The Only Watch You’ll Ever Need:
The NOMOS Neomatik Sport Collection

Article By: Logan Hannen

WATCH101 | July 24, 2019

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NOMOS has become synonymous with two things in recent years: incredibly high value timepieces, and Bauhaus design language. So what would you expect when the leading German manufacturer of mid-range timepieces (a term I use hesitantly given their quality) decides to venture into the world of sport watches? Well, these.

The Neomatik Sport collection, on the surface, looks none-too-different than most other NOMOS watches, with one clear exception from the outset – the introduction of the brand’s first steel bracelet. We’ll dive (pun intended) into the bracelet a bit more in a few, but let’s start with some of the basic specs of the new collection.

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Nomos Neomatik Sport Collection:
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 42mm
Lug Width: 20mm
Band: Steel NOMOS Bracelet
Movement: NOMOS Cal. DUW 6101
Price: $4,980 (Tangente Models), $4,060 (Club Model)

All three of the new Sport models come in at 42mm in diameter, the largest case size produced by NOMOS as of now. Comprised of 316L stainless steel, the cases are the traditional Club or “Tangente” shapes (I put Tangente in quotes because, quite frankly, it’s got much more in common with the Ahoi case design thanks to those crown guards and overall thickness). The diameter has been upped to 42mm, a more contemporary sport watch size.

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The bracelet is a first from NOMOS. According to the brand, it is comprised of 145 individual parts, and is almost infinitely adjustable given the small size of the individual links, and the ease with which they can be added or removed (the underside of the bracelets feature small dimples that, once depressed, release the link and allow for simple, almost entirely tool-free adjustment barring something as simple as a toothpick). The small size of the links also makes it incredibly supple and fluid in its motion, making for one of the most comfortable bracelet wearing experiences on any watch I’ve seen in quite a while.

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And of course, we have the caliber powering all three of the Neomatik Sport models: the in-house NOMOS caliber DUW 6101. In NOMOS nomenclature, the DUW designation refers to their automatic movements that feature their in-house Swing-System escapement, specifically designed by the brand and allowing them to claim with 100% legitimacy that their movements are in-house. The movement is a mere 3.6mm in height, impressive for an automatic caliber of any kind, especially one that features a date display as well as the automatic rotor.

Of course, each model in the new Neomatik Sport family earns its “sport” designation by way of 300 meters of water resistance. Though the same as many dive watches out there, from Rolex’s Submariner to Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms, the lack of a specific rotating timing bezel precludes these watches from being truly considered “dive watches” in the strict, ISO certified sense.

Regardless, all of the pieces in the collection are more than capable as tool watches and watches that can take more of a beating, survive more of a submersion, and serve more than one function than any other member of the NOMOS collection, all while retaining the classic NOMOS DNA so many of us have come to know and love. All of this combined gives you perhaps the ultimate everyday watch, and one of the best ways to ensure that you keep it classy, watchfam.