Nomos Glashutte is an in-house German watch brand that stands alone from the rest. They are known for their minimalist designs and straight forward execution of dials and movements. I like that they have their own originaility of design, craft manship and price points that the other German Watch brands just don’t have.
The watch we are examining is the new Nomos Lambada. This watch is available in white gold and rose gold and limited to 100 pieces in each color metal.
Even though this watch is round and has that familiar Nomos Design, it feels like something from a different time. The case is 42 mm, has a very slim profile but feels larger than normal while layout of the dial is quite nice because it’s clean and classic with an 84 hour power reserve indicator which takes up almost half of the space on the dial.
Normally, this would bother me, but it doesn’t because it gives the watch character and makes it feel vintage. The subs-seconds hand is above the six o’clock position and very close to the hour and minute hand, but somehow this all seems to work together quite nicely without feeling crowded or cluttered. The crown used is an onion crown to manually wind this watch which is totally timeless but I wish they incoprorated the steel bued hands on the rose gold model for better contrast.
As the watch is manual wind and Nomos makes their own movements, you can see the beautifully finished manual wind movement through the sapphire crystal case back. Most of the High German watch brands hand engrave a floral like pattern on the balance cock of the watch, but if you look more closely you will see that Nomos experiments with their own hand-engraved pattern with the words “Mit
Liebe in Glashütte gefertigt” (“made with love in Glashütte”), which is an iconic marking of Nomos.
This watch is kind of outside the realm of what Nomos is known for or normally does, because their products are usually made out of stainless steel and are incredibly well priced. I believe this watch retails for under $20,000 in both metals. Personally, I like it and I think it’s good for Nomos and will appeal to a new audience and gives them more credibility as a high end watch maker.