New: NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 for Doctors Without Borders

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Nomos Glashütte supports the 50th anniversary of Médecins Sans Frontières or Doctors Without Borders with a new Tangente 38. The maison will donate EUR 100 for every watch sold.

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New: NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 for Doctors Without Borders

The new NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 for Doctors Without Borders. Limited Edition of 2021 pieces.


Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders in English, is an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organisation of French origin best known for its projects in conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases. Concerned with the world hunger increasing by the day, a situation that is being aggravated by the war in Ukraine, NOMOS Glashütte lends a helping hand with the contribution of EUR 100 for every watch of the novel model that is sold.

The novelty is a variation of the Tangente 38 Ref.165 with the special feature of the 12th hour marker in red, and with the same retail price of EUR 1,620.

The regular Tangente 38, a beautiful and simple watch runs on a handwinding movement. Known as the Alpha, the in-house manufactured movement is a reliable timekeeper with good finishing. The aesthetics are nicely done with tempered blued screws, ribbing, perlage and sunburst finishes.

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In the midst of a difficult world, it’s almost Christmas again. But there are gifts that also give hope to those who are in need at this very moment. One such example is the special edition of the NOMOS classic Tangente 38: Created in cooperation with Doctors Without Borders, it ensures better times—both for the recipient as well as for people in need. 100 euro from the sale of this watch—created by NOMOS Glashütte to celebrate 50 years of Doctors Without Borders—will go directly to the Nobel Prize-winning emergency relief organization. It pays for medicines, operations, special high-calorie nutrition for malnourished children, as well as bandages and medical supplies. In Ukraine, Syria, Yemen and crisis areas around the world.

This watch is sustainable, but not just because it is hand-made in our manufacture in Glashütte. But also because it is durable and repairable. This minimizes our carbon footprint and reduces consumption. Tangente 38 – 50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières is an energy-saving model—and requires no toxic batteries. The little bit of energy that the watch needs to tell the time is supplied to the caliber by hand, by rotating the crown to wind up the watch.

This watch stands for tolerance and worldliness. Not just because this is what German Bauhaus stood for, according to whose rules this watch was designed and built—and what its design unmistakably expresses. But also because NOMOS Glashütte exemplifies these values and demonstrates its convictions as a company.

With a vertically integrated manufacture of up to 95 percent, the Glashütte movement was manufactured at NOMOS in. Glashütte: Small and microscopic parts are manufactured in-house. Strict rules apply to raw materials and the few items that NOMOS Glashütte purchases from third parties. A supplier code guarantees that its sources also work in a socially and environmentally responsible manner for NOMOS Glashütte. The bottom line: It takes little steps to make a big difference, and anyone who gives this watch as a gift is taking a small step to helping the world.

You can support by getting directly involved—for example, as a doctor, nurse or logistician with Doctors Without Borders. With a donation. Or with a truly unique emergency aid model: Tangente 38 – 50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières from NOMOS Glashütte. A wristwatch based on the brand’s most popular model, Tangente. It has the classic and very harmonious diameter of 38 millimeters. It is limited. 100 euros per unit sold goes directly and without deductions to the Nobel Prize winning organization, Doctors Without Borders, and yet the watch costs no more than the standard model. The dial bears the red twelve, which indicates emergency aid: red has also been the color of Doctors Without Borders for half a century. 

The iconic NOMOS twelve in striking red: the mark of watches that lend a hand. And, red has been the color of Doctors Without Borders for half a century.

With this timepiece from NOMOS Glashütte, everyone can provide emergency aid for a better future, and model it too: The red twelve is also intended to raise aid awareness, encouraging even more people to provide support. Helping has quite possibly never been more important than now and with this watch: The limited model is a classic for life and provides for better times ahead. For the wearer, but going beyond that for others—for people in need. 


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