No­mos con­tin­ues to break down long-held horo­log­i­cal be­liefs.

WatchTime - - Spotlight Nomos Duw 6101 -

of the DUW 6101 in the six watches re­leased this year is seen in a num­ber of ways thanks to the date wheel’s place­ment around the move­ment it­self. rough­out the Au­to­bahn col­lec­tion ($4,800), the date is shown at 6 o’clock through a large aper­ture that dis­plays three dates at once and is meant to re­sem­ble an odome­ter in a hat-tip to the col­lec­tion’s au­to­mo­bile aes­thetic. e date’s place­ment in each of the three Up­date mod­els is var­ied. e Up­date Tan­gente ($4,100) fea­tures the most in­no­va­tive place­ment in a se­ries of 31 aper­tures sur­round­ing the dial. As the date tran­si­tions, red dots will flood the two aper­tures that frame the cor­rect date. In the Up­date Orion ($4,200), No­mos’s clas­si­cal dress watch re­ceives its date place­ment at the con­ven­tional 3 o’clock spot as a nod to the model’s tra­di­tional styling. Fi­nally, the Lud­wig ($4,000), the only No­mos watch to fea­ture Ro­man nu­mer­als (other than the Cal­i­for­nia dial seen on the Club Cam­pus), places the date squarely at 4 o’clock in its Up­date it­er­a­tion.

Any dis­cus­sion of a No­mos move­ment would be in­com­plete with­out men­tion of its fin­ish­ing. With­out fail, the DUW 6101 fea­tures quin­tes­sen­tial Ger­man dec­o­ra­tion that in­cludes Glashütte rib­bing, tem­pered blue screws and rhodium plat­ing as well as No­mos’s sig­na­ture per­lage and sun­burst pol­ish. e en­grav­ing on the skele­tonized ro­tor is em­bossed and gold plated. For the first time in a No­mos move­ment, the base plate of the DUW 6101 is en­graved as well, read­ing REGULIERT IN 6 LAGEN, Ger­man for “ad­justed in six po­si­tions,” a re­minder of the move­ment’s fine ad­just­ment.

e No­mos DUW 6101 neo­matik cal­iber has re­freshed the date com­pli­ca­tion and, in the process, made it a new cor­ner­stone of the brand’s min­i­mal­ist iden­tity. No­mos has re­strained it­self from div­ing too deeply into the world of com­pli­ca­tions over its life­time, in­stead opt­ing to per­fect its man­u­fac­ture and ex­per­i­ment with case struc­ture and Bauhaus-tinged dial de­sign. By fo­cus­ing on the im­prove­ment of its date dis­play, No­mos is able to re­main in­side its wheel­house while con­tin­u­ing to break down long-held horo­log­i­cal be­liefs and turn them into im­pact­ful – and ac­ces­si­ble – time­pieces. —

A pro­pri­etary Swing Sys­tem es­cape­ment be­ing placed in a DUW 3001 neo­matik cal­iber.

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