Now it is official: Tangente update of NOMOS Glashütte was awarded at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. The jury considered that the hand-made manufacture movement confers to this Bauhaus watch a value much higher than the list price.
GLASHÜTTE / GENEVA, November 2018.
It is considered one of the most important prizes in the watch industry: the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). NOMOS Glashütte brought home this great watchmaking prize for Tangente Update – as the first non-Swiss brand after A. Lange & Söhne.
The prestigious prize was awarded by a special foundation – the Fondation du Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. There are twelve categories in total and the new category this year – “Challenge”. It is heavily contested, but NOMOS Glashütte was able to leave all the other brands behind with Tangente Neomatik 41 Update: the update of the classic Tangente is powered by a new in-house movement, the Neomatik Datum (DUW 6101). Despite the integrated date mechanism, the automatic movement only measures 3.6 millimetres in height, making it extremely flat.
The date ring was placed very far out around the work and makes a brand new date display possible: two red markings frame the respective date. Not “Swiss made”, instead, the finest German craftsmanship – and highly innovative German engineering. Two patents have been registered for this calibre.
The main objective of the Fondation du Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève is to promote Swiss watchmaking and its values throughout the world. Glashütte, this small Switzerland, was obviously adopted. NOMOS CEO Uwe Ahrendt, who has accepted the award, is pleased: “To win this award as a German manufactory is a great honour. In less than thirty years since the fall of the wall, a lot has happened in Glashütte, in our ‘Joux en miniature’ valley. Seeing it here in Geneva also makes me proud”.
This year, 105 brands participated in the” Watch Oscar “- as the event is revered in the industry – such as Tag Heuer, Tudor and Vacheron Constantin. A total of 195 watch models were submitted, from which the 30-member jury, including such famous watchmakers as Philippe Dufour, selected 16 winners.
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