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new: NOMOS Club Campus Neomatik Carolina Watch Club

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For those that don’t know who we are, just a quick introduction.  Carolina Watch Club is just like any other watch collector/enthusiast club.  I’ve often described it as a social club for people with a shared interest.  It’s an excuse to hang out, drink some adult beverages, have some food and bond over a shared love of watches.

As the club has grown, we thought it naturally presented an avenue for us to pool the resources of a group that has some disposable income (almost a pre-requisite to collect watches) to give back to the community here in the Carolinas.  At our holiday party last year, we were fortunate enough to have some local retailers (Windsor Jewelers and ECJ Luxe) donate some items and a member (Don Childress) build a watch, all of which we auctioned off and donated the proceeds to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.  Windsor even matched our donation. 

After Don built that watch, it started turning the gears in our heads – wouldn’t it be neat to partner with a watch company to do a limited edition watch for our club members and find a way to donate some of the proceeds to a local charity as well?  We had reached out to a few brands, but many would require us to commit to a minimum of 100 pieces before they would do it which we thought would be a stretch given the size of our club.  Nomos was always part of the short list because I love their classic designs and I know they’ve historically been supportive of charitable endeavors with, to my knowledge, their collaboration with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Doctors Without Borders.  I’m sure there are others I’m not aware of!  Candidly, we also thought doing something like the Club Campus would be a good price point to sell enough of to make it worth their while too.

When the process started, Nomos had hinted to us that the Club Campus would be released with a Neomatik version for the first time this year.  We thought it would be especially neat to do a limited edition in a model which is the first year that the model was available so that’s how we ended up on the Club Campus Neomatik.  Then, they’ve helped to add just enough bits of color and design to the watch to make it uniquely “Carolina Watch Club” while preserving the traditional Nomos styling: the dial is color-matched to the blue of the North Carolina/South Carolina flags, the sub-seconds hand and the “Neomatik” text is matched to the red on the North Carolina flag, with the white sub-dial to tie them all the together; the bottom of the dial reads “Carolina Watch Club” where it would normally read “Made in Germany”; our club name is engraved on the back (with part of our logo used in the “W” of Carolina Watch Club); and in a very subtle detail, the crown has a brushed outline of the two states of North Carolina and South Carolina on it.  We offered it in a limited production of 35 pieces exclusively to our club members first, with the intent to offer it publicly if any additional stock remain but right now that’s looking unlikely!

Last, we thought it was important for us not just to give to a charity, but one that was really locally-focused here to Charlotte and the Carolinas so we have partnered up with the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation.  A former Carolina Panther football player, Thomas started the charity with the goal of providing middle school aged children (ages 12-14 roughly) from underprivileged areas with leadership training.  It has since expanded to include food drives, holiday gift drives, and funding college scholarships for “graduates” of their programs that go on to college.  We thought it more important to have a really focused local impact than to just be some additional dollars that funneled into a large national charity.  The proceeds from the sale of the watches will be able to fund an individual college scholarship at the Defending Dreams Foundation offers.  Now, someone will go to college that may not have been able to otherwise afford it and that means a ton to us.  It would not have been possible without our partners in Windsor Jewelers and Nomos!

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new: NOMOS Zürich Weltzeit Amsterdam

Introducing the NOMOS Zürich Weltzeit Amsterdam – a limited edition of 25 pieces created for Ace Jewelers of Amsterdam.

Friends – I am super excited to finally introduce you to the latest limited edition of Ace Jewelers: the Zürich Weltzeit Amsterdam! You may know that Minimatikal is part of Ace Jewelers. It’s like our little online NOMOS boutique. Or flagship store. Anyway, as such I’ve been closely involved with this project. It’s the third limited edition we’ve done with NOMOS and the second in the ‘Amsterdam’ sub-series.

This time we went with the Zürich Weltzeit as a base model. It’s NOMOS most complicated watch and one that I’ve written about on this blog once or twice. In its standard configuration the Weltzeit exists in either silver or blue. Other variations have been made, like the porcelain-like white of Topper Jewelers and the rose-colored ‘Red Dot’ of The Hour Glass. Never has the Zürich Weltzeit been done in black though. And that’s exactly what we’ve done!

The black dial is unique already, but we’ve added a few other subtle touches that truly make this an ‘Amsterdam’ edition. GMT+1 is now Amsterdam rather than Berlin – in bright red too – and the little home icon normally found at 3:00 is replaced by the flag of Amsterdam. Finally, the crown is engraved with the three Amsterdam crosses (like on our Club Campus Amsterdam) while the case back is engraved with ZÜRICH LIMITED EDITION AMSTERDAM FOR ACE JEWELERS X/25. Yes, 25 pieces only!

The NOMOS Zuerich Weltzeit Amsterdam is available at Ace Jewelers and in our own shop.

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NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot – celebrating 40 years The Hour Glass

The Hour Glass of Singapore celebrates its 40th anniversary with four limited edition NOMOS watches with either Chinese Oracle Bone or Hindu-Arabic numerals.

The Hour Glass, one of Asia’s luxury watch retail groups with over 40 boutiques in nine key cities in the Asia Pacific region, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019. As part of the celebration the jeweler introduces four new Tangente neomatik Red Dot watches. Named after one of Singapore’s (THG’s home town) nick names, the watches are inspired by the diverse and multicultural influences that have shaped the city state. As such, two executions feature Chinese Oracle bone numerals in lieu of the original Arabic numerals, while the other two find these replaced by Hindu-Arabic numerals. Each of the versions is limited to 50 pieces.

An overview of the watches below;

NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot Oracle Bone – Salmon

The NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot (reference 140.S3) has a stainless steel case of 38.5mm. The galvanized, salmon-colored dial has black numerals in Chinese oracle bone script. It comes fitted with a cowhide strap with natural finish. This watch is a limited edition of 50 pieces.

NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot Oracle Bone – White

The NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot (reference 140.S4) has a stainless steel case of 38.5mm. The galvanized, white silver-plated dial has blue numerals in Chinese oracle bone script. It comes fitted with a stainless steel bracelet. This watch is a limited edition of 50 pieces.

NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot Hindu-Arabic – Ruthenium

The NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot (reference 140.S5) has a stainless steel case of 38.5mm. The galvanized, ruthenium-plated dial has rose gold numerals in Hindu-Arabic script. It comes fitted with a black strap. This watch is a limited edition of 50 pieces.

NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot Hindu-Arabic – Blue

The NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot (reference 140.S6) has a stainless steel case of 38.5mm. The lacquered, midnight blue dial has silver numerals in Hindu-Arabic script. It comes fitted with a stainless steel bracelet. This watch is a limited edition of 50 pieces.

Shop the collection at The Hour Glass

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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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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!