The combination of modern European design and restrained proportions allows the NOMOS Glashütte Tangente 38 to appear minimal without being sterile, and modern without being brash. Crafted in traditional German Bauhaus style, the Tangente 38 is pure of design, free of ornamentation and excess. Traditional Bauhaus design sought to remove “distinction between monumental and decorative art” and integrate various disciplines into a single design.
Started in Weimar, Germany by architect Walter Gropius in 1919, the Bauhaus school had deep impacts in architecture, graphic design, and typography. Bauhaus had, at the core, a harmony between design and function. The results were buildings which were simultaneously artistic and functional in their architecture. NOMOS embodies the Bauhaus school of thought in watchmaking. With a focus on minimalism in the typefaces and efficient case design, NOMOS Glashütte strikes a balance between legibility and good lucks.
Regarded as the watch of choice for architects’ and writers’ the world over, the Tangente 38 houses an in-house movement called the NOMOS Alpha caliber. A small, manually-wound movement with a 43-hour power reserve, the Alpha features a stop-seconds mechanism, Incabloc shock protection, rhodium-plated movement surfaces, and is packed into a diameter of 23.3mm at a height of 2.6mm, making it incredibly thin. The Alpha caliber is housed in a stainless-steel case measuring 35mm.