Back to Basics: The Nomos Duo Collection

To go along with the Tangente and Club Sport models that breach new ground for Nomos in the realm of 40-mm-and-over timepieces, the German brand announced at Baselworld 2019 that it is now offering four of its most well-known designs (Tangente, Orion, Ludwig, and Tetra) in 33 mm and under with the new Duo lineup.

Nomos Duo Orion
Nomos Duo Tangente


Accompanying the smaller dimensions, Nomos has made a few changes to each watch’s overall appearance to help keep proportions in check. Unlike other watches equipped with the brand’s in-house produced, manually winding Alpha caliber, the Duo family features no small seconds subdial in order to preserve precious dial space; instead, the hour and minute hands take center stage as they march around the galvanic silver dial in a two-handed rotation. Both of these hands are now crafted out of solid gold, adding a dash of warmth to the overall cool tone of the collection. Other details that have been changed from recent iterations of all four watches include the absence of a date window and the choice to equip each watch with a closed caseback. 

Nomos Duo Tetra
Nomos Duo Ludwig

I am a self-proclaimed fan of the recent moves Nomos has been making, especially in regards to the continued growth of the Neomatik family of in-house movements. That being said, the bread and butter for Nomos for years was within the realm of hand-wound timepieces under 40 mm, so it’s quite nice to see some new options that fit that criteria.

Pricing for the Nomos Duo collection starts at $1,380 for the Duo Ludwig and goes up to $1,660 for the Duo Tetra.

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