100 BRANDS AT BASELWORLD: No.20 – NOMOS Glashutte

Less is more for the 2015 Metro 38 Datum from NOMOS Glashütte. The German brand has removed the power reserve indicator from its next Metro models, leaving a clean, white silver-plated dial with just delicate minute indexes and an extra-large date indicator.

The simple face, created by award-winning designer Mark Braun, allows the blue hour indexes at three, nine, and twelve to contrast strikingly with the red seconds hand.

Inside the 38mm Metro is the NOMOS DUW 4101 escapement, which the company has been producing since spring last year. It is visible through the watch’s sapphire crystal back.

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