While we’re more utilized here, at Monochrome-Watches, to survey complicated watches, we have sort of a smash for a (somewhat) reasonable brand coming from Glashütte, Germany: Nomos . Nothing here about crazy complications or attractive hand wraps up. Nonetheless, Nomos brings some intriguing watches, wonderfully crafted and planned, along with a noteworthy innovative content – at an exceptionally fair cost. Their most recent creation, presented during Baselworld 2015, makes no special cases for the standard. It’s named the Nomos Minimatik and it comes with the manufacture’s new, thin, programmed in-house development, the type DUW 3001.
The Nomos Minimatik
In an industry that will in general make colossal and excessively designed watches – at times without any reasons – Nomos continues doing its thing: severe watches with little distances across. In any case, the brand may be motivated by the compositional pattern ‘ Bauhaus ‘ (a moderate school of plan), it likewise has this small something, a little portion of wildness that makes effectively unmistakable watches. Simply take a gander at the brand’s site and their publicizing efforts and you’ll comprehend this point. Their most recent creation, the Nomos Minimatik, is about the brand’s DNA, which means a little, thin, severe watch with barely enough strength to make an engaging product.
The Nomos Minimatik brings back a similar plan signs than, for instance, the Zurich Weltzeit or the Ahoi , yet here with a more round and youthful plan. While the past manifestations of the brand were coming with a severe and squared shape, this Minimatik has more bends. The 35.5mm case can be viewed as little however, truth be told, it suits a man’s or a woman’s wrist consummately. The strength of Nomos is to never succumb to the enticement of huge watches – and clearly, once lashed, it works. Not just the Nomos Minimatik has a limited width however it additionally comes with a sensible tallness of 8.6mm – because of the development, yet we’ll get back on this later. These measurements, along with a comfortable Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan lash, takes part to the attentiveness and comfort.
This Minimatik likewise brings a note of natural air and a more youthful inclination with brilliant contacts, for the lists and the hands. The hour numerals and dabs are blue and the three hands dim red. The colours are somewhat more erratic compare to the typical highly contrasting plan of Nomos, yet stays cautious. It’s about details.
The new in-house DUW 3001 movement
Nomos already has a few own developments in its assortments, concerning occasion the complicated programmed type Epsilon that can be found in the Zurich Weltzeit or the amazingly completed DUW 1001/2002 of the Nomos Lux and Lambda (in an other value range notwithstanding). They likewise declared in 2014 the in-house creation of the escapement modules – balance wheel, hairspring and escapement – known as the Nomos Swing System . It’s fairly great to see a brand like Nomos delivering every one of these components in-house, particularly because the speculations required are colossal. Be that as it may, since the Swatch ébauche ban (ETA halting to convey developments to outsiders), brands like Nomos have no other decision to out-source from ETA-clones fabricates or to make their own developments. The present circumstance normally prompts an enormous increment of the creation costs, and along these lines, to a bigger retail cost. This might have been the situation with Nomos – yet no!
The Nomos Minimatik comes with a spic and span development, the type DUW 3001 – additionally shared by the Tangente assortment. Indeed, we’re before a completely in-house motor, from the stuff train to the escapement module. More used to manual winding types, Nomos currently comes with a programmed version, that in spite of this extra-include, remains incredibly thin at 3.2mm, permitting the watches fitted with this development to have a fair tallness – normally cry 9mm.
The Caliber DUW 3001 estimates 28.8mm (a gigantic width considering the little cases that makes a pleasant view from the caseback). The completions are perfect and lovely, with Glashütte ribbing on the 3/4 plate, perlage on the primary plate, tempered blue screws and (machined) cleaned sloped points. Obviously, it comes with Nomos swing framework with tempered blue equilibrium spring and it is changed in 6-positions. It brags 42 hours power hold and ticks at 21.600 bph.
Now comes THE inquiry. The entirety of this content may be costly compared to the old style assortments of Nomos, on the grounds that, plainly, you’ll get a serious fascinating bundle. Truth be told, Nomos even accomplished to keep a sensible cost, as the Nomos Minimatik will be evaluated at 2.800 Euros (accessible this fall).
More to discover on Nomos Official Website .