NOMOS Glashütte bags design award for the seventh year in a row

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NOMOS Glashütte has claimed the iF Design Award for the seventh time in a row, with the company’s bestselling piece, the Metro neomatik 39 silvercut, scooping the accolade.

The winning 38.5mm timepiece sports a silver-gray polish on the rhodium-plated dial and features a small seconds at the 6 o’clock and houses the automatic calibre DUW 3001 within. The movement, which is said to be “from over 6,400 products from 54 countries”, is capable of a 43-hour power reserve.

“That the expert jury are so impressed by Metro makes us immensely proud,” says NOMOS’ Creative Director, Judith Borowski.

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Among the award-winning “hallmarks of modernity” are numerous NOMOS watches; Tangente neomatik midnight blue won the famed prize only last year and before it, Minimatik in 2016. In the preceding years Metro (2015), Ahoi (2014), Tangomat GMT Plus (2013) and Zürich (2012) have also been awarded the prize.

The Metro was designed by Mark Braun for NOMOS Glashütte: “The tips of the hands resemble the Empire State Building in New York.” He explains.

The piece retails for £3,260 ($4,531).

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