The first non-Swiss watch brand to win the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genèva award for their Tangente Update. Beside A. Lange & Söhne, NOMOS Glashütte has made a name for itself in the world of watchmaking. The watch won against a number of robust contenders to get the award in the Challenge category, a recently added award category that was conquered by the NOMOS Glashütte alone, bringing it into the spotlight to receive the recognition it deserves as a unique timepiece.
The NOMOS Glashütte is given its power by a totally reengineered movement known as the neomatik date caliber DUW 6106. The movement was created with a date mechanism built right into it but still only measures a small size of 3.6 millimeters in size, providing a uniquely slim profile and body. Along the edge of this unique movement is a date ring that makes it easy to see the date through its total reinvention of classic timepiece date systems. Instead of having a small, square window in one corner of the watch, the 31 days of the month are counted around the edge like the indices of the watch.
There were more than 105 different timepiece brands that competed at the awards this year, including well-known ones such as Tudor, Tag Heuer and Vacheron Constantin. With 195 timepieces chosen, there were only 16 winners, and the NOMOS Glashütte was one of them for obvious reasons with its innovative approach.