NOMOS has been celebrating the 175th anniversary of Glashütte watchmaking in the most wonderful fashion. By releasing some of the brand’s most interesting special editions in recent memory. You can add these two new Ludwig release to the list of an already very impressive year of releases for the Glashütte based manufacture.
It now brings a wonderful new addition to the Ludwig family. More precisly two new versions of the classic Ludwig: The Ludwig 38 enamel white at 38 millimeters in diameter and the Ludwig 33 duo enamel white at 33 millimeter in diameter. Both watches feature Roman numerals, fine indexes, and railroad minute markers—also known in French as chemin de fer.
The hands are tempered blue. Both models are powered by Alpha—the caliberCaliber The caliber ('movement') is the heart and engine of a watch. It consists of a number of interconnected components that work together. Energy is transmitted through the gear train, to the escapement mechanism. The escapement mechanism releases this energy in a controlled manner. This drives the gear train, which ultimately rotates the hands of the watch and keeps time. [More Info] that ticks in more watches from NOMOS Glashütte than any other. Three-quarter plate, tempered blue screwsBlued Screws Not all blue screws are equal. Traditionally heat-blued screws, involves... heat! The blue color is achieved by heating the screws to a high temperature in a controlled and clean environment. This process produces a thin layer of oxide on the surface of the screws, which gives them their distinctive blue color. It is not uncommon to find blue screws on a watch movement that were simply chemically treated, and not heat-blued. [Learn More], and Glashütte ribbingGlashütte Ribbing A decorative pattern of lines on the plate and bridges of the movement, named after the town of Glashütte where it originated. Similar (yet different) to the better known Geneva Stripes. are all beautifully on show through the sapphire crystal glass. The smaller version is a two-hand model and therefore belongs to the “duo” series, since it tells time in minutes and hours only.
What is even more striking than the above punch added to the already very enticing Ludwig is that NOMOS decided to not increase the price for this celebratory release.
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