Nomos is a German watch manufacturer known for its appealing, sharp, stylish designs and excellently crafted original movements. While on the surface most Nomos watches seem minimalist in appearance, the features and functionality integrated into each one are anything but plain. In addition to their precise calibres, Nomos watches are well constructed and durable pieces that are a great complement to just about any type of attire. Here are ten of the finest Nomos watches ever created.
Orion 1989 - $2,620
What makes the Orion 1989 stand out is its color palette, which is comprised of cool dark gray and golden indexes on the dial, and a velour leather anthracite strap. A stainless steel case, silver marker accents, and 38 mm diameter round dial complete the design and give this watch a contemporary look. The timepiece is a special edition that contains Nomos' oldest caliber, the manually wound Alpha. It has 17 jewels, a stop-seconds mechanism, and 43 hour power reserve.
Tangomat Ruthenium - $3,280
Lovers of watches with a black color palette will appreciate the aesthetic of the Nomos Tangomat Ruthenium. It has a Cordovan black strap, ruthenium plated black dial, and polished hands. Along with the stainless steel case, this watch's profile and other components are sleek and full of beauty. Tangomat Ruthenium has an automatic Epsilon movement with a bidirectional winding rotor and 43 hour power reserve, plus it's water resistant up to 30 meters.
Ahoi Atlantik - $4,060
The Ahoi Atlantik is distinctive in part due to its dark and brooding color scheme that looks great paired with the modern look of the dial. Deep blue covers the background of the lacquered dial, which also has luminous indexes, a gold plated hour hand, and colored inlays. A blue-black strap continues the theme, and inside the watch is the Nomos Epsilon caliber automatic movement. Curved, anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass covers the dial and the case back is transparent.
Minimatik Champagner -$3,800
While most watches from Nomos have large diameters, the Minimatik Champagner is one of the more petite models in the line. It comes in other color iterations, but this particular shade is chic, fashionable, and quite suitable for women. The 35.5 mm watch also has a slim strap, galvanized dial with pearled indexes, and bright orange minute markers. The Caliber DUW 3001 movement showcases the brand's swing system and has 27 jewels with a 43 hour power reserve.
Club, with Sapphire Crystal Back - $1,850
Nomos' Club watch is one of the brand's sportier models. It has a unisex design, 36 mm dial, and a case made of stainless steel. The case back on this watch is solid, but the dial contains hands embellished with bright red inlays. Gray numerals and markers add modern appeal, while the Nomos Alpha caliber movement keeps the watch moving precisely. The Club is water resistant up to 100 meters, has a 43 hour power reserve, and features a brown strap with red-toned stitching.
Tetra Kleene - $2,920
The Tetra Kleene from Nomos is a trendy and stylish wristwatch with a vibrant square dial clad in mint and gold. Its dial also features a golden power reserve indicator, and the transparent case back adds another cool dimension to the model. It has a house made DUW 4301 caliber movement that contains 17 jewels, a tempered balance spring, and a 43 hour power reserve. The strap is made of attractive gray velour leather, which makes a fashionable complement to the mint and gold color scheme of the watch.
Lambda Rosegold - $18,500
One of the most elegant and sophisticated watches offered by Nomos is the Lambda Rosegold. The combination of a clean white dial, rose gold, and exquisite leather for the strap make this timepiece suitable to wear as a dress watch. It would also be a refined everyday accessory, but it's not all looks. The Lambda Rosegold watch has a precise movement with 29 jewels, a three-quarter plate, 84 hour power reserve, and manual winding mechanism with a twin mainspring barrel. The 42 mm diameter wristwatch is water resistant to 30 meters and sports an 18 karat rose gold case.
Zurich Weltzeit Nachtblau - $6,100
The Zurich watch in Weltzeit Nachtblau would make a great companion for any world traveler. It displays 24 time zones on its navy dial in addition to keeping the time in your zone back at home. This watch features a winding automatic movement with a 43 hour power reserve, 26 jewels, and the Nomos swing system. A transparent case back allow you to see the timepiece's inner workings, while the stainless steel case is both attractive and durable.
Lux Zikade - $19,500
The Lux Zikade is just one iteration from the Nomos Lux collection, and it's definitely the most vivid color option available. While the majority of Nomos watches have a circular profile, this one is a rounded rectangle shape. Rose gold minute, hour, and second hands are set against a white background that's framed by citron yellow. The resulting looks is decidedly modern, and the 38.5 mm watch makes a bold style statement. Lux Zikade has a winding manual movement with an 84 hour power reserve and 23 jewels. An 18 karat rose gold case with a cushioned strap completes the stunning design.
Metro 38 Datum Stadtschwarz -$3,480
The Metro 38 Datum Stadtschwarz boasts a dark gray dial white hints of aqua, silver, and a single red seconds hand for the chronometer. It's modern, cool, stylish, and features the Nomos swing system. The winding manual movement has a power reserve of up to 43 hours. In addition to a clear case back, this model has a stainless steel case and 38.5 mm diameter.
Written by Garrett Parker
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