The Berlin Wall came down on 9 November 1989 – to mark that event German watchmaker Nomos has unveiled a pair of Orion wristwatches. Available in two sizes, 33 mm or 38 mm, the Orion 1989 has a galvanised “November grey” dial with gilded hands and markers. The dark dial makes these unusual, as the quintessential Nomos look is a clean design with a silvered dia.
The case is polished steel with a sapphire crystal and solid case back. Both models are equipped with the Nomos Alpha movement, a hand-wound calibre with a 43 hour power reserve.
|Orion 1989 38
Though the underpinnings of the movement are the reliable Peseux 7001, the movement is made in-house by Nomos. And like all Nomos movements it is attractively decorated – the bridges are striped and the winding wheels have a sunburst finish – more so than most other watches at this price point.
|Orion 1989 33
The Orion 1989 is supplied on a grey nubuck leather strap. The 33 mm model retails for US$2300 while the Orion 1989 38 is US$2620 – both cost just $60 more than the comparable regular production Orion. They will be available on November 9 at retailers and also direct from Nomos.Back to top.