NOMOS Glashütte releases the Metro 33 in 3 new colors, silver, sage, and muted red. The newest additions to the watch family designed by Mark Braun, all three represent images of the big city: gleaming facades (all silver), red brick buildings such as those found in Brooklyn (muted red), and the luscious green of the parks or the Statue of Liberty (sage).
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New: NOMOS Glashütte Metropolitan 33 in Silver, Sage and Muted Red
The NOMOS Glashütte Metropolitan 33 is a beautiful watch that comes in three variations: silver, muted red, and sage. The watch has a diameter of 33mm and a thickness of 7.5mm, making it a perfect fit for both men and women. The watch is water-resistant up to 5 ATM (50 meters) and has a transparent sapphire crystal case back that reveals the hand-wound 3 Hz (21,600 vph) Alpha calibre, which is also in-house built by NOMOS. The movement has 43 hours of power reserve and is adjusted in six positions and decorated with Glashütte ribbing, tempered blue screws, and perlage.
The dial of the watch is minimalist yet rich in details. The hands are stepped like the Empire State Building, dot indexes indicate the hours while numerals are used for the five-minute intervals, the sub-seconds dial is recessed, and the second hand is accentuated against the colored dials. The silver variation is completely monochromatic with everything in crisp white and silver. The muted red variation pairs its brickhouse-inspired backdrop with a seconds hand and minute markers in pink. The sage variation delivers them then in yellow.
The color palette of these watches is inspired by New York landmarks. The muted red color is an ode to the classic brownstone buildings of the city; the sage dial is inspired by the city’s parks or the bronze Statue of Liberty; and the silver is designed to evoke the gleaming facades of New York’s skyscrapers .
The price of each variation is $2,300. Overall, this watch is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a stylish yet understated timepiece below 35mm.
In the run-up to the tenth anniversary of the famous NOMOS Metro, designer Mark Braun has recast his original design in all-new feminine versions: three times Metro 33.
GLASHÜTTE, OCTOBER 19, 2023. Metro 33 in all silver, sage, and muted red are the newest additions to the watch family designed by Mark Braun; watches from NOMOS Glashütte that truly capture the zeitgeist. The colors of all three represent images of the big city: gleaming facades (all silver), red brick buildings such as those found in Brooklyn (muted red), and the luscious green of the parks or the Statue of Liberty (sage). Thus in stainless steel, with a milled sub-seconds dial, and in new colors-Metro is completely new.
Exquisite details: Be it the gleaming dial of the all silver version or the intricate double curved sapphire crystal glass of all three, the wire lugs with their quick-change spring bars or the signature Metro crown with its diamond knurling, everything testifies to impeccable Glashütte craftsmanship and the highest design standards. The Berlin designer adds playful little details, such as the second hands and minute markers in pink and yellow. Mark Braun is delighted: “These three smaller models are successfully expressing what my original Metro was able to express for me in 2014. For me, they are what I understand by contemporary elegance: smart, playful, and full of energy.” Simone Elbe, Head of Sales (DACH) at NOMOS Glashütte, already has a new favorite watch: “The reflective silver, for sure. It is a piece of the city and art that you can wear!”
The NOMOS Alpha proprietary caliber is at work within all three new versions of Metro 33. This is the most frequently produced and highly acclaimed hand-wound caliber from Glashütte. The three exciting new ladies’ watches whivh also suit men with slender wrists, of course come with a choice of a steel or sapphire crystal back. A vegan velour leather strap in light gray rounds off the watch design. The new models are available from selected retailers and at nomos-glashuette.com this fall.