I am not afraid to admit that I follow some sites that highlight cool stuff for guys. There is no way that I can keep up with all the interesting toys that get out on the marketplace without help for other curating sites. So when Uncrate.com popped this beauty onto their pages, I thought it would be perfect for the site.
Nomos has been covered several times on Wristreview, but this the first model they are releasing with an in-house swing system movement. It is a manual wound movement with a small second hand at 6:00, a large date wheel (my favorite type of date wheel) and a power reserve indicator at 1:00. For me, I love the simple styling with the very readable face and the small splashes of color. This is the perfect example of a modern looking but still elegant dress watch. The wire lugs and the narrow bezel only enhance the focus on the dial itself.
The movement gets an exhibition caseback to show off the movement. It is a shame that we don’t get a view of the blued balance spring, so we just have to settle for the Glashütte sunburst finishing. The watch is on the smaller size for a modern design at 37mm, but with the minimal bezel, I would expect that it will look a bit bigger on the wrist. It should sit nicely under even closely tailored cuffs at 7.65mm tall.
Pricing is set 2,600 Euros, as you would expect from a German brand, and translated to about $3,600 in USD. IF you do want one, you have to be patient, as the delivery time is set at about 6 months out. For more info, please visit nomos-glashuette.com
Case stainless steel, bipartite; diameter 37 mm; curved sapphire crystal glass; sapphire crystal glass back; height 7.65 mm
Dial galvanized, white silver-plated, hour indexes and power reserve wheel mint green, indicator red/white
Hands galvanized, white silver-plated, hour indexes and power reserve wheel mint green, indicator red/white
DUW 4401—NOMOS caliber with manual winding, date and power reserve indicator; NOMOS swing system with tempered blue balance spring
Diameter 14 ¼ lines (32.1 mm)
including movement holder
Movement height 2.8 mm
Power reserve ca. 42 hours
Characteristics Decentralized seconds, patented power reserve indicator, stop seconds mechanism, Glashütte three-quarter plate, 23 jewels, Glashütte stopwork, Incabloc shock protection, adjusted in six positions, tempered blue screws, rhodium-plated movement surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage, ratchet and crown wheel with Glashütte sunburst decoration
Matt Himmelstein – Contributing Writer
Engineer, weekend warrior and mechanical watch enthusiast. He prefers value oriented brands because, well, those are the ones he can afford while still paying for all his weekend warrior hobbies. New watch makers are also an interest because you can get often get a unique look, and the watch now comes with a story. His favorites in his small collection are a Christopher Ward altimeter style and an Anstead dive watch from a Kickstarter campaign.