This is the Tangente from NOMOS and it's probably the least expensive watch with any horological value on the market. It costs 1,900 USD (duties, taxes, and shipping inclusive), which in the world of nice watches is practically free. Mechanical watches are a few orders of magnitude more difficult to make than quartz watches and, as a result, are far more expensive. Typically, you're going to be spending upwards of 5,000 to 10,000 USD to get your hands on a mechanical watch and even then it might contain a mass-produced movement (probably made by the Swatch Group). NOMOS makes their movements in-house and that is an increasingly rare thing. The fact that you can buy one of their watches for under 2K is borderline absurd, considering that even the cheapest mechanical Seiko will run you 2,100 USD. Buying a mechanical watch has been my greatest material aspiration for the past three years and I'm not sure if I'm any closer now than I was then. Maybe I'll never own a great timepiece. I guess when it comes to telling time, only time will tell. Watch jokes.
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