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The New Nomos Ahoi Neomatik 38 Date Sand & Sky

The new Nomos Ahoi watches offer an enchanting blend of style and functionality.

| By Denis Peshkov | 3 min read |

Nomos Glashütte timepieces are celebrated for their minimalist Bauhaus-inspired design, impeccable quality, and in-house movements. The Ahoi collection is a popular range of wristwatches produced since 2013 by this German watchmaking company; last year, the brand expanded the offer with the Ahoi Atlantik series, featuring 40mm and 36mm time and time and date models. Described by the brand as all-rounders, the Ahoi watches offer versatility and quality for everyday wear, whether you’re exploring the urban jungle or relaxing on a sunny beach. Now, Nomos introduces the Ahoi Neomatik 38 Date Sky and Sand models, adding new dimensions to the collection; here’s what we know.

As with any other Nomos watch, elegance is at the forefront of the Ahoi’s design. Encased in a slim stainless steel body featuring sleek lines and polished surfaces, Ahoi Neomatik 38 Date Sky and Sand timepieces boast a diameter of 38.5mm and a height of 9.9mm (9.8mm for the solid steel case back), ensuring a comfortable fit for all wrist sizes. The screw-down crown, shielded by lateral guards, provides good water resistance, while the red-coloured crown stem is a safety feature to warn wearers when the crown is not securely fastened. With the caseback held by six screws, the Ahoi Neomatik 38 watches offer water resistance up to 200m, making them suitable for swimming and shallow diving.

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The dial of the new Ahoi NeomatiK 38 Date – protected with the sapphire crystal with a colourless anti-reflective coating – adheres to Nomos’ signature minimalist and highly legible style. Combining black Arabic numerals and stick markers, adding a date window at 3 o’clock to reveal a date disc matching the dial’s colour. At 6 o’clock, a recessed subdial with a vibrant orange-coloured hand brings in a fresh accent. Tiny luminescent rectangles mark the hours on the dial’s periphery, and the hands are coated with Super-LumiNova for easy reading in low-light conditions. The Ahoi Neomatik 38 Date’s sky and sand dial colours are beautifully complemented by woven straps in blue-black or dark grey, secured with a Nomos wing buckle.

Inside these timepieces beats the proprietary calibre DUW6101. With automatic winding and a decent 42-hour power reserve, it boasts a bidirectional quick date correction feature. Designed with a safety mechanism to protect the date function from accidental damage during manual adjustments, this movement, introduced in 2018, marked a significant achievement for Nomos. The DUW6101 utilizes the Swing System, Nomos’ in-house version of the classic lever escapement, featuring a distinctive tempered blue balance spring and screwed-in balance bridge. The movement’s intricate details, including Glashütte ribbing, perlage, sunburst polish, and heat-blued screws, are visible through the exhibition caseback. For those who prefer a solid caseback, Nomos offers that option too.

Whether you choose to admire the movement’s inner workings or prefer the sleek elegance of a solid caseback, these timepieces are sure to leave a lasting impression on any watch enthusiast. These will be available in August 2023 and priced at EUR 3,520 with a closed back, or EUR 3,820 with an open back.

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