A rich new dial treatment and a slightly larger size making this a totally new take on the most iconic NOMOS design.

WHY WE LOVE IT

It doesn’t get more NOMOS than the Tangente, but this is a Tangente like you’ve never seen before. It still epitomizes the watchmaker’s signature Bauhaus aesthetic, but with a horizontally-brushed metallic dial that gives the watch a modern, industrial feel. A larger size and the most cutting-edge in-house movement round out the new model.

THE BACKSTORY

Since its introduction in 1992, the Tangente has been the first watch that comes to mind when collectors think of NOMOS. The Tangente Neomatik 39 Silvercut retains many of the core elements that define the model – the Bauhaus-inspired numerals and the architectural steel case, for example – and reinterprets them to great effect. The 39.5mm case houses the Caliber DUW 3001, which is made in-house in Glashutte and carries the Swing System escapement. You can see the caliber at work through the sapphire caseback, and admire the attention to detail and slim automatic winding rotor. The Tangente Neomatik 39 Silvercut manages to take a well-known watch and breath new life into it through smart design changes and new technology.

FEATURES

  • Model: Tangente Neomatik 39 Silvercut
  • Reference: 141
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter; 7.2mm thickness
  • Caseback: Sapphire display back
  • Dial: Rhodium-plated with brushed finish
  • Lume: N/A
  • Caliber: NOMOS Automatic Caliber DUW 3001
  • Power Reserve: 42 hours
  • Water Resistance: 50 meters
  • Bracelet/Strap: Black Horween shell cordovan strap with quick-release spring bars
  • Lug Width: 19mm
  • Manufactured: Germany

ABOUT THIS BRAND

A relative newcomer to the field of collectible mechanical timepieces, NOMOS appeals to us on several levels. Not only does the German watchmaker draw on the heritage of its home city of Glashütte to craft its movements in house, NOMOS is also marked by a strong affinity for the world of design. Manifested in a Berlin-based design studio, that affinity becomes immediately apparent upon glimpsing one of the company’s Bauhaus-inspired creations. Few brands have so impressed us over the past five to seven years as an entrypoint for owning watches equipped with in-house movements.

Price: $3,880.00

Source: Hodinkee