Nomos has officially announced the launch of their newest model, the Ahoi, a sporty watch that gracefully and cleverly incorporates robust case design and 200 meter water resistance into their classic minimalist aesthetic. This marks a significant addition to the Nomos line, as the Ahoi includes many firsts and is sure to excite anyone who has been waiting for a more versatile, sporty offering from the brand.
Built upon the Tangomat dial that we know and love, with a seconds sub dial at 6 o’clock, the Ahoi case measures 40mm in diameter and 10.64mm tall, making it a larger watch for Nomos. The case further features something never found on a Nomos watch before, crown guards, and because of its 200 meter water resistance, the crown of the Ahoi is screw down. The crystal of the Ahoi is domed sapphire and on the rear of the watch you’ll find a sapphire crystal case back revealing the Nomos caliber movement within. Available in two varieties, with or without a large date window at 6 o’clock, the Ahoi is powered by either the Epsilon caliber (without the date) or the Zeta (with date) automatic movements.
Departing from the traditional Tangomat dial design, there are several unique features of the Ahoi dial, including luminescent hour markers along the outer edge of the dial, red sub seconds hand and steel hour and minute hands with blue luminescent inlay. Lastly, the Ahoi will come with both a woven nylon two piece strap and cordovan leather strap, offering you two unique ways to dress the watch right out of the box.
We’re very excited by the announcement of the Ahoi. In addition to marking several firsts for one of our favorite brands, it proves an impressive and innovative take on the often overbuilt sport watch. The Ahoi will be available in June, and while pricing is not yet listed, we understand that the two models will retail for between $3,000 and $4,000. For more information on the Ahoi, check out Nomos’ website, and don’t forget to check back on worn&wound later this week for a live hands-on. In fact, for more live coverage of Baselworld 2013, make sure to follow us on twitter, instagram and facebook.
By Blake Malin