Hands-on Review: Nomos Glashütte Duo Series

Hands-on Review: Nomos Glashütte Duo Series

With the “Duo“, Nomos Glashütte made a special series of a portion of their best classic models (Ludwig, Orion, Tangente and Tetra) in a more modest size and without the little seconds sub-dial.

From left to right:, Orion, Tangente, Ludwig and Tetra

Indeed, the Duo name alludes to the way that these timepieces just component two hands.

Their look is delicate and rich with the delicate tones of silver and gold. Beige velour cowhide lashes that add the right touch to the group.

Bauhaus-inspired, the design of these timepieces is intentionally minimalist making them timeless classics that will never become unfashionable.

By removing the complication of the little seconds, Nomos had the option to additionally diminish the pricing, making them the ideal gift – a precious mechanical timepiece – for any occasion.

We had the possibility to test the entirety of the four Duo models and, albeit a large portion of our pictures have the Ludwig as the protagonist, every one of them are beautifully refined and characterized by distinctive details to suit all preferences.

Created from stainless steel, the round models (Ludwig, Orion and Tangente) measure 33 millimeters in diameter while the square Tetra has a side length of 27 mm. Their thickness varies between 6.1 mm to 7.6 mm, an outcome that was possible gratitude to the slimness of the development inside, the 3 Hz (21,600 vph) Alpha.2 caliber, an adaptation of Nomos’ in-house most produced caliber, the Alpha, with a modified second wheel featuring a more modest staff.

Despite the fact that it is meticulously refined with Glashütte ribbing, tempered blue screws, and perlage, the development is not visible. Instead, a solid case back is ideal for a personalized engraving that is available on solicitation, a detail that will make this timepiece a much more vital gift. Up to four lines of 22 characters each can be engraved. The engraving will be complimentary – no additional expenses – until February the 14th (Valentine’s day).

The delicate velour calfskin tie is gotten to the wrist by a stainless steel clasp with engraved logo 

The Ludwig 33 Duo (ref. 240) highlights a round case with smooth lines and a silver-plated dial with brilliant hands and Roman numerals in a mocha-earthy colored tone enhancing the style of the watch. Price: Euro 1,060.

The Orion 33 Duo (ref. 319) is characterized by a dial with applied brilliant indices – no numerals here – and a domed glass instead of a level one. Price: Euro 1,220.

The Orion 33 Duo and, on the right, the Tangente 33 Duo

The Tangente 33 Duo (ref. 120) is immediately recognizable for the distinctive textual style utilized for the numerals just as for the straight lines of the case. Price: Euro 1,120.

To wrap things up, the Tetra 27 Duo (ref. 405) stands apart for its slim and rich profile (at 6.1 mm this is the thinnest of the four models). Price: Euro 1,280.

Exquisite, comfortable, controlled by a reliable and precise mechanical development, and accessibly priced, every one of the four models of the Duo series by Nomos Glashütte has everything to become a Ladies’ favorite. nomos-glashuette.com