This watch marks the very first Nomos watch to feature the new Nomos Swing system.
What is the Nomos Swing System?
Nomos has been working on their new escapement for a number of years, featuring an in-house balance spring, anchor and anchor wheel. The new Nomos balance spring was developed together with the German balance spring specialist Carl Haas and is immediately recognizable by its blue color.
Nomos Glashutte has spent more than 11 million Euros over the last few years to develop their movement components, of which this new swing escapement is a major developmental cost.
All Nomos movements featuring this new swing system will be designated as DUW (Deutsche Uhrenwerke) and the new Nomos Metro Datum Gangreserve is the very first watch to officially feature the new DUW designation.
Great Design and Complication
We have long felt that mechanical watches with power reserve indicators are among the most useful, especially those that are manually wound.
Because this case features such a slim bezel, the dial incorporates most of the front creating an illusion of a larger sized watch (38 mm to 38.5 mm).
This new case also features very interesting lugs which are an altogether different design for Nomos.
But the name "Metro" is derived from the metro or subway system and the coloring and design resembles many of the subway maps that you will find throughout Europe (in our opinion it is most similar to the Parisian RER metro).
This is a stunning design and really stands out. The dial is clean, legible and features an interesting mix of colors. The large date display at 6 PM is easy to read and does not get lost in the display.
The hands take their design from the nib of a fine fountain pen, while the crown is beautifully knurled and polished. This watch features sapphire crystals on both sides and the dial is galvanized and white silver plated.
Water resistance is to 30 meters.
This watch features the first Nomos calibre with the in-house DUW 4401. Features include patented large date and power reserve indication, tempered blue balance spring, three quarter Glashutte plate, 23 jewels, fine adjustment to six positions and Glashutte sunburst decoration.