Or, perhaps, Nomos! Â 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. Â At least, until now. Â 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? Â For me, I went straight to what they state is their most popular model, the Tangente. Â 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. Â 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. Â At 38mm wide and 6.75mm thick, and theÂ absenceÂ of any lume, puts the watch firmly in the dress category. Â 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. Â 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
- GlashÃ¼tte sunburst on ratchet and crown wheel
- Rhodium-plated movement surfaces with GlashÃ¼tte ribbing and NOMOS perlage
All in all, quite the decorated movement. Â Perhaps not the fanciest once we’ve ever look at here on WWR, but it definitely should get the job done. Â 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.