Fourth time at the rodeo for Ace Jewelers of Amsterdam and Nomos, the organization behind the most recent limited edition watch committed to the city of Amsterdam: the Tangente 38 Amsterdam. Ace Jewelers dispatches 45 bits of the Tangente 38 Amsterdam limited edition – a representative number to commemorate the 45th commemoration of the biggest retailer in the Netherlands – emblazoned with the tones and the three crosses found on the shield of Amsterdam.
Partnerships between watchmaking companies and retailers can be more than one-off experiences, as on account of Ace Jewelers of Amsterdam and Nomos watches of Glashütte. Since 2017 Ace Jewelers has cooperated with Nomos Watches of Glashütte to create uncommon limited editions that commend everything Dutch. The primary association brought about the Nomos Orion ‘De Stijl’, a reference to the renowned Dutch craftsmanship development of the mid 20th century. In 2018 we saw the Nomos Club Campus Amsterdam watch with the shades of the banner of Amsterdam, continued in 2019 by an altered adaptation of Nomos Zürich Weltzeit worldtimer with the city Amsterdam in red (supplanting Berlin) on the city plate and even the three white Saint Andrew’s crosses of the city shield.
Nomos Tangente: An exemplary modern
The most recent joint effort between Ace Jewelers and Nomos includes the Tangente watch. With its round barrel-like case, clear and basic design, exquisite extents and particular typography, the Tangente is an exemplary current or an advanced work of art. A success for a very long time, the Tangente has won innumerable plan awards.
Like past Amsterdam-motivated watches for Ace Jewelers, the Tangente 38 follows the dark, white and red shading codes found on Amsterdam’s escutcheon. The dial is matte dark with a brilliant/white minutes track. The red accents are found on the three St. Andrew’s crosses placed on the track at 6 o’clock alongside the red little seconds hand. The five Arabic numerals on the dial, chosen with their particular Bauhaus-time typography are quintessential Tangente highlights and in this model match the shade of the case.
The 38mm hardened steel case is cleaned and includes the trademark rakish hauls that plunge strongly. With a thin tallness of 6.8mm, the exquisite slim case makes the Tangente an ideal dress watch applicant. Indeed, even the case honors the city Amsterdam and the three St. Andrew’s crosses are additionally engraved on the cap of the crown.
Hand-wound Alpha movement
As its name demonstrates, the Alpha manual-winding type was Nomos’ first in-house development (a to a great extent adjusted and improved Peseux 7001) and is utilized in all cases in a significant number of the brand’s models. The Nomos Tangente 38 Amsterdam has a straightforward caseback uncovering the appealingly completed type that is simply 2.6mm thick. With Glashütte ribbing on the three-quarter plate and perlage on the mainplate, the development is held in place by 17 gems, tempered blue screws and offers a force save of 43 hours.
Availability and price
The leather tie accompanying the Tangente is dark and produced using Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan, a smooth, thick and for all intents and purposes indestructible leather acquired from horsehide ideal for every day mileage. As referenced, the Nomos Tangente 38 Amsterdam for Ace Jewelers is limited to 45 pieces and will retail for EUR 1, 520 (excl. Tank) or EUR 1,840 (incl. Tank). It very well may be requested now on the particular pre-request page acejewelers.com and will be conveyed late June.