Nomos comes from a small town in Germany that is known the world around for its watchmakers – Glashutte. Nomos has been gaining a lot of ground recently and is being looked at more and more as a source of fine mechanical watchmaking. The brand opened its doors to the world in 1990 just after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Since then the brand has had only success on its mind yet remaining humble and true to the craft which it is so passionate about.
The Nomos Glashutte Blaugold
The Blaugold from Nomos Glashutte gets its name from the galvanized blue gold that is used for the legible dial. The blue gold is finely brushed on the main dial giving this watch a clean and understated aesthetic. Nomos uses prominent applique baton indexes for the hour markers. These hour markers are rhodium plated and polished giving contrast to the dial.
The hands are treated in similar fashion but are alos faceted allowing a small lightshow with every movement of the wrist. The small seconds register at the 6 position is guilloche designed with a ‘rays of the sun’ motif. Nomos proudly proclaims this watch to be ‘made in Germany’ just below the small seconds.
The case of the Blaugold is made from stainless steel and features case dimensions of 39.7mm (diameter) and 9.65mm (case height). The bezel is fixed and holds the scratch resistant sapphire crystal which protects the dial. Another sapphire crystal graces the case back allowing the wearer to admire the German made Epsilon Self-winding movement.
This movement, when fully wound, carries a power reserve of 43 hours. Nomos employs Incabloc for shock protection. The balance spring is sourced from Nivarox which is considered to be the best on the market. The ¾ main plate is decorated with Glashutte ribbing and perlage. This model, reference #822 is outfitted with a Horween Shell Cordovan black leather strap with traditional pin buckle clasp.