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NOMOS Four Seasons – celebrating 30 years in Japan

NOMOS is celebrating its 30th year of presence in Japan with the Four Seasons series of limited editions.

2020 will mark the 30th anniversary of NOMOS’ presence in Japan, and they’re celebrating this with the Four Seasons series of limited edition Tangente watches. As far as I can tell for now, the series will consist of six unique references; two for autumn, one for winter, two for spring, and one for summer. Thanks M / @NomiesForLife for the heads-up!

Let’s go over the individual watches:

NOMOS Tangente 35 Four Seasons Aki / Autumn

Based on the Tangente 139, the NOMOS Tangente 35 Four Seasons Aki / Autumn sports a 35mm stainless steel case with display back. The silvered dial features a bronze / salmon minute track, highlighted by a set of gold-plated hands. It is limited to 60 pieces. The pinkish strap is madder-died calf leather. It is set for release in September of 2019.

NOMOS Tangente 33 Four Seasons Aki / Autumn

Based on the Tangente 123, the NOMOS Tangente 33 Four Seasons Aki / Autumn sports a 32.8mm stainless steel case with display back. The silvered dial features a bronze / salmon minute track, highlighted by a set of gold-plated hands. It is limited to 40 pieces. The pinkish strap is madder-dyed calf leather. It is set for release in September of 2019.

NOMOS Tangente 35 Four Seasons Fuyu / Winter

Based on the Tangente 139, the NOMOS Tangente 35 Four Seasons Fuyu / Winter sports a 35mm stainless steel case with display back. The silvered dial features a grey minute track, highlighted by a set of rhodium-plated hands. It is limited to 100 pieces. The grey strap is Yakusugi-dyed calf leather. It is set for release in September of 2019.

NOMOS Tangente 35 Four Seasons Haru / Spring

Based on the Tangente 139, the NOMOS Tangente 35 Four Seasons Haru / Spring sports a 35mm stainless steel case with display back. The silvered dial features a yellow minute track, highlighted by a set of rhodium-plated hands. It is limited to 60 pieces. The yellowish strap is Pagoda tree-dyed calf leather It is set for release in March of 2020.

NOMOS Tangente 33 Four Seasons Haru / Spring

Based on the Tangente 123, the NOMOS Tangente 33 Four Seasons Haru / Spring sports a 32.8mm stainless steel case with display back. The silvered dial features a yellow minute track, highlighted by a set of rhodium-plated hands. It is limited to 40 pieces. The yellowish strap is Pagoda tree-dyed calf leather It is set for release in March of 2020.

NOMOS Tangente 38 Four Seasons Natsu / Summer

Based on the Tangente 164, the NOMOS Tangente 38 Four Seasons Natsu / Summer sports a 37.5mm stainless steel case with display back. The silvered dial features a blue minute track, highlighted by a set of blued hands. It is limited to 100 pieces. The yellowish strap is indigo-dyed calf leather It is set for release in March of 2020.

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press release: Tangente Update wins European Product Design Award

It’s official: Platinum in the “Luxury Goods” category of the European Product Design Award goes to Tangente Update from NOMOS Glashütte. Already a best-selling timepiece since its debut last year, this is now the third international prize for Tangente Update—following the Challenge Watch Prize for its technical and watchmaking feats at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève and the iF Design Award.

Tangente, the iconic NOMOS model, has been a bestseller since its introduction over a quarter of a century ago. Its straightforward design, angular form, and unmistakable typography have now received a timely update as Tangente neomatik 41 Update. At just under 41 millimeters in diameter, this classic timepiece has grown considerably in size and yet remains exceptionally slender. The date ring encircles the dial and features two red markers which frame the current date—a solution as practical as it is playful. This type of date display is entirely new and exclusive to NOMOS Glashütte.

The European Product Design Award (ePDA) is bestowed annually by an independent jury of design experts. Celebrating beautifully designed products that make life easier, the selection criteria include innovation, aesthetics, functionality, and sustainability.

The Nomos Tangente Neomatik 41 Update is available at Ace Jewelers.

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press release: For its new Sport watches, NOMOS Glashütte uses the best materials on Earth.

Craftsmanship encased in a miniature stainless steel vault and extra-thick sapphire crystal glass: Club Sport. All the new Sport watches from NOMOS Glashütte are water resistant to 1000 ft.

Glashütte, May 2019. Stainless steel, sapphire crystal glass, brass, and rubies: The watchmaking company NOMOS Glashütte has always placed a great deal of importance on using the best materials. And the brand’s sporty new models with bracelets, Tangente Sport and Club Sport, feature more of them than ever. The steel and glass in the cases are around 20 percent thicker in these watches—and the seals inside are thicker too. These models are water resistant to 1000 ft, which means they perform exceptionally on land as well. Outstanding robustness was the aim of our product designers and material experts—without compromising on elegance, of course. Here is a short overview of the materials used to make these miniature vaults, which protect the fine Glashütte craftsmanship within so securely.

Only a diamond is harder: the sapphire crystal glass in Tangente Sport. It is around 20 percent thicker than in any other watch from the brand.

The dials and calibers of the new watches are protected by a thick layer of domed glass. More specifically: pure synthetic sapphire crystal glass, which has a hardness rating of nine out of ten on the Mohs scale, making it one of the hardest and most resilient materials in the world—as hard as sapphire, in fact. Made using the Verneuil (or flame-fusion) process, it is created by heating and subsequently crystallizing aluminum oxide (also called alumina). With an anti-reflective coating on both sides, this glass affords the best readability for the wearer and helps ensure that the watch can withstand great pressure.

The new watches are hermetically sealed—also thanks to their screw-down crown. When pulled out in Club Sport, the red hazard ring is revealed on the crown stem, which alerts the wearer to the fact that it is not screwed in fully.

The cases and bracelets of the new NOMOS Sport watches are made from surgical steel: type 316L stainless steel, to be exact. This means they are extremely long-lasting and resilient—and, of course, corrosion-resistant. Also used in surgical instruments, there are practically no known allergies to this material—which is important, since the watch is worn directly next to the skin.

The new NOMOS Sport bracelet is robust, long-lasting—and fits every wrist, as the individual links can easily be added and removed.

The new stainless steel case was subject to a rigorous waterproofness test according to the “condensation principle.” The result? It withstands more than 30 bar, meaning it could easily take the weight of a thoroughbred Arabian horse in its stride. Flying over the handlebars of a mountain bike, a rocky landing while kitesurfing—no problem, at least for the watch!

An essential part that is all too rarely spoken about in the context of watches and their straps: the beautiful deployant clasp.

The handmade Sport bracelet mentioned above is a true work of art: Featuring interlocking tongue and groove connections between the links, all the elements fit together seamlessly. This resilient bracelet brings noticeably more weight to the wrist, yet is still extremely comfortable to wear. NOMOS Glashütte sent the Sport bracelet to Switzerland for a series of exacting tests, which it passed with flying colors. Massive forces were exerted on the bracelet and its new stainless steel clasp in tens of thousands of stress cycles. Conclusion: This Glashütte beauty is indestructible.

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new: brand-new NOMOS watches available for purchase on Minimatikal

Hi guys,

Many, MANY of you have purchased straps, clasps and other NOMOS accessories with us. Some of you have even bought one of the certified pre-owned watches we had on offer. We’ve shipped packages all over the world and we’re truly greateful for your love and passion for NOMOS, and trust in Minimatikal. Awesome!

nomos ludwig neomatik date watch with silver dial

A lot of you have also inquired with us for brand new NOMOS watches. In the past we always referred you to our big brother (Ace Jewelers) for that. But no longer – we’ve now started uploading the full NOMOS catalogue right here on Minimatikal. Purchase your NOMOS watch in our fully dedicated and tailored NOMOS eBoutique – yeah! Brand new, authorised, shipped with love from Amsterdam by the most passionate NOMOS freaks imaginable.

To celebrate we’re doing free gifts with every watch purchase. Just pick and click once you’re in the shopping cart area: a 16mm NOMOS folding clasp, an 18mm NOMOS folding clasp, or an original NOMOS strap changing tool.

Check it out now and stay tuned for more!

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in our studio: NOMOS Tangente 33 duo

The NOMOS duo collection was launched at BaselWorld 2019 and earlier this week the first piece made its way to our parts – the Tangente. Of course I had to take a quick snap.

I love the Duo collection. The watches exude an air of calmness and elegance. The omission of the small seconds make it hard to get an idea of the size though. I’m not at all afraid to wear smaller watches, but at 33mm this Tangente is pushing it… Bummer! Please NOMOS – do one in 35.

The Tangente 33 duo is available at Ace Jewelers with either closed or see-through case back.