Nomos vs Doctors Without Borders: watches that look good, and do good









There are many reasons why you should look at buying a Nomos watch. 

These stretch from the minimalist design ethic that infects every timepiece to the in-house movements made in Nomos’s factory in Glashütte, Germany. 

But what’s catching Umbrella’s eye are the models the brand has launched as part of its collaboration with charity Doctors Without Borders. 

Each of the watches in the six-strong collection features a red number 12 (an allusion to DWB), plus a see-through back that commemorates the work of the charity. 

Launched in Germany, the UK and the US, each territory gets two timepieces each, with British customers able to get their hands on the limited edition Tangente and Tangent 33. 

Both are small, hand-wound timepieces ideal for men and women who don’t like big, flashy watches on their wrists. Best of all, DWB receives £100 (or dollars/euros) for every watch sold. A brilliant gesture to an incredible charity. 

Doctors Without Borders (also known as Médecins Sans Frontières) is currently operating in the  Central African Republic, Gaza, Iraq and South Sudan, as well as the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, where it has 3,200 workers. 

So, if you’re looking at a new timepiece, and one that’s seriously ahead of the competition considering the price-point, you should direct your gaze here. You’ll not only be the smartest man in the room, but one who’s actually done a little bit of good just by buying a watch. Everyone wins. 

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