Nomos extends their collection with the new Orion neomatic, a 175 piece limited edition in 3 sizes – 36, 29 and 41.
Press Release with commentary in italics.
New: Nomos Glashütte Orion neomatic
Retail prices for the new Nomos Orion are as follows:
- Orion neomatic 36 Ref. 395.51: SGD 4,990
- Orion neomatic 39 Ref. 345.51: SGD 5,230
- Orion neomatic 41 Date Ref. 365.51 SGD 5,790
Prices are inclusive of GST.
The novelties are based on their best selling line – the Orion – a classic three hand watch. The Orion collection has currently 26 references, and the 3 new models make 29. The new models are released to celebrate the 175 years of watchmaking in Glashütte, and thus limited to 175 pieces each reference. The novelty is built on the sober Orion vibes and has a slight bombé the very classical dial, and equipped with domed sapphire crystal. The watches are dressed in traditional stainless steel with a silver bezel. Accents are the bar markers are in gold and the hands blued steel. As noted in the release notes, the small seconds hand sub-dial is at the same level as the rest of the dial, and not recessed as typical.
The movement are all in-house, with the 36mm and 39mm non-date versions being powered by the DW3001, the 41mm with date by the DUW 6101.
Craftsmanship and high-tech, tradition and research: NOMOS Glashütte now presents Orion neomatik – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte. A trio of watches which combine the past and the present to propel Glashütte history into tomorrow.
These watches are beautiful. Polished to a gleam, silver-plated, elegantly domed, with faceted golden indices and tempered blue hands: Perfection is possible, as evinced by the dials of three new watches from watchmaker NOMOS Glashütte, each limited to 175 pieces: Orion neomatik, Orion neomatik 39 and Orion neomatik 41 date. All three have role models: historic watches once made by master Glashütte horologists. Watches crafted by budding talents to demonstrate the essence of this town’s artisanship.
As part of their highly respected training, students at the Glashütte school of watchmaking made timepieces which were anything but “practice watches.” They were, in fact, timepieces crafted to demonstrate the full breadth and depth of their skill. These watches were housed in cases made of silver rather than the usual gold. Watches bearing indices instead of numerals. Watches of the very finest caliber.
The NOMOS model on which the three new watches are based—the classic Orion—has garnered a certain amount of fame as an archetypical watch. Appearing in a new look and adjusted in six positions to chronometer values, the three new members of this family today are celebrating the history of this watchmaking town. A clever detail: For the first time ever, the small seconds dial has not been recessed into the dial, lending the watch further elegance.
The NOMOS special series Orion neomatik – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte with new watches in 36, 39 and 41 millimeters (one with a date display, two without) houses automatic NOMOS calibers, all of which are signed and numbered at the workshop, celebrating all the Glashütte features, including a three-quarter plate, Glashütte ribbing and tempered blue screws. Even DUW 6101, the movement featuring a date mechanism, which ticks away inside the Orion neomatik 41 date—the largest of the three watches—is extremely sleek. Always comprised of three parts, the stainless steel case (with a domed sapphire crystal front and back featuring an anti-reflective coating on both sides), the tempered blue hands above the domed, polished, galvanized and white silver-plated dial (with indices embossed in gold) and the crown engraved with the NOMOS logo round out these beautiful watches made in Glashütte.
With a vertical integration that far exceeds legal requirements, they not only satisfy the so called Glashütte Regulation, they surpass it with ease. And so it is that Orion neomatik, Orion neomatik 39 and Orion neomatik 41 date, along with all their visible and hidden merits, combine traditional artisanry with modern technology—both on the wrist and as an investment. These new masterpieces exhibit yet another virtue: They are strictly limited to 175 pieces each worldwide.