Fast Times

Inspired by the freedom of Germany’s superhighway and the elegance of classic automobiles, Nomo’s Autobahn Neomatik 41 in Midnight Blue is the horological equivalent of an epic road trip.
Words // Bill Lindsey | October 27, 2021 | Luxury

Watch enthusiasts tend to be enamored of all things mechanical, which is why so many are also car enthusiasts. For drivers, the Autobahn represents ultimate freedom, which explains why Nomos Glashütte offers a collection bearing this distinctive, evocative name. While the typical “car watch” is a chronograph featuring multiple dials and functions, the Nomos Autobahn Neomatik 41 is a refreshing display of minimalistic simplicity. The highly polished 41mm stainless steel case conceals a DUW 6101 automatic 27-jewel mechanism with a 42-hour reserve. The midnight blue dial and hour hand are accented with white luminescent superluminova, allowing them to easily stand out in normal lighting conditions and to virtually brightly blaze in low light. The dial, curved to create an impression of depth, displays the date via large, easily-read numerals in a window set at the outer edge at the 6 o’clock position. Above it, a subdial utilizes a fine red hand to keep track of the seconds as they tick by. A very practical textile strap secured by a winged clasp is utilized to keep it securely in place. The fact that this is not “just another car watch” is a large part of the appeal; Nomos-Glashü