Nomos has fitted the Tangente with the new DUW 3001 extra-thin automatic movement, added a dash of colour, while keeping the original size and proportions of its classic wristwatch.
Nomos‘ very first wristwatch was the Tangente, designed in the clean style of the Deutscher Werkbund movement (not exactly Bauhaus as often assumed), which set the tone for the rest of its watches. Now for the first time the Tangente is available with an automatic movement, the new DUW 3001 that’s also found in new Minimatik, also newly unveiled at Baselworld 2015. The new DUW 3001 movement is 3.2 mm high, making it as tall as a handful of postage stamps. It has a 42 hour power reserve and bidirectional automatic winding.
With such a slim movement inside, the Tangente Automatik is 6.9 mm high, just 0.3 mm taller than the hand-wound version. But the case diameter remains a modest 35.5 mm.
Visually it’s nearly identical to the Tangente hand-wind, save for a bit of red on the lettering and in the seconds hand. And both the hour and minutes hands are black oxidised steel, instead of the blued steel found in most other Nomos watches.
The Tangente Automatik costs US$3780, compared to US$2180 for the traditional hand-wound, display back Tangente.Back to top.