NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn

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The NOMOS Autobahn is a sophisticated piece designed for the new neomatik caliber with elements that create a sense of motion. The Autobahn comes in three versions and each reflects German engineering and watchmaking from Glashütte at its best. Exquisite Timepieces is an authorized dealer of the NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn collection. You can find NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn watches for sale here.

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Nomos Autobahn Watch Collection Review

The German Autobahn, with its six lanes representing the feeling of power, strength, freedom, precision, and superb quality, was the first inspiring note for the latest released collection of Nomos Glashütte, named in honor of the German engineering pride - road network, Nomos Autobahn.

The Nomos Autobahn collection preserves the subtleness and elegance with a display of pure beauty at first glance of the previous collections with an added touch of sports masculinity. The well-established cooperation between the German designer Werner Aisslinger and Nomos Glashütte, continues as well in the Nomos Autobahn collection, resulting in a creation of a wristwatch whose authentic design alludes to dash instruments of the classic automobiles from the mid-century.

What distinguishes the Nomos Autobahn collection and makes it unique compared to the other Nomos watch collections is the noticeable similarity between the dial that has been inspired by motorsports and a dashboard speedometer of a sports car. This is mainly due to the striping that is bold and luminescent and goes around the dial. The peripheral curves of the dial resembling the racetracks of the autobahn are also unique characteristics for the Nomos Autobahn.

The Eye-Catching Beauty of the Autobahn Neomatik 41 Date Models

This collection features three distinctive highly-functional models, whose design pays attention to details and follows the unique design code of Nomos Glashütte, just this time, the steep curves, the display of precise forms and the smooth surfaces create the sense of unrestricted motion that resembles the German speed-limit free autobahn. The collection ranges from Autobahn Neomatik 41 date (1301) which is closest to the classic design, Nomos 1302 in a midnight blue design, and Nomos 1303 that features sport grey. All three models share the same unique features for the Nomos Autobahn collection with slight differences in design and color. The functions of the watches in the Nomos Autobahn Neomatik 41 date collection was improved by the DUW 6101 system with fine adjustment, power reserve of up to 42 hours.

The Autobahn Neomatik 41 date has been awarded German Design Award, Good Design, and RedDot Awards. All three models feature a 41 mm stainless steel case that makes them larger than the other collections but not oversized. All of them have a thickness of 10.5 mm. Nomos 1302, comes with a perfect proportion and completely new redesigned slender neomatik caliber. Its beauty is enhanced by the eye-catching midnight blue color. The dial is curved in a way that creates visual depth.

Design Inspired by the Classic Automobiles

In the inner part of the dial, it features a resemblance of the speedometer presented in the form of an arc that consists of 8 luminous parts that at night shine with a glow of the blue nuance. The luminescence is not only incorporated from a designer’s point of view, but it offers an excellent solution for night times. Again, this is another feature that is taken from the dashboards of the automobiles, so when it gets dark, one can read the time just as reading the speed at the speedometer. With Nomos 1301, the color of the plate is white silver, and the luminous ring is light grey. The third model Nomos 1303, is the sportsman in the family, and it features a blue ring with eight arcs on a grey plate, giving it a more sporty look. Compared to the other two models, this one also has hands in neon orange color.  

What is striking is the three-dimensionality along the periphery of the dial. The Roman numerals 2, 4, 8, 10, and 12 that refer to the hours are more massive and in larger font compared and matched with the five-minute intervals.

The Autobahn Neomatik 41 date also features rhodium-plated hands where the hour hand shines blue luminescence, and the minute’s hand that is almost the same length has an orange tip at the top and reaches up to the indexes printed on the gently curved periphery. The sub-dial follows the curved design and replicates it in the dial for the seconds. The numeral 60 is the only one in the track of seconds that are finely print.

Just under this, in the middle of the dial of Autobahn Neomatik 41 date and under seconds, there is a date window that displays three consecutive dates. The date window is also slightly curved, and the three numerals are a subtle referral to the three autobahn lanes in each direction. The typography is precise and clear forms, and the visibility is additionally ensured by the anti-reflective coating of the crystal sapphire glass.

Nomos Autobahn Neomatik Automatic Caliber

The term ”Neomatik” means “new automatic,” and it is used to describe the latest automatic caliber DUW 6101. The caliber is slightly more abundant in the neomatik date, and what is changed is the new swing system; it is a self-winding caliber. This caliber features a three-quarter plate, which, because of its size, covers almost the whole mechanism. Although large, with only 3.6 mm, this caliber is pretty thin, when talking about the height.

Nomos Glashütte has mastered the manufacturing of calibers, so each caliber is produced with great care and attention to detail by the Nomos designer team.

This fact by itself, adds to the great value of Nomos watches and among them certainly the Nomos Autobahn collection with the newest automatic calibers that wind by themselves intelligently turning all activities into time. All the movements have been adjusted into six positions, and the watchmakers made sure that they had engraved this on the motion plate. The phrase that is engraved “Nomos Glashütte Deutsche Uhrenwerke," is put on the rotor. The mainspring is wound in two directions and compared to other brands of watches, Nomos 1302 and the other Autobahn Neomatik 41 in Nomos Autobahn collection, the angle of turning of the rotor in both directions (or the so-called “dead angle”) is 10 percent, which is a real state of the art.

Nevertheless, what is truly remarkable about DUW 6101 is the improved display of the date incorporated in the caliber. As the caliber is larger in size, the engineers have decided to increase the display date by three times compared to the models with other calibers. The outcome is an elongated date window and much more legible dates. This is also unique and very rare features to be found on watches whose diameter is larger than 40 mm, such as in this case, where the Nomos Autobahn Neomatik 41 date’s diameter is 41 mm.

Nomos Autobahn Slender and Precise Caliber

What previously was thought to be unthinkable that one caliber can be slender and precise at the same time was made possible by the engineering team of Nomos Glashütte.With the new model of DUW 6101, the date function was additionally added. The date system is bi-directional; you can see the succeeding and preceding dates. The crown is exceptionally well made, and it cannot be broken as it has the protection of a conical slip clutch. The crown is smaller to the predecessors, but it provides precision. If you turn the case from the back, the whole swing system is on the exhibit. The caliber with 35.2 mm fills up the space of the case. The movement beats away, twenty-one thousand six hundred vibrations per hour. It features a full, balanced bridge for shock-absorption, and it incorporates 27 jewels that are traditionally finished and incorporated in the plate.

Nomos Autobahn Custom-made Straps

The straps of all three models of Nomos Autobahn have been designed especially for Nomos Glashütte in France. The straps are woven textile, which is suitable for swimming as well as the Nomos 1302, Nomos 1303, and Nomos 1301, all water-resistant so ideal for swimming to up to 100 meters. The lug of the strap is 20 mm wide, and it rests comfortably, making the wrist elegant displayed by the pure beauty and luxurious minimalism. The Nomos clasp is produced in Berlin, and it is polished by hand. It is made of stainless steel, square in shape, and it is the winged clasp.

Nomos Autobahn: Value

If you are interested in purchasing one of the models of the Autobahn collection, we are sure that you will not regret buying one. The best place where you can purchase with the guarantee is Exquisite Timepieces. The Nomos autobahn price is 4,800 dollars, regardless of the chosen model of Nomos Autobahn Neomatik 41 date. This classical timepieces with manufacturer caliber, precision in design and mechanism, simple elegance, and beautiful minimalism will make a great addition in your collection and will undoubtedly bring joy in your life. The Nomos 1301, Nomos 1302, and Nomos 1303, all versions of the Nomos Autobahn Neomatik 41 date, will satisfy even the most sophisticated tastes. Regardless of the version, you choose we are sure that you will not regret it as they all rest comfortably on the hand with bold power displayed through the design, style and the name of Nomos Glashütte, which is a synonym of finest-quality made in Germany and a supreme class of the finest watchmakers.

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