NOMOS Glashütte Orion

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NOMOS watches are a German brand that was founded in January 1990, by Roland Schwertner. Situated in the small town of Glashütte, NOMOS Glashütte is the largest manufacturer of mechanical timepieces in Germany. It produces timepieces of different calibers and also makes and designs the movements for all of its watches in-house. NOMOS Glashütte makes almost everything by hand except when the precision needed can only be achieved by the use of machine. Exquisite Timepieces is an authorized dealer of the NOMOS Glashütte Orion collection. You can find NOMOS Glashütte Orion watches for sale here.

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Nomos Orion Watches Collection Review

The Nomos Orion watches are from the German brand Nomos Glashutte. These elegant models are as a result of a great deal of tradition and craftsmanship combined with the latest technology. The models of the Orion collection also come equipped with different calibers. These calibers range from the hand-wound Alpha caliber, caliber DUW 4101 with a date function, ultra-thin Neomatik caliber DUW 3001 to the caliber DUW 6101. With the Nomos Swing system, the watches have outstanding accuracy and precision. These timepieces are puristic and perfectly proportioned with the lugs flowing seamlessly into the case. The minute markers are finely drawn, with the hour markers set a touch further in. Such details make these timepieces as elegant as can be. 

Nomos Orion 38 is one of the slender and elegant models from the Orion collection. This watch comes in two versions, one with a stainless steel casing (Ref. 387) and the other with a domed sapphire crystal glass back. The watch has a stainless steel casing with tripartite stainless steel back. It has a domed sapphire crystal glass in the front, which is scratch resistant. The dial of this timepiece is galvanized, white silver-plated with stamped indexes that are diamond-polished gold. The watch also has tempered blue hands and a water-resistance of up to 30m. The handcrafted and manually-wound Alpha caliber keeps running underneath the stainless steel case back. With a power reserve of up to 43 hours, this watch only needs to be wound only once every two days.

Nomos Orion 35 is an alluring timepiece that exemplifies the best of Deutscher Werkbund and Bauhaus traditions. It has won several awards thanks to its design, mechanics, and precision. The watch comes with a stainless steel casing and tripartite stainless steel back. Its hands shine cornflower blue, which is achieved by being heated to 290 degrees Celsius. With a 35mm diameter, the timepiece makes the perfect fit for both him and her. It has a domed sapphire crystal glass and a galvanized, white silver-plated dial. The straps of this timepiece are horween genuine shell cordovan black leather, which is a long-lasting material.

Beautiful is an understatement when it comes to describing the Nomos Orion 33. This Orion model is reduced to the essentials. This model has two variants, Ref. 321 and Ref. 322, with the only difference being the case back design. Being the smallest version of the Orion model, the watch has a diameter of 32.8mm and a light velour leather strap. It makes the perfect fit for more delicate wrists. This watch also comes with a stainless steel casing and a tripartite stainless steel case back or a domed sapphire crystal glass back. The front of the watch is domed sapphire crystal glass while the hands are tempered blue. It is splash-proof because of its 30m water-resistance levels. With outstanding precision and a lot of praise, the Nomos handcrafted, hand-wound Alpha caliber keeps running. The 43-hour power reserve allows the wearer to wind the watch once every two days.

There is also the Nomos Orion Neomatik model. These timepieces are ultra-thin and equipped with the automatic caliber DUW 3001. This self-winding movement can be seen through the tripartite domed sapphire crystal glass back. Apart from the stainless steel casing, the watch also has a domed sapphire crystal glass in the front. The dial is galvanized, white silver-plated with cyan blue minute markers and oxidized black hands. There is also the sub-dial, with red hands, that showcases the seconds’ function. This watch has exceptional accuracy because of the Nomos swing system. It is splash-proof and has a 43-hour power reserve. The Orion Neomatik continues to be the masterpiece of German engineering and handcraft.

Nomos Orion 309 is the other version of the Orion 35. It has a domed sapphire crystal glass back through which one can see the manual Nomos Alpha caliber running effortlessly. Highly praised and with outstanding accuracy, this watch has a 43-hour power reserve, and it also happens to be splash-proof. The dial is galvanized, white silver-plated with diamond polished, gold stamped indexes. Its hands are also tempered blue even for the sub-dial, which features the seconds’ function. The horween genuine shell cordovan black straps look amazing, gracing both the watch and the wrist.

Nomos Orion 38 datum (Ref. 380) is unique as it has the date function. This timepiece is generously proportioned and harmoniously presented. The model appears slender than any other Nomos models because of the elegant lugs and flowing lines. It has a stainless steel casing and a tripartite domed sapphire crystal glass back. The dial is galvanized, white silver-plated with gold-plated applique and tempered blue hands. Apart from the date window, the timepiece also has a sub-dial that features the seconds’ function. It also has a 42-hour power reserve and water reserve levels of up to 30m. This watch also has the manual caliber DUW 4101 as well as the Nomos swing system, which ensures excellent accuracy.

Nomos Orion 1989 (Ref. 326), was commissioned in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. The watch has a stainless steel casing and a domed sapphire crystal glass in the front, which is scratch resistant. Nomos manually wound Alpha caliber keeps running with outstanding accuracy, and one can see it through the domed sapphire crystal glass back. One only needs to wind it once every two days because of the 43-hour power reserve. The watch also has a galvanized, November gray sub-dial and dial with diamond polished stamped indexes. The dial color matches that of the delicate velour leather straps. It is splash-proof and has a diameter of 32.8mm, making it a perfect fit for slender wrists.

Just like the Nomos Orion 35mm, the Nomos Orion Weiss (Ref. 381) also has a water resistance level of up to 30m. The patented date mechanism in this timepiece makes it unique. Through the see-through case back, the manually wound caliber DUW 4101 is visible. The dial appears to be brilliant white because it’s galvanized, white silver-plated with rhodium-plated applique. Its hands are also polished and rhodium-plated. The straps are from one of the most beautiful leather materials in the world, horween, genuine shell cordovan. This material is smooth, thick, and long-lasting, making it suitable for every watch and wearer. For the Nomos Orion datum variants, they have the same price range, starting from $3060.

Timelessly beautiful, large, striking, ultra-thin, and highly precise, these are just a few words to describe the elegant Nomos Orion 39(Ref. 340). With a diameter of 38.5mm, the elongated lugs and slim case give it an even more substantial appearance. The watch has a stainless steel casing and domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating on its inner side. Water-resistance levels of up to 50m make this timepiece suitable for showering. Equipped with the Nomos swing system, the self-winding caliber DUW3001 can be seen underneath the tripartite domed sapphire crystal glass back. Crafted exclusively for the Orion Neomatik version, this watch has the remborde strap, a leather material that makes the straps long-lasting.

Another version of the Nomos Glashutte Orion models is the Nomos Orion midnight (Ref. 343). This classic timepiece effortlessly demonstrates elegance. Not only is the watch extra-slender, extra-large and precise, it also has a striking midnight-blue dial. The indexes are diamond-polished while the hands are rhodium-plated. The new automatic caliber DUW 3001 can be viewed running through the domed sapphire crystal glass back. It also has impressive winding and precision, thanks to the Nomos swing system. The remborde strap is among the few accessories that exude the elegance and minimalistic design of this timepiece.

One can’t help but appreciate the fact that the Orion timepieces guarantee you the value for money spent. For instance, the Orion 33 comes in various versions, with the price range starting from $1600 onwards. Another version is the unquestionably large but still slender and elegant Nomos Orion 41(Ref. 360). The price range of this model begins at $4200 onwards. This classic timepiece features a date window at the 3 o’clock. The domed sapphire crystal glass on both sides gives the watch an extra dash of elegance. It has a galvanized, white silver-plated dial that has stamped indexes and tempered blue hands. Underneath the see-through case back, the automatic caliber DUW 6101 runs effortlessly. An automatic caliber with a 42-hour power reserve, that’s one less task since the wearer needs not to wind it. With a 40.5 mm diameter, this is most certainly the best fit for robust wrists.

The Nomos 384 comes in other versions, with the significant difference being the dial design and the presence of a date window for some. The Nomos Orion 38 has quite attractive prices as the range starts from $2600 onwards. Each version of the model has a different cost. The price range for the Nomos Orion 301 and the Nomos 309, start from $2400. Nomos 1989 is another unique timepiece with quite an attractive value. The range for this model begins at around $2650. When buying a Nomos Orion timepiece, the one thing you can be sure of is getting the value for your money. The German brand continues to produce timepieces that best define luxury, such as the Nomos Orion Neomatik 41. The collection has watches that suit different styles and tastes.

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