik 564. Both feature the new Signal White dial, which is bright white rather than silverish, with red and blue accents & numerals. Time is indicated through tempered blue hands for the hours & minutes, and a deep red seconds hand. For both the Ahoi as well as the Club there’s now a choice of five dial colors – the Nameless silver, the dark-blue Atlantik, the Siren WhiteSiren Blue, and Siren Red.

I quite like these, especially the Club. The dial looks more crisp compared to the regular silver one, and the blue hands provide ample contrast. The red & blue details add a nautical vibe which makes me long for a long slow day at the beach. I think these dials fall nicely in between the more subdued silver & Atlantik and the all-out Signal Blue & Signal Red. Nicely done!

The NOMOS Club Neomatik Signal White reference 744 has a stainless steel case of 37,0mm, water resistant up to 20 atm. It has a retail price of EUR 2.500 incl. VAT.

The NOMOS Ahoi Neomatik Signal White reference 564 has a stainless steel case of 36,3 mm, water resistant up to 20 atm. It has a retail price of EUR 3.240 incl. VAT.

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Hands-on: Nomos Zürich Weltzeit

“Travel the world with the push of a button”

I had the chance to wear the Nomos Zurich Weltzeit for a few weeks and I have to say that it was a pretty interesting experience.

The Nomos Zürich Weltzeit was released in 2014 and comes in two different color versions. One with a white silver-plated dial and the second with a midnight blue dial. The hands are faceted and rhodium-plated. The name of the watch is a tribute to the city where the designer of the watch Hannes Wettstein was living and working.

At first glance I thought that it would be way too big for me but once I got in on my wrist, I quite liked the oversized look!

The first noticeable thing while looking at this watch is obviously the different cities that lay on the dial which makes you instantly travel in less than one second.

A button enables you to travel the different time zones very quickly just by pushing it. I have to admit that it provides a very satisfying feeling and makes the watch very playful.

Nomos Zürich Weltzeit world time hands-on minimatikal

In terms of caliber, The NOMOS Zürich Weltzeit has the brand’s most complicated movement. This automatic caliber is equipped with a world time and 24-hour display. As well as a proprietary escapement, the NOMOS swing system. We can read the time both at home and in 23 other time zones (but not at the same time!).

Indeed, the Zürich Weltzeit is not a true worldtimer because it can display only two different time zones at the same time. To have an idea of what is a real World Time watch, have a look at the Patek Philippe 5230G World time.

Next to the « home symbol » you can set your home time thanks to the disc next to it, while the hands can be set to your current time zone or any time zone you want to check.

Nomos Zürich Weltzeit world time hands-on minimatikal

The Zürich Weltzeit’s case is very elaborate and add sophistication to the watch. No less than 10 separate pieces composed the case, Nomos even compares this case as a set diamond. A very welcome and important detail that distinguishes the Weltzeit to the others Nomos models that can be sometimes a bit stead for some people.

Nomos Zürich Weltzeit world time hands-on minimatikal

What do I think about his watch?

Two important things have to be said about this watch. Its lug-to-lug distance is around 48mm, which makes it honestly difficult for a small lady’s wrist to wear it if you are not crazy about oversized watches.

Another thing is that the home time displayed on the disc is very small and can be hard to read. 50+, get your glasses on.

But overall, The Zürich Weltzeit is a true good-looking watch. It gives you a travel style without any pretention. Thanks to its versatile design, it’s very easy to wear it with casual clothes as well as an elegant suit.

Of course the watch is really handy if you often travel the world or need to have the time of a specific time zone. In Nomos’ collection, the Zürich Weltzeit is truly the watch of the world.

More details : Ref. 805

CASE

stainless steel, tripartite
sapphire crystal glass back

GLASS

domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating

WINDING

automatic

DIMENSIONS

diameter 39.9 mm
height 10.85 mm
weight 74 g

WATER RESISTANCE

3 atm (splash-proof)

DIAL

galvanized, white silver-plated, with world time and 24-hour indicator

HANDS

rhodium-plated, faceted

STRAP

Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black
lug width 20mm

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ace x nomos de stijl poster

Here’s a fun poster Elise created for our Ace x NOMOS Orion 100 Years de Stijl Limited Edition. It highlights the changes we made to the original Orion, and shows the uncompromised (or even improved?) of legibility of the dial – the unique markers notwithstanding. It’s inspired by a 2006 ad we found on ClubNomos.de for Juwelier Roller. Get in touch with us in case you’re interested in owning one of these – we have a small number of them left!