NOMOS Glasheutte releases limited edition timepieces to aid Doctors Without Borders

By Michelle Johnson | 21 Aug 2018 | Style, Philanthropy

The special edition Tangente and Tetra models will aid the Nobel Peace Prize-winning organisation

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* To honour Doctors Without Border's work, luxury timepiece brand NOMOS Glashütte has produced limited editions of its bestselling Tangente and Tetra models to raise funds for the organisation

A Nobel Peace Prize-winning humanitarian organisations, Medècins Sans Frontiéres – or Doctors without Borders – was founded in 1968 by a group of young doctors determined to reinvent the concept of global emergency aid. From sending qualified medical personal and relief volunteers to natural disasters or areas of conflict, its ethos was simply to go where doctors were needed most.

50 years later, that drive has only increased, and alongside its remit of emergency care the organisation has also created life-saving longer term projects on the ground in countries across the globe. This includes Ebola treatment centres in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a clinic for torture survivors and refugees in Greece, and reporting on medical crises across the world.

To honour Doctors Without Border's work, luxury timepiece brand NOMOS Glashütte has produced limited editions of its bestselling Tangente and Tetra models to raise funds for the organisation. The watches feature an inscription, 'Doctors Without Borders', at six o' clock as well as an engraving on the back. Other differences include a colour change – the hands are a matte black rather than tempered blue, with a red 12. >>

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* NOMOS Glashütte's Doctors Without Borders editions include a colour change – the hands are a matte black rather than tempered blue, with a red 12

Each watch sold is also numbered, and will raise €100 for the organisation with a goal of €1m in total, until the end of the year. NOMOS Glashütte hopes money raised will fund sets of wound dressings, emergency shelters, and ready-to-use therapeutic food for children suffering from acute severe malnutrition, among other life-saving equipment.

"Whether in Syria, Libya, the Central African Republic, or Greece—the Nobel Prize-winning organization Doctors Without Borders is deployed around the globe, with more than 33,000 team members helping in more than 70 countries affected by conflict, epidemics, and famines, as well as assisting fleeing and displaced people in the aftermath of war," NOMOS Glashütte said in company statement.

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* NOMOS Glashütte's Doctors Without Borders editions feature an inscription, 'Doctors Without Borders', at six o' clock as well as an engraving on the back

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