Sunday, 16 February 2014

Pre-Basel 2014: Introducing the Nomos Tetra Berlin set, four square watches in striking colours

The square Nomos Tetra is now available with four new striking dial colours, each inspired by the city of Berlin, and equipped with Nomos' in-house, hand-wound movements.



At Baselworld 2014 Nomos, the German manufacturer of cheerful and modestly priced timepieces, will present the Tetra Berlin set, a quartet of watches in what it calls "very metropolitan colours", ranging from rose gold to dark blue. Each Tetra has a 29.5 mm by 29.5 mm steel case with sapphire crystals on both sides, and coloured dials with gold-plated hands. And all are powered by Nomos' in-house calibres.


Four models are available. The Kleene (Berlin dialect for "little one"), which has a celadon green dial and the only one with a power reserve indicator. 


Tetra Kleene

The other three are all time-only watches, the Goldelse (named after the gold statue on the Berlin Victory Column), the green-dial Clärchen (after a famous dance hall in Berlin), and the blue Nachtijall ("nightingale). 


Goldelse

Clärchen

Nachtijall

Each Berlin watch (except the Kleene) is equipped with the manual-wind Nomos Alpha movement. This is a time-only movement based on the Peseux 7001 but modified and attractively finished by Nomos.

The Kleene has a power reserve indicator and contains the DUW 4301, an in-house calibre from the same family as the new movements found in the high-end Lambda and Lux models Nomos launched last year.

Prices have yet to be announced, but based on the current collection, the Berlin time-only models will retail for approximately US$2320 and the power reserve model will be around US$3000. All four models are delivered on a grey straps.