Playful in the sense of its palatable dial colour, but sensible enough to wear with office attire or an elegant evening ensemble – Nomos Glashutte’s Tetra Pearl watch from the Petit Four collection is inspired by the mouth-watering delicacies found in a Parisian Patisserie. Look closer and its profound design aesthetics will awaken more than just your taste buds…
It used to be the case that dress watches were reserved for the retired gentleman. Confined to the wrists of those who have diaries full of sophisticated social appointments that require a smart suit and a luxury wristwatch. Nowadays however, the dress watch is worn not only by the mature gentleman, but by modern, stylish young men and elegant ladies with busy lifestyles – hence Nomos’ new square Tetra watch with a seductive pearl dial – built exclusively for the fashionable female.
Nomos class all their innovations as unisex wristwatches, yet nothing could feel more fitting than the Tetra design. Squaring the circle has been a wise decision from the German watch manufacturer, as it put them on the radar of the younger generation of watch connoisseurs – those on the look-out for something unusual and eye-catching. Nomos have always broken away from the restrictive reigns that often subject a lot of watch makers to conforming to the “traditional” look. The company have dared to be different and it has paid off. The Nomos Tetra Pearl watch has been specifically crafted to suit the delicate wrist of the lady, yet its contemporary square shape donates a little more wrist presence than the more familiar rounded dial.
The minimalist surface area of the watch, like all pedigrees from Nomos, allows the wearer that space for thought. The clarity to appreciate Nomos’ approach to straightforward time reading. A simplicity that radiates from the surface of the dial, despite the intricate craftsmanship hidden behind its display. The German watchmakers have invested time and expertise into the manufacture of the watch aside from its effortless beauty. The Nomos Tetra Pearl Ladies watch spans a 29mm diameter across the wrist. Its golden hands add the perfect finishing touches to its pretty dial. The model belongs to Nomos’ new Petit Four series, inspired by the classic French pastry, and let’s face it – if this little beauty was placed in the window of a Parisian patisserie – it would sell like a hot cake! There is something absolutely delicious about the Nomos Tetra Pearl watch. Its sumptuous soft rose petal-coloured dial looks good enough to eat and the violet hour indexes are like sprinklings of sweetness, scattered across the top of one of those irresistible bite-sized confectionery delights.
The Nomos Tetra Pearl is a compilation of beautiful things. The slender case crafted from polished stainless steel is fitted to a luxurious grey velour leather strap. Pretty and petite, the gold-plated hands are accompanied by a red coated small second hand, nestled inside a sub-dial at 6 o’clock. The minute markers around the periphery of the perfectly square case, are delicate, just like the rest of the design’s demeanour. Inside the discreet dimensions of the watch case, lies the in-house built Alpha manual calibre. Equipped with up to 43 hours of power reserve, you could take the watch off and come back to it later to find it has kept perfect time. The perfect home for your Nomos Tetra if not on the wrist however, is safely snuggled up in its luxurious box, crafted from black poplar wood. It is in these small finishing touches of the watch and its presentation box, that we can really appreciate the great lengths that Nomos have gone to in expressing their gratitude towards their loyal followers.
Instead of fitting the Nomos Tetra Pearl watch with a sapphire crystal glass back as seen in other variations of the model, this timepiece offers a spacious steel canvas for scribbling gentle reminders, anniversaries or sentimental messages upon its surface. Infused onto the front of the dial however, is the unmistakable “Nomos Glashutte” lettering – a name associated with German quality and authenticity of the very highest sort. Fans of the Nomos Tetra Pearl watch are made to feel first class every day of the week when wearing its quirkiness upon the wrist. It’s the cherry on top of the tantalising Petite Four chapter.