We’ve known Nomos Glashütte’s Tangente watch since its introduction in 1992, so the last thing we expected was a profound change. But now here it comes: Nomos brand watch is giving the watch a new automatic in-house movement and adding it to its Neomatik collection.
The new version of the Nomos Tangente is striking for several reasons. The Glashütte-based manufacture worked for many years to gain independence from Swiss movement suppliers: first with individual components, then with its own escapement subassembly (which it calls the “swing system”), and now with the automatic Caliber DUW 3001, a newly developed automatic movement that ticks inside the Tangente Neomatik and other Nomos models. “DUW” stands for “Deutsche Uhrenwerke” (German watch movements) and refers to Nomos’s distinction as the maker of its own movements.