As huge fans of Nomos and their minimalistic designs, it was a surprise – albeit a pleasant one – when we were introduced to the Nomos Glashutte Autobahn Neomatik watch collection at this year’s Baselworld. Taking a small step away from their usual aesthetic, the brand combined forces with German product designer Werner Aisslinger to bring us a sporty, motor inspired trio of timepieces.
For a company that hasn’t even been around for 30 years yet, Nomos are certainly doing well with over 10 in-house calibres produced and an unmissable collection of record breaking designs. The Nomos Glashutte Autobahn Neomatik watch collection boasts a whole new calibre, the Neomatik DUW6101 automatic movement equipped with a large date function. The elongated date window at 6 o clock is a brand-new dial feature for the brand and its flowing curve fits nicely with the rest of the design, particularly the concaved seconds dial.
The main attraction for many – particularly those who are excited for the sporty aesthetic – is the speedometer style decoration found in the centre of the dial. Each Nomos Glashutte Autobahn Neomatik watch features a half ring coated in Superluminova making for a fantastic sight in the dark. We were incredibly thankful that we could photograph the models with the lights off to show you all how impressive this feature looks.
There are three variations of the Nomos Autobahn Neomatik currently available, each with its own unique dial. The first is the 1301 which showcases a simple white silver plated finish with small touches of orange on the minute and seconds hand. The 1302 boasts a gorgeous midnight blue dial with similar orange accents and a bold white speedometer decoration. Finally the more sportier of the three is the 1303 with a ‘Sports Grey’ coloured face with a beautifully contrasting blue speedometer and orange accents.
Measuring to 41mm in size, the Nomos Autobahn Neomatik watches are slightly larger in size compared to most other models by the brand but its slim 10.5mm height means that the stainless steel case moulds beautifully to the wrist and remains unassuming even on smaller arms. The case is also equipped with domed sapphire crystal glass on both sides allowing you to view the workings of the exquisite calibre inside.
As the brand’s first marketed ‘sports’ watch, we are highly impressed. They have suitably stepped out of their comfort zone without losing out on the style that we have already fallen in love with. All three Nomos Glashutte Autobahn Neomatik watches currently retail at £3,800 and are available to order now. For more information on this trio and where to order your own, click here.
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Case Size: 41mm diameter, 10.5mm height
- Glass: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
- Movement: DUW 6101 automatic
- Functions: Hour and minute hands, seconds dial, elongated date window at 6 o clock
- Power Reserve: 42 hours
- Jewels: 27
- Case Back: Domed sapphire crystal
- Water Resistance: 100 metres
- Dial: Available in midnight blue, white silver plated or sports grey. All with Superluminova ring and rhodium plated hands
- Strap: Black textile
- RRP: £3,800