One thing I have always adored about Nomos watches is their legit absence of misrepresentation. The unadulterated plan of the underlying four models, which stay unaltered and accessible right up ’til today, set a solid point of reference. I may even venture to such an extreme as to say there is likely no other brand that can flaunt four totally unchanged models that have stayed dynamic in the assortment for a very long time. All things considered, the Nomos leaders have presented few drastically new items throughout the long term. However, what we have today is still a bit of stunning: totally new Nomos models delivered in white and rose gold.
Classic Nomos Models
The first component of these two new Nomos watches, Lux and Lambda, is the dauntlessness of configuration compared to what in particular we’ve seen in the course of recent many years. Nomos has always spent significant time in contribution an unbelievable value execution proportion with watches in treated steel cases. The first four models – Tangente, Tetra, Orion, Ludwig – were planned after unique Bauhaus-style models from the 1920s, renewed and adjusted by Düsseldorf-based visual craftsman Suzy Günther. Günther stayed consistent with Nomos for over 10 years, assuming responsibility for all the prospering brand’s visual necessities (not simply watch plan) until individual reasons made her leave.
Following Günther’s takeoff, conspicuous Mönchengladbach-based craftsman Klaus Schmitt took over visual undertakings (of which there were many), however he didn’t actually add or change anything in regards to the watches’ appearances, with the noticeable exemption of adding shading to models such as the women’s Tetra, the Wempe 100, and other exceptional versions. New looks at last showed up, basically as added models such as the Zürich and the world time/GMT watches – however tremendous takeoffs these were definitely not. There were few new components, most strikingly the Zürich case. This was Hannes Wettstein’s last plan project. An unmistakable Swiss mechanical creator maybe most well-known to that point in the watch world for his work with Ventura, Wettstein shockingly died in 2008, yet not before Simon Husslein (answerable for the Lux and Lambda models’ new cases) and Berlin teacher of plan Axel Kufus (who planned these new dials) showed up on the scene.
Another Pair Of Lux And Lambda
The looks of the new Lux and Lambda models are new for Nomos, however they actually feel directly with regards to what the brand has been accomplishing for the last twenty-two years. They are a development and not a takeoff. While this was the sort of danger that organizer and CEO Roland Schwertner normally despises taking, it is significant and eventually, as we would like to think, successful.
While the appearances of these two models are the primary thing to strike the eye, the developments are equally (if not more) tempting for a specialist of mechanical watches. Like these newdials and cases, the developments additionally need somewhat authentic explanation.
Wempe Chronometerwerke Tourbillon
In 2004 Schwertner was teaming up vigorously with Hellmut Wempe, the third-age owner of the Wempe chain, who was doing extraordinary business in Germany with Nomos watches as the passage level items in his 25 stores. To commence Wempe’s own watch mark and praise various Wempe-related exercises such as introducing the Glashütte observatory as a creation workshop and chronometer-testing office (the just a single by and by in Germany), the two concocted a Nomos-planned and fabricated luxury watch, the Chronometerwerke. The 25-piece restricted version tourbillon was planned by Nomos’ Thierry Albert (at that point head watchmaker at Nomos) and affectionately hand tailored by Albert and Daniel Malchert. A restricted version, tonneau-formed, hand-wound model with a comparable look (yet without tourbillon) was likewise launched at the equivalent time.
The Lux’s DUW 2002 Movement
Naturally, after this was accomplished, contemplations went to making a comparable piece for Nomos’ own assortment, yet this was kept as a second thought for near 10 years. Today, it has shown up. The Lux and Lambda developments are close family members of the Wempe developments of 2004, thousand examples of the sort of significant level watchmaking Nomos is able to do and would now like the world to know about. Head watchmaker Mirko Heyne (liable for Nomos’ automatic and world time developments) has radiantly used a (more than) three-quarter plate, run of the mill completing examples and design of Glashütte, and the hand-engraved equilibrium chicken. Rather than etching the offset rooster with a flower design as numerous brands do, on the off chance that you look carefully, you will see that Nomos’ hand-engraved example plays with the words “Mit Liebe in Glashütte gefertigt” (“made with adoration in Glashütte”), a very Nomos detail.
DUW 2001 Movement In The Lambda
Today, all Nomos types – which have been named for the Greek letter set since the presentation the automatic development – are the brand’s own. Furthermore, with the presentation of the Lux and Lambda models, the type names change again to underscore Nomos’ assembling abilities: the round Lambda model is powered by Caliber DUW 1001, while the tonneau-molded Lux flaunts Caliber DUW 2002. DUW means “Deutsche Uhrenwerke” and plays on Glashütte’s powerful past regarding development capabilities.
The Two Nomos Lux Models
Let’s investigate these two new models. The Lux is a basic time-just watch that uses the new-to-Nomos tonneau case shape. The case is delivered in white gold with wire drags and you have a choice of either an all shimmering white dial or a dial with shiny white registers and a light blue ground. The measurements are 40.5mm by 36mm by 8.95mm thick, and a huge sapphire caseback shows off the physically wound DUW 2002 development, with 84 hour power reserve.
The Pair Of Lambda Watches
The Lambda holds a round shape recognizable to Nomos sweethearts, yet the case is a new shape and comes in at a bigger than regular 42mm in both white and rose gold. It’s actually dainty at 8.9mm thick, and the dial space is overwhelmed by a gigantic power save marker at 12 o’clock, checking from 84 hours to 0 hours. The development is physically wound as well, so you’ll really will see this power hold hand move throughout a few days. It’s a cool execution that feels especially within the Nomos aesthetic.
Nomos has never gone down similar ways as others, and that is important for the fascination and charm of this brand. With the Lux and Lambda models, each of which is restricted to only 100 pieces retailing between $17,800 (for the Lambda in rose gold) and $20,500 (for the Lux in white gold), it enters the world of contemporary fine watchmaking. In any case, depend on it, the treated steel models that specialists have come to know, love, and manage are bound to remain Nomos’ center business.
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