The second common theme across the new models is the size. All of the watches actually measure 38.5mm in diameter, except for the Tetra which comes in at 33mm by 33mm. This increase in case diameter may be imperceptible from the existing 38mm cases of the Tangente, Orion or Metro, but the Neomatik movements had only previously been seen in 35mm to 36mm case variants of those models. Nomos fans need no longer choose between a Neomatik version of their favorite model, or one with a larger case.
On the face of it, the “At Work” are a fresher and slightly upsized version of what we have already seen before. The Tangente and Orion keep their familiar blued hands, the Metro its black syringe hands and quirky indices, and the Tetra its splashes of color from the outer dial markings. These small touches can certainly be viewed as improvements, but on their own are modest progressions.However, each one of the above also gets two completely new dial options. The midnight blue versions feature a deep blue dial that acts as a backdrop to highly polished, rhodium-plated hour and minute hands and a bold neon-orange seconds hand in the sub-dial above six o’clock. The deep blue dials offer a complete contrast to the traditional white dials while still retaining the signature Nomos aesthetic. The blue dials immediately see the watches become more casual, but this is reined in by the polished cases and hands which keep the watches entirely suitable for office wear under the cuff.