Or, perhaps, Nomos! This is a brand that I’ve seen a good bit written about, but have never taken that close of a look at their products. At least, until now. And it seems like I’ve picked a good time, as they’ve revised their date-display models (denoted with Datum) to be more easily readable.
So, where do you start with a brand that’s as established as Nomos? For me, I went straight to what they state is their most popular model, the Tangente. More specifically, the Tangente Datum, which features a very readable date display at the 6 o’clock position.
While the date display is large, I don’t find it distracting. In fact, this watch has a decidedly minimalist feel to it – you get the time and date, you’ve got one crown to deal with, and life goes on. At 38mm wide and 6.75mm thick, and the absence of any lume, puts the watch firmly in the dress category. That said, I think it would be just as at home in the workplace as well.
When it comes to the movement, it’s manually wound, and is their Beta movement with a 42 hour power reserve. This is an in-house movement (from what I can tell), and features all of the following:
- Patented date mechanism
- Stop-seconds mechanism
- Triovis fine adjustment regulator (adjusted in six positions)
- Balance spring made from Nivarox 1A
- Incabloc shock protection
- Tempered blue screws
- Glashütte sunburst on ratchet and crown wheel
- Rhodium-plated movement surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage
All in all, quite the decorated movement. Perhaps not the fanciest once we’ve ever look at here on WWR, but it definitely should get the job done. All told, it’s easy to see why this would be a great selling watch for Nomos – though, at approximately $2300, it’s not exactly an impulse buy.