July 15, 2019
Time for sports
Since Nomos was founded in the watch metropolis Glashütte, Germany, more than 25 years ago, the Tangente, one of its four original timepieces, has been the brightest star in the collection. Almost a synonym with the brand’s name, this timepiece successfully combines all the sophisticated features watch enthusiasts appreciate about the successful manufacture: classic simplicity, straightforward design and top-notch mechanics. Inspired by the Bauhaus school, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, the Tangente serves as textbook example for a true design watch.
The well-balanced clean dial with five numerals, slim hands in expressive “cornflower blue” and sub-seconds at 6 o’clock offer a highly distinctive and timeless design. The slim bezel and low case height add to the sophisticated appearance that caters to men and women alike. Based on this success formula, a host of Tangente timepieces was introduced in a range of styles that please diverse tastes over the course of the last 25 years. The collection of today offers 22 executions with several automatic and hand-wound movements, all of them genuine, and functions as date and power reserve as well as some stunning colour options.
As part of the new line-up for 2019, the company introduced the Tangente Sport neomatik 42 date at Baselworld 2019. With an impressive water resistance of 1,000 feet or 300 meters, a screw-down crown and a metal bracelet – a first for the brand and a stylish as one would expect from Nomos – the timepiece proves to be a good sport. Superluminova on the hour markers and hands allows for a great readability at night or under water. The timepiece is available with two dial colours, a white silver-plated with sand-coloured hour indexes and light-blue hands, and a marine-black with light-blue hour indexes, numerals, and sand-coloured hands. Both offer the beloved Tangente look, but naturally with a sportier twist.
The Tangente Sport neomatik 42 date sports the automatic DUW 6101 movement with date indication at 3 o’clock. Thanks to the date ring being placed around the neomatik movement, it allows for a particularly large indication. The calibre itself is only 3.6 mm in height and features the proprietary escapement, denoted by its tempered blue balance spring. Not to be missed are the typical characteristics such as the three-quarter plate and high-end finishing à la Nomos, including ribbon polish, Nomos perlage and tempered blue screws.
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