March 22, 2019
Bauhaus fans, rejoice. As part of its Baselworld 2019 releases, NOMOS Glashütte has announced the Tangente Sport Neomatik. The latest member of the longstanding Tangente series is something of a hybrid. The healthy dose of sportiness has been seen before in the dormant Tangente Sport family, as well as the Ahoi. Elements of both have made their way into this new design, and the result is very good. Say hello to improved water resistance, a splash of color, and a steel bracelet.
Model: Tangente Sport Neomatik
Dimensions: 42mm diameter, 10.9mm-thick
Water Resistance: 1000 feet
Case Material: Steel
Crystal/Lens: Domed sapphire, with dual AR coating
Movement: In-house DUW 6101 automatic
Frequency: 21,600 bph
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Strap/Bracelet: Steel bracelet
Price & Availability: $4,980, available for order from NOMOS’ website
NOMOS Glashütte has become well known for its signature German Bauhaus design language, mostly utilized on casual everyday pieces and dress watches, with the occasional sports watch release via the Ahoi family. For the Tangente Sport Neomatik, NOMOS Glashütte is offering a 42mm steel case that is 10.9mm-thick and rated to 1,000 feet of water resistance. The watch is powered by the in-house DUW 6101 automatic movement, which sports a power reserve of 42 hours, 27 jewels, and ticks at 21,600bph. And finally, we see NOMOS Glashütte release a nice, chunky bracelet that is slightly bulkier and sports a different clasp than the one released earlier this year in the most recent wave of Campus novelties. NOMOS Glashütte resisted calls to add a bracelet to an already-strong strap game but has finally heeded the call. Bracelets are now available on the Club, the Club Campus, and these Tangente Sport Neomatik models, but not yet for separate purchase. The angular links suit the Tangente case superbly well, and NOMOS Glashütte can be satisfied that, for a first effort in this field, they did rather well.
The Tangente Sport Neomatik is being offered in two dial colors, a light silver/white, and a dark marine black. (I’m into the dark marine, myself.) Rounding out the model, NOMOS Glashütte has equipped the Tangente Sport Neomatik with a domed sapphire crystal that is AR-coated inside and out, as well as a flat sapphire display back that affords a peek at that in-house movement.
NOMOS Glashütte designs have always intrigued me, but being a tool watch fan, I find many of their models lay outside my general realm of interest. The Ahoi has been an option for a few years now, but I’m excited to see Nomos expand upon its sport/tool watch lineup, giving the Tangente a sporty water resistance, fun color, and perhaps my favorite aspect, a bracelet. The Tangente Sport Neomatik is still a far cry from being a professional diving watch, lacking a rotating dive bezel and a luminous running indicator, but it should make for a great every-day watch for folks whose daily activities might involve a dip in the pool.
The NOMOS Glashütte Tangente Sport Neomatik is available for order now on the NOMOS Glashütte website, with delivery beginning in 2 months. NOMOS has priced this model at $4,980, making it slightly more expensive than the Ahoi date. There are certainly other sports watches out there that are more purpose-driven and designed with dive functionality in mind, but not many manufacturers come close to NOMOS Glashütte in terms of design language, and I’m sure this will make for a compelling option for new and existing fans of the brand who are looking for some sports-ready Bauhaus. Visit nomos-glashuette.com to learn more.