This watch—more than any other from NOMOS Glashütte—has rightly earned the title “design classic.” It is regarded as the watch of choice amongst architects' and writers', and as a timepiece for cultured individuals. Here the absolute classic, the pared-down, regular Tangente model with the manually wound Alpha movement.


stainless steel, tripartite; sapphire crystal glass; diameter 35 mm; steel back: height 6.2 mm; sapphire crystal glass back: height 6.6 mm

galvanized, white silver-plated

steel, tempered blue

Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black, lug width 18 mm

to 3 atm

Reference number 
101, 139 (with sapphire crystal glass back)


Plenty of tradition and handcraft—combined with high-tech, where it outperforms handcraft: That is NOMOS Glashütte. All our movements are built in-house and by ourselves in Glashütte. This also applies to our watches—Tangente, Orion, Zürich and all the other models—many of which are already considered classics. You can find out how we do this by visiting us in Glashütte and taking a tour. In the meantime, this short film can give you a first impression of what we do.


α (Alpha)—in-house movement NOMOS caliber with manual winding

10 ½ lines (23.3 mm)

Movement height
2.6 mm

Power reserve
approx. 43 hours

Decentralized seconds, stop-seconds mechanism, Glashütte three-quarter plate, 17 jewels, Glashütte stopwork, Incabloc shock protection, balance spring from Nivarox 1A, adjusted in six positions, tempered blue screws, rhodium-plated movement surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage, ratchet and crown wheel with Glashütte sunburst

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To date, NOMOS Glashütte has released twelve watch models and four collections totaling about ninety different versions. There are thus many more watches to discover—find a selection here.