Nomos Introduces a New Selection of Tetras Inspired by Classical Music

Just a few months ahead of Basel World, Nomos has dropped four new models in their Tetra family. The Tetra, as many readers will be aware, is Nomos’ square watch. Square watches have gone up and down in popularity over the years, but Nomos has stuck with the Tetra since the brand’s inception. It’s a design forward case that, in a lot of ways, really sums up the aesthetic of the brand.

Nomos Tetra Symphony Collection

  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Dial: Copper, olive green, turquoise, blue
  • Dimensions: 29.5 x 29.5 x 6.3mm 
  • Crystal: Sapphire     
  • Water Resistance: 3 ATM
  • Crown: Push/pull            
  • Movement: Alpha 
  • Strap/bracelet: Leather 
  • Price: $2,080 – $2320
  • Reference Number: 443/444, 445/446, 447/448, 449/450
  • Expected Release: Delivery in March


The new models, in what Nomos is calling the Symphony Collection, have all been given names that relate to classical music (specifically, Beethoven), and are available in the 29.5 x 29.5mm Tetra case, which measures just over 6mm thick. The Tetra is a discreet, classically sized dress watch, and in this size is definitely unisex (Nomos has long resisted distinct men’s and ladies’ lines, instead designing watches in neutral sizes and colors that can be worn by anyone). That said, if your taste veers towards modern sports watches, the size and feeling on the wrist of a watch like the Tetra will take some getting used to.

The new Tetra variants include “Divine Spark,” a copper colored dial, “Ode to Joy,” a dark shade of olive green, “Immortal Beloved,” in turquoise, and “Fidelio,” in dark blue. All except Fidelio include gold hand sets (Fidelio’s numerals, however, are gold toned). The dial layout is typical Nomos, with a mix of even numbered Arabic numerals and thin hour markers, with a subsidiary seconds dial at 6:00. 

Like other Tetras, and many other watches in the Nomos catalog, these new additions to the lineup are powered by the Alpha caliber, Nomos’ in-house, hand wound movement. The Alpha caliber has proven to be incredibly solid over the years, with its thin profile allowing Nomos the design freedom to make the super slender dress watches they’ve become known for. Each of the four Tetras in the Symphony Collection can be ordered with a closed stainless steel caseback, or a display back for an extra charge.

One of the pleasures of a brand like Nomos is the way they act almost as counter-programming in a watch world that’s currently full of steel sports watches that often all look alike. The Tetra, in a way, takes that same approach within Nomos’ own catalog. It’s a little weird and out of the norm, even for a brand that gladly exists outside of current watch trends. Nomos

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Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.