Founded in Glashütte just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nomos has created a distinctive design language that can trace its roots to the Bauhaus movement, perfectly incarnated by the inaugural 35mm Tangente. In 2019, Nomos expanded its urbanite dress watch portfolio with sportier, more robust and colourful models grouped in the Club family comprised of Club Campus and Club Sport models. The Nomos Club Sport was designed as the sportier, more water-resistant option and was offered in two case sizes (large and small) powered by the brand’s in-house automatic movement. The sporty family expands today with the release of three Club Sport Neomatik 39 models with warm autumnal dial colours and a new ideally proportioned diameter of 39.5mm.
The design and three case sizes of the Club Sport are deliberately unisex and envisioned as all-rounder watches that are at home in the workplace and outdoors practising your favourite sport. While it is positioned as the brand’s sportiest model, with luminous elements, steel bracelets and water-resistance ratings varying from 300m for the (slightly oversized) 42mm model and 200m for the recently-launched 37mm and new 39.5mm, the brand’s understated design philosophy can still be felt, especially on the slim profiles of the 37mm and 39.5mm cases and their dials.
For many, the new 39.5mm case diameter will be the perfect size, specifically when it comes to a sports watch. What is even more welcome is the lean 8.5mm case height, which is pretty slim for a watch that can fathom depths of 200 metres (the model with a sealed steel caseback is marginally slimmer at 8.4mm). This combination of thinness and robustness is possible thanks to the 2-part case where the bezel and central case are a single part. The screw-down caseback and crown ensure the water resistance, and the crown has a red ring to remind you to insert it after setting the time. Another unusual thing for a sports watch is the polished finishings of the case, although the outermost links of the steel bracelet feature a satin-brushed surface. Fitted with quick-release spring bars, the bracelet can be exchanged for a strap in seconds.
Three attractive colours – Tabac, Ember and Smoke – make their way onto the dials of the new 39.5mm case size. Warm colours that evoke the approaching autumn, the sunburst finish of the dials adds a silky gleam. Legibility is excellent with Super-LumiNova applied to the recessed baton indices, the Arabic numerals and the hour and minute hands. Another feature many will appreciate – also found on the 37mm model – is the absence of a date window. The small seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock is decorated with a snailed pattern.
This Club Sport Neomatik 39 trio is powered by the brand’s slim in-house automatic calibre DUW3001. With a height of just 3.2mm, the movement is equipped with the brand’s proprietary swing system escapement, beats a frequency of 3Hz and delivers a power reserve of 42 hours. Typical Saxon features like the 3/4 plate, blued screws and the Glashütte ribbing can be seen on the model with the sapphire caseback. There is also a model with a solid steel caseback hiding the movement.
The price of the Club Sport Neomatik 39 models with a sapphire caseback is EUR 3,120; those with a closed steel back will retail for EUR 2,820. For more information, please consult nomos-glashuette.com.