NOMOS Glashütte’s Orion Neomatik New Black

In an era when the transition from the traditional pocket watch to the wristwatch marked a significant evolution in personal style and technology, James Joyce, the renowned Irish stylist, dandy, and a towering figure in modernist literature, stands out as a historical figure who would have appreciated the innovation and elegance in timekeeping.

Joyce, known for his keen eye for detail and an appreciation for the finer things in life, owned several watches throughout his lifetime. It’s intriguing to speculate that, were he alive today, Joyce would undoubtedly have been drawn to the Orion neomatik new black by NOMOS Glashütte, a masterpiece in watchmaking that embodies the essence of sophistication and minimalism.

Introduced in 2024, the Orion neomatik new black represents NOMOS Glashütte’s commitment to excellence and innovation. The model, a refined version of its quintessential watch, Orion, features a dial that is as elegantly curved as its lenticular stainless steel case. Its design, characterized by a black galvanized dial with either silver or gold accents, speaks to a timeless elegance that would have resonated with Joyce’s aesthetic sensibilities. The watch also boasts a separate sub-dial for seconds, subtly integrated into the main dial, enhancing its sleek and refined appearance.

Available in three sizes (36.4mm, 38.5mm, and 40.5mm diameters), and powered by the ultra-thin automatic calibers DUW 3001 and DUW 6101, the Orion neomatik new black is designed to fit snugly on the wrist, offering both comfort and style. The attention to detail is further exemplified in the largest model, the Orion neomatik 41 date new black, which features a large, black date window with gold numerals at three o’clock—a distinctive NOMOS feature made possible by placing the dating ring around the movement.

This series is not only a nod to the esteemed tradition of Glashütte watchmaking but also a homage to NOMOS Glashütte’s limited anniversary edition, Orion neomatik – 175 Years Watchmaking Glashütte, which paid tribute to the historical masterpieces of the region. The new black edition brings a confident, even sensual elegance to the collection, epitomizing quiet luxury that is designed to last a lifetime and beyond.

The pricing for the NOMOS Orion neomatik new black series ranges from SGD 4,990 for the 37mm model, SGD 5,230 for the 39mm model, to SGD 5,790 for the 41mm model, reflecting the brand’s commitment to offering exceptional value for a watch of this calibre.