Autobahn—A3, A7, and A9
NOMOS Glashütte Launches a New Three-Way Limited Edition
You might not notice it at first glance, but this is a three-way street: The German freeways A9, A3, and A7 (picture from left to right) meet together here at a most unusual junction. This is the “Director’s Cut” of the popular NOMOS watch Autobahn. Now in the favorite colors of Werner Aisslinger, the designer of the model, each is limited to 175 pieces.
A new three-way for Autobahn
Strictly limited from the word go: Autobahn is the name of a watch from NOMOS Glashütte. Now it is available in a trailblazing new three-way limited edition: Autobahn—A3, A7, and A9 — named after major freeways in Germany. With three new colors and a new bracelet, the collector’s piece is Werner Aisslinger’s “Director’s Cut” and marks 175 years of Glashütte watchmaking heritage.
Very dashing, in very special colors: With three new “Director’s Cut” versions of the automatic watch Autobahn, NOMOS Glashütte is celebrating 175 years of Glashütte watchmaking heritage in a very contemporary way. Designed by renowned designer Werner Aisslinger, the timepiece is the latest model from the watchmaking company. The three new colors—A3 in white-orange red, A7 in blue-yellow, and A9 in black-gray—are much more eye-catching than the existing versions, and are reminiscent of the kinds of vehicles that adorned the streets of Germany in the 60s and 70s.
But, the new NOMOS watches are much more beautiful than vintage cars; their engines are more efficient and, of course, better for the environment: neomatik caliber (neomatik stands for new automatic) DUW 6101 uses a highly efficient winding mechanism to charge itself through motion. Despite the date complication, the movement is exceptionally slender, measuring just 3.6 millimeters in height. The lean design of the in-house built caliber enables the dial to transition from curve to curve: Once around the edge of the raised dial, and again on the sub-seconds dial. The elegant curves give the impression of depth on the dial, a dynamic and novel feature for such a timepiece. Eye-catching below the six and set into the curve of the dial: The generously proportioned and patented date window.
Thanks to the striking luminous ring, all three special models are legible in the dark. These limited edition models have been adjusted according to chronometer standards in Glashütte. The bracelet with its characteristic openings and the NOMOS secure deployant clasp is, like the watch, a creation by the renowned designer, and is only available with these special versions. As such, the Director’s Cut bracelet is also limited edition.
Here now follows an excerpt from an interview with the designer Werner Aisslinger about his work on the new Autobahn Director’s Cut Edition collection: “A symbiosis of design and cutting-edge technology”:
Werner Aisslinger, it is entirely possible to fall in love with an object. Particularly yours, the Autobahn watch. But what do you love about it?
My partner, Tina Bunyaprasit, and I like to travel frequently. It reminds us of holidays and outings in our childhood; memories of fun times spent with the family on the road. To us, NOMOS Autobahn signifies travel, an eye on the speedometer and a love of mechanical watches. An Autobahn on your wrist is more than just a timepiece …
What makes this watch, which you created for NOMOS, special?
Autobahn is a symbiosis of design concepts and Glashütte’s cutting-edge technology. Its sophisticated, extremely slim movement is what enabled us, as designers, to conceive of tantalizing aspects, such as the concave rehaut with dial and the inclined seconds. Only the mastery of NOMOS Glashütte was capable of reproducing the grace of the graphic elements and hands.
Our Autobahn dial is inspired by the instruments of legendary sports cars from the 70s and 80s. The zenith of automotive design gave us not only spectacular vehicle bodies and silhouettes, but also interior designs and dashboard instruments which remain the templates and archetypes for the development of transportation to this day.
Autobahn—A3, A7, and A9: Here you get an impression of the collection.