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Introducing: The NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn (Live Pics & Pricing) –

Brisk Take

The most recent delivery from NOMOS Glashütte isn’t an emphasis on any past plan yet rather something constructed completely new starting from the earliest stage. The Autobahn assortment incorporates three models made in a joint effort with Werner Aisslinger and Tina Bunyaprasit of the all around respected plan Studio Aisslinger (also to how Mark Braun worked with NOMOS on the Metro ). The Autobahn is, as you’d anticipate, enlivened via car plan, in especially the simple dash instruments of mid-century vehicles. This isn’t a new area for the watch world, and NOMOS and Aisslinger have touched on various sayings and signs that will probably feel familiar.

The Autobahn is huge for a NOMOS at 41mm in width, though its case is generally thin and has downturned hauls to help it sit nearer to the wrist. The dial shows an enormous swath of lume from eight o’clock to four o’clock intended to review a speedometer and the date window shows three days all at once, a gesture to an odometer. The actual dial is bended, particularly observable close to the rehaut, and the running seconds sub-dial at six o’clock is additionally bended and recessed for a more sensational look. As you’d anticipate from NOMOS, the typography is all unmistakable and exact, even with a great deal going on.

The Autobahn is a car enlivened watch planned with Studio Aisslinger.

The date window shows three days at once.

The sub-dial for the seconds is recessed and curved.

Additionally, the development inside is the type DUW 6101, which was made with this watch as a main priority. It’s a bigger interpretation of the Neomatik programmed development, with a fast set date that works in both ways and the Swing System escapement as well. The Autobahn is valued at $4,800 taking all things together three colorways and is accessible from select retailers immediately.

Beginning Thoughts

On the wrist, the Autobahn sits overall quite low, though the 41mm size feels large.

Well, this is truly tough for me to compose, however I must do it: The Autobahn simply doesn’t do it for me. I’m a major enthusiast of NOMOS – I wore my Tangente more than some other watch a year ago –  and this is the main NOMOS delivered in an exceptionally lengthy timespan that I can’t see myself wearing and getting a charge out of. It’s a weird thing to say as somebody not at the company, but rather it simply doesn’t feel very “NOMOS” to me. For a brand that values clearness of direction, thoughtfulness of plan, and equilibrium of perkiness and restriction, the Autobahn feels jumbled and lost.

To read the time, you have to utilize the shadows of the un-lumed hands against the lumed track on the dial.

Some colorways do have lume on the hands, yet only for the hours.

Poor neatness is the most baffling thing about this watch. The hands are very thin and excessively close in shading to the dials, the three date window feels confounded and superfluously complicates something that should be simple, and the situation of lume is astounding. Take a gander at the images above – on some colorways there is lume on the hour hand (however not the moment hand) and on others you essentially have to utilize the shadows of the hands on the brightly lumes track to peruse the watch in obscurity. That’s anything yet simple. I’d honestly rather have no lume than lume like this. Things like the size and choice of tones might bother a few, however to me those are close to home choices and not genuine plan issues (the silver-plated dial’s shadings scheme is handsome and inconspicuous, for what it’s worth). 

Finally, the estimating doesn’t help the Autobahn. At $4,800, it’s perhaps the most costly steel watches that NOMOS makes (with just the magnificent Zürich Weltzeit coming in higher). For more than $1,000 less you could get quite a few exceptional NOMOS watches, from the Metro 38 to one of the new-ish Silvercut Neomatiks .

The Basics

Brand: NOMOS Glashütte
Model: Autobahn
Reference Number: 1301 (silver-plated), 1302 (midnight blue), 1303 (sports grey)

Diameter: 41mm
Thickness: 10.5mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: Silver-plated, sports dim, or midnight blue
Indexes: Arabic numerals
Lume: Yes, on certain hands and dashboard-roused markings
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Textile tie with treated steel pin buckle

The DUW 6101 development was planned with this watch in mind.

The Movement

Caliber: NOMOS DUW 6101
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Diameter: 35.2mm
Thickness: 3.6mm
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Winding: Automatic
Jewels: 27
Additional Details: Regulated by NOMOS “to chronometer norms” in six positions, date advances in only 30 minutes and can be put forth and in reverse, uses NOMOS Swing System escapement

The silver-plated Autobahn

The midnight blue Autobahn

The sport dark Autobahn

Evaluating & Availability

Price: $4,800
Availability: Immediately through NOMOS authorized retailers

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