Nomos Glashutte isn’t just one of the world’s most prestigious watchmakers; they’re also one of the most prolific. Not a year goes by without a handful of major releases, and 2022 is no exception. This summer, Nomos is expanding on their Ahoi watch line with some new variants.
This summer, Nomos is launching the Ahoi Atlantic line, with three individual designs to choose from. The Atlantic, Atlantic Date, and Neomatik Atlantic all have a similar design. However, they each also have their own unique touches. I’m about to provide a broad overview of all three of these new timepieces. Let’s take a closer look!
A Beautiful Stainless Steel Case
The Atlantic’s calling card is its simplicity. These are elegant watches, designed to compliment your outfit and inner watch nerd, not to stand out. The case is round, and slim for its width, with a low bezel that’s arched at the top. The bezel is purely practical, designed to retain the crystal and nothing else. It’s also narrow, leaving plenty of space for a broad dial – much broader than you’d expect for the diameter.
Speaking of diameter, the Ahoi Atlantic comes in two sizes. The base Atlantic and Atlantic date have a diameter of 40.3mm and a thickness of only 10.6mm. The neomatik Atlantic is a miniature version, with a diameter of 36.3mm and a thickness of only 9.6mm. It has a much smaller wrist presence, and looks great on a more slender wrist.
All three versions are perfectly circular, with the exception of the crown guard. This guard flares out from the right side of the case, and fully protects the knurled, screw-down crown. Even so, it has a low profile, and doesn’t mar the circular aesthetic. All three versions also ship with an identical strap. It’s a deep blue nylon mesh, colored to match the dial.
The crystal is slightly domed, but not so much as to distort the dial. It’s made from a scratch-resistant sapphire, and is coated with an anti-reflective finish inside and out. The display case back is made from the same material, and allows you to see the movement in action. The rear bezel is wider than the front, and is secured by a set of four tiny screws.
Etched around the outside of the rear bezel is the water-resistance rating of 20 ATM, or 200 meters. This makes the Atlantic as water-resistant as many dive watches, so water is not a concern. That said, these aren’t actual dive watches; dive watches have other features besides water-resistance.
Each Atlantic watch has a different movement, depending on the variant. All three are in-house DUW movements, but each one has different specs. Here’s a quick summary:
- The Ahoi Atlantic is powered by the DUW 5001 movement. This is a 26-jewel movement with a 43-hour power reserve. It’s known for good accuracy, although it’s not quite chronometer-grade.
- The Ahoi Atlantic Date is powered by the DUW 5101 movement. This 26-movement jewel has similar accuracy, but it’s also capable of powering a date window. As a result, the power reserve is reduced slightly to 42 hours.
- The Ahoi neomatik Atlantic is powered by the DUW 3001 movement. This is a chronometer-grade movement with 27 jewels and a 42-hour power reserve. It also has a hacking seconds hand, which makes it easier to set a precise time.
Three Elegant Dials
The Nomos Ahoi Atlantic gets its inspiration from the open ocean, so it should come as no surprise that the dial is deep blue. This is a special kind of blue, slightly brighter than navy blue, and it has a special name: “Atlantic blue.”
The outer index consists of a set of fine white hashes at the minute marks, with small applied orange squares at the five-minute marks. Inside of this, large white Arabic numerals indicate the even-numbered hours. These numbers are written in a tall, slim font that’s both modern and minimalistic. The font also compliments the thin stripes at the individual hour positions. At the 6 o’clock position, there’s no numeral. Instead, there’s a 60-second subdial, which is the same deep matte blue as the main dial.
The hands are long and narrow, with ruler-straight edges and sharp, broadsword-style tips. These are rhodium-plated, with an attractive silver finish that looks great in any lighting. Lume stripes run down the centers for better nighttime visibility. The numerals and small squares are also painted with a lume finish, so the watch is easy to read in the dark. Because of the 60-second subdial, there’s no need for a second hand.
On the Atlantic Date and neomatik Atlantic, the dials are a bit different. The Atlantic Date has a small date window under the 60-second subdial, with a blue background and white numerals that perfectly match the main dial. The neomatik Atlantic has no date window, but the 60-second subdial has tiny numerals written into it. Other than that detail and the smaller size, it looks the same as the base model Atlantic.
For more information visit the official Nomos website here.