German watchmakers NOMOS Glashütte are going international with their efforts to support Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) with a pair of limited edition classic NOMOS watches. Beginning this month, special models of the NOMOS Tangente 38 and Tangente 33 will be available in the United States, with $100 from the sale of each time piece going towards medical and humanitarian emergency aid. Customers won’t need to spend anymore than they normally would for a Tangente, as both NOMOS Glashütte and retailers are waiving a share of their margin for the cause. The company is making 1,000 of each model, both the larger (38) and the smaller (33), to benefit Doctors Without Borders in the USA. Last year they ran a similar campaign for MSF within Germany.
NOMOS Glashütte limited edition Tangente 33 (left) and Tangente 38 (right), in support of Doctors Without Borders
NOMOS Glashütte has included some special features on these limited editions watches that make them look almost as outstanding as the cause they are helping to support. The red numeral 12 catches the eye at the top of the silver-plated dial, while the organization’s name appears down below the six o’clock position. Their name also appears in an engraving on the back. The sapphire crystal glass back permits you to gaze in admiration at the NOMOS Alpha movement. Another alteration is the substitution of the Tangente’s usual tempered blue hands for the new black oxidized hands. The Tangente 33 comes with a velour strap, while the 38 comes with a strap of Horween Shel Cordovan. Both watches are water resistant to three atmospheres.
The Tangente 33 retails for $1,840 USD while the large Tangente 38 costs $2,140 USD.