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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.

 

Nomos launches four square-cased Tetra watches with automatic calibers and shiny, enamel-like dials.

The new Nomos Tetra Neomatik – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte Blue.

The new watches, called Tetra Neomatik – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte, retain Tetra’s well-known shape and the Tetra Neomatik’s existing 39mm diameter and automatic DUW 3001 caliber, but reveal four crisp dial colors.

Nomos explains that the red, blue, black and off-white dial colors here are lacquer-coated using a technique similar to that used when making enamel dials. Incoming light is not absorbed by the opaque surfaces but instead reflected, creating depth, according to the watchmaker.

Incoming light is not absorbed by the opaque surface but instead reflected. Pictured is the new Nomos Tetra Neomatik red.

Recognizing the decidedly unsubtle dial hues, Nomos says the new watches “are not for everyone.” The few Existing Tetra Neomatik watches are available in more subdued silver, blue or white dials.

The Tetra is a signature Nomos collection primarily offered only with a manual-wind caliber.

“The watches are bolder than sneakers with a jacket,” according to Nomos product manager Heike Ahrendt.

The automatic DUW 3001 caliber, visible through the sapphire crystal glass back, is regulated according to chronometer values.

The chronometer-adjusted Nomos DUW 3001 automatic caliber is visible through a sapphire caseback on each watch, framed by an engraving noting the limited nature of the Tetra Neomatik – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte collection. The new series is limited to 175 units of each color.

Nomos attaches each case to a remborde strap made of Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan, oiled by hand and struck with glass balls to create a shiny finish. Price: $3,860.

Nomos cools its classic Tangente neomatik with two new ‘platinum’-gray-dialed models offered in two sizes (35mm and 39mm).

The Nomos classic Tangente neomatik is now available in platinum gray. And in two sizes (35mm and 39mm.

The pair expands the number of metallic-dialed Nomos watches just a few months after the German-based independent watchmaker debuted several gold and silver metallic watches.

As the brand’s top-selling, original collection, Tangente is identified by its thin Arabic numerals, slender bezel, coin-shaped steel case and smooth sapphire crystal.

The new pair offers a cooler look for Tangente with a new dial tinged with rhodium, a platinum-family metal that creates a sophisticated gray color. Rhodium also colors the thin hands, which match the slimness of the golden font proclaiming the ‘neomatik’ moniker.

The neomatik series refers to the automatic caliber DUW 3001 that powers the new Tangente pair.

And while most collectors will likely enjoy a clear view of the nicely decorate in-house caliber from the clear caseback, others will opt to save a few dollars by purchasing the solid caseback edition on either size of the new Tangente neomatik platinum grey. Also available with the steel back version is the chance to request that Nomos add a personalized engraving (up to 88 characters) to the back.

With the clear caseback you can observe the proprietary automatic Nomos caliber DUW 3001. A solid caseback edition is also available.

This solid caseback option means the price for the watch will differ by about $400, which for the 35mm model means a choice between a $3,070 model (solid steel back) and a $3,460 model. For the 39mm model, prices are $3,390 (solid steel back) and $3,780.

 

 

Specifications: Nomos Tangente Neomatik 39 platinum grey

Case: 38.5 mm diameter. Height: 6.9 mm (solid steel back) or 7.1mm (sapphire back). Sapphire front crystal with anti-reflective coating on inner side. Water resistance to 50 meters.

Movement: Automatic caliber DUW 3001, in-house built Nomos neomatik caliber with automatic winding, power reserve up to 43 hours. Movement features Nomos swing system,
tempered blue balance spring, Nomos balance bridge fixed by screws on both sides, stop-seconds mechanism, bidirectional winding rotor, Glashütte three-quarter plate, DUW regulation system
adjusted in six positions,
tempered blue screws, rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and Nomos perlage.

Dial: Galvanized, rhodium-plated, hands also rhodium-plated.

Strap: Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black, remborde
lug width 19 mm.

Price: $3,390 (solid steel back) and $3,780.

Nomos Tangente Neomatik platinum grey (35mm)

Case: 35mm diameter. Height: 6.7 mm (solid steel back) or 6.9mm (sapphire back). Sapphire front crystal with anti-reflective coating on inner side. Water resistance to 30 meters.

Movement: Automatic caliber DUW 3001, in-house built Nomos neomatik caliber with automatic winding, power reserve up to 43 hours. Movement features Nomos swing system,
tempered blue balance spring, Nomos balance bridge fixed by screws on both sides, stop-seconds mechanism, bidirectional winding rotor, Glashütte three-quarter plate, DUW regulation system
adjusted in six positions,
tempered blue screws, rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and Nomos perlage.

Dial: Galvanized, rhodium-plated, hands also rhodium-plated.

Strap: Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black, remborde
lug width 18 mm.

Price: $3,070 model (solid steel back) and $3,460.