For the ninth time in a row: The Glashütte-based watchmaking company wins the renowned design prize for its Tangente Sport model
Glashütte, February 2020
The 78-strong international jury of experts has recognized Tangente Sport with the iF Design Award 2020. This year saw 7,298 entries from 56 countries contesting the prize, which has been celebrating outstanding design for 67 years. The iF Design Award is one of the most important design prizes in the world— honoring excellence across all design disciplines.
Tangente Sport, the latest automatic timepiece from NOMOS Glashütte, is based on the classic Tangente model—but is more robust and sportier than ever. The case with a screw-down crown can be considered a vault, guarding the innovative neomatik date movement within. The white silver-plated dial features an extra-large date window at three o’clock, luminescent coloring on the hands and indexes, and a “1000 ft” inscription—a subtle allusion to the outstanding water resistance. Equally robust and comfortable to wear: the NOMOS Sport bracelet. This model is also available with a dark dial in marine black.
NOMOS Glashütte is part of the long tradition of German fine watchmaking. High- quality mechanical timepieces have been produced in Glashütte, the small town in Saxony where the watchmaking company calls home, for 175 years. NOMOS Glashütte is the market leader for manufacturers in Germany—namely watchmakers, like NOMOS Glashütte, that design and produce their movements independently, in-house.
NOMOS Glashütte has received around 160 prizes to date, nine of which are the iF Award: Tangente neomatik 41 Update won in 2019, and Metro neomatik 39 silvercut in 2018. Previous winners also include Tangente neomatik midnight blue (2017), Minimatik (2016), Metro date power reserve (2015), Ahoi (2014), Tangomat GMT (2013), and Zürich (2012). This year’s iF Award is now the second major award given to Tangente Sport.
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