Editor’s note: Like you, we are also excited for the releases from the Watches & Wonders 2022. Before we get to dive deep into those here’s our preview and the Gut Reaction Review (Grr…) of the new Nomos Tangente Neomatik Platinum Grey. For our detailed hands-on reviews, please head to our dedicated reviews section here. This is NOT a sponsored post.
In A Nutshell
Trust Nomos to alway be on mark with their Bauhaus-inspired aesthetics and minimalist designs. Always working the design dictum of ‘less is more’, Nomos manages to create ripples without necessarily going over the top.
Come celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Tangente lineup, with the new Nomos Tangente Neomatik Platinum Grey, available in both 35mm and 39mm diameters.
New Nomos Tangente Neomatik Platinum – The 5 Ws
The new Nomos Tangente Neomatik Platinum ‘unisex’ model features a 30m water-resistant 35mm diameter and only 6.7mm thick stainless steel case with a lug-to-lug spacing of 43mm and interhorn spacing of 18mm.
The Tangente Neomatik 39 features a 50m water-resistant 38.5mm diameter and only 6.9mm thick stainless steel case with a lug-to-lug spacing of 47.3mm and interhorn spacing of 19mm.
Retailing for 4’690 AUD (39mm ref. 143) or 4’410 AUD (35mm, ref. 188), the non-limited editions were announced on 24 February 2022 and before you ask, no, the dial is not Platinum 950. It is, however, electroplated with rhodium, which in turn happens to be a platinum metal that provides this distinct gray hue.
Out of the two models, personally, I would prefer the 39mm version, given it offers more value for the money in my opinion. For a couple of hundred extra you get better water-resistance, still slim case, manageable lug-to-lug spacing even for those with slim wrists, and the same movement.
The new Nomos Tangente Neomatik Platinum is an understated yet elegant timepiece, perhaps best suited for the serious person in your life. Not for that friend whose every actions are filled with joie de vivre, but for say a professor who speaks rarely unless it’s necessary and walks soberly in a straight line rather than missing a step or two.
Best Foot Forward
The most striking feature about the new Nomos Tangente Neomatik Platinum is that understated grey-toned dial colour which along with the seriously slim case thickness of less than 7mm will ensure that the watch can be doubled up as both a dress and casual wear timepiece with panache.
Basic Specifications Of The New Nomos Tangente Neomatik Platinum
Inside both the new Nomos Tangente Neomatik Platinum reference 143 and 188 ticks the calibre DUW 3001 which is an automatic-winding mechanical movement developed and manufactured in-house measuring 28.8mm x 3.2mm. The movement comprises 27 jewels and beats at the frequency of 3Hz (21’600 A/h).
It features their proprietary escapement called the Nomos swing system, the Glashütte three-quarter plate, DUW regulation system impressively adjusted in six positions, ribbed polishing, tempered blue screws, rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage.
The watch face shows the functions of central hours & minutes, with a small seconds display at 6’o clock. The watch offers a 43-hour power reserve.
“And as is so often the case with NOMOS Glashütte, this model is also gender-neutral in terms of layout and material, differing only in size”.
Our Thoughts On The New Nomos Tangente Neomatik Platinum
My initial reaction on seeing the press release about the new Nomos Tangente Neomatik Platinum in my inbox was to pause and figure out if this was indeed a new release. At a cursory glance, it looks very similar to anything else in the Tangente family. But zoom in on the dial colour, and it pops.
The new Nomos Tangente Neomatik Platinum is decked out in sombre tones of grey, and should work best for those who like understated timepieces that are elegant yet restrained.
For many, appreciating Nomos can be an acquired art. If you are someone who usually prefers complicated watches or those with guilloche dials and the likes, understanding a Nomos timepiece can be a bit of a stretch. But if you get the chance to wear these on your wrist, chances are you will be singing a different tune. We recently had the opportunity to go hand-on with the Nomos Club Sport Neomatik 42 Date Blue, and were so smitten by it that ended up concluding that it could very well be the only watch you might need (if you are a one watch kind of a guy or gal).
There is something very comfortable and non-distracting about these, that allow you to go on about your day without any frivolous distractions, simply allowing you to tell time legibly even at a glance.
And it is in this simplistic execution that the new Nomos Tangente Neomatik Platinum shines.
Everything is carefully laid out, with no unnecessary design elements. The flat coin shaped cylindrical case with with straight flanks is clean-cut. There are simple alternating Arabic numerals (in Serif front) and tick indices to tell the time. No date aperture to break the symmetry of the clean dial. Rhodium-plated thread hands are tone-on-tone and easy to read.
And there is that azurage treatment of the sub-dial at 6’o clock for those who want a little bit of fun and textural play on the dial. This sunken counter also contrasts well with the mildly grained main dial, providing just enough visual disparity to command an appreciative glance but not strong enough to take away from the uniformity.
To find out more about the new Nomos Tangente Neomatik Platinum and their other watches, please head to their website here. All images unless otherwise stated are courtesy are © Copyright: NOMOS Glashütte.