Many Nomos models are given concise and direct names, such as the Ahoi
or the Metro
. The Club follows suit with a name connected to sports and friendship. A club has rules, yet at the same time offers a certain informality. It unites members despite their differences. This is also true for the Club. It's the most casual Nomos model, yet it preserves the classic, streamlined design they are known for.
Manual Movements With or Without the Date
The Club is powered by the manual winding Alpha caliber. It has a diameter of 23.3 mm and is only 2.6 mm thick. The caliber is built primarily in-house with a few outsourced components, including the balance spring from Nivarox 1A. The watch features a 43-hour power reserve and is adjusted in six positions to ensure accuracy. Furthermore, the Alpha caliber features 17 rubies, Incabloc shock protection, rhodium-plated surfaces, and tempered blue screws. The Glashütte sunburst design decorates the ratchet and crown wheels.
Models with a date display require a different caliber. In the case of the Nomos Club, it's the manual winding Beta caliber. This caliber has 23 rubies and is a bit larger than the Alpha with a diameter of 32 mm and a thickness of 2.8 mm. Other details, such as the sunburst design and rhodium-plated surfaces, remain the same.
Automatic Club Member
The automatic version of the Club without a date display is run by the Epsilon caliber, also made in-house. It is 4.3 mm thicker than the manual calibers, but its 31 mm diameter is 1 mm smaller than the Beta caliber. Its bidirectional winding rotor ensures that it can be fully wound quickly. It can also be wound by hand if necessary, like every automatic watch from Nomos.
The automatic Club with a date display is powered by the Zeta caliber. It has a diameter of 31 mm and a thickness of 4.3 mm. The total case diameter is 41.5 mm with a thickness of 9.8 mm, making it one of the largest Nomos watches. The regular Club has a smaller case with a diameter of only 36 mm.
Bright Red Hands and Water-Resistant up to 100 Meters
The large automatic variant with the Zeta caliber is distinguished by its black dial and silver-gray hands. All other Club models feature red hour and minute hands with black borders against a white, silver-plated dial. The red hands are quite striking for Nomos standards, considering most other models feature blue hands. The colors of the decentralized second hand at the six o'clock position are reversed, however. The Club models have white dials with black hands, while the Ahoi, Metro, Minimatik
, and the Tangente Neomatik
all feature red hands.
The Club's hour and minute hands are a bit larger than those of the other models. Even the bezel is more lavish, adding to the sturdiness of the Club. It's water-resistant up to 100 m (10 atm). The strap is made of a special cordovan leather originating from horses. This type of leather is valued for its durability and is generally less sensitive to water. The models with white dials have a brown strap, and the others, a black one. The strap of the classic Club is 18 mm wide, while all others are 20 mm. There is a decent gap between the case and the lug.
The dark-faced Club Automat with date display has a sapphire crystal glass back, making it unique among the Club models. The cases of all other versions are made of stainless steel. Other features unique to the Automat are its dark black ruthenium-plated dial and luminous hour markers. Within the Nomos family, the Club is most closely related to the likewise sporty Ahoi.