When we hear about Nomos Lambda we always associate it with a luxurious and classic piece, and not by chance, because it is one of the most expensive models of the brand, it is a classic and beautiful watch, with a simplicity typical of the Bauhaus minimalist style and made with precious materials (at least it was until today), and these are the reasons that make many people love the brand so much.
It is interesting now that we have entered the last quarter of 2020 that we noticed that there are some widespread trends on the part of major watch brands and that it is already marking this atypical year, on the one hand, we have seen the emergence of many new watch models with integrated bracelet, on the other hand, there is a spread of coloured dials and, finally, we saw the return of steel as the main material in many watches (although as limited editions), and the latter is good news especially for enthusiasts. And this is where this new launch of Nomos Lambda is inserted.
This new Nomos Lambda now comes with a stainless-steel case and three dial variants, one in blue, one in black and one in white and if you are wondering now if this new Lambda is still the same, we have good news, it maintains exactly… or almost the same characteristics as the original Lambda. It is still more of a classic watch than a sports watch, it is still a more elegant watch than a daily watch, but now much more affordable, the only thing is that it is not an unlimited production, but a limited edition and that is the bad news. This new Lambda is a commemorative edition of the 175 years of Glashütte watchmaking and the number of pieces produced is limited to 175 pieces for each of the three colours.
Now let’s take a look at this watch, it comes with a 40.5 mm stainless steel case, an enamel dial in three colour variants as we mentioned, with the traditional 6 o’clock seconds sub-dial and a power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock, inside, the same In-house manual movement of the Lambda variants in white gold and roségold, the Caliber DUW 1001, with 84 hours of power reserve. The sapphire glass at the caseback allows you to see a very ornate movement and details such as the hand-engraving on the balance cook “lovingly produced in Glashütte”.
Prices are € 5,800 and even though they are not cheap they are a far cry from the prices of the gold versions we remember are between € 12,800 and € 15,200. We suspect that, due to the limited number of units and the demand, they should not be available on the market for a long time.