For the past five or so years, I have been watching the development of Nomos with great interest. Nomos blue dial replica watches were established in 1990 and so it is fast approaching its 30the anniversary now. In the past couple of years, the German brand has slowly but surely not just expanded its collections but also developed its own movement. Now, for Baselworld 2017, we see the new Nomos Ahoi Neomatik which is the culmination of these efforts on both fronts, and we had the chance to handle these watches at the show in red, blue, black, and white dial options. Interestingly, when looking at previous Ahoi watches, the new line shrinks in case size to now house the in-house DUW 3001 caliber that Nomos introduced back in 2015.
The Nomos Ahoi is one of Nomos’ newer collections. It was introduced in 2013 as their dive watch collection. Unlike other Nomos Ahoi series fake watches, it has luminous hands and markers, a screw-down crown, a beefier case, and higher water-resistance of 200 meters. Neomatik, on the other hand, refers to Nomos’ watches that are powered by their in-house DUW 3001 movement. So in the case of the Nomos Ahoi Neomatik, it refers to their sporty Ahoi watches fitted with their DUW 3001 movement.
That said, the Nomos Ahoi Neomatik is markedly different from the earlier Nomos Ahoi watches. There are four new Nomos Ahoi Neomatik models in total, and while they are all made out of stainless steel, the case size is actually smaller. The earlier Ahoi models were 40mm wide and around 10.6mm thick, but these new Ahoi Neomatik watches are just 36.3mm wide and 9.55mm thick. This means they are significantly smaller than their predecessors. However, because of their long lugs and beefier case construction, they do not wear as small as their case dimensions would suggest. On the wrist, they could be mistaken for 38mm watches.
Like the earlier Ahoi watches, the new Nomos Ahoi Neomatik limited edition fake watches have a water resistance of 200 meters, which makes them suitable for recreational diving. To ensure water-resistance, the Ahoi Neomatik has a screw-down crown protected by very subtle crown guards. The case back is see-through sapphire, which is a nice touch, because it is not very often that you see dive watches with display case backs. Plus, with the display case back, owners can more easily appreciate and admire the in-house DUW 3001 movement within (more on the movement later). The watches also come with a textile strap, which will hold up to water better than the usual shell cordovan straps that most Nomos watches have. The textile strap feels nice on the skin and, along with the smaller case size, really contributes to the wearing comfort of these new watches.