Watches & Wonders: NOMOS Glashütte Delights With Its Metro And Tangente Neomatik 41 Updates
The German minimalist brand uses its first Watches & Wonders participation to launch the Metro neomatik 41 Update with peripheral date display.
NOMOS Glashütte has marked its debut at Watches & Wonders by launching funky new date models in its contemporary-styled Metro watch family and iconic Tangente collection.
Metro neomatik 41 Update: A Pioneering Peripheral Date Display
First launched in 2014, the NOMOS Glashütte Metro is one of the brand’s more modernist creations. Easily identified by its “Empire State Building” hour and minute hands, inner dial hour dots, and rounded case with wire lugs and a domed sapphire crystal, it is a pure expression of the Bauhaus aesthetic.
While previous editions have boasted a date window at 6 o’clock, including the very first Metro, the new Metro neomatik 41 Update features a pioneering peripheral date display showing the entire month at a glance around the perimeter of the dial.
With Arabic numerals 1 to 31 circumscribing the white, silver-treated dial, the correct date is flanked on either side by two neon orange markers. What’s more, the setting mechanism works forward and backward for super quick adjustment. Both the date display and date mechanism are patented.
Powering the Metro neomatik 41 Update is NOMOS Glashütte’s newest in-house movement, the self-winding neomatik caliber DUW 6101. Smartly decorated with Geneva stripes and perlage, it is on show through the display caseback.
The movement is slender, meaning the steel case needed to house it is only 9mm high and 41mm in diameter. With proportions like those, the Metro neomatik 41 Update – which comes on a casual, gray textile strap – sits flush on the wrist, slipping easily under a shirt cuff.
The gray, white, and black color scheme of the dial, case, and strap also means the bright orange date markers really pop out.
The NOMOS Glashütte Metro neomatik 41 Update is priced at $4,660.
Tangente Update in Midnight Blue
The Metro neomatik 41 Update is not the first NOMOS Glashütte model fitted with the DUW 6101 caliber. That distinction goes to the brand’s most iconic timepiece, the Tangente.
When the Tangente neomatik 41 Update launched in 2018, like the Metro neomatik 41 Update, it came with a white, silver-treated dial. Its date markers, however, were in bright red.
At Baselworld 2019, the brand followed it up with the Tangente neomatik 41 Update with a dark ruthenium dial, the date markers still in bright red.
Now, in 2021, NOMOS Glashütte has added to the Tangente line by bringing out a new Tangente neomatik 41 Update featuring a midnight blue dial and bright green date markers that glow in the dark thanks to the use of Super-LumiNova for the peripheral date ring.
The NOMOS Glashütte Tangente neomatik 41 Update with midnight blue dial on a black Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan strap is priced at $4,100.
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