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Hot Take: NOMOS Tangente Sport neomatik 42 Date

Glashütter Sports watches
Robert-Jan Broer
March 26, 2019
Hot Take: NOMOS Tangente Sport neomatik 42 Date

NOMOS comes out strong this year, with a new ‘Duo’ collection for ladies but also with their Sports watches. Meet the NOMOS Tangente Sport neomatik 42 date.

NOMOS is not the watch brand you’ll associate with sports, although their Ahoi is certainly up to the task. This year, NOMOS showed us the new Sports collection that consists of the Tangente Sport and Club Sport models. We focus our ‘Hot Take’ on the NOMOS Tangente Sport neomatik 42 Date.

Nomos Tangente Sport

The steel bracelet on this NOMOS reminded me a bit about those Fix-o-Flex bracelets from the past, but upon closer inspection, these are entirely different for sure. NOMOS’s bracelet feels solid and very supple, as it consists of many links that give a lot of comfort on the wrist. 145 individual parts have been used to produce this bracelet, which is not done by NOMOS by the way, but by a partner.

Nomos Tangente Sport

The NOMOS Tangente Sport has more to offer besides a new bracelet though, it has a new and thicker case, thicker sapphire crystal, and crown protection (like the Ahoi). The reinforced case provides a water resistance of 300 meters (or 1000 ft). The case measures 42mm in diameter and 10.9mm in height. That is serious business for NOMOS, a brand that starts with gents Tangente models in 35mm.

Nomos Caliber DUW6101

Nomos Tangente Sport

Powered by their DUW6101 in-house developed movement, the NOMOS Tangente Sport 42 has a power reserve of 42 hours. This self-winding movement uses the NOMOS Swing system and balance bridge, fixed with screws on both sides (you only see one in the picture above). The caliber DUW6101 neomatik Date movement measures only 3.6mm in thickness. Its date correction works in both ways and the movement also features a hacking mechanism. It is a pretty ‘clever’ movement, you could say. As for the finishing, the rhodium-plated 3/4 plate has Glashütter ribbing (or stripes), gold plated embossing on the decorated (NOMOS perlage) rotor and blued screws. I am convinced that NOMOS fans will love to observe the movement of this Tangente Sport 42 watch.

Two Dial Options

The NOMOS Tangente Sport comes in two variations. One is the version with a white silver-plated dial and the other in marine-black. On the white silver-plated NOMOS Tangente Sport we find hour indexes with sand-coloured Super-LumiNova and dark blue luminescent hands. The galvanized marine-black dial has light blue Super-LumiNova indexes and hands filled with sand-coloured Super-LumiNova.

Pricing And Some Thoughts

The NOMOS Tangente Sport neomatik 42 date watches are the most expensive ones of the range, with a retail price of €3980,-. However, these are also the top of the bill of the Tangente collection, with a water-resistant case of 300 meters and the new stainless steel bracelet.

NOMOS indicates that these Sport watches are suitable for diving, but the NOMOS Tangente Sport (nor the Club Sport) watches have no diving bezel. So whether they are appropriate for diving purposes I don’t know, but at least the water resistance would not be a problem when you take it into the water.

These large NOMOS Tangente Sport neomatik 42 date watches are attractive timepieces that stay true to the original Tangente models. It is a watch that fulfils the demand for a stronger and tougher version of their NOMOS Tangente, for whatever purpose.

More information via NOMOS online.

Watch specifications

580 (white dial), 581 (black dial)
Case Material
Stainless steel
Case Dimensions
Diameter: 42mm, Thickness: 10.9mm
Stainless Steel
White silver-plated (ref. 580), Marine-black (ref. 581), hour indexes and hands filled with Super-LumiNova, Arabic numerals
Water Resistance
300 meters (1000 feet)
DUW 6101 caliber, Self-winding (neomatik), Power reserve: 42 hours, Ticking speed: 21600vph, 27 jewels, quick-set date in both directions, small seconds
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Robert-Jan Broer
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Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more

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