Nomos adds a stylistic flourish to its Ludwig Neomatik 41 with a display that shows the date in Roman numerals.

The Nomos Ludwig Neomatik 41 Date features an unusual Roman numeral date window.

While existing Ludwig models feature a date window with standard Arabic numerals at the 4 o’clock position, the new Ludwig Neomatik 41 Date  offers this second, equally elegant, option that also just happens to perfectly match the Roman markers around the dial.

While I’m not aware of other Roman numeral date displays, I suspect they exist. And while it’s unusual to use Roman date language, Nomos has moved the date window itself to the more traditional 3 o’clock position on the dial. The choice by Nomos here speaks to its dedication to providing stylish options for its fans.

Nomos can offer this option thanks to its use of the DUW 6101 proprietary movement that seamlessly powers a date ring while also remaining fairly flat (7.7mm thick) and elegant.

The Nomos automatic caliber DUW 6101 with date function is just 3.6 millimeters thick.

Indeed, Nomos utilizes the same movement throughout its collections when novel date displays are required, such as on its Autobahn, or when a date ring features into the designs, such as on the Nomos Tangente Update and Metro Update.

Assembly of the patented date mechanism on the DUW 6101 caliber.

The automatic movement is visible through the sapphire back of the 40.5mm steel watch. The view exposes the movement’s Glashütte three-quarter plate finished with Glashütte ribbing, tempered blue screws and perlage on the mainplate.

The Nomos Ludwig Neomatik 41 Date arrives on a black Horween leather strap equipped with a stainless steel clasp.

Price: $4,000.

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