Nomos Designed a New Watch Inspired by Vintage Cars

Nomos, alongside German furniture designer Werner Aisslinger have designed a new watch with vintage motoring in mind.

At this year’s Baselworld - the biggest watch and jewellery event of the year, Nomos released a new watch model titled Autobahn Neomatik. The young watch company based in Glashütte, Germany has built their brand on designing bauhaus-inspired watches - modern, functionable and well designed.

The Autobahn Neomatik was designed alongside Werner Aisslinger, a German furniture designer who is famed for drawing inspiration from the innovative automobile industry. It was no surprise that the designer would incorporate elements of vintage motoring, all while maintaining a minimalist aesthetic. Unlike their other models, the Autobahn Neomatik 41 is sportier.

The Autobahn comes in three versions, all designed for the neomatik caliber with a date function. The design of the watch marries German engineering and watchmaking, featuring “clear forms, steep curves, novel displays and perfect surfaces”.

The Autobahn comes in three versions

The model which stands out the most is the Autobahn Neomatik 41 Date, which has given Nomos’ dial a new depth. It curves up toward the surgical steel case which is under-domed and made of sapphire crystal glass. The watch is complete with a black fabric strap.

Aisslinger was inspired by vintage car gauges when he was designing the dial, and the date window replicates an odometer, displaying yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s dates.

The watch is powered by the new in-house movement DUW 6101 and features a quick-set date function which can be adjusted both backwards and forwards. (Finally a mechanical caliber which can be adjusted backwards!)

Worried you won’t be able to tell the time at night? The Autobahn model boasts a luminous ring of large superluminova field on its dial, giving you visibility for those late night adventures.

The new Nomos arm candy will set you back by about AUD$ 6,760.

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