The Ahoi watch from Nomos Glashütte is a timepiece that allows its wearer to dive right in. Based in southeastern Germany, Nomos is known for its streamlined designs, extremely thin cases, and large proportion of in-house production.
Nomos is one of the few internationally-known German watch manufacturers. A German computer expert founded the company in 1990 and it has been on a path to success ever since. Their watches are inspired by the Bauhaus style of the 1920s and have been recognized with countless awards.
The Ahoi carries a name similar to other Nomos models. Short and sweet, it immediately communicates the most important information while retaining charm. The old sailor's greeting instantly establishes the watch's close relationship with water. Often the first word in maritime conversation, "ahoi!" directly addresses others, attracts attention, and transcends language barriers.
The Sturdiest Choice in the Nomos Family
The Ahoi is a relatively young member of the Nomos family. It was first introduced in 2013 at the international watch trade show Baselworld. The Ahoi marks a new step for Nomos in the direction of sport watches, yet it perfectly rounds out the rest of their collection. The Tangente
, or Orion
complement any look, but the Ahoi is the best option for swimming, sailing, days at the beach, or backpacking trips. It's ideal for those wishing to combine the discreet Nomos style with practical functionalities such as water resistance.
The stainless steel case has a diameter of 40 mm and is only 10.74 mm thick. Sapphire crystal glass protects the watch face and the case back, which is held in place by six screws and offers a view of the movement. Furthermore, the Ahoi features a screw-down crown. These features ensure that it's water-resistant up to 20 atm, or 200 m. The Ahoi is in accordance with the DIN 8306 standard for diving watches
. It features the automatic winding Epsilon caliber, produced on-site, as well as a small red second hand above the six o'clock position. The second hand can be stopped in order to set the watch to a precise time. The hour and minute hands, as well as the hour markers, are luminous and thus easily read in the dark. There is also a version of the Ahoi with a date indicator, run by the automatic winding Zeta caliber with a 43-hour power reserve.
Perfect for Casual Wear: Crown Guard and Textile Strap
The design and engineering of the Ahoi are inextricably linked. The crown guard is an eye-catching detail, but it also serves to protect the crown from damage. The 20 mm-wide black textile strap pays homage to pool days of the past. Not only is it more water-resistant than a leather strap, but it also contributes significantly to the look of the Ahoi.
In addition to the optional date indicator at the six o'clock position, the Ahoi models differ in dial color. The classic Ahoi features a white dial, while the Ahoi Atlantik is distinguished by its darker dial. At first glance the Atlantik appears solid black, but the dial also contains subtle blue hues. This black-blue is especially visible when hit by light a certain way. Regardless if white or black-blue, the sporty Ahoi seamlessly coordinates with the rest of the Nomos family and stands out among the competition. An international expert jury awarded the Ahoi the iF Product Design Award in 2015.