It’s the third time that Singaporean watch retailer The Hour Glass has collaborated with Nomos Glashütte, and this time it’s with a quartet of watches from the Tangente Neomatik line.
Launched in part to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Singapore’s founding in 1819, as well as the 40th Anniversary of The Hour Glass, the watches come with a “Little Red Dot” marking the index at 6 o’clock.
Previous to this, there was the Zurich Weltzeit Singapore in 2017 (which came in two versions, one salmon and one white dial) and the Tangente “Red Dot” in 2018 (which came in two versions, one dark blue and in with a salmon dial).
The four versions of the new Neomatik Tangente 39 have, aside from the “Little Red Dot”, another quirk in its dial design, with the two versions with salmon and silver coloured dials having numerals in Chinese Oracle bone script, the earliest known form of Chinese writing, while the ruthenium and midnight blue dial versions feature Hindu-Arabic numerals.
I’m not really sure how the choice of these dial numerals amounts to reflecting the diversity of Singapore’s population, as the press release suggests, but I am quite sure that the uniqueness of the design will find interest among willing collectors. Certainly, if history is a guide, the buzz surrounding the previous limited editions should be as fever pitch for this new one.Helping the cause is the fact that the watch chosen for this limited edition series is the Tangente Neomatik 39, an easy to wear and popular watch within the line-up of the brand.Only 200 pieces in total of these limited edition watches will available for purchase online and at The Hour Glass and Watches of Switzerland stores, and I am assuming that there will be 50 pieces of each version.It’s nice to see how the relationship between Nomos Glashütte and The Hour Glass has gone from strength to strength over the relatively short amount of time since it began, and with the limited edition series now on its third year, it looks like this will continue on for some time.