Introducing The NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn (Live Pics & Pricing)

Introducing The NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn (Live Pics & Pricing)

Snappy Take

The most recent delivery from NOMOS Glashütte isn’t an emphasis on any past plan but instead something fabricated completely new from the beginning. The Autobahn assortment incorporates three models made as a team with Werner Aisslinger and Tina Bunyaprasit of the all around respected plan Studio Aisslinger (correspondingly to how Mark Braun worked with NOMOS on the Metro ). The Autobahn is, as you’d anticipate, motivated via car plan, in especially the simple scramble instruments of mid-century vehicles. This isn’t a new area for the watch world, and NOMOS and Aisslinger have addressed various sayings and signals that will probably feel familiar.

The Autobahn is huge for a NOMOS at 41mm in measurement, however its case is moderately slight and has downturned drags to assist it with sitting the wrist. The dial shows an enormous area of lume from eight o’clock to four o’clock intended to review a speedometer and the date window shows three days all at once, a gesture to an odometer. The actual dial is bended, particularly recognizable close to the rehaut, and the running seconds sub-dial at six o’clock is likewise bended and recessed for a more sensational look. As you’d anticipate from NOMOS, the typography is all unmistakable and exact, even with a ton going on.

The Autobahn is an auto motivated watch planned with Studio Aisslinger.

The date window shows three days at once.

The sub-dial for the seconds is recessed and curved.

Additionally, the development inside is the type DUW 6101, which was made considering this watch. It’s a bigger interpretation of the Neomatik programmed development, with a brisk set date that works in the two ways and the Swing System escapement as well. The Autobahn is estimated at $4,800 altogether three colorways and is accessible from select retailers immediately.

Introductory Thoughts

On the wrist, the Autobahn sits overall quite low, however the 41mm size feels large.

Well, this is truly intense for me to compose, yet I must do it: The Autobahn simply doesn’t do it for me. I’m a major devotee of NOMOS – I wore my Tangente more than some other watch a year ago –  and this is the main NOMOS delivered in an extremely significant time-frame that I can’t see myself wearing and appreciating. It’s something abnormal to say as somebody not at the company, but rather it simply doesn’t feel very “NOMOS” to me. For a brand that values clearness of direction, mindfulness of plan, and equilibrium of liveliness and limitation, the Autobahn feels jumbled and lost.

To read the time, you need to utilize the shadows of the un-lumed hands against the lumed track on the dial.

Some colorways do have lume on the hands, however only for the hours.

Poor decipherability is the most disappointing thing about this watch. The hands are very thin and excessively close in shading to the dials, the three date window feels befuddled and pointlessly complicates something that ought to be simple, and the position of lume is astounding. Take a gander at the images above – on some colorways there is lume on the hour hand (yet not the moment hand) and on others you basically need to utilize the shadows of the hands on the splendidly lumes track to peruse the watch in obscurity. That is definitely not simple. I’d sincerely preferably have no lume over lume like this. Things like the size and selection of shadings may trouble a few, however to me those are close to home decisions and not genuine plan issues (the silver-plated dial’s tones plot is extremely attractive and unpretentious, for what it’s worth). 

Finally, the evaluating doesn’t help the Autobahn. At $4,800, it’s perhaps the most costly steel watches that NOMOS makes (with just the marvelous Zürich Weltzeit coming in higher). For more than $1,000 less you could get quite a few remarkable NOMOS watches, from the Metro 38 to one of the new-ish Silvercut Neomatiks .

The Basics

Brand: NOMOS Glashütte
Model: Autobahn
Reference Number: 1301 (silver-plated), 1302 (12 PM blue), 1303 (sports grey)

Diameter: 41mm
Thickness: 10.5mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: Silver-plated, sports dark, or 12 PM blue
Indexes: Arabic numerals
Lume: Yes, on all fours motivated markings
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Textile lash with hardened steel pin buckle

The DUW 6101 development was planned with this watch in mind.

The Movement

Caliber: NOMOS DUW 6101
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Diameter: 35.2mm
Thickness: 3.6mm
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Winding: Automatic
Jewels: 27
Additional Details: Regulated by NOMOS “to chronometer norms” in six positions, date changes in only 30 minutes and can be put forth and in reverse, uses NOMOS Swing System escapement

The silver-plated Autobahn

The 12 PM blue Autobahn

The sport dark Autobahn

Evaluating & Availability

Price: $4,800
Availability: Immediately by means of NOMOS approved retailers

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