Masters of movement and a brand like no other, Nomos Watches do not require much introduction. They are a watch brand behind some of the most extraordinary manufacture movements in the industry and they were the highlight at Baselworld this year when they announced the new DUW 3001 automatic winding movement within their Nomos Tetra Neomatik watches.
The DUW 3001 – almost known as the Nomos Glashutte Deutsche Uhrenwerke – has been built completely in house by the German brand and is only an impressive 3.2mm in height. The automatic calibre impresses with their new NOMOS swing system with a tempered blue balance spring which promises an even better accuracy, a water resistance of 300 metres and power reserve of 42 hours.
Steering clear of the conventional round dial that Nomos watches have become so famous for, the Nomos Tetra Neomatik watch surprises with its quirky and perfectly square 33mm case. You may be thinking that 33mm seems quite small for what many will consider a man’s watch, but the equally square edges and lug design make it appear much bigger than what would you would expect. Additionally, much to my elation, they have also coupled this design with an open case back so you can appreciate the beauty of the new movement.
There are currently two versions of the Nomos Tetra Neomatik watch available. The first is the familiar crisp white dial model set with cyan blue and scarlet red accents and black oxidised steel hands. The other is the Nomos Tetra Neomatik Tiefblau watch which showcases a striking deep blue dial set with emerald green and neon orange accents and rhodium plated hands. Although I reckon the white dial version is going to be the most popular – just due to the classic look – my personal favourite has got to be Tiefblau simply because of its uniqueness to the brand.
Both Nomos Tetra Neomatik watch models are now ready to order but be aware that due to their high demand and the fact that Nomos handcraft each component within their timepieces themselves, there is a fairly large wait time to get one. It’s expected that the current timescale will only continue to increase especially over the Christmas period, so if one of these models has taken your fancy I would highly recommend placing an order for one as soon as possible.