The iconic timepiece from NOMOS Glashütte, and our most popular model. Now Tangente has grown—and become Tangente neomatik 41 Update. It is equipped with the new neomatik date caliber, which features the NOMOS ring date.
The round watch with many right angles represents NOMOS Glashütte like no other. Its typography, the perfectly simple case; the entire watch is a study in straightforwardness. Tangente appeals to the heart and the head, and is the flagship NOMOS model. Thanks to high-quality materials—such as sapphire crystal glass, stainless steel, and Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan—years of research, and Glashütte’s rich watchmaking heritage, this watch has achieved something that few others have. While timepieces come and go, Tangente is still a bestseller and classic today. And has been for over 25 years. It began in 1990: NOMOS founder Roland Schwertner came across a dial from the thirties, a watch that had sunk into obscurity—and he saw potential in its typography. Inspired by it, he and graphic designer Susanne Günther updated the numerals and gradually created the watch to go with it. The first watch model with manual winding and an angular, elegant case was ready to be launched in 1992, alongside three others—and quickly became the most popular and bestselling NOMOS model. Even today, Tangente has received more awards than any other NOMOS watch. Form follows function: NOMOS Glashütte is a member of the Deutscher Werkbund, a precursor to Bauhaus and the Ulm School, and works according to the rules of the renowned German design movements. Tangente follows this guiding principle too. This watch model comes with or without a date and power reserve indicator; with manual or automatic winding, as well as in various colors and sizes. There is a version for every wrist. The latest, Tangente Update, is perhaps the most significant. After all, this new timepiece with its groundbreaking date has achieved something special. It is not only sober in design, outstanding in mechanics, and a perfect example of what NOMOS can do. Its mechanical expertise is also beautiful—and proof of what German efficiency can accomplish.