Glashütte, a town in Saxony, Germany, has been making watches for the past 175 years. To honour this milestone, Nomos, a relatively young brand, founded in Glashütte in 1990, has announced three new Orion Neomatik watches in sizes 36 mm (Ref. 395.S1), 39 mm (Ref. 345.S1) and 41 mm (Ref.365.S1), each limited to 175 pieces. These are dress watches in the true sense of the term. Usually, dress watches are fuss-free, minimalistic and designed to get paired perfectly with formal attire. In other words, dress watches are traditional and pay homage to the art of watchmaking.
Furthermore, in the words of American essayist, lecturer and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquillity that no religion can bestow.” In this context, dress watches are a sophisticated accessory that accentuates the overall appearance of a well-dressed person. This is most probably the only real piece of jewellery a man would have for all those important meetings and events. Dress watches are just like cars, which means these cannot be worn as everyday timepieces.
The three new stainless steel-cased watches come with sapphire crystals and tempered blue hour and minute hands. Each white silver-plated dial gets gold hour markers and a small seconds subdial with a tempered blue hand at 6 o’clock. However, the larger 41 mm watch gets a different movement and a date window at 3 o’clock with a white background and black numerals.
Powering the 36 mm and 39 mm Nomos Orion Neomatik watches is the automatic calibre DUW 3001 with 43 hours of power reserve; the 41 mm model is run by automatic calibre DUW 6101 with 42 hours of power reserve. Turning each watch over showcases the sapphire crystal caseback with a stainless steel oscillating weight. On the outer periphery, you can find the engraving of the individual watch number out of 175.
The watches are finished on Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black leather straps with stainless steel winged clasps. The new Nomos Orion Neomatik collection comes in a black leather wallet. With the box set, wearers also get a card to ensure the watches’ authenticity and registration on the brand website. By launching the Nomos Orion Neomatik watch collection in three sizes, the Glashütte-based timepiece maker has ensured that there is a watch for every wrist. Just dress it up!