Nomos is probably best known for using 100% in-house movements in its watches. The Nomos Tangente Datum received a Good Design Award in 2012, but what makes this watch so special. Nomos Tangente Datum use caliber β (Beta). Similar to the manually-wound α (Alpha) caliber, the Beta adds a date complication which is constructed around the perimeter of the movement instead of on top. This allows the overall profile of the movement to stay slim while still offering a large, legible date ring. Check replica Nomos Tangente Datum price.
Replica Nomos Tangente Datum with a slim stainless steel Tangente case, with steep sides, architectural lugs, and a polished finish. At 37.5mm, the Tangente is definitely smaller than most modern watches. The Tangente Datum hugs the wrist nicely, and though the lugs have a very angular, almost harsh look to them, they sit very comfortably.
The dial is a pearlescent white color, the hands are rich blue, and the even hour numerals are printed in black. The numerals’ design sits somewhere between Bauhaus and Art Deco in style, and, along with the long hour indices and the short minute indices, they are crisply rendered.
The large tapered date window at 6 o’clock is easy to read and the edges of the window are beveled to add a little depth to the dial. The circular graining in the sub-seconds register just above the date, a common feature on Nomos watches.
Replica Nomos Tangente Datum is the sort of object that gives you a strong sense that its designers really did think of everything – every surface, every curve, every angle is thoughtfully considered and purposefully executed. It’s easy to see why the Tangente Datum received its Good Design Award.