With its decent water resistant ratings, minimalistic dials and elegant steel bracelets, the NOMOS Club Sport Neomatik collection has become the happy medium for those that want a stylish dress watch with the personality of a diver’s piece. Adding to the series, the German watch manufacturer launches two NOMOS Club Sport Neomatik 37 Petrol & Polar watches opting for smaller 37mm cases, no date complication and gorgeous deep green and blue dials.
As their name proudly suggests, NOMOS Glashutte are well established in the watchmaking capital of Germany and since 1990, they have impressed with a wide range of minimalistic-styled timepieces. From their inaugural collections of Orion, Tetra, Ludwig and Tangente watches, they have forged a strong visual identity which has attracted a receptive crowd of luxury watch collectors. They cemented their reputation even further in 2015 when they launched their Neomatik movement series. This ultra-flat automatic manufacture calibre, which remains one of their most used movements, boasts the company’s NOMOS swing system (their in-house escapement). Four years later and the German brand unveiled a new line of timepieces with a younger audience in mind. The NOMOS Club Sport Neomatik became one of their largest watches at 42mm and with its specs became a competent 300m water resistant dive watch without the burly bezel and crown guards.
Now a brother of the NOMOS Club Sport 42 watch arrives but with a smaller, more compact stainless steel case. The new NOMOS Club Sport Neomatik Petrol & Polar watches revive the same perfectly round, highly polished, fixed bezel on a 37mm case with a height of only 8.4mm. Despite its lean stature, the watch still maintains an impressive 200 metre water resistant rating which for us, makes us question why other brands are creating the same spec of dive watches with dimensions as high as 14mm… The slender, modest case is suited to both the wrists of men and women and while it is smaller than its predecessor, it is no less durable and unassuming on the wrist.
The cases of the new NOMOS Club Sport Neomatik 37 Petrol & Polar watches maintain the double-gasket push-in crown at 3 o’clock adorned with a red-coloured tube that only appears when the crown is out. This fun feature is designed to remind you that you need to push the crown back in before you submerge the watch in any water. The cases also have sapphire crystal on the front with anti-reflective coating for additional readability and a choice of a screwed down case back or an exhibition case back. Personally, the latter is a no-brainer but the screwed down case back does give you the option of having a special engraving included.
The dial colours available on the new 37mm watches are beautiful. The NOMOS Club Sport Neomatik 37 Petrol watch boasts a gorgeous deep green display while the NOMOS Club Sport Neomatik 37 Polar comes in a nautical shade of navy blue. Both dials are treated to sunburst finishing and a matching coloured snailed small seconds counter at 6 o’clock. The collection’s characteristic typeface appears for the Arabic numerals and baton indexes, all adorned in Superluminova. The pencil-shaped hands are also glow in the dark and are slightly recessed for legibility in the dark. A couple of important changes compared to the 42mm model include the removal of the gold-coloured lettering displaying the water resistant rating – and more significantly – the removal of the date window at 3 o’clock.
Securing the NOMOS Club Sport Neomatik 37 Petrol & Polar watches to your wrist is the collection’s distinguishing three-link metal bracelet. At 18mm wide, the stainless steel bracelet enjoys rounded ends and a bright polished central link. They also come equipped with quick-change spring bars so you can easily swap out the bracelet for another strap of your choice. NOMOS offer a gorgeous selection of textile straps that would suit these designs beautifully. The bracelets are closed by a classic folding buckle.
Finally, the NOMOS Club Sport Neomatik 37 Petrol & Polar watches are powered by the extra-thin DUW3001 neomatik calibre. This movement, with its height of just 3.2mm, is what permits the remarkably low profile of the case. It appreciates the in-house proprietary escapement, the NOMOS Swing System, a 42-hour power reserve and a frequency of 21,600 beats per hour. If you elect a sapphire crystal case back for your watch, you can enjoy traditional Glashutte movement decoration including Glashutte ribbing on the three-quarter plate and openwork rotor, tempered blue screws and NOMOS perlage on the mainplate.
If you’d like to learn more about the new NOMOS Club Sport Neomatik 37 Petrol & Polar watches and shop the collection for yourself, head over to the Jura Watches website here. Alternatively, get in touch with our team of luxury watch specialists by calling 01335 453453 or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.