Nomos Glashütte Tangente 38 and 33 Watch Review

 

Nomos Glashütte has created two limited edition watches to support Doctors Without Borders and its worldwide relief operations.

Doctors Without Borders is a Nobel Peace Prize winning organisation, working in nearly 70 countries to provide medical aid to those most in need. It provides urgent humanitarian assistance to those caught in catastrophic events.

Special models of the Nomos Glashütte Tangente 38 and Tangente 33 have been launched to benefit Doctors Without Borders. This follows a successful campaign in Germany, where an initial batch of 2,000 watches were sold in 2012.

The watches feature a red '12', and 'Doctors Without Borders' at 6 o'clock on the white silver-plated dial. The tempered blued hands usually found on Tangente timepieces have been replaced by black oxidised ones, and there is an engraving on the sapphire crystal case back.

Each watch is limited to 1,000 pieces each, but prices remain the same as the regular Tangente 38 or 33, as Nomos Glashütte and its retailers have waived their share of the margin. This allows $100 from the sale of each watch to go to Doctors Without Borders.

"We'll be delighted if a large number of watch enthusiasts opt for the best of both worlds: to help and, at the same time, enjoy an excellent timepiece," says Nomos General Manager Uwe Ahrendt. "Every look at your watch will also remind you of the people around the world in need of help and who just might get it, thanks to you."