Orion 38 grau

Gray is credible, the color of knowledge. It is more elegant than white, more exciting than black. And is becoming ever more popular. And now it is also the color of a larger wristwatch from NOMOS Glashütte: With a 38 millimeter diameter, this Orion appears even more modern, flatter, and more decisive. Clearly seen through the sapphire crystal glass back, the tried and tested Alpha movement runs and runs and runs: the manual winding caliber, crafted in-house in Glashütte.  


stainless steel, tripartite; domed sapphire crystal glass; diameter 38 mm; domed sapphire crystal glass back, height 8.86 mm 

galvanized, gray rhodium-plated; stamped indexes, diamond-polished

polished and rhodium-plated

Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black, lug width 19 mm

to 3 atm

Reference number 


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 built 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.