The NOMOS Tangente was introduced in 1992.
The Tangente was NOMOS first commercially available watch. It was designed by Susanne Günther, who would go on to create the Tetra, Orion and Ludwig. The design of this watch is influenced by Bauhaus-inspired watches from the late 1930’s by brands like A. Lange & Söhne, Stowa and others. An example of such a watch, having the ‘Picadilly’ style case though not the dial commonly associated with this design, was present in the May 6 2017 auction of Dr. Crott as lot 75. The Tangente features a simple round case with a very thin bezel, and straight-cut angular lugs. It is available in a number of versions and, if so desired, with various complications such as a date window and power reserve indicator.
The Tangente is NOMOS’ best-selling model, acting as an unofficial logo of sorts. It served as inspiration for later models like the Tangente Sport, the Tangomat, and the Ahoi. The Tangente Sport was the brand’s first attempt at a sportier watch. The Tangomat was the first NOMOS to feature a self-winding movement, which was created completely in house. With the Ahoi NOMOS revamped the idea of a beach-proof Tangente.
All sizes for the NOMOS Tangente can be found in our sizes section.
A full overview of the various NOMOS Tangente models can be found on WatchBase.