Introducing The NOMOS Lambda Models In Steel (Live Pics & Pricing)
The NOMOS Lambda assortment has, up to this point, been about the valuable metals – specifically gold. It has surely been on the higher finish of, if not perhaps the most costly, watches the brand makes. Today that all changes – indeed, sort of.
In festivity of 175 years of Glashütte watchmaking, NOMOS has reported the new Lambda assortment, in hardened steel. There are three shading variations in all out that comprise these new deliveries, and they are a white dial, a dark dial, and a blue dial – each being restricted to 175 pieces, reliable with the anniversary. I have said before that this is the time of the dial trade. Indeed, with this new delivery NOMOS has gone above and beyond, to the case swap
NOMOS is a brand that has, from numerous points of view, been based on the Bauhaus plan ideal, and the Lambda line has been one of the better signs of that very idea. It has been fascinating, nonetheless, that for such a long time, the Lambda models were estimated in a way that was a long ways from the ordinary worth stuffed evaluating that NOMOS is known for. These new models – anyway restricted – bring the incentive back. These generally 40mm variations are simple cycles of the first 42mm Lambda (there is likewise a 39mm model), and beside the adjustment on the off chance that material, the dials are adequately – if not indistinguishably – the equivalent.
In terms of item situating, NOMOS believes these watches to be more in the haute horology vein. A great deal of that has to do with the development (more on that later), however it likewise has to do with the general style of these watches and the materials used to make them. Each dial is made of lacquer, in a serious shine. At the point when I say reflexive, I would not joke about this. There is no confusing these watches with anything tough, toolish, or energetic. This plan is, and has been, a full incline toward the Bauhaus plan theme while other NOMOS models only summon that look. With these treated steel Lambda variations, the brand is offering another avenue into the more “high watchmaking” side of things at a lower price.
I wonder whether or not to call these dress watches, however they are positively at home with a fairly raised – suppose proficient – clothing. The styling of these pieces is so insignificant in gesture that it carries new importance to the saying “the entire is more prominent than the amount of its parts.” The Gangreserve 84 Stunden on the correct side of the dial looks like content that might have been removed straightforwardly from a vintage Bauhaus plan banner. The effortlessness of the auxiliary seconds dial, settled in the shadow of the forcing, and noticeable, power save sub-dial, adds extraordinary differentiation to the general plan – and has become a staple characteristic of the Lambda assortment at large.
As I discussed before, NOMOS watches are inseparable from esteem. Presently, while the Lambda is something of a distortion in the bigger NOMOS scene of watches, it is, as Jack once put it , the appearance of the brand basically needing to make a decent watch. Furthermore, that they did. I opened these pieces from their particular boxes and quickly seeing the “decent watch” charm.
Nowadays, a decent watch can mean a ton of things. A pleasant watch can be a jump watch, a pilot’s watch, or a dashing chronograph. The Lambda, be that as it may, has even more an exemplary pleasant watch offer. Its capacity is to tell the time, however to do so cooler than the other person’s watch does. That is the result of that moderate way to deal with the dial. That plan additionally permits the Lambda to be fairly flexible regarding wearability. That being said, I would not really tie it on with shorts and head to the sea shore – indeed, I most certainly would not do that.
The three dial variations are for the most part very moderate, particularly when you consider that this is a year wherein we have seen a huge number of watches in splendid colorways – for example, the new Cool Hunting x NOMOS LEs . I discovered the white variation to be the most readable of the bundle. The dark content against the white dial was only simpler to find in an assortment of lighting conditions. The serious shine of the blue and the dark dial variations brings about a great deal of reflectivity, and when you pair that with the flimsy plan of the hands, sub-dials, and dial text, it simply highlights what makes the white dial so clear. To that point, in any case, the white dial wears bigger than the blue and dark – an impact white dials tend to have.
Beating endlessly within these watches is the very development that controls the customary creation gold-cased Lambda models. That is the DUW 1001, a hand-twisted, in-house type, that is managed to chronometer norms. This type brags a force hold 84 hours which, for a physically wound watch, is excellent. Yet, recollect, this is a haute horology development we are discussing here. It includes a swan neck fine change, rhodium-plated three-quarter plate with sunburst cleaning, hand slanted and cleaned edges, six gold chatons, a screw balance, and a hand-engraved equilibrium chicken which peruses “mit Liebe in Glashütte gefertigt,” which means “affectionately created in Glashütte.”
According to NOMOS, this delivery came about when the brand CEO was asked how he needed to commend the 175th commemoration of watchmaking in Glashütte, and he selected – in lieu of a gathering – to make these three watches. That was extremely decent, as I might suspect this is a plan that truly works in this steel packaging, in spite of the fact that I do cherish gold. On the off chance that you at any point had a scholarly interest in the NOMOS Lambda previously, these restricted version pieces give you similar incentive as far as plan and development, however place the entirety of that within a case which brings the cost down from around $20,000 to $7,500. As referenced, these new NOMOS Lambda models are restricted to 175 pieces each, and I envision they won’t be around for long.
Reference Number: 960.S1 (white dial), 960.S2 (dark dial) 960.S3 (blue dial)
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Dial Color: White, Black, Blue
Water Resistance: 30m
Strap/Bracelet: Leather strap
Caliber: DUW 1001
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, power-hold indicator
Power Reserve: 84 hours
Chronometer Certified: Adjusted by chronometer standards
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Limited Edition: Yes, 175 pieces each
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Photos, Kasia Milton