By Meor Amri Meor Ayob
This is the NOMOS Glashütte Tangomat GMT. This watch comes in a 40 mm by 11 mm stainless steel case with a domed sapphire and sapphire crystal caseback. The hour, minute and small second hands are in blued steel. The hour markers are printed with 2, 4, 8, 10 and 12 marked by Arabic numerals. A red arrow at 3 o’clock points to the current home time, which is represented in 24-hour military format.
Powered with the in-house Xi movement, this particular engine has 26 jewels and a power reserve of 42-hours. Capable of hacking (a stop seconds mechanism), it has bidirectional winding rotor, incabloc shock protection, blue screws and rhodium-plated movement blue screws, rhodium-plated movement surfaces. Other cosmetics, such as, Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage in black gold, ratchet and duplex wheel with Glashütte sunburst and a skeletonized rotor were also added. Lug width is 20 mm.
I love the simplicity and almost sterile dial. Having the time zone and GMT window opposite of each other at the 3 o’clock (GMT) and the 9 o’clock (time zone) positions makes it balanced. Coupled with the sub-dial for the second hand, the dial looks balanced.
The transparent case back is even more impressive. The polishing work on the skeletonized rotor is a sight to behold.
This is truly an excellent piece.