Hands-On Nomos Release

Hands-On: Nomos Club Campus Future Orange and Absolute Grey
The Future Is Bright

The Club is easily one of my favourite NOMOS watches, or rather – one of my favourite watches, period. A sleek design, a very practical and impressive spec sheet and also a watch which arguably put NOMOS on the map for a new generation of watch enthusiasts.

Ever since the initial release in 2007, the Club has never failed to impress. There have also been plenty of choices and enough sizes to keep everyone entertained all these years. The Siren Blue and the Red were, until recently, perhaps the most colourful choices in the regular catalogue. That is until these two colors joined the family. Future Orange and Absolute Grey. A very fresh and confident addition to the regular catalogue.

The Club Campus features a bilingual (California) dial which sets it apart from the regular Club with its Arabic numerals. The Club Campus checks a lot of boxes. In-house movement, timeless dial design, sleek case proportions, 100m water resistance, practical power reserveRéserve de marche Also known as Power Reserve. A watch's power reserve refers to the amount of time a mechanical watch can run without being wound. The power reserve of a mechanical watch can vary depending on the size of the mainspring, the efficiency of the gear train, and the rate at which the mainspring releases energy. If a watch has a Power Reserve 'complication' it simply means that the status of the power reserve can be seen on the watch itself (either on the dial or movement side of the watch). [Learn More] , excellent quality and the list goes on. An excellent overall value proposition which outpunches most watches in its segment.

These new Club Campus releases come in two sizes, notably 36mm and 38.5mm. At a glance the dials look the same within each color scheme ignoring the size. However look a bit closer and you will see subtle variations within each color. The base dial and hand color remains the same but the accent colors differ as you can see in the pictures. It is most visible in the Absolute Grey series.

These watches looked great in the release pictures by NOMOS, but I must say they look even better in the metal. The Grey version is clearly the less outgoing color when compared against the Orange color. However, with that little orange accent and the matte grey dial it feels very fresh on the wrist. It is light grey and in my book absolutely not a muted dial color.

The Future Orange then is difficult to capture correctly in a single image, but trust me when I say it is a total party on the wrist. It reminds me of Negroni orange if that makes any sense. So fresh, so fun. It is of course impossible to hate an orange dial, and NOMOS clearly knows that. I applaud the choice to add this to the regular catalogue, and not make these a limited edition.

Whichever one you choose here, you can’t possibly make a wrong choice in my opinion. As always, where possible give these a try on the wrist before buying. NOMOS watches tend to wear quite different compared to other watches out there.


Stainless steel, bipartite case, steel screwed back
Domed sapphire crystal glass

Diameter 36 & 38.5 mm
Thickness 8.5 mm
Water Resistance 10 atm (suitable for swimming)
Arabic and Roman numerals and indexes with white superluminova (blue luminescence)

Manual wound Alpha 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] with 43 hours power reserve

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