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The New and Dressy Union Glashütte Noramis Date Models

The classic series from the German watchmakers finally gets suited to complement black-tie attire.

| By Denis Peshkov | 2 min read |

German watchmaker Union Glashütte aptly labels its Noramis collection as “charming classics”, a description that is hard to dispute. The collection offers an array of chronographs and sporty and car-racing-inspired timepieces, yet the Noramis Date stands out as the most quintessentially classic in the lineup. Despite a range of special editions boasting themed dials and a collection of watches with 1970s-inspired colours unveiled last year, Union’s catalogue was notably absent, until recently, of Noramis Date references featuring dials in the simple yet classic hues of silvery white and black. With these new Noramis Date watches, the collection gets a pair of genuine dress timepieces.

The latest additions to the Union Glashütte Noramis Date lineup are identical to their predecessors, with the main distinction being the dial designs. The polished stainless steel case measures 40mm in diameter, and the brand deems this size ideal for both men and women. Being 10.4mm thick and boasting a water resistance of 100m, the flat dial is protected by a highly domed sapphire crystal, incorporating a set-back inner bezel ring, adding a touch of depth.

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The black and silver dials share a subtle sunburst finish, adorned with a combination of polished, arrow-shaped applied markers and Arabic numerals. The markers and numerals feature a rose gold hue for the silver dial, while the black variant showcases them in silver. The tapered and Super-LumiNova-treated hour and minute hands in matching tones further enhance the aesthetic appeal of these timepieces.

The central seconds hand is white for the black dial variant and blue for the silver option, adding a subtle yet distinct touch to each design. Positioned at 3 o’clock, the date window remains consistent, featuring black printing on a white disc for both dial variations. Surrounding the dial’s periphery are contrasting railway minutes tracks, ensuring optimal legibility, complemented by luminous triangular markers at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock.

The screw-down display caseback offers a glimpse into the inner workings of the self-winding UNG-07.S1 movement, distinguished by its silicon hairspring denoted by the Si-medallion. The movement boasts a sturdy 60-hour power reserve and operates at 25,200 vibrations/hour.

Presented on a black or brown calf leather strap with crocodile embossing, secured by a double-fold fastener with twin push buttons, the new Union Glashütte Noramis Date models offer both style and functionality and are priced at EUR 2,400.

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4 responses

  1. I was interested until I saw the caseback with tiny screws. Does it really cost so much more to offer a true screw on caseback? Seiko and even Fossil have watches under $100 with one.

  2. People with larger wrists and those of us who need a larger dial to see the time as our vision gets worse every year. I hope that answers your questions.

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