Friday, 26 April 2013

Baselworld 2013: Nomos 38 series, including larger Tangente

The Tangente, Orion and Ludwig from Nomos are finally available with enlarged, 38 mm cases.

From left: Nomos Orion 38, Orion Grau 38, Tangente 38 and Ludwig 38

Previously only available with a 35 mm case, the base model manual wind Tangente, Orion and Ludwig are now available in 38 mm. Though the cases are only 3 mm larger, it will make a huge difference on the wrist.

35 mm was for a long time too small for a modern men's watch, so it is high time Nomos made the case larger. Up till now, the only larger Nomos models were the more expensive ones like the Tangomat with automatic movement. The entry level models all remained 35 mm, which was a shame because they are good value.

The Nomos 38 series also comprises one new addition to the Orion line, the Orion 38 Grau (German for "grey") which has a grey, rhodium-plated dial.

Nomos Orion 38 Grau

The Nomos 38 series watches are about 10% more expensive than their smaller counterparts.

- SJX


Nomos Tangente 38