NOMOS Glashütte Tangomat
NOMOS Glashütte knows what men want: the Tangomat raises the pulse on brawny wrists and shines technically with the best winding performance and timekeeping characteristics. The watch is held by a lavishly crafted Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan bracelet with a 20-mm lug. Cordovan leather is a special horsehide that is durable and water repellent thanks to its high fat content. The compact stainless steel case is straight and angular borrowed from the Bauhaus style. Temperature-blued steel hands circle on the galvanized, white silver-plated dial. Arabic numerals 2, 4, 8, 10 and 12 appear between dash indices. Sapphire crystal sits on top. The heart of the automatic watch is a manufacture caliber DUW (Deutsche Uhren Werke). Its production, including escapement assembly of NOMOS-Swing system, is self-determined.
Currently available NOMOS Glashütte Tangomat watches
Tangomat series offers five models
The basic model enriches a Tangomat Datum, extended by a patented date system at 6 o'clock. Tangomat GMT additionally brings second time zone at nine o'clock and 24-hour display. International three-letter airport codes provide location information. The dark platinum metal coated dial of the Tangomat Ruthenium shows up as a counterpoint to the bright numerals and polished rhodium-plated hands. While the basic version is equipped with a steel case back, the other Tangomat models reveal a sapphire crystal case back with three-quarter plate, stop-seconds, six-layer fine adjustment, NOMOS escapement, rubies, temperature-blued screws and ornamental cuts. Case dimensions vary between 38.3 / 40.0 mm diameter and 8.2 / 8.3 / 10.9 mm height. The NOMOS Tangomat from Glashütte is splash-proof and water-resistant to 3 ATM.
From the classic Tangente to the Tangomat
NOMOS Glashütte/Saxony was founded as a brand in 1990. In 1992, it released its first four basic models, including the Tangente, which was showered with awards for its shape and quality. The logical development step was to transform this ingenious classic into the first NOMOS automatic watch, the Tangomat, and to reflect it in the name in a promotionally effective way. NOMOS recalls the traditional art of fine watchmaking at 3 locations in Glashütte. From creative, cosmopolitan Berlin, the design is contributed by the company's own subsidiary.