Nomos welcomes the new Metro Neomatik 41 Update
Thursday - 15 April 2021
The Metro Neomatik watch is updated to feature the original date complication, characterised by a neon orange-filled aperture, whilst still delivering its unmistakable cosmopolitan style
The Nomos Metro Neomatik has always been a watch associated with enduring style. The first automatic engine to power the watch was the DUW 3001, which took a total of three years to make. Now the new Nomos Metro Neomatik watch is powered by the DUW 6101 movement, which has served the wrists of avid Nomos collectors well so far. In terms of style, the Nomos Metro Neomatik watch is quintessentially German. Its clean, crisp and minimalist dial is nothing new from the Glashutte-based manufacturer, yet its faultless style has never disappointed.
Despite many Nomos hallmarks running throughout the design of the Metro watch, the collection has set itself apart from other Nomos watch families in the past with its wire-style lugs, mint green details and newly-styled hands. The design of the Nomos Glashutte Metro can be accredited to Berlin-based designer, Mark Braun, whose key focus at the time was to intertwine precision with elegance. The Metro has always remained youthful and cosmopolitan with a distinct design language. The same can still be said for its newest model, dressed in very contemporary silver and grey tones. The new Nomos Glashutte Metro Neomatik 41 Update watch is all about the original date display. The 41mm model is the largest belonging to the collection – its sleek frame and refined bezel giving way to thin wire lugs, a crown with a fine diamond knurling, flat case sides and a domed sapphire crystal top.
Underneath this anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass lens is a galvanized white, silver-plated dial – the type of dial that has been used the most throughout the German brand’s history. The silvery surface inside the small second sub-dial at 6 o’clock, however, is slightly grained giving it a discreet concentric pattern that communicates well with the slender black oxidised central hand. The main hour and minute hands are also oxidised and the 0-60 markers on the outer section of the dial read very well.
The original Metro date display
Set around the very edge of the dial is the date ring of the new Metro Neomatik watch. Thanks to an updated complication, Nomos ensures that the date is always in view and easy to read. This is courtesy of a series of apertures that accompany the date markers. The two small apertures flanking either side of the date relating to the particular day of the month are then filled with a vibrant neon orange colour to create an interesting alternative to the standard date window normally located at 3 o’clock.
The Calibre DUW-6101
There are some interesting features to note about the architecture and performance of the in-house Nomos DUW-6101 Calibre. To start with, the movement is equipped with a specific rotor that can wind in both directions, thus it hardly loses energy. Impressively, its reversal angle has been reduced to just 10 degrees – as small as it can go! It can also withstand knocks easily. The DUW-6101 also features a small wheel instead of a large 24-hour one and has a smaller date change time frame. Nomos, of course, is regarded highly for creating its own escapement. The Swing System lies at the heart of every mechanical timepiece, promising remarkable accuracy and putting the company leaps and bounds ahead of many other rival watchmakers who can only aspire to produce this essential part of a movement themselves. The balance spring of the Nomos DUW-6101 is screwed down on both sides to ensure stability and has been fine polished, giving support to the balance spring within the Swing System. To turn the Neomatik date calibre, a complex arrangement of 20 wheels, 28 pinions and many cog teeth work seamlessly together, moving with as little friction as possible. Every element of the Nomos gear train has been polished and passes a set of strict calculations. These elements also boast a gold-plated finish. Richly decorated, the fine finishes of the Nomos DUW-6101 can be admired through the back of the case. Glashutte ribbing, rhodium-plated surfaces, Nomos perlage and tempered blued screws are all present and visible through a sapphire crystal glass lens. The engine performs at a rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour and produces a 42-hour power reserve.
As aforementioned, turning the case of the Nomos Glashutte Metro Neomatik watch over will reveal the movement through a sapphire-backed case. The ultra-thin movement measures only 3.6mm in height, enabling it to sit inside an impressively thin stainless steel case, integrated with 50-meter water resistance. The model is completed on a dark grey woven textile strap with a stainless steel winged clasp engraved with the famous Nomos lettering, along with quick release spring bars that facilitate an easy strap changeover when required.
Technical specifications of the Nomos Metro Neomatik 41 Update
- Case: Diameter: 40.5mm – height: 9.1mm – stainless steel – 50-meter water resistance – domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass – transparent sapphire crystal glass caseback – wire lugs – polished finish
- Dial: White galvanised – silver-plated – small second sub-dial at 6 o’clock with grained surface – black oxidised hands – patented date display around periphery – neon orange-filled date aperture – 0-60 minute markers
- Movement: Automatic, self-winding – Nomos DUW-6101 – 21,600 v.h.p – 42-hour power reserve – Nomos Swing System - bidirectional quick correction feature
- Strap: Dark grey woven textile strap - quick-release spring bars - stainless steel winged clasp
- Price: £3,500
The new Nomos Metro Neomatik 41 watch is available to order now. To find out more you can call our sales team on 01335 453453 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org