But fans of the brand always remembered it fondly, and now Hodinkee and Nomos have resurrected it, in limited edition form, for 300 lucky customers. The star of the show with this watch (as it is, really, with any watch) is the dial. This Tangente has been given a dark grey “lacquered” dial, with the now familiar Arabic numerals and snailed subsidiary seconds register we’ve come to expect on this model. The color and overall treatment of the dial is an homage to the original Tangente Sport (which was also grey), but the Hodinkee version is quite a bit more dynamic. The earlier watch’s dial is nice enough, but relatively flat. The limited edition has an almost smoked effect that is quite dramatic, and far more visually interesting than its predecessor. Naturally, the small rectangular hour markers around dial’s perimeter are filled with lume, as are the hands, another nod to the original Tangente Sport.
The case of the limited edition Tangente Sport doesn’t betray the watch’s dressy roots. It’s 36.5mm, and only 7.5mm thick. That’s near “ultra thin” watch territory, and Nomos timepieces in this general size range have a Goldilocks quality of being just right for almost everyone, men and women alike. They are lightweight, incredibly comfortable, and finished in such a way that they literally go with everything, from a full suit to much more casual weekend wear. Unlike the standard Tangente, this limited edition has been cleared for 100 meters of water resistance. It’s no diver, of course, but you don’t have to baby this one while you’re washing dishes, either. Going just by size and feature set, you could easily classify the Tangente as a dress watch, but in practice it’s totally ready as a casual or daily wear option.