Nomos celebrates 175 years of German watchmaking with a new limited edition series – presenting the Ludwig, in three variants, with three different calibers.
Press Release with commentary in italics.
Celebrating 175 years of watchmaking
A center of fine watchmaking since 1845: Timepieces made in Glashütte, Germany, are unique around the world. NOMOS Glashütte is marking this significant anniversary with three limited-edition versions of a classic model.
It is interesting that Nomos makes claim to the heritage of Glashütte watchmaking which began in 1845 with F.A. Lange. The Nomos company was established in 1990, after the reunification of Germany. However, we do see that being established in the heart of German watchmaking, the influence of the region and the established skills present allow Nomos to flourish. The Nomos aesthetic is decidedly of Bauhaus origin, a movement which began in 1907.
Nomos Ludwig – 175 Years of German Watchmaking
Three new versions of Ludwig are introduced, each limited to just 175 pieces, and regulated by Nomos to chronometer specifications. The Ludwig is the most classical of Nomos timepieces.
To start, all three have a polished, enamel-white dial, reminiscent of early pocket watches. However, modern production methods make these new watches stronger and more durable, and so even more beautiful. The rounded hands in the classic leaf form are also special—as well as tempered blue, of course, according to Glashütte tradition. They ensure that these watches are exceptionally legible. The sapphire crystal glass back features a limited edition engraving and the addition: “175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte.”
Roman numerals, subtle indexes, railroad minute markers—also known by the French name chemin de fer. All gathered in a slender case reminiscent of a pocket watch: NOMOS Ludwig is a watch that could hardly be more classic. A timepiece for people who treasure traditions.
Alongside the hand-wound version with the NOMOS Alpha caliber (Ludwig – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte), there are two versions with innovative automatic calibers from NOMOS Glashütte: DUW 3001 (in Ludwig neomatik 39) and DUW 6101 (in Ludwig neomatik 41 date). These two neomatik movements represent a new technical standard, as well as mechanical watchmaking taken to the highest level.
Typical Glashütte features are visible through the sapphire crystal glass: the three-quarter plate, tempered blue screws, ribbed polishing, and the NOMOS swing system. This in-house designed and built escapement sets the pace inside the caliber, and NOMOS is one of only a handful of watchmaking companies worldwide able to produce it.
Nomos went to the trouble to equip the 3 new limited edition variants with three different calibers – the Alpha, the DW3001 and the DW6101. Nice attention to detail.
Ludwig neomatik 41 date also features a date function with Roman numerals for the very first time. And the fact that all three models are also regulated as a chronometer would be is an extra-special feature—and a wonderful 175th anniversary gift.
The watches of the anniversary edition are available with retailers from mid-July.