There aren’t a lot of Nomos’ in Melbourne – so when I spotted one on the impeccably styled coffee and fashion filled Instagram of @mrgumbatron (AKA Lex) I knew I had to get a closer look.
A few emails later we met at Patricia, one of the most ‘Melbourne’ café’s imaginable – down a lane, no chairs, and great coffee. If Nomos was a café it’d be Patricia, clean design and hipster cool.
What’s your watch:
It’s the Nomos Club ‘dunkel’
When did you get it?
I got this watch second-hand, off a gentleman who was buying a Nomos Orion. And I actually met him here to buy it (at this point it should be noted that Lex did not choose the venue) so it’s a pretty small world.
Why this one?
To be honest the Club never really was my first choice. I was always into the Tangente. But there’s something about the Club that grows on you, it’s a little bit retro, a little bit sporty. But what I really love about Nomos as a brand is how understated it is, as well as the design philosophy behind it.
I’d love to track down a Tangente Toki – A Japanese inspired model, they only made 100 of them in 2005, so I’ll probably never get one! So if you see one for sale let me know!