New Watch! • 05 Aug 2021
NOMOS Glashütte x Doctors Without Borders 50th Anniversary
To celebrate 50 years of Doctors Without Borders international medical care, NOMOS Glashütte releases a new special edition watch produced in 2,021 pieces.
A Distinctive Red 12
The red 12 has long been a mark of distinction for very special watches. For watches that help those who help, for better times for many. In this pandemic year, on the 50th anniversary of Doctors Without Borders, people around the world need help more than ever. For this reason, Doctors Without Borders and NOMOS Glashütte have embarked on a new and especially large project: in 2021 the two brands release a special edition of 2,021 watches in support of emergency aid—that’s 2,021 more watches bearing the red 12.
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A Limited Edition To Help Bring About Better Times
Now for the first time, NOMOS watches for Doctors Without Borders are available for sale worldwide. For the first time, this version of Tangente is paired with a dark gray textile strap from NOMOS Glashütte. And another first: The small inscription beneath six o’clock on Tangente 38 that reads “50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières”. The organization was founded in Paris, 1971, as Médecins Sans Frontières. It has since grown into a global network that leads and funds emergency aid projects around the world.
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“There is no doubt: These watches help save lives,” states Christian Katzer, General Director of the German section of Doctors Without Borders. “This year’s pandemic has made our operations, logistics, and travels more difficult and expensive. The funds we receive from the sales of these watches are needed now more urgently than ever.”
NOMOS In-House Caliber Alpha
Each Tangente 38 – 50 ans Médecins Sans Frontières is powered by NOMOS in-house caliber Alpha with manual winding—the most-produced caliber from NOMOS Glashütte, adjusted according to chronometer standards for this model.
The dial of this special edition watch is white silver-plated, the hands are oxidized black. The stainless steel case back features a limited-edition engraving and a numerotation “1/2021” .
The cooperation between Doctors Without Borders and NOMOS Glashütte is entering its 10th year. To date, over 10,000 watches have been built in support of emergency aid—various models, all recognizable by the red 12. The sale of each watch—half donated by NOMOS Glashütte, half by the retailer—goes, in full, directly towards providing emergency aid.
The special edition watch is available in Singapore at Watches of Switzerland Paragon boutique, Vivocity boutique, Tampines boutique and NEX boutique, as well as at The Hour Glass Parkway Parade and Millenia Walk.
- Stainless steel case: diameter 37.5mm, height 6.7mm
- Sapphire crystal glass
- In-house manual winding calibre
- Water Resistant 3atm (splash-proof)
- Dial galvanized, white silver-plated
- Inscription at six o’clock “50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières)
- Red 12
- Oxidized black hands
- Dark grey woven strap, waterproof, with winged clasp in stainless steel (lug width 19mm)
- Limited edition engraving on the case back “Limited Edition Tangente – 50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières 1/2021”
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