Founded by Roland Schwertner in 1990, NOMOS Glashütte is the largest manufacturer of mechanical watches in Germany. A small town hidden in the forests south of Berlin and near Dresden, timepieces have been produced in Glashütte for over 170 years and only companies that create 50% of the calibre are able to label watches as ‘Glashutte watches’. NOMOS Glashütte make 95% of their movements on site and exclusively develop and produce their own calibres. NOMOS Glashutte are known for its simplicity of design in creating fine mechanical timepieces, with over 130 prizes for their incredible design and quality. NOMOS is adored by watch aficionados around the world.
The NOMOS Tangente is an iconic family for the brand. A prize winning classic, this family is almost a logo for the NOMOS brand and has been a continuous best seller for 25 years. With diameters ranging from 33 to 41 millimetres, each delicate piece is hand made using the finest material and high-quality craftsmanship that defines luxury and perfection.
NOMOS further developed their Tangente collection – introducing the prize winning Tangente Neomatik 41 Update. With a groundbreaking date display, the dial is now refined with ruthenium, an extremely rare platinum metal that turns the dial elegantly dark. The effects of ruthenium bring out the numerals and hands to stand out from the dial. Depending on the light conditions, the dial changes between dark grey and golden brown with unwavering elegance.
The stainless steel Tangente Neomatik 41 Update, houses the innovative date ring that runs around the perimeter of the dial and is only available from NOMOS Glashutte. The date ring features two contrasting red markings that frame the current date and with the entire month at a glance, it only takes half a turn of the crown to change the date forwards or backwards. For timepieces larger than 40mm, this is very unique.
“The date shows what this calibre can do, and it gives you a sense of the immense watch making expertise that went into its construction,” – NOMOS designer Michael Paul
The first neomatik calibre with a date, the DUW 6101 is not only large measuring at 3.6 millimetres in height but it is also extremely thin. A sliding gear controls the movement of the cog wheels and took eleven trials to create.
Considering the detail and the quality that is invested into this watch, the timepiece is priced at £3,200. The Tangente Neomatik 41 Update is a great addition to the NOMOS Glashutte family and is available to purchase here.