Month: September 2011

City Literary Feelings Tasting Nomos Metro 1108 Manual Winding Watch

NOMOS, a well-known German watch brand, adhering to the meticulous attitude of the Germans, following the watchmaking tradition of Glashütte (a century-old watchmaking town), and constantly creating high-quality mechanical watches. The METRO series of watches combines precision and elegance perfectly, presenting a unique brand aesthetic concept. This series was created by the famous Berlin designer MarkBraun. It combines watchmaking craftsmanship from Glashütte and design inspiration from the international metropolis. It expresses a strong artistic feeling with a simple design, full of youth. And vitality.

   What we want to admire together is one of this series of extremely pure watches-the Metro1108 manual winding watch. (Watch model: 1108)

Metro1108 Manual winding watch

Urban Literary Feelings

   The overall design of NOMOS is extremely Bauhaus style. With smooth lines, simple disk design and fresh colors, it pursues the essence of time art and creates a modern aesthetic style. The NOMOSMETRO1108 manual winding watch continues the brand’s simple design, discarding the calendar and power reserve display, making the dial design more pure and streamlined. The phrase ‘Lessismore’ is most appropriate for him, and his literary feelings are shaped by simplicity.

Watch real shot

   The watch has a diameter of 38.5 mm and a thin bezel, which is just the right size for both men and women. The case is made of stainless steel and polished with a polishing process to give it a distinctive texture and luster.

   The linear lugs are very sophisticated in details, and have the classic charm of old timepieces. The sharp design and modern atmosphere.

   The crown made of the same material is engraved with the brand’s LOGO, and dotted with reliefs around it, reminiscent of the patterns on precision tools, the feel is first-class, and the visual effect is also excellent.

   The dial discards the calendar and power reserve display, leaving more space for the dial.

   On the neat and streamlined silver-white dial, the sharpened black hands at the end are inspired by the Empire State Building in New York. The minute time scales of analog precision measuring instruments show a classic interpretation of personality.

   The NOMOSMETRO1108 watch no longer uses traditional digital time scales, but instead uses delicate dot-shaped time scales to show time. The black minute-point time scales and the blue hour time scales show the charm of color matching.

   At 6 o’clock, there is a small seconds dial, which is indicated by red hands, which is very eye-catching.

   The watch is paired with a high-quality black cordova leather from Holvin, hand-stitched and hemmed. The stainless steel pin buckle is engraved with NOMOSLOGO, which is easy to wear and not easy to fall off.

   The METRO1108 watch is equipped with a manually-wound Alpha movement, which is the classic and the first movement of the brand from NOMOS. The movement is equipped with Glashütte pawl structure, Incabloc suspension system and stop-seconds device. The full chain can provide 43 hours of power reserve. Through the sapphire crystal glass back, you can admire the Glashütte stripes on the movement and the rhodium-plated movement surface of the NOMOS fish scale.

Summary: Since the introduction of the METRO1108 manual winding watch, it has won internationally renowned design awards such as the Japan Good Design General and the German Design Award. It has both a simple appearance and excellent functions, and the literary atmosphere revealed from time to time is enough to make modern urban youths stop and linger. This timepiece has now arrived in China and will be officially released in major retail outlets and official e-commerce platforms in the near future. If you like this watch, you can pay more attention. (Picture / text watch home Wu Fengqi)