Once known for its smaller, more minimalist timepieces, Nomos Glashütte has in recent times presented sportier models in larger case diameters to up their technical profile and broaden their appeal. After introducing the motoring-inspired Autobahn collection at Baselworld 2018, this year the German brand has introduced a trio of new sports watches that retain the brand’s trademark minimalist sophistication.
These new models – the Tangente Sport in two colorways and Club Sport – have a few things in common – all of them are powered by the Neomatik date caliber DUW6101 (read our technical review of this movement released last year here), all three are water-resistant to 1000 ft (30 atm or 300 meters) thanks to robust cases and reinforced seals, and they all feature the brand’s second tailor-made bracelet after the first made its debut in January. Let’s take a closer look at these models.
First up, the Tangente Sport, or the Tangente Sport Neomatik Date 42 to be more precise. The standard Tangente is an emblematic model for Nomos and has been one of its pillars over the last 25 odd years. The Sport version has an upsized 42 mm case that’s been protected from shocks and water by its reinforced case, sealing, sapphire crystal glass back, and crown protection.
The watch is available in two dial faces – white or black. Both dials feature a generous application of Super-LumiNova on the hour markers and hands to help in visibility under water or in the dark. Nomos has traditionally only paired its watches with leather or fabric straps. The newly developed bracelet, consisting of 145 individual parts screwed together by hand, comes with the custom NOMOS deployant clasp. None of the screws to adjust the links are visible on the sides, lending a real sophistication to its appearance.
The Nomos Club Sport has a 42 mm case that too has been reinforced to earn a depth rating of 300 meters. It is fitted with a screwed-in crown which has a red tube to serve as a warning if the user has not screwed the crown back in after adjusting the time or date. This is the first Club timepiece to breach the 42 mm case-width mark. It is fitted with a sunburst black dial with its numerals cut out and filled with SuperLuminova that glows white. A large date window is placed at 3 o’ clock and a small seconds hand is seen at 6. This watch is also fitted with the same bracelet seen in the Tangente Sport.
All three watches are powered by caliber DUW6101, which was unveiled last year. It is a self-winding movement. Visible thanks to the exhibition caseback, it is equipped with a date mechanism with a bidirectional quick correction feature. The watch is fitted with the brand’s in-house developed swing system and uses a tempered blue balance spring. The movement has a power reserve of 42 hours. The movement is finely finished with tempered blue screws standing out on rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and perlage.
While the Tangente Sport is priced at $4,980, the Club Sport will retail at $4,060 and will be available in stores by May this year.
This article first appeared in WatchTime Middle East.