The NOMOS Tangente neomatik combines two of the brand’s biggest assets; the iconic Tangente design and the in-house DUW 3001 movement.
The Tangente neomatik is powered by the DUW 3001 movement, which debuted in 2015. It measures a mere 3.2mm in height at a diameter of 28.8mm, allowing the brand to keep the size of this neomatik near identical to that of the classic Tangente with hand-wound movement. When we look at the 35mm versions, the difference in height is only 3mm – 6.6 for the classic, versus 6.9mm for the neomatik. In comparison, the earlier Tangomat has a diameter of 38.3mm at a height of 8.3mm.
The DUW 3001 furthermore features a bidirectional winding rotor, 27 jewels and a traditional three-quarter plate. It is adjusted in six positions, which is a rare feat in itself.
A common denominator across the neomatik models is the subtle use of color. With this Tangente, this shows in the bright red seconds hand and cyan blue 5-minute markers. It’s rather impressive how much these little details do for the overall look of the watch. The addition of the numerals on the minute and seconds track make it just a tad sportier. Overal, the watch feels youthful and fresh, without doing any injustice to the classic Tangente design.
On the wrist
On the wrist, the Tangente neomatik is as comfortable as its dimensions would suggest. Its sleek case makes it very comfortable. The bezel is very thin and thus the dial takes up a lot of real estate, which makes it appear larger than the diameter suggests. At 35mm, it won’t be for everyone. But if you appreciate the classic Tangente look and the big steps NOMOS is taking with its movement production, you can’t go wrong with this one.