A fresh German Design Award for NOMOS Glashütte
The German Design Council awarded its renowned design prize to the watchmaking company for the automatic timepiece Tangente Sport neomatik 42 date
Triumph for Tangente Sport: The new self-winding watch from NOMOS Glashütte finished the German Design Award ceremony as “Winner.” With 1000 feet of water resistance, it is more than just a sporty version of a NOMOS design classic. This is according to the international jury of the German Design Award, who praised not only its famous typography and brand-new NOMOS Sport bracelet—which adds to the “unique character” of the timepiece—but also the “usage of cutting-edge technology with materials of the highest quality.”
Indeed, this timepiece is like a miniature vault: The stainless steel case and the sapphire crystal glass are around 20 percent thicker than in other models, and the sealing gasket has also been reinforced. The aim of the NOMOS watch developers and materials experts was maximal robustness—and, of course, creating a beautiful timepiece. Ticking within, securely protected, is the innovative NOMOS neomatik date caliber DUW 6101, an in-house built movement. It affords the watch its extra-large date display at three o’clock—and, naturally, excellent winding performance as well as precision.
The winner of the German Design Award is decided by the German Design Council, which was founded as a brand and design authority in 1953 by the German federal parliament. It recognizes only the best ideas and products in the field of design—such as Tangente Sport from
NOMOS is one of the few owner-operated watchmaking companies in the world, producing fine mechanical timepieces with eleven proprietary calibers in the small town of Glashütte, eastern Germany. The trinity of German engineering, Glashütte watchmaking craft, and outstanding product design in the tradition of Bauhaus and the Deutscher Werkbund is why NOMOS watches have won numerous awards and are of the highest quality in every regard. This is the sixth time in a row that NOMOS Glashütte has received the German Design Award. Earlier in 2019 the NOMOS model Autobahn received the Gold award.