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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!

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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?

Update 19/7/2019

Dear Dale,

we are fine thank you.

As long as we have the parts of the watch we can produce it, but you have right in foreseeable future this watch issold out. I hope this was helpfully for you.

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interview: Werner Aisslinger

» A beautiful design demands precise craftsmanship «

Werner Aisslinger is one of the best-known contemporary designers, whose often very artistic works are exhibited in museums worldwide. He recently collaborated with NOMOS Glashütte to create a new timepiece: Autobahn. It has now received the German Design Award in Gold.

Mr. Aisslinger, why do you think the German Design Award jury decided to bestow its highest honor on Autobahn?

When we were designing Autobahn, we wanted to create a watch that was “of the moment” and yet also a timeless, archetypal piece that couldn’t be pinned down to anyone decade. We took the design affinities of car enthusiasts and combined them with the tradition of NOMOS Glashütte to create a piece of art that could be worn every day on the wrist. I am extremely pleased that the German Design Award jury recognized our work and saw fit to award this prize.

This watch isn’t what we would normally expect from NOMOS Glashütte.

We felt that NOMOS Glashütte should speak to new customers. We really wanted to stretch the brand’s boundaries and try something new. There was a lot of experimentation before we finally got to the final product. But in the end, I believe it paid off: We have succeeded in generating fresh attention for the NOMOS brand without alienating loyal customers.

What are your favorite details about the design, and which of the three models do you wear?

One of the most striking details is the deep bowl-shaped dial, which is something that catches my eye every time. The curved edges are reminiscent of the Avus street circuit in 1960s Berlin—or of the fenders on vintage Mercedes Silver Arrows. That steep slope transitions seamlessly to the dial, a form that is echoed by the gentle curve in the sub-seconds. The dials themselves and the wide superluminova arc are also important, as well as the extended date window, which reminds me of the analog odometers on classic cars. Perhaps the most important aspect, however, is the ultra-precise manufacture of these watches. A beautiful design demands precise craftsmanship. I wear the model with the white silver-plated dial. Autobahn is truly my watch—for all times.

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editorial: interview with Stephan of ForASec

Interview with Stephan of ForASec Watches about the new limited edition: Nomos Club Campus Amsterdam

Past Saturday Stephan and his daughter Japke paid a visit to our offices in Amsterdam, where I had the prototype of the NOMOS Club Campus Amsterdam available for them to fiddle with. Stephan subsequently interviewed himself (not weird at all, really!) about the watch.

Stephan is the owner of ForASec Watches. With this company he offers an impressive portfolio of micro brands, including Margrette, Halios and Seals. Besides these smaller brands he also has a raging passion for the Omega Speedmaster Professional. His love for watches has spread well into the next generation, as witnessed by yours truly during this father-and-daughter visit.

Did you like the new Ace x Nomos watch?

S: Yes, I loved it on my wrist. Lots of stuff to look at and funny how the sub dial makes it stand out when looking at it from a distance. Would somehow love a red suede strap to go with it.

I already put it on a red alligator Stephan, and have a red tropic on order. Way ahead of you!

Any particular features that stood out?

S: Yes. As said that subdial and let’s not forget the movement! I love hand winders because they show more of the movement than automatics. The finishing is really outstanding! My daughter loved the three X’s on the crown. Quirky details like that are appreciated.

Will you get one?

S: Tempted but still thinking on how to explain the wife that our teenager goes to school wearing this.

Any final words?

S; Outstanding collaboration that combines two of your passions. Nomos and Ace for me combine well. Both versatile, committed, a little bit nerdy but most of all passionate.

You should make a sticker.

Oh, wait…..

Follow Stephan on Instagram and make sure to pay his website a visit!

Thank you Stephan and Japke!

The Club Campus Amsterdam is available in our boutiques, on AceJewelers.com and right here on Minimatikal.