NOMOS Glashütte Club Campus Models

Dial Up: Two New NOMOS Glashütte Club Campus Models Make a Colorful Entrance

The new endless blue and the nonstop red models, available in 36 and 38.5mm, embody maximum minimalism.

By Rhonda Riche

When a watch speaks to you, it speaks to you. It doesn’t have to cost six figures to have meaning, nor does it need to have a million complications to impress because having a passion for a timepiece is never simple to articulate.

That is why we keep coming back to the Club Campus collection from NOMOS Glashütte. Fortunately, the Germany-based watchmaker introduces a few new hues to this entry-level-priced family every year, and each time, it feels like we’re discovering this timepiece for the first time.

And with today’s release of the endless blue and nonstop rred versions, we thought we should re-examine what it is that makes the Club Campus an excellent addition to any collection.

Bright Stuff

The secret to the Club Campus’ success is, of course, its accessibility.

In fact, one could easily make the argument that it’s one of the best entry-level collections for the watch curious.

Starting at only $1,500 and $1,650 for the 36mm and 38.5mm versions, respectively, these three handers are an amazing value proposition for a timepiece powered by an in-house movement. They have an instantly recognizable design that is clean and youthful.

Plus, the brand carries a lot of respect amongst the cognoscenti (I mean, who amongst us doesn’t like to get compliments for our wrist choices?).

The architecture of the Club Campus is also egalitarian. At a slim height of 8.5mm, it sits quite nicely on the wrist and under the sleeves. And given the options of a 38 or 36mm case, there’s a size that will suit most wrists.

Face Time

The main attraction of the Club Campus is the dial.

As NOMOS Glashütte is wont to do, the watches of the Club Campus collection feature a simple, functional face inspired by the principles of the Deutsche Werkbund, a movement started in 1907 that eventually spawned the Bauhaus school of design in 1919. Fortunately for the brand, this minimalist style is becoming increasingly popular among younger buyers who are maybe burnt out by complicated displays or the high-tech aesthetic of many sports watches.

At the same time, the Club Campus’ embrace of strong dial colors and bold numerals keep the collection from appearing too spartan. Even the most minimalist, white-dialed versions of these watches pop thanks to the orange seconds hand on the sub-dial and the generous application of Super-LumiNova on the numbers.

In the example of the new endless blue and nonstop red dials, the hues imbue the classic Club Campus with two wholly new energies. The red, for example, summons up feelings of love and vitality. The endless blue feels calm and serene.

Outside of the symbolism, they are both an exercise in balance: The main signature of the Club Campus is its highly legible dial, and both shades manage to find harmony with the Club Campus’s highly polished stainless steel case and “California Dial” display without sacrificing function.

Join the Club

Powered by the chronometer-certified, in-house built, manually wound Alpha calibre and water-resistant up to 100 meters, the Club Campus models are robust and reliable making these models the perfect fit for almost any occasion. But that doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to just one.

In fact, thanks to its under $2,000 pricing, anyone who is thinking of building a mono-brand collection could reasonably afford to feed the addiction (and if you are thinking of joining the NOMOS cult, we’ll direct you to the @nomoscollectiblesarchive on Instagram to find some inspiration).

Plus, if you are the generous type, you can have the caseback engraved with a personalized message for the wearer – another reason this collection is so popular as a gift.

The NOMOS Glashütte Club Campus endless blue and nonstop red are available now and priced at $1,500 for the 36mm version and $1,650 for the 38mm iteration. For furrther details on the new models, visit the  NOMOS Glashütte website.

(Photography by Pierre Vogel)

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