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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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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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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!

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it’s official – the NOMOS Club 701 & 703 are discontinued!

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!

 

As many of you know I have a deep affection for the 701 – it’s cool, rugged and affordable. It’s discontinuation isn’t all that surprising though. I suspected as much when the 2018 price list came out, and of course the Campus collection has been the new entry-level NOMOS for quite a while now. This morning I will spend spamming all of our contacts at NOMOS to check if we can still get a few for our stock. If your local NOMOS AD still has one, it’s a watch I highly recommend.

EDIT – one more 701 will find its way to Amsterdam. After that, it is to the best of my knowledge that one final batch of approx 30-50 will be finished and made available once they come out of production.

For now, please enjoy these pics of my own 701 from our archives!

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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!