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Introducing the new Nomos Club Automatic Limited Edition

The new Nomos Club Automatic Limited Edition 175th anniversary watches are a tribute to authentic Glashutte manufacture


Nomos has dedicated the last 12 months to creating celebratory timepieces that mark the company’s 175th year of watch manufacture in the heart of Glashutte. The picturesque village is the hive of innovation and the epicentre of Germany’s finest timekeeping instruments. Although Nomos is not the oldest manufacturer to reside there, the company’s luxury wristwatches for men and women have certainly proved their authenticity and popularity on the wrists of serious collectors. Last year Nomos released the 175th anniversary Ludwig and Lambda Limited Editions, but to kick this year off, it has released a trio of elegant models from the Club collection. This series of Nomos watches, although classic and beautifully proportioned, inject the wrist with a sense of modernity and are limited to just 175 pieces each.

The Nomos Club collection was first launched in 2007 and became home to watches with mass appeal thanks to their colourful and playful designs. Here’s where the new Nomos Club Automatic 175th Limited Edition watches differ from other timepieces within the same family, however. The models measure a compact and universally-friendly 40mm diameter – a size that sits in between two of the collection’s other case sizes.


The watch with a sense of adventure…



The Nomos Club collection is home to a selection of robust yet stylish wristwatches that are powered by in-house made movements. This fact alone makes them a desirable collectable because, unlike some other high-end manufacturers on the market, Nomos watch prices remain pleasantly affordable considering they are designed from the ground up in Glashutte. The choice to move away from third-party movements and components turned out to be a wise one for Nomos, since it gave the company complete freedom over its designs and the time it took to manufacture each one. The beauty of a Nomos watch is its ability to look classic on the wrist whether worn with evening attire or whether paired with something professional for the office. Nomos Club watches also look sportier than other classics from the German company’s catalogue. Models like the Aqua and Campus, for example, have luminous coated dial elements that assist with timekeeping at night or in dark conditions. Many collectors, however, invest in the Nomos Club thanks to its spacious caseback – the perfect opportunity to have a special engraved messaged inscribed into its surface to mark a milestone in life.


The Nomos Swing System – lighter than a feather…


What puts Nomos in a completely different calibre of watchmaking compared to so many others is its ability to produce its own in-house escapement. The Nomos Swing System is a declaration of independence if we ever did see one, fitting effortlessly inside the remarkably slim case of the Nomos Club Automatic Limited Edition watch. Something that is virtually unattainable for many watchmakers is the ability to craft watches fully independent, so when the Swing System was developed in 2014 its system of tiny parts and feather-light components sent shock waves throughout the industry. Only a handful of specialists know how to build an escapement, enabling collectors to marvel in Nomos’ technical mastery and know-how.


The Nomos Club Automatic 175th Limited Edition watches


The case



The new 40mm Nomos Club Limited Edition watches are once again housed in remarkably robust stainless steel cases that are beautifully polished and integrated with impressive 200-meter water resistance. The perfectly round shape of the Nomos Club watch’s bezel adds a slim and refined frame around three different coloured dials. Considering the thinness of the Nomos Club watch, creating a slim case is no mean feat, but the fact that the Club is considerably slighter does make it an appealing option for those with slenderer wrists. The case is made of only two parts since the bezel and its central case are attached as one part. As mentioned, with a 200-meter water resistance, the new Nomos Club Limited Edition watches can withstand lots of underwater activity be that a swim in the sea, a spot of snorkelling or an hour or two playing water sports. Screwed in the same fashion as the crown at 3 o’clock, the caseback of the Limited Edition Nomos Club Automatic watch is screwed down to ensure maximum water resistance and sealed with a sapphire crystal glass exhibition feature for granting a clear view into the performance of its movement. This blend of slimness and robustness just goes to show that you don’t need a thick, chunky watch to go underwater.


The dial



The new Nomos Club 175th Anniversary Limited Edition watches are available in three different colours; navy blue, an onyx black and a more daring olive green. The hour markers and the hands contrast greatly against their coloured backdrop and, like the Aqua and Campus, have been filled with Super-LumiNova for night time assistance. The coloured dials are also galvanised and boast a grained, matte texture to their surfaces, donating a sense of depth to each display. Upon the dial, the time is indicated by a mix of Arabic numerals and stick indexes around the hour track. Slim central hour and minute hands that taper to a point accompany a discreet minute track around the outer edge, characterised by yellow five-minute increments. Balancing the Nomos Glashutte lettering at 12 o’clock is a small seconds dial at 6, detailed in white to match the remaining elements on the dial.


The movement



The new Nomos Club 175th Anniversary Limited Edition watches are all powered by the in-house Calibre DUW 5001. This is a significant engine for the German watch brand since it was Nomos’ first movement created back in 2005.  The Swing System acts as the proprietary regulating organ inside the movement, accompanied by a central rotor enabling it to run at a 3Hz frequency. The DUW 5001 Calibre also delivers a useful 43-hour power reserve, enabling you to take the watch off and return during these 43 hours to find it has kept perfect accuracy. Perlage decoration, thin striped finishes and blued steel components can all be admired through a transparent case back, which shows the movement in all its glory.


The strap



There is a choice to make between the strap options of the limited-to-175-piece Nomos Club Automatic watch. For the textile strap options, there is a grey band to complete the olive green and black onyx models, while the navy blue model is completed on a dark blue band. These textile straps are made from woven waterproof material. For a more sophisticated look, the new Nomos Club Limited Edition watches are also available on a sporty steel bracelet with flat links and an eye-catching brushed surface finish.


For more information or to secure yourself one of the 175 models available, you can place your order here for the blue, black or green Nomos Club 175th Limited Edition watch, or call our knowledgeable sales team today on 01335 453 453

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