The Nomos Metro Datum Gangreserve contains the in-house DUW 4401 manual-wound movement, which is equipped with Nomos’s innovative “swing” system with a tempered blue balance spring. The stainless steel case measures 37 mm in diameter and has sapphire crystals in the front and back. Conceived by Berlin-based designer Mark Braun, the galvanized, silver-plated white dial features a pair of very thin, “quill-tip” hands in oxidized black steel for hours and minutes, a small seconds subdial with red hand at 6 o’clock, just above the date window, and an eye-catching, round power reserve window with red and white areas inside a mint-green wheel.
Nomos’s award-winning Tangente collection now features a watch whose proceeds help benefit an international charitable initiative. The Tangente 38 “Doctors Without Borders” Limited Edition USA is distinguished by its red numeral “12” atop the white, silver-plated dial and a special engraving on the back referring to the Doctors Without Borders, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning humanitarian medical organization. It also has black, oxidized hands in place of the traditional tempered blue hands of other Nomos Tangente models. There are four models total in the Doctors Without Borders edition, two specifically for the United Kingdom and two for the United States, each limited to 1,000 pieces. One hundred dollars (in the U.K. editions, 100 pounds) from the sale of each watch goes directly to Doctors Without Borders. The movement, the Nomos manual-winding Alpha caliber, is visible through a clear caseback.
One of the most understated world-time watches you’ll find, the Zürich Weltzeit is powered by the automatic Nomos Xi movement, equipped with an indicator for 24 world time zones. The watch has a 10-part stainless steel case, 39 mm in diameter, with a domed sapphire crystal, and a galvanized silver-plated dial. The hands are faceted and rhodium-plated. Small seconds are on a subdial at 6 ‘clock and the time in 24-hour format is displayed on a disk at 3 o’clock, with a red pointer indicating the hour. The Nomos Zürich Weltzeit (“world time”) comes on a Horween shell cordovan leather strap.