Hands-On: The NOMOS Nachtblau Collection, Four NOMOS Classics Get A Cool Dark Blue Treatment
When I give the signal “NOMOS,” what likely flies into your inner consciousness is a thin, present day looking watch with a silvered dial. Those qualities have been finely sharpened throughout the last more than twenty years, giving NOMOS an in a flash conspicuous plan language. Yet, some of the time the German watchmaker likes to disrupt its own norms. The new Nachtblau assortment is an ideal illustration of this, four exemplary NOMOS watches delivered in inky 12 PM blue with brilliant accents and the production’s most recent movements.
The Minimatik Nachtblau
This is a long way from the first run through NOMOS has settled on vivid dials. There have been huge loads of restricted versions and such throughout the long term, in addition to discharges like the Zurich Weltzeit in True Blue , the Ahoi Atlantik, and even the assortment of champagne Neomatik watches from simply a year prior. In any case, to my eye, this is the boldest arrangement of dials we’ve seen from NOMOS as a feature of a standard assortment, with a profound, fascinating ground and brilliant, peculiar glimmers of shading throughout.
The Metro Neomatik Nachtblau
The Tangente Neomatik Nachtblau
The three watches we have here are the Minimatik Nachtblau, the Metro Neomatik Nachtblau, and the Tangente Neomatik Nachtblau (there is additionally a Tetra Neomatik in the assortment, however we couldn’t get an example for this story). The first is a 35.5mm watch while the last two are 35mm in any event, making them somewhat more modest than most present day watches, yet very wearable (more on that in a piece). The most amazing aspect however is the manner by which thin the watches are, with the Tangente coming in at simply 6.9mm high and the other two both somewhere in the range of 8mm and 9mm thick. The dull dials are a decent contrast to NOMOS’s standard light-and-windy dials, so fans who effectively own (at least one) NOMOS watches can add another measurement to their collections.
The super level programmed development permits each of the three of these watches to stay super slim.
Looking closer at the dial, you can see all the various tones present. It’s a great deal, yet the general impression is substantially more quelled than this.
The blue utilized for the fundamental dial ground is truly remarkable. This is one of those basic things that would be truly simple to get off-base, so don’t make it look like table stakes. It glances somewhat purple in certain light and practically dark in other light, changing for the duration of the day, as you continue on ahead. The solitary genuine disadvantage is that it’s a monster agony to shoot photographs of (ardent Instagrammers, you hear what I’m saying here) and it shows residue and earth conspicuously. By and large however, I’m a major fan.
When you begin to take a gander at the dials, you’ll notice a ton going on. The dials combine different shades of printing, including a brilliant shade of blue or greenish blue that NOMOS calls green, an ostentatious neon orange (conveyed for the seconds hand too), a brilliant yellow tone, just as genuine metallic gold on account of the Minimatik. Fortunately, keen plan has kept the general impression from a distance considerably more downplayed than this would make the watches sound. At the point when you need the piece of blaze, you can lean in. Else you can appreciate from a typical viewpoint.
The in-house type DUW-3001 development is altogether four Nachtblau watches.
One thing bringing together these three watches is the utilization of the in-house type DUW-3001 development. This type appeared a year ago in the Minimatik and is the brand’s first super level programmed development. It’s simply 3.2mm thick, has a 42-hour power save, and conveys the in-house NOMOS Swing System escapement also. The completing, which you can respect through the sapphire casebacks of these watches, is pleasant, if not resplendent, and is certainly better compared to whatever else you’ll discover on a programmed type at this cost. It’s difficult to exaggerate how huge of an arrangement this development is to NOMOS, as it’s the climax of heaps of specialized turns of events and gives the assembling a meager, rich base development to expand on for quite a long time to come. Furthermore it looks incredible and works extraordinary here, as is.
The Metro Neomatik Nachtblau, with its 35mm size, looks incredible on the two people (seen here on the latter).
On my wrist, the Minimatik simply didn’t look right, however that is totally down to individual taste.
On the wrist, these three watches all wear amazingly well. The more modest sizes make them entirely comfortable and assist offset with excursion the general strength of the dial tones. Certainly, a few men won’t cherish wearing a 35mm watch, however except if that is an off limits for you, I think you’ll truly appreciate every one of the three models. Specifically, I appreciated the Tangente the best (disclaimer: I’m a glad proprietor of a 38mm Tangente) in light of the fact that the precarious case sides and sharp-edged hauls grounded the new dial pleasantly, however the Metro was a nearby second. The Minimatik still isn’t a watch for me, however this new form is, definitely, the best one yet.
The Nachtblau assortment is another expansion to NOMOS’s primary line of watches (read: they’re not restricted version). The Tangente Neomatik Nachtblau is the passage point into the assortment at $3,580, with the Minimatik Nachtblau estimated at $3,800 and the Metro Neomatik Nachtblau evaluated at $3,960. The Tetra Neomatik Nachtblau, not envisioned here, is estimated at $3,980.
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