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new: Tangente special edition— a century of Bauhaus

Nomos Glashuette Tangente 100 Years Bauhaus Limited Edition watch

This week NOMOS added nine watches to its Tangente collection; a series of limited edition watches to celebrate the centenary of Bauhaus.

The official press release starts with: “Tangente from NOMOS Glashütte is the most widely-known watch from Glashütte; no other model from this town famous for fine watches has been in
production longer. It is often described as a ‘Bauhaus watch’—and now the German Bauhaus movement is turning 100 years old. To mark the occasion, Tangente is available in a nine part
special edition, with each version limited to only 100 timepieces.”

Nomos Glashuette Tangente 100 Years Bauhaus Limited Edition Trio of Watches

These watches come in three sizes—33, 35, and 38 millimeters in diameter, for men and women alike, and each one comes in every primary color: a sketch paper colored dial, black
numerals and hands, encircled by a ring of red, yellow, or blue. Paul Klee’s sketches were one of the sources of inspiration for these watches.

Nomos Glashuette Tangente 100 Years Bauhaus Limited Edition Blue

Wikipedia expains that”: Staatliches Bauhaus (German: [ˈʃtaːtlɪçəs ˈbaʊˌhaʊs], commonly known simply as Bauhaus, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. The Bauhaus was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar. The German term Bauhaus—literally “building house”—was understood as meaning “School of Building”, but in spite of its name and the fact that its founder was an architect, the Bauhaus did not have an architecture department during its first years of existence. Nonetheless, it was founded with the idea of creating a “total” work of art (Gesamtkunstwerk) in which all arts, including architecture, would eventually be brought together. The Bauhaus style later became one of the most influential currents in modern design, Modernist architecture and art, design and architectural education. The Bauhaus had a profound influence upon subsequent developments in art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography.

Nomos Glashuette Tangente 100 Years Bauhaus Limited Edition Yellow

Not only this special edition, but all watches from this brand based in the famous heritage town of Glashütte are “timepieces that members of the Bauhaus movement would design and wear today,” NOMOS CEO Uwe Ahrendt is certain. “After all, they went about their work then the same way that we do now when it comes to designing our watches and the R&D that goes into the calibers. By concentrating on the essentials, leaving the superfluous to one side, and being incredibly demanding when it comes to the details that remain. By standing for the highest quality and a different, very contemporary kind of luxury. As well as a particularly beautiful form of ‘Made in Germany’.”

Nomos Glashuette Tangente 100 Years Bauhaus Limited Edition Red

Tangente 33

CASE
Stainless steel with sapphire
crystal glass, stainless steel back
with limited edition engraving
1/100, diameter 32.8 mm,
height 6.5 mm

DIAL
Sketch paper colored with blue,
yellow, or red ring

HANDS
Oxidized black

STRAP
Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan,
black, 17 mm lug width with
NOMOS buckle from stainless steel

PRICE
1260 EUR

REFERENCE NUMBER
Tangente 33 blue: 122.S1
Tangente 33 yellow: 122.S2
Tangente 33 red: 122.S3

LIMITED EDITION
Each version is limited to 100 pieces

Nomos Glashuette Tangente 100 Years Bauhaus Limited Edition Yellow Side View

Tangente 35

CASE
Stainless steel with sapphire
crystal glass, stainless steel back
with limited edition engraving
1/100, diameter 35.0 mm,
height 6.2 mm

DIAL
Sketch paper colored with blue,
yellow, or red ring

HANDS
Oxidized black

STRAP
Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan,
black, 18 mm lug width with
NOMOS buckle from stainless steel

PRICE
1360 EUR

REFERENCE NUMBER
Tangente blue: 101.S14
Tangente yellow: 101.S15
Tangente red: 101.S16

LIMITED EDITION
Each version is limited to 100 pieces

Nomos Glashuette Tangente 100 Years Bauhaus Limited Edition Blue Close-up

Tangente 38

CASE
Stainless steel with sapphire
crystal glass, stainless steel back
with limited edition engraving
1/100, diameter 37.5 mm,
height 6.7 mm

DIAL
Sketch paper colored with blue,
yellow, or red ring

HANDS
Oxidized black

STRAP
Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan,
black, 19 mm lug width with
NOMOS buckle from stainless steel

PRICE
1520 EUR

REFERENCE NUMBER
Tangente 38 blue: 165.S2
Tangente 38 yellow: 165.S3
Tangente 38 red: 165.S4

LIMITED EDITION
Each version is limited to 100 pieces

Nomos Glashuette Tangente 100 Years Bauhaus Limited Edition Blue Caseback

The caliber used is the in-house NOMOS Alpha movement. Read more about it on WatchBase.com.

The models of this special edition, “A Century of Bauhaus”, will be available at authorized NOMOS retailers. With a birthday gift from NOMOS Glashütte — as these watches come with a generous ‘100th anniversary discount’.

Obviously Ace Jewelers in Amsterdam will be selling them and they are taking pre-orders as of today. Click here for more info.