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!
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!
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!
Quick heads up – I have just uploaded a reference sheet with all NOMOS watches from the current collection. It’s still a bit of a work in progress and it works best if you put in a search for a specific reference. It will allow you to quickly look up details such on the diameter, lug width, the standard strap and buckle used, et cetera. In the future I’d love to make it easier to use, and perhaps add a field here and there. Just a reminder, the lug-to-lug measurements of all NOMOS watches can be found in the SIZES sections.
Earlier today I received some very kind words from Kim of South Korea, who ordered a couple of straps from us not too long ago;
Hi minimatikal, I’m Kim.
Strap safely delivered well and the strap is really satisfying !!
I don’t have a NOMOS watch of 19mm lug, but it fits my Omega Aqua Terra 38.5mm perfectly and I am so happy now.
And thank you for your handwriting on the postcard.
Next time I will use minimatikal again for buying straps.
I hope this year will be full of good things.
From Kim, In South Korea
When I learned that Kim was using our original NOMOS straps on his Omega, I absolutely HAD to see a few pics. Luckily Kim was gracious enough to send both his pics as well as his permission to use them on minimatikal.
Doesn’t that look just perfect?
The fact that NOMOS offers straps in odd widths like 17 and 19mm makes them perfect for watches with lugs that wide, and the fact that they’re offered in a range of sizes makes them perfect for either smaller or larger wrists too.
Thank you Kim for your trust in Minimatikal, your kind words, and your beautiful pictures! Enjoy in the very best of health!