Nomos has re-edited its Autobahn watch to create the Director’s Cut capsule collection, named after three of Germany’s famous highways.
The Autobahn Director’s Cut Limited Edition is a trio of Autobahn watches now presented on a new solid “racing” bracelet with 175 pieces of each color available, in honor of the 175th anniversary of watchmaking in the Nomos’ German hometown, Glashütte.
The new stainless steel watches are presented in the favorite colors of the model’s designer, Werner Aisslinger, with A3 in white and orange, A7 in blue and yellow and A9 in black and grey.
Each watch uses an in-house Nomos neomatik caliber DUW 6101 automatic movement just 3.2mm thick, which affords the dial the space needed for its concave bowl shape.
The contrasting arc from the eight o’clock to the four o’clock position is coated with luminous material, casting a glow over the rest of the dial in low-light conditions, allowing it to be read.
Strictly limited from the word go: Autobahn is the name of a watch from NOMOS Glashütte. Now it is available in a trailblazing new limited edition: A3, A7, A9—named after major freeways in Germany. With three new colors and a new bracelet, the collector’s piece is Werner Aisslinger’s “Director’s Cut” and marks 175 years of Glashütte watchmaking heritage.
Very dashing, in very special colors: With three new “Director’s Cut” versions of the automatic watch Autobahn, NOMOS Glashütte is celebrating 175 years of Glashütte watchmaking heritage in a very contemporary way. Designed by renowned designer Werner Aisslinger, the timepiece is the latest model from the watchmaking company. The three new colors—A3 in white-orange red, A7 in blue-yellow, and A9 in black-gray—are much more eye-catching than the existing versions, and are reminiscent of the kinds of vehicles that adorned the streets of Germany in the ‘60s and ‘70s.
But, the new NOMOS watches are much more beautiful than vintage cars; their engines are more efficient and, of course, better for the environment: neomatik caliber (neomatik stands for new automatic) DUW 6101 uses a highly efficient winding mechanism to charge itself through motion.
Despite the date complication, the movement is exceptionally slender, measuring just 3.2 millimeters in height. The lean design of the in-house built caliber enables the dial to transition from curve to curve: Once around the edge of the raised dial, and again on the sub-seconds dial. The elegant curves give the impression of depth on the dial, a dynamic and novel feature for such a timepiece. Eye-catching below the six and set into the curve of the dial: The generously proportioned and patented date window.
Thanks to the striking luminous ring, all three special models are legible in the dark. These limited-edition models have been adjusted according to chronometer standards in Glashütte. The bracelet with its characteristic openings and the NOMOS secure deployant clasp is, like the watch, a creation by the renowned designer, and is only available with these special versions. As such, the Director’s Cut bracelet is also limited edition.
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