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press release: NOMOS Glashütte receives premier watchmaking award in Geneva

Now it’s official: At the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, NOMOS Glashütte took home an award for Tangente Update. According to the jury, “the Bauhaus watch is equipped with a handcrafted movement of a value far surpassing its price.”

GLASHÜTTE/GENEVA, NOVEMBER 2018. It is regarded by some as the Oscars of the watchmaking industry: the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). NOMOS Glashütte took home one of these prestigious awards for Tangente Update – and is the first non-Swiss manufacturer after A. Lange & Söhne to do so.

The GPHG awards are bestowed by a dedicated body, the Fondation du Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. The GPHG presents its annual awards in a total of twelve categories. Despite many strong contenders, NOMOS Glashütte mastered the recently added “Challenge” category with Tangente neomatik 41 Update. The new take on the classic Tangente is powered by an entirely re-engineered movement—the neomatik date caliber (DUW 6101). Built with an integrated date mechanism, the automatic movement still measures just 3.6mm and features a strikingly slim profile.

Positioned at the outer edge of the movement, the date ring enables an entirely new calendar system: two red markers frame the respective date. The product of fine German craftsmanship and cutting-edge engineering, the innovative new movement has already been registered for two patents.

With the GPHG, the mission of the Fondation du Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève is to promote the values of fine Swiss watchmaking worldwide. Outside Switzerland, it would now appear that Glashütte has been welcomed into the fold. NOMOS CEO Uwe Ahrendt, who accepted the prize on behalf of the company and its watchmakers, is pleased: “Receiving this award is a tremendous honor for a German manufacturer. In the three short decades since the German reunification, we have made great strides in Glashütte, in our own ‘Vallée de Joux en miniature’. I’m proud that our colleagues in Geneva are taking note of that progress.”

105 brands competed at this year’s GPHG awards, among them Tag Heuer, Tudor and, Vacheron Constantin. A total of 195 timepieces were submitted for consideration by the 30-member jury, which included such renowned watchmakers as Philippe Dufour, and 16 winners were chosen.

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press release: Handcrafted for the holidays

This holiday season, NOMOS Glashütte has two suggestions— one larger, one smaller—for a highly-precise gift that lasts a lifetime: beautiful new mechanical timepieces

GLASHÜTTE/BERLIN, OCTOBER 2018. One of these festive models measures 38 millimeters in diameter, while the other is just 33 millimeters across, making it suitable for smaller wrists. Both of these watches feature the same midnight blue dial with gold hands and indexes, and are handcrafted with precision and care by the skilled watchmakers of NOMOS Glashütte. While perfect for celebrating the most wonderful time of the year, the two models are also suitable for daily wear—and every season. Orion 38 midnight blue and Orion 33 midnight blue are the two newest members of the iconic Orion family of timepieces.

Orion is a classic model from NOMOS Glashütte. All watches in the Orion family feature domed sapphire crystal glass on both sides that gives them both invisible strength and 2/2 visible beauty. The case is elegantly curved and the lugs taper around the wrist for a seamless fit. Initially introduced in 1992, Orion was one of the first watches to be developed by NOMOS Glashütte and continues to be a success today

Now Orion is ready for the festivities to begin! Both new versions feature manual winding thanks to the Alpha caliber, the most frequently made in-house movement from NOMOS Glashütte—for excellent precision and value. The midnight blue dial is deeper than the starry winter sky, while the slim-line cases are stunningly slender, just like all watches in the NOMOS collection. The perfect pairing for one of the most elegant holiday seasons yet.

Both NOMOS watches are available from mid-November at select retailers [including Ace Jewelers, red.] and nomos-glashuette.com.

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press release: Ace Jewelers Club Campus Amsterdam

PRESS RELEASE: NOMOS Glashütte and Ace Jewelers introduce the Club Campus Amsterdam, a special watch limited to just 75 pieces worldwide.

Thursday, November 1st 2018 – Ace Jewelers has partnered with manufacturer NOMOS Glashütte to launch a limited edition watch dedicated to the city of Amsterdam: the Club Campus Amsterdam.The watch is limited to 75 pieces and exclusively available at Ace Jewelers boutiques and via www.AceJewelers.com.

Ace x NOMOS Glashütte Club Campus Amsterdam

Ace Jewelers and NOMOS Glashütte have teamed up for the second time to create a limited edition wristwatch. The German manufacturer’s Club Campus Nacht got a unique make-over. The result is the Club Campus Amsterdam, a German watch with a good dash of Amsterdam. The NOMOS Club Campus Amsterdam has a stainless steel case of 38.5mm. The anthracite dial features a contrasting silver sub dial for the seconds at 6:00. The hour markers are done in red with a white outline, and the seconds hand is done in matching red. The colors are inspired by the iconic flag of Amsterdam, which waves proudly on countless places throughout the city. As a subtle reminder the crown is signed with the three Amsterdam crosses rather than the regular NOMOS.

Alon Ben Joseph, CEO of Ace Jewelers says: “Amsterdam is a creative and vibrant city where past, present, and future meet. In 1972 our father David Ben Joseph choose for Amsterdam to be his new home, and my brother and I are born and raised here. With the Club Campus Amsterdam we’re paying homage to the city that we call home and love”.

The Club Campus Amsterdam is powered by NOMOS’ hand-wound Alpha movement. This hand-wound movement is manufactured in-house and features a power reserve of 43 hours. Its Glashütte-style finishing can be admired via the see-through case back. The NOMOS Club Amsterdam is fitted with a grey velour strap.

Rob Nudds of NOMOS says: “I love Amsterdam and never miss an opportunity to visit this beautiful city. Of course I got very excited when Ace approached us with this idea for their second limited edition! It’s the first time we did one based on the Club Campus and I think the result is just stellar’.

The NOMOS Club Campus Amsterdam can be ordered via this link.

NOMOS Glashütte

Nomos was founded in 1990 by Roland Schwertner. Nomos is best known for its remarkable designs and superb mechanical movements at an accessible price point. Their very own design agency, Berlinerblau takes its inspiration from the influential design movements like Deutscher Werkbund and the famed Bauhaus school.

Ace Jewelers

The Ace Jewelers Group is owned and run by the Ben Joseph Family and consists of two physical boutiques and an international eBoutique. The boutiques, Ace & Dik Jewelers and Ace & Spyer Jewelers, are located in the center of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Both have an extensive collection of high-end fine jewelry and premium watch brands, such as OMEGA, Tudor, IWC, Bulgari, Ulysse Nardin, Breitling, Parmigiani Fleurier, Royal Asscher and many more being proudly displayed. In 2008 Ace Jewelers launched the eBoutique AceJewelers.com which turned Ace into a pioneering omni-channel retailer. Ace Jewelers won the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Dutch eCommerce award for best eBoutique in its class.

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press release: time for green and blue

Another opportunity to shine for the celebrated date caliber: Orion olive gold and midnight blue join the NOMOS Update series

GLASHÜTTE/BERLIN, OCTOBER 2018

Just this spring, NOMOS Glashütte released its iconic Tangente, Ludwig, and Orion models with an entirely new caliber and integrated date function—and so the Update series was born. One of those revised icons, Orion, is poised for another variation. Joining the white silver-plated dial are two new color versions: an elegant midnight blue and olive gold, a subtle shade of green with a touch of golden warmth.

As one of the brand’s earliest models, which formed the first family of NOMOS Glashütte watches in 1992, Orion can rightfully stake its claim as a classic timepiece. The model was long available exclusively with manual winding, since only a very thin movement could be housed in its elegantly domed stainless steel case. With the Update series, which introduced a new neomatik date caliber (DUW 6101), the still super-slender Orion grew to a diameter of 41 millimeters. Winding occurs with the smallest movements of the wrist, allowing the date and time to be displayed automatically.

The convenient date function on the ultra-thin neomatik date caliber in Orion Update models is easy to adjust in either direction. The date window, created specifically for this model, completes the sleek design. Domed sapphire glass above and below adds invisible strength to this fine NOMOS watch. The dial and case of Orion are curved, while the lugs are tailored to fit the wrist.

Now, the iconic timepiece is available in green and blue—two new highlights in the Update series. But neither the color nor the size of this hand-assembled timepiece could ever detract from its core appeal, which is precise, timeless elegance. Whether in silver white, midnight blue or olive gold, Orion is always an understated companion that brings subtle, everyday elegance to wearers and their wrists.

Orion neomatik 41 date midnight blue and Orion neomatik 41 date olive gold will join the NOMOS Update series in October, when they will be available in stores and online at nomos-glashuette.com.

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press release: NOMOS Glashütte in pole position

Leading from the get-go: The new NOMOS watch Autobahn has won the renowned Red Dot Award—the first big prize for this sporty automatic model

Glashütte/Berlin, April 2018

Off to a flying start: Its premiere at the world trade fair for watches in Basel feels like it was only yesterday—yet Autobahn, the new watch from NOMOS Glashütte, has just won the Red Dot Design Award 2018. Its full name is Autobahn neomatik 41 date and both aesthetically and technically speaking, it has plenty to offer.

The curves of the dial and the sub-seconds entice the eye to explore this timepiece’s unfamiliar depths. The elongated date window at six o’clock is particularly easy to read, displaying three days at a glance; a luminous ring of superluminova makes the watch legible at night too. Within the slender yet robust stainless steel case ticks the second highly complex and highly precise neomatik caliber from NOMOS Glashütte, this time with a date function: DUW 6101. Just like the first neomatik caliber from the watchmaking company, this one is ultra-slim—even with its self-winding mechanism and date function.

“Autobahn is one of a kind,” says NOMOS creative director Judith Borowski. “And quick off the mark too: The fact that this watch has won an award so soon after its market launch is particularly special for us.” Werner Aisslinger and Tina Bunyaprasit, who designed this timepiece in collaboration with NOMOS Glashütte, are delighted too: “This is the highlight of a great collaboration with todays most interesting watchmaking brand for designers.”

Along with the white silver-plated version, Autobahn neomatik 41 date also comes with dials in midnight blue and sports gray. This is not the first Red Dot Award for NOMOS Glashütte: Ten other watches from NOMOS Glashütte have already been honored with this esteemed prize, which started in 1954. “Red Dot” is an award recognized around the world for denoting excellence; it stands for innovative products with outstanding form, function, aesthetics, and quality. The official award ceremony for Autobahn takes place on July 9 in Essen, Germany.