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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!

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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.

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in our studio: NOMOS Club Neomatik Siren White

This morning we received a NOMOS Club Neomatik Siren White (ref. 744). The watch is already en-route to one of our esteemed friends in the Middle East – but of course not before spending a few minutes in front of our lens.

I must say I am quite taken with this piece! The Club is my fav NOMOS and this might just be one of NOMOS’ best yet. The red and blue just pop against that gloss white dial. It just screams summer and makes me long for long hot days on the beach.

The NOMOS Club Siren White is available at Ace Jewelers.

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weltweit: Nomos Club Sport Neomatik 42mm Watch Hands-On by ABlogToWatch

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

This morning Bilal Khan of ABlogToWatch posted a hands-on review of the new NOMOS Club Sport Neomatik:

I finally feel seen by Nomos. And by that I mean that for someone with a 7.5-inch wrist and a taste that skews on the sportier side, the new Nomos Club Sport Neomatik is the first piece from the brand I’ve worn that is neither too small nor too dressy. Some notably vocal people have had difficulty accepting the brand’s decision to offer two models in 42mm but I’m finally feeling like Nomos is competing for my business by sizing up and simultaneously introducing its first bracelet, which is impeccably done. Most importantly, the design DNA is kept in tact.

Hop over to ABlogToWatch for the full article!

For those wondering, I’ve added the measurements -including lug-to-lug- of the Club Sport to our sizes section.