NOMOS Tetra Neomatik 175 Years Limited Edition Collection Review

NOMOS Tetra Neomatik 175 Years Limited Edition Collection Review

Glashutte-based watch manufacturer NOMOS continues to celebrate the 175th anniversary of its hometown with a new selection of limited edition watches. This time, the focus is put on the brand’s only square-shaped watch, the Tetra, which is reimagined in four undeniably bold dial colours and paired with 39mm cases and one of their ultra-thin in-house automatic winding movements. Meet the new NOMOS Tetra Neomatik 175 Years watch collection

In the January of 1990, a photographer and computer enthusiast named Roland Schwertner decided to build his own luxury watchmaking company from the ground up, utilising the traditions and technologies renowned for the Glashutte region of Germany. The region has seen the birth of other well reputed German watch manufacturers like A. Lange & Söhne and Glashütte Original but these have more recently been brought out by Swiss conglomerates Richemont Group and Swatch. NOMOS Glashutte on the other hand remains an entirely independent watchmaker. Just a year after their founding, NOMOS launched their first watch collection which included four timepieces: the Ludwig, Orion, Tangente and Tetra. The latter stood out considerably for it square shaped case – the others being perfectly round – taking its name from the Greek word “tetra” meaning four of something. The design was originally launched in smaller case sizes of 27mm and 29.5mm but more recently we’ve seen the square architecture grow up to 33mm. This same size applies to the new series of limited edition NOMOS Tetra Neomatik 175 Years watches.

The new NOMOS Tetra Neomatik 175 Years Limited Edition watches measure to 33mm by 33mm in diameter with a height of only 7.3mm and a lug-to-lug width of 45.3mm. The brazenly square architecture is crafted entirely from polished stainless steel and pairs with slender wire-like lugs, sapphire crystal glass on both the front and back and a knurled non-screw lock crown at 3 o’clock worthy of a 30 metre water resistant rating. Securing each design to the wrist is a dark brown Horween shell cordovan leather strap, a hard-wearing and luxurious material, closed by a stainless steel folding buckle.

The real novelty of the new NOMOS Tetra Neomatik 175 Years watches is the bold choice of dial colours: off-white, black, red or blue. The off-white model has more of a cream tonality and pairs with navy blue printed Arabic numerals, steel hands and a red-coloured seconds hand on the subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock. Meanwhile, the black dial opts for cream-coloured numerals with the same steel hands and seconds hand. Lastly, the unmissable red and blue models opt for cream-coloured numerals and silver hardware across the board.

The dials of the NOMOS Tetra Neomatik 175 Years Limited Edition watches are achieved using an enamel gloss which beautifully reflects any incoming light for a stunning sheen, and a subtle change in colour depending on the light conditions. Each design also elects baton-shaped hands for the hours and minutes while the small seconds dial is slightly recessed at 6 o’clock. There is also a golden dot beneath the seconds counter to match the colour of the neomatik lettering at noon.

Powering the hours, minutes and seconds is the well-known neomatik DUW 3001 calibre, an automatic winding movement developed entirely in-house by the Glashutte manufacturer. At just 3.2mm in height, the movement still delivers NOMOS’ famous swing system and a power reserve of 43 hours. You can admire the movement and some of its characteristic Glashutte decoration by turning the square-shaped case over and glancing through the perfectly round sapphire crystal window.

If you’d like to learn more about the new NOMOS Tetra Neomatik 175 Years watches and get hold of one of the 175 limited edition pieces for yourself, head over to the Jura Watches website here. Alternatively, get in touch with the team by calling 01335 453453 or send us a message at help@jurawatches.co.uk.

Specifications:

  • Case Size: 33mm x 33mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel: Fixed
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal
  • Crown: Non-screw locked
  • Case Back: Exhibition
  • Water Resistance: 30 metres
  • Movement: neomatik calibre DUW 3001, automatic winding
  • Functions: Hours, minutes and small seconds
  • Power Reserve: 43 hours
  • Jewels: 27
  • Frequency: 28,800vph
  • Dial: Off-white, black, blue or red with silver baton hands and printed Arabic numerals
  • Strap: Horween brown shell cordovan leather
  • Buckle: Folding, stainless steel
  • RRP: £3,060
  • Limited Edition: 75 pieces each

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