Nomos announced that it will be releasing a new series from its Tetra collection this year. The watches will honor Germany’s capital – Berlin. The collection is distinctively Nomos, as they carve their own path in watchmaking. As an independent brand, Nomos has always done things their way and their adoring fans have always supported them.
The Tetra collection is a perfectly square watch with a case dimension of 29.5mm. 29.5mm is a great size for ladies, while the usage of brightly colored dials cements this collection for the fairer sex. The case height comes in at a very thin 6.3mm. This is mostly due to the mechanical wound movement. The thin bezels are all double tiered, as are the lugs which hold the grey strap. The choice of grey for the strap is interesting but it works. As usual, Nomos keeps their aesthetic clean and focuses on the details of these watches.
The movement is mechanical manual wound with a ¾ main plate and 43 hours of power reserve. It is curious to see a brand fit a mechanical manual movement in a lady’s watch but Nomos does it and it seems to work. The logic must be that only a woman serious enough about watches to buy from this pretty obscure indie brand is serious enough about watches to appreciate a manual movement. Three of the four models carry the alpha movement, while one is fitted with their famous DUW4301 caliber.
The names of the 4 watches are the Clarchen ($2,320), the Nachtjall ($2,320), the Goldeslse ($2,390), and the Kleene ($2,920). The dial versions are midnight blue, galvanized rose gold, Hunter green, and mint green. The mint green version or the Kleene carries one distinct advantage over the rest of the watches and that is a power reserve indicator in the form of a disc between 12 and 1.