Nomos Introduces the Club 36 Blue for Ace Jewelers

Cheerfully affordable.

A family-owned watch retailer with a prominent online presence, Ace Jewelers has made its an annual affair to work with Nomos on a limited edition. Past editions include last year’s #NomiesforLife and the Zurich world time from the preceding year.

The latest is the Ace x NOMOS Club 36 Limited Edition, conceived to mark the five-year relationship between the German brand and Amsterdam-based retailer.

Initial thoughts

The appeal of Nomos; watches lie in their cheerfully simple aesthetics and affordability. Even though the Club 36 Blue is a limited edition for a retailer, it is quintessentially Nomos in style with its blue and orange dial.

Being the entry-level Nomos watch, the standard Club 36 is offered in a narrow number of dial colours, which is one of the main attractions of the new edition. And because it is based on the brand’s entry-level model, the Club 36 Blue is unusually affordable. The version with a solid back costs just US$1,000 or so.

An uncommon edition

According to Ace, its latest limited edition is only the third limited edition based on the Club 36 over the past decade. The upside of using this specific model as the base is affordability, since the Club 36 is the entry-level Nomos.

The tweaks that set the Ace edition apart lie in the dial, which has a blue and orange livery that’s based on Ace Jeweler’s corporate colours.

Dial aside, the watch is identical to the standard model. The case is polished steel, 36 mm in diameter, and offered with either a solid or open back.

Despite being the most affordable model Nomos makes, the Club 36 is still powered by a proprietary movement, as all Nomos watches are.

Both versions of the Club 36 Blue are equipped with the Alpha, a calibre made in house but based on the architecture of the Peseux 7001. It’s finished in typical Nomos style, which is surprisingly attractive despite the affordable price.

Key facts and price

Nomos Club 36 Blue Ace Edition
Ref. 701.S3 (closed back)
Ref. 703.S3 (open back)

Diameter: 36 mm
Height: 8.2 mm
Material: Steel
Crystal: Sapphire
Water resistance: 100 m

Movement: Alpha
Frequency: 21,600 beats per hour (3 Hz)
Winding: Hand-wind
Power reserve: 43 hours
Functions: Hours, minutes, and seconds

Strap: Horween shell cordovan with pin buckle; additional fabrics straps in blue and black

Limited Edition: 50 pieces with closed back, 100 pieces with open back
Availability: Direct from Ace Jewelers
Price: €893 (closed back); and €1,108 (open back)

Prices exclude taxes

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