Classically simple or simply classic? Pure understatement is the essence of the Ludwig from Nomos Glashütte. This deeply elegant wristwatch is a statement of traditional design, yet is right on the pulse of the times. With its time display focused on the hour, minute and seconds, flat case and classic leather straps, the Ludwig is a dress watch par excellence. It has been part of the manufacture’s collection since its first presentation in 1991.
The brand is currently launching a new variant, which, although marketed as a ladies’ watch, should also appeal to lovers of smaller diameters as the stainless-steel case of the Ludwig 33 noir has a diameter of 33mm. It is polished to a gleam and together with the sapphire crystal its shape is reminiscent of old pocket watches.
Beneath the black dial with alternating Arabic and Roman numerals, a fine railroad minute track, and gold hands ticks a genuine hand-wound movement, caliber Alpha, finished to the highest standards of Glashütte’s fine watchmaking traditions. Retail is $1,700.
To learn more, visit Nomos Glashütte, here.
Since this Nomos Ludwig is manual wound it would help to know the power reserve of this watch as their website didn’t say it either.