Tangente 38

Our design classic—with a 38 mm diameter. Therefore, this striking watch now looks even flatter and more elegant with simply perfect modern proportions. And the reliable and utterly classic manually wound Alpha movement ticks away inside. A larger sized timepiece from NOMOS Glashütte, which can withstand the scrutiny of even the most discerning modern tastes and flatter more generously proportioned wrists.


stainless steel, bipartite; sapphire crystal glass; diameter 37.5 mm; steel back: height 6.65 mm; sapphire crystal glass back: height 6.75 mm

galvanized, white silver-plated

steel, tempered blue

Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black, lug width 19 mm

to 3 atm

Reference number 
165, 164 (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 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.