Editor's note: It may surprise the uninitiated to read this, but creating a completely new calibre, in-house, from scratch is a very, very costly exercise. And there's a reason that most boutique and micro matchmaker's stick to third party movements from the likes of ETA and Sellita, because to make their own movements is financially unviable. That's why this Nomos Tangente is so impressive, because the German marque has spent millions upon millions of euros to create their own calibre – DUW 6101. At the end of last year, we were lucky enough to go HANDS-ON with this impressive timepiece and see the movement in action, and these were our initial thoughts.* Surely there is no more contentious complication in the world of watchmaking than a seemingly humble date display? It's hard to believe that something so useful, and seemingly ubiquitous, can be so divisive. One way to end the date/no date feud is to include it, but with a twist. And a twist is certainly what the Tangente neomatik 41 Update offers. The date is shown in the radial fashion, at the outermost extremity of the dial already alleviating the issue of a dial-disfiguring date window, and working…

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