Watch Of The Day: Nomos Glashütte Orion NeomatikWritten by Joshua Yap
Your one-minute primer to the Nomos Glashütte Orion Neomatik.
An excellent starter piece for watch neophytes, the Orion Neomatik also ought to be on the radar of those who are looking for an affordable timepiece with an in-house mechanical movement. By now, Nomos devotees should be familiar with the new automatic DUW 3001 calibre, which is fitted across the Glashütte-based manufacture’s novelties, and here time-telling is reduced to its very essence. Benefitting from the movement’s thinness, the Orion is ultra slim at 8.45mm, and a vision of refined simplicity as its white dial, and slender hands and indexes are framed by a 36mm case in polished stainless steel.
Though he wasn’t inducted into the world of watch journalism by choice, Joshua was hooked by mechanical horological wonders in no time. Although he personally favours modestly sized, no-nonsense timepieces, he sometimes misses the outrageous mind-bogglers of the pre-Credit Crunch years. As he dreams of owning a modern haute horlogerie watch one day, he’s currently content scouring the Internet for vintage value buys.