NOMOS is thought for producing enticing, particular editions, typically in collaboration with completely different organisations. We’ve seen annual editions with retailers, restricted editions devoted to charities, and watches celebrating 175 years of watchmaking within the Glashütte area. The newest collaboration of the German unbiased watch producer is with Atelier DE GRIFF, a Belgian inventive studio with a ardour for horology. Taking the Membership 36 mannequin as a place to begin, meet the Atelier DE GRIFF x NOMOS Membership 36 Restricted Version.
Contemplating the truth that the NOMOS Membership is a really well-known assortment, you’d count on this restricted version to have a distinct dial or possibly a brand new type of strap or bracelet. And also you’d be appropriate, partly. Going over the specs of this restricted version reveals that Atelier DE GRIFF has not solely sought to create a good-looking iteration of the small 36mm NOMOS but in addition to up its efficiency within the course of.
From the skin, there aren’t many modifications. We nonetheless get the 36mm extensive 8.2mm slim absolutely polished chrome steel case. These dimensions make for a really snug watch, as we’ve skilled with the NOMOS Membership Campus Absolute Gray and Future Orange, which shares the identical case. What has modified relating to the case, nonetheless, is its robustness. Atelier DE GRIFF and NOMOS have labored collectively to extend the water-resistance from a usually acceptable 100 metres to a really welcome 200 metres, transferring it extra in the direction of a sports activities watch when it comes to specs. This has been completed through the use of a double gasket within the crown system.
The Atelier DE GRIFF x NOMOS Membership 36 L.E. comes with the first-ever black dial for the 36mm Membership assortment. Completed with a advantageous sunray brushing, it shimmers within the mild. The printed hour indices have a refined gray define and have acquired a beneficiant quantity of Tremendous-LumiNova. The acquainted NOMOS Membership 36 sword-shaped arms even have a dose of Tremendous-LumiNova. At 6 o’clock, there’s a recessed small seconds sub-dial with a 60-seconds scale in white print and a pink hand.
Usually the NOMOS Membership 36 makes use of the model’s in-house Alpha calibre. In collaboration with Atelier DE GRIFF, although, the model has fitted the hand-wound Alpha motion with the NOMOS Swing System discovered within the in-house developed DUW actions. It’s identifiable by the blued hairspring, a characteristic you may see from the sapphire crystal caseback. When it comes to specs, the remaining stays the identical: 23.3mm x 2.6mm dimensions, guide wound, 17 jewels, 21,600vph, 42h energy reserve, blued screws, Glashütte ribbing and perlage ornament.
The Atelier DE GRIFF x NOMOS Membership 36 Restricted Version is worn on a NOMOS chrome steel bracelet with a metal clasp. It’s restricted to 21 items, in coherence with the yr of launch, and is completely accessible by means of Atelier DE GRIFF’s web site for a value of EUR 1,549. The watch additionally comes with an unique NOMOS Sundial Ring that may be worn as a hoop or pendant.
For extra info on NOMOS, go to nomos-glashuette.com.