The Hour Glass of Singapore celebrates its 40th anniversary with four limited edition NOMOS watches with either Chinese Oracle Bone or Hindu-Arabic numerals.
The Hour Glass, one of Asia’s luxury watch retail groups with over 40 boutiques in nine key cities in the Asia Pacific region, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019. As part of the celebration the jeweler introduces four new Tangente neomatik Red Dot watches. Named after one of Singapore’s (THG’s home town) nick names, the watches are inspired by the diverse and multicultural influences that have shaped the city state. As such, two executions feature Chinese Oracle bone numerals in lieu of the original Arabic numerals, while the other two find these replaced by Hindu-Arabic numerals. Each of the versions is limited to 50 pieces.
An overview of the watches below;
NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot Oracle Bone – Salmon
The NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot (reference 140.S3) has a stainless steel case of 38.5mm. The galvanized, salmon-colored dial has black numerals in Chinese oracle bone script. It comes fitted with a cowhide strap with natural finish. This watch is a limited edition of 50 pieces.
NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot Oracle Bone – White
The NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot (reference 140.S4) has a stainless steel case of 38.5mm. The galvanized, white silver-plated dial has blue numerals in Chinese oracle bone script. It comes fitted with a stainless steel bracelet. This watch is a limited edition of 50 pieces.
NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot Hindu-Arabic – Ruthenium
The NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot (reference 140.S5) has a stainless steel case of 38.5mm. The galvanized, ruthenium-plated dial has rose gold numerals in Hindu-Arabic script. It comes fitted with a black strap. This watch is a limited edition of 50 pieces.
NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot Hindu-Arabic – Blue
The NOMOS Tangente neomatik Red Dot (reference 140.S6) has a stainless steel case of 38.5mm. The lacquered, midnight blue dial has silver numerals in Hindu-Arabic script. It comes fitted with a stainless steel bracelet. This watch is a limited edition of 50 pieces.
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Today The Hour Glass of Singapore introduced it’s Tangente ‘Red Dot’ 2018.
There’s more to the Tangente Limited Edition than meets the eye. Look closely and you’ll spot a little red dot at 6 o’clock. Paying homage to the ‘Little Red Dot’, this edition of the Tangente represents both the best of Glashütte-based watchmaking and Singaporean-based watch collecting.
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.