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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.

Nomos recently added two eye-catching, sunburst-finished models to its Club Sport series, both with a more moderate 37mm diameter steel case and steel bracelet.

The two new 37mm additions to the Nomos Club Sport series.

The new watches expand the options with Club Sport, which already offers blue and black-dialed 42mm models. Nomos explains that the new models meet a strong demand among Nomos customers for smaller case diameters that fit a wider range of wrist sizes.   

The new colors of the dial, which Nomos dubs Polar blue and Petrol green, shimmer in daylight. And apropos of a functional sports watch, Nomos has the provided recessed hour numerals generously filled with luminescent material that will glow for an extended period.

A gently domed sapphire crystal adds to the appeal of the Club series.

The Nomos Club Sport series is built for active use, with 200-meters of water resistance and a serious steel bracelet with a deployant steel clasp. Inside you’ll find the excellent Nomos in-house DUW 3001 neomatik automatic caliber with a bi-directional rotor — fully visible through a sapphire caseback.

Price: $3,150.

Each year Nomos creates a watch to benefit the Nobel-Prize-winning-organization Doctors Without Borders. This year’s model, the Tangente 38 – 50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières, is limited to 2,021 units worldwide and highlights the medical rescue organization’s mission with a large red twelve on the dial.

The Nomos Tangente 38 – 50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).

Red is the universal color of emergency and has been the color of Doctors Without Borders for fifty years.

At the top of the dial, the twelve in red celebrates the color of Doctors Without Borders for half a century.

According to Nomos, the red twelve is also intended to “raise aid awareness, encouraging even more people to provide support. Helping has quite possibly never been more important than now and with this watch.”

To specifically mark the emergency medical aid organization’s fiftieth year, Nomos has also attached a dark gray textile strap to the watch and adds an inscription at six o’clock that reads “50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières”. The same inscription can be found engraved onto the solid steel caseback.

The Tangente 38 is a classic for the Glashütte-based Nomos. A best seller for twenty-five years, the watch is the clearest example of the brand’s minimalist tenets. The watch is fit with a Nomos Alpha in-house manual-wind movement, which Nomos adjusts to chronometer standards.

Nomos will donate 100 euros to per unit sold directly and without deduction to Doctors Without Borders. At $2,030, the special edition is priced exactly the same as the existing Tangente 38 model.

Nomos updates its Ahoi Atlantic collection with three sporty watches designed for everyday wear.

The new Nomos Ahoi Atlantic, without date.

Available just in time for summer, the blue-dialed trio offers a nicely tweaked version of the watch, first seen in 2014.

The new versions now boast a brighter white font with newly yellow hour indexes each outlined in luminescent green.

Up-close on the Ahoi Date Atlantic.

The new typography heightens the visibility if the dial – especially as placed amid the impressive, darker ‘Atlantic’ blue dial color.

With a case diameter of 36.3mm, Ahoi Neomatik Atlantic is the smallest of the Ahoi Atlantic edition models.

Available with an automatic movement in a slim 36.3mm size (Ahoi Neomatik Atlantic, with DUW 3001 inside) or in an automatic 40.3mm version with or without a date and with a choice of an open or closed caseback (the Ahoi Atlantic and Ahoi Date Atlantic), this newest Nomos Ahoi Atlantic retains the watch’s strong 200-meter water resistance and its active-use crown protectors.

All three watches feature a top-notch woven blue-black water-resistant textile strap Nomos has custom made in France.

Prices: $4,060 (Ahoi Atlantic), $4,660 (Ahoi Date Atlantic) and $4,120 (Ahoi Neomatik Atlantic)

The NOMOS DUW 5001 automatic caliber is visible from the back of the Ahoi Atlantic. A steel back is optional.

 

 

The Horological Society of New York (HSNY) and Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo will host an online watch auction July 6 to July 13, with proceeds to assist HSNY as it advances the art and science of horology. Funds raised from the auction will underwrite offering financial aid to watchmaking institutions and scholarships to full-time watchmaking students.

Timepieces for HSNY: 2022 Charity Auction will include interesting and often rare watches from Swiss, German, Japanese and American brands, including a Tiffany-stamped watch, one prototype model and many others. Bidding is encouraged with a ‘No Reserve’ policy in force.

Here are the Lot items from Timepieces for HSNY: 2022 Charity Auction.

Lot 1 Unimatic x Massena LAB, U1-MLBN “Family and Friends”, DLC-plated stainless steel, circa 2020. Brand New. Donated by Massena LAB.

Lot 2 Nomos Glashütte, Ludwig Neomatik 39, stainless steel, circa 2020. Brand New. Donated by Nomos Glashütte.

Lot 3 Equation of Time x Atom Moore ‘Fat Arrow’ Prototype, stainless steel, circa 2022. Brand New, with limited edition metal print. Atom Moore and Roland Murphy/EOT Watches.

 

Lot 4 Grand Seiko, Reference SBGW277 U.S. Exclusive, stainless steel, circa 2021. Brand New. Donated by Grand Seiko.

Lot 5 Ulysse Nardin, open-face chronograph pocket watch with certificate and presentation box, gunmetal blue steel, circa 1912. Donated by Ulysse Nardin.

Lot 6 Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, stainless steel, circa 2022. Brand New. Donated by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Lot 7 Paket Philippe, Reference 715, open-face pocket watch retailed by Tiffany & Co., 18K yellow gold, circa 1967. Donated by Collectability.

Lot 8 TAG Heuer, Hodinkee TAG Heuer Carrera ‘Dato’ Limited Edition, stainless steel, circa 2020. Brand New. Donated by Hodinkee. .

Lot 9 Zenith, Collective x Zenith Chronomaster El Primero C.01, stainless steel, circa 2019. Pre Owned. Donated by Collective Horology.

“The watches donated for HSNY’s 2022 auction are amusing, exciting, historical and most of all – meaningful,” said HSNY Executive Director Nicholas Manousos. “The proceeds from the generosity of the donors and bidders will go a long way towards ensuring the success of watchmaking students, and I encourage everyone to bid with that in mind.”

“We are honored and delighted to once again support HSNY’s efforts that continue to advance watchmaking science and culture in the United States,” adds Paul Boutros, Phillips’ Head of Watches, Americas. “One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of each watch, including Phillips’ buyers’ premium, will benefit HSNY’s educational programs, scholarships, and watchmaking school awards.”

Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo (at 432 Park Avenue in New York) will be hosting viewings of Timepieces for HSNY: 2022 Charity Auction by appointment only from July 6-13. To schedule an appointment contact watchesny@phillips.com.