At the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Expo 2018, the independent watch brand NOMOS Tetra from Germany presented four tempting ‘Petit Four’ to watch lovers in square watches. Shells, minimalist designs and beautiful colors celebrate the arrival of spring. The new timepiece is equipped with NOMOS’s Alpha movement, known for its reliable performance and accurate timekeeping. It blends with the brand’s classic square case aesthetics and is impressive. Let’s take a look at the Grenadine model as an example:
Two of the four new Tetra watches (ie Matcha, Azure, Pearl, and Grenadine) have a transparent sapphire crystal case back, so you can clearly appreciate the precision operation of the manual winding movement. The other two, Tetra Matcha and Tetra Azure, feature a stainless steel caseback with special text engraved to show the uniqueness of the watch, which is quite memorable.
The classic square case is polished to make the edges and corners of the case more refined. One side of the watch is a polished crown of the same material, which is engraved with the brand’s logo, showing a distinctive Bauhaus style. The crown is retouched with a non-slip texture, giving it a first-class feel, making timing easier.
The lugs and the case also have simple lines, and the double-layer design adds a three-dimensional impression. The slightly slanted lugs make the case fit the wrist more ergonomically.
On the garnet red dial, the brand’s distinctive small three hands and the Arabic numerals are set against each other, making the time indication clearer and more intuitive.
The red small seconds dial is located at 6 o’clock on the watch, with a slightly recessed function dial design, making the watch more ‘small and clear’ style.
Through the back cover of the craftsmanship, the look of the brand’s classic Alpha movement is in front of each eye. Each Alpha movement is adjusted in six directions and decorated with Glashütte stripes, tempered blue steel screws, and NOMOS scales. Grain, guaranteeing outstanding performance while presenting the iconic appearance.
Paired with a square case is a gray velvet strap that is delicate and soft and comfortable to wear.
NOMOS often tries different colors on classic Tetra watches; the square outline of the case and the clear lines blend perfectly. This time, garnet red, pearl powder, clear blue, and matcha green, these unprecedentedly beautiful colors, constitute a very modern quartet. With exquisite contrasting fonts on the dial and elegant gold and silver details on the hands, these watches are not only exquisite mechanical timepieces, they also look like brilliant jewellery.
For more details, please pay attention to the live feature of the Basel Watch Fair: