Ludwig brings vintage style into today. Roman numerals, indexes, a very slim bezel, and lugs also thin, whether automatic or hand-wound, this watch shows off a style that is so difficult to encounter today. The Nomos Glashütte Ludwig watch is truly cool, aimed at the contemporary enthusiast who likes their models with a hint of the vintage about them. Made using the finest materials and conceived by the design team, the Ludwig is one of the most adored watches in the NOMOS collection and it is easy to see why this is the case.
The NOMOS Glashütte Ludwig could not be more classical. With Roman numerals, slim lugs and an ultra refined case, this watch whispers rather than screams. Truly, this is the watch for an intellectual, discerning enthusiast who values precision and quality above all else.
There is a more relaxed element of the elegant and smart Ludwig watch, as the case is like a very flat pebble, while the lugs fit against the wearer. With the neomatik calibers Ludwig stays automatically as slim as a hand-wound. For example, here with DUW 3001, but also with a date thanks to DUW 6101. The only NOMOS model to have only Roman numerals on its face, the Ludwig is a truly beautiful example of refined style.
A great deal of tradition and craftsmanship—combined with a dash of high-tech, when its precision exceeds handcraft: that is NOMOS Glashütte. Alongside the most classic of all NOMOS calibers, the hand-wound Alpha, Ludwig also comes with a date indicator. And with the ultra-thin neomatik movements DUW 3001 and, with a date function, DUW 6101. NOMOS Glashütte can do what almost no other company worldwide can—produce a proprietary escapement. Known as the NOMOS swing system, it’s a declaration of independence in the world of fine watchmaking.
Take the Ludwig 38 Date, a bit larger than the old model, but just as slim and truly smart to boot. Grace to its larger size, Ludwig is perfect on bigger wrists, although its understated style may say otherwise. This makes for more room for the extra-large NOMOS date. The sapphire crystal glass shows off NOMOS’ in-house built caliber, blending hand-wound history with high-tech ideas.
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Then there is the Ludwig Automatic Date. Winding by hand not your thing? This NOMOS model takes away the minor need of doing it. The fine Ludwig piece is out with a lovely automatic caliber and easily visible date. A little larger and more contemporary than the hand-wound style, but still with a retro-inspired white silver-plated dial. This is a proper cool watch.
NOMOS Glasshütte is a company that has been able to create its own road in the international watch industry in recent times. Thanks to watches like the Ludwig, the brand has managed to fight off fierce competition from rivals both domestic and international. NOMOS carved its own path to blend years of German horological craft and flair with a razor sharp idea of aesthetics.
The product is a coming together of highly able and smart watches that are beloved by collectors the world over. Indeed, with its retro style and a sense of nostalgia, it would not be going too far to suggest that Ludwig by NOMOS is perhaps the brand’s watch for true horological purists. However, in truth, this is not a company that produces anything less than truly ideal timepieces.