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press release: Tangente neomatik for Ärzte ohne Grenzen Deutschland

Bringing better times to many: NOMOS Glashütte continues supporting the work of Nobel Prize-winning organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières with new limited edition models.

GLASHÜTTE/BERLIN, FEBRUARY 2019. Whether in Cameroon, Indonesia, Yemen, or Mexico—millions of people worldwide need emergency aid. Doctors Without Borders provides assistance around the globe, with over 41,000 employees working in areas affected by conflict, epidemics, famines, and the consequences of flight and displacement.

Watchmaking company NOMOS Glashütte has long supported the efforts of the Nobel Prize-winning organization: to date, 8,000 watches have been produced to raise funds for emergency aid. This collaboration was scheduled to end in 2018—but both NOMOS and the German section of Doctors Without Borders (Ärzte ohne Grenzen) have decided to continue this worthwhile project and help further.

This time, the NOMOS classic is available as an automatic model in two sizes: Tangente neomatik and Tangente neomatik 39. Both are powered by the ultra-thin neomatik caliber DUW 3001, which measures just 3.2 millimeters in height and features an in-houseescapement: the renowned NOMOS swing system. A subtle “Ärzte ohne Grenzen”inscription at six o’clock on the dial and a larger engraving on the back pay tribute to theorganization. This elegant timepiece also sports a red twelve in both versions—since this is the color of Doctors Without Borders and of emergency aid. They also come with the new NOMOS bracelet, which is incredibly comfortable on the wrist.

Both versions are limited to just 250 pieces, with NOMOS Glashütte and its retailers sending 250 EUR from each limited edition Tangente sold directly to those in need. This sum could, for example, fund sustenance for a month for eleven children suffering from malnutrition, ten doses of anesthesia for severely injured individuals, and measles vaccinations for thousands of at-risk children.

“In epidemics and other emergency situations, we need to react quickly. Numerous donations by private individuals and companies are what allow us to do so,” says Florian Westphal, General Director of Ärzte ohne Grenzen. “We are very grateful to NOMOS Glashütte for its generous support. Valuable contributions of this kind allow us to work in approximately 70 countries worldwide, providing lifesaving medical assistance.” So, purchasing a NOMOS watch in support of Doctors Without Borders is not only an investment in a fine timepiece, but also a contribution to a meaningful cause.

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weltweit: Hands-On: Nomos Club Campus Amsterdam Limited Edition by Ace Jewelers by Atelier de Griff

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

This morning, Atelier de Griff posted a hands-on review of the NOMOS Club Campus Amsterdam for Ace Jewelers:

I’m a sucker for special editions. It’s a weakness. Not only in watches, but in books, sneakers, Oreo cookies, and many other things. Anyway, I saw this thing on Instagram and it immediately drew me in. It feels like a Nomos take on a panda dial, and unless they make a chronograph someday, it might be as close as we get. The red numerals and second hand pop, and the dial goes from near black to a light washed out gray depending on the light. It has a beautiful matte finish that feels like the inverse of their silvered dials.

Hop over to Atelier de Griff for the full article!

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press release: iF Design Award for Tangente Update

Tangente, the iconic timepiece from NOMOS Glashütte, secures yet another prize: Its newly innovated date ring is an “outstanding design achievement

GLASHÜTTE/BERLIN, FEBRUARY 2019. The iF Design Award is one of the most important design prizes in the world. This year in Hamburg, it was given to Tangente neomatik 41 Update from NOMOS Glashütte.

This new model is based on a classic that is now over 25 years old: Tangente. In 2018, Tangente received a new date ring. Placed on the outer edge of the dial, it displays the entire month at a glance. With this automatic watch developed in-house (design: Michael Paul), NOMOS Glashütte achieved something that happens very rarely in the watch industry: a technical as well as a design innovation.

Only shortly after its release, this is already the second international prize for TangenteUpdate: The same model was awarded the Challenge Watch Prize for its technical and 2/2watchmaking feats at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in November. This latest iF award is the fourth in a row for the Glashütte watchmaking company: Before Tangente Update, NOMOS models Minimatik (2016), Tangente neomatik midnight blue (2017), and Metro neomatik 39 silvercut (2018) also received awards.

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nomos club 701 discontinued? update

On May 30th I published a post on the discontinuation of our beloved Club 701 and 703:

“Yesterday the sad news reached me that the both the NOMOS Club 701 and it’s see-through back sibling the NOMOS Club 703 are now officially discontinued. As of today they are no longer available for retailers to order through NOMOS as they have no stock left!” (full article).

The Club 701 and 703 however are still available for order to this day, both through NOMOS-Glashuette.com as well as through the NOMOS Corner – which is the system us Authorized Dealers use to place our orders. This led me to ask my contacts in Glashütte about the status of these earlier this week. Today I got my answer:

After we have decided and announced to discontinue the Club 701, we had suddenly so many request that we believed we shouldn’t make our NOMOS Fans unhappy, so we ordered more missing parts to build more.

It is discontinued but as long as we have several cases or dials, we can still build if retailers are ordering…

While I am not 100% sure what this means in terms of numbers or time frame, I guess this is good news for us Club fans?

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press relase: NOMOS Update in dark platinum

Tangente Update from NOMOS Glashütte received high accolades in Geneva last November—and now the spotlight is once again on this innovative timepiece thanks to its brilliantly refined darker revamp.

The NOMOS Tangente neomatik update with new ruthenium dial

Glashütte/Berlin, January 2019. Following an outstanding end to 2018, NOMOS Glashütte presents a new version of its successful Tangente neomatik 41 Update model, featuring a dial refined with ruthenium, turning it elegantly dark. The innovative caliber technology and reengineered date display of this model recently won over the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, the most important award in the watchmaking world.

The dashing new dial is enhanced with ruthenium, a member of the platinum group and a very rare element. Depending on the light conditions, the color shifts between dark gray and golden brown—with unwavering elegance. The date ring that circumscribes the dial bears two contrasting red markings that frame the current date, a design that is exclusive to NOMOS Glashütte.

Mood picture of the NOMOS Tangente neomatik update with ruthenium dial.

The date shows what this caliber can do,” says NOMOS designer Michael Paul, 44, who gave the Tangente model its Update: “It gives you a sense of the immense watchmaking expertise that went into its construction.” With DUW 6101, the second neomatik movement from NOMOS Glashütte, the watchmaking company has set a groundbreaking new standard. And a very thin one at that, since the caliber measures just 3.6 mm in height. The quick-change date function can be easily set with a slight turn of the crown in either direction.

With a diameter of 41 millimeters, Tangente Update is a large watch, and particularly masculine in its new dial color. This impression is enhanced by a robust stainless steel case and a sapphire crystal back, which displays the richly decorated caliber at work within.

Tangente neomatik 41 Update ruthenium is available at select retailers from spring 2019.