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editorial – facts derived from the data sheet

Yesterday I introduced you to our NOMOS master data sheet, which can be found here. It includes all info I deemed essential on the current collection NOMOS watches – from today including their prices in EUR. But seeing that it’s sortable for each of the properties, I thought it’d be fun to dive into it a bit deeper for a few facts and numbers. So here we go;

Number of references

Today the list stands at 155 unique references. This is just the standard models – no limited or special editions such as our own Orion de Stijl are included.

Open versus Closed case back

Of these 155 NOMOS watches, 122 feature an open case back, while -you guessed it- 33 feature a closed back.

Stainless Steel versus Gold

Out of 155, 141 NOMOS watches are made of stainless steel, and only 14 are made of either white or rose gold.

Manual versus Automatic movement

Here the scales are slightly more balanced; 89 NOMOS watches feature a hand wound movement, while 66 are automatic.

Records: the Biggest and Smallest NOMOS

The biggest NOMOS watch in terms of diameter is the Lambda, which comes in at 42mm if you opt for the larger version of the two. As far as stainless steel watches are concerned the owner goes to the Club Automatic Date, which has a case diameter of 41.5mm. The NOMOS with the smallest diameter is the Tetra 27, which measures 27.5*27.5mm. For round watches it’s the Orion 33, which has a diameter of 32.8mm.

Record: the Thickest and Thinnest NOMOS

The NOMOS with the heighest case is currently the Zürich Weltzeit, which is 10.85mm. At 6.05mm the Tetra 27 is the slimmest.

Record: the Heaviest and Lightest NOMOS

The honor of being the lightest again goes to the Tetra 27, which weights just 30 grams including the strap. The heaviest is the Lux, specifically in white gold, which measures 78 grams.

I hope you enjoyed this bit of geekery with NOMOS numbers. Have a stellar day!

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new – sortable nomos data sheet

Hi guys!

Quick heads up – I have just uploaded a reference sheet with all NOMOS watches from the current collection. It’s still a bit of a work in progress and it works best if you put in a search for a specific reference. It will allow you to quickly look up details such on the diameter, lug width, the standard strap and buckle used, et cetera. In the future I’d love to make it easier to use, and perhaps add a field here and there. Just a reminder, the lug-to-lug measurements of all NOMOS watches can be found in the SIZES sections.

You’ll find the data sheet right here. Enjoy!

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weltweit: Ace x Nomos Limited Edition de Stijl – Impressie, draagverslag en andere mijmeringen by Horloge.info

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

This week Lex Stolk of Horloge.Info posted a review of the Ace x NOMOS De Stijl Limited Edition. Sorry – this one is for the Dutchies only!

De monochromatische weg die Ace en Nomos zijn ingeslagen blijft veel langer boeiend. Wie toch primaire kleuren wilt zien kan twee dingen doen: het horloge omdraaien en ontdekken dat het Alpha uurwerk is voorzien van geblauwde schroeven, rode synthetische robijnen en een geel/goudkleurig balanswiel óf de zwarte Shell Cordovan band verruilen voor een gekleurd exemplaar.

Click to read the full article!

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our customer: Kim from South Korea

Earlier today I received some very kind words from Kim of South Korea, who ordered a couple of straps from us not too long ago;

Hi minimatikal, I’m Kim.

Strap safely delivered well and the strap is really satisfying !!

I don’t have a NOMOS watch of 19mm lug, but it fits my Omega Aqua Terra 38.5mm perfectly and I am so happy now.

And thank you for your handwriting on the postcard.

Next time I will use minimatikal again for buying straps.

I hope this year will be full of good things.

From Kim, In South Korea

When I learned that Kim was using our original NOMOS straps on his Omega, I absolutely HAD to see a few pics. Luckily Kim was gracious enough to send both his pics as well as his permission to use them on minimatikal.

Doesn’t that look just perfect?

The fact that NOMOS offers straps in odd widths like 17 and 19mm makes them perfect for watches with lugs that wide, and the fact that they’re offered in a range of sizes makes them perfect for either smaller or larger wrists too.

Thank you Kim for your trust in Minimatikal, your kind words, and your beautiful pictures! Enjoy in the very best of health!

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Hands-on: NOMOS Tangente Neomatik 41 Update

Tangente, updated.

 

For Baselworld 2018, Nomos unveiled their Neomatik classics: Orion, Tangente and Ludwig, updated.

Each of them features now a new unique tailor-made date display. This playful innovation showcases the watchmaking skills of Nomos Glashütte and we couldn’t resist putting our hands on the intriguing Tangente Neomatik Update. In this post we will briefly go over the basics of this watch!

 Tangente Neomatik Update Minimatikal hands on

THE CASE

The bipartite stainless steel case has a diameter of 40.5 mm, is 7.9 mm high and weighs 58 g. We measured the lug-to-lug distance: +/- 48.2mm. It features a sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating. Regarding the water resistance, the watch is suitable for showering (5 ATM).

THE DIAL

The dial is galvanized and white silver-plated with a playful Date ring. Two red dots highlights today’s date. The hands are oxidized black.

THE MOVEMENT

This automatic watch features Nomos’ in-house built caliber : DUW 6101. The movement diameter is 15 ½ lines (35.2mm) with a height of 3.6mm. The power reserve is up to 42 hours. It is The first neomatik caliber with a date mechanism. Rob Nudds gave us all the ins and outs of this movement in a guest post, which you’ll find right here.

Tangente Neomatik Update Minimatikal hands on

THE STRAP

The watch comes with a Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black strap with a lug width of 20mm. It is fitted with their winged buckle in 18mm. The folding clasp is optional – but available HERE.

Tangente Neomatik Update Minimatikal hands on

What do I think about this watch?

The circular date is very original and add a fun twist to the minimalist design of the Tangente. The touch of red is also very welcome on such a refined and neutral dial.

However, the 40.5mm diameter of the watch makes it difficult for a women to wear it. Even if oversized watches can look amazing on female wrists, I think this one is just not flattering [sorry ladies]. The lines are just too hard, and the lugs too long. It looked amazing on Dale’s wrist though; here it sat much more naturally and can be combined with many outfits.

Such a man’s world 😉