By Dhananjay Pathak
Based in the famous German watchmaking town of Glashütte, Nomos is among the few brands whose watches seek inspiration from the design principles laid down by the German design house known as Bauhaus. And with The 100th anniversary of Bauhaus approaching in 2019, celebrations have already kicked in as Nomos has launched new variants of their popular Bauhaus inspired model the Tangente to commemorate the landmark. We are basically looking at 3 new colorways; red, blue and yellow, in three sizes, making it 9 cool and unique variations of the Tangente. Sounds interesting, let’s have a closer look.
With its simple 3 hand configuration along with a nicely executed minimalist looking dial, the Tangente has been a mainstay for Nomos for more than 2 decades. For these new limited edition watches the brand is keeping the strong points of the Tangente intact but is introducing a slew of interesting color combinations to make the Tangente more playful than ever. First up is the dial colour, which is common to all the new watches and has a creamish hue to it adding a lot of warmth to the watch. It also provides an excellent backdrop for the black hour and minute markings as well as the blackened handset. So far so good, but it’s the colored rings in the outer periphery of the dial which give the Tangente a totally distinctive and fun visual appeal.
There are three color options; blue, red and yellow to choose from. And while I find all of them compelling my favorite has to be the Red on cream as it is quite a muted shade of red and blends quite well with the cream dial. It would also be safe to say that the blue and cream version is the most versatile of the three and could very well be the first one to go out of stock. Last but not the least we have the yellow and cream variant which is the brightest of lot and should be your pick in case you are planning to wear this watch in more of a casual setting.
The Nomos Glashütte Tangente ‘A Century of Bauhaus’ limited edition watches bring a colorful twist to an otherwise serious looking watch, making it all the more versatile. The watches would be available in 3 different stainless steel case sizes; 33mm, 35mm and 38mm and would be powered by the brands manually wound Alpha caliber. The movement operates at a frequency of 3 Hz offering a power reserve of around 43 hours and while it is beautifully decorated in typical Nomos fashion, the brand has taken the more traditional route of keeping things hidden under a stainless steel case back. Production run would be limited to 100 pieces per variant (making it a total of 900 pieces) and each watch would individually numbered. The retail prices are as follows; $1660 (33mm), $1800(35mm) and $1930(38mm). Visit Nomos Glashütte here.