Ludwig Ref 205
Ludwig is a mature watch for serious wrists: smart, traditional, and sleek—thanks to its stainless steel case. Connoisseurs appreciate the ritual of manual winding this timepiece every morning. The dial is classic, featuring railroad minute markers and Roman numerals. The tempered blue hands bring a touch of modernity—but the revolution isn’t here yet.
Ludwig features Roman numerals, but with IIII instead of IV. This follows watchmaking traditions—and the preferences of the NOMOS design team.
Reserved, refined, and Roman on the outside; on the inside the fine Alpha caliber is at work—and ensures an elegant and very slender profile.
Stainless steel, tripartite; sapphire crystal glass back; diameter 35 mm; steel back: height 6.25 mm; sapphire crystal glass back: height 6.75 mm.
Galvanized, white silver-plated.
Steel, tempered blue.
Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan black, lug width 18 mm.
Water-resistant to 3 atm.
201 (closed back), 205 (with sapphire crystal glass back)
α (Alpha)—in-house built NOMOS caliber with manual winding.
10 ½ lines (23.3 mm)
Power reserve approx. 43 hours.
Decentralized seconds, stop-seconds mechanism, Glashütte three-quarter plate, 17 rubies, Glashütte stopwork, Incabloc shock protection, balance spring from Nivarox 1A, adjusted in six positions, tempered blue screws, rhodium-plated movement surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage, ratchet and crown wheel with Glashütte sunburst.