NOMOS Glashütte’s new ‘Autobahn’ watch has landed the renowned Red Dot Design Award—the first big prize for a sporty automatic model that was only unveiled a few weeks ago at Baselworld.
The Autobahn neomatik 41, to give the model its full name, has won plaudits for both its technical credentials and aesthetics, including the curved dial, elongated date window at six o’clock and luminous ring of superluminova that makes the watch legible at night too.
NOMOS creative director, Judith Borowski, described ‘Autobahn’ as one of a kind and said the brand was delighted it had secured such a prestigious accolade so quickly after its release.
“The fact that this watch has won an award so soon after its market launch is particularly special for us,” she commented.
Along with the white silver-plated version, Autobahn neomatik 41 date also comes with dials in midnight blue and sports gray. The watch was created in collaboration with interiors designers Werner Aisslinger and Tina Bunyaprasit.
NOMOS Glashütte has previously secured 10 Red Dot Awards for watches that it has designed over the years.
The Red Dot prize was initially conceived in 1954 and is recognised around the world for denoting excellence. It rewards innovative products with outstanding form, function, aesthetics and quality.
NOMOS will receive its award at an official ceremony taking place in Essen, Germany.