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Nomos Glashütte

One of the most exciting emerging manufacturers from Glashütte, the legendary watchmaking location in Germany. Nomos is especially popular for its distinctive style, which has already been crowned with many design awards.

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The story of Nomos Glashütte


Nomos Glashütte can look back on a short but successful history. The young company was founded in 1990 by Roland Schwertner and is based in Glashütte in Germany Saxony with its manufactory. In the past decades, it has won numerous design awards, including several times the prestigious German Design Award.

The idea for the first series - now the flagship of the brand - the "Tangente", was created in collaboration with graphic designer Susanne Günther in Schwertner's apartment and was launched in 1992 together with the series "Orion", "Ludwig" and "Tetra" , The style of the watches is inspired by the Deutscher Werkbund, but at the same time they remind of the practical design of Bauhaus.

Since 2000, Schwertner has brought strong partners on board, who are also co-shareholders of Nomos Glashütte: The former journalist Judith Borowski and Uwe Ahrendt, who gained initial experience at IWC and A. Lange & Söhne and thus found their way to the top of the company. Borowski is mainly responsible for the Berlin-based creative brain of Nomos Glashütte, the agency Berlinerblau. At the Paul-Lincke-Ufer, the creative work passes from the first draft to photography and marketing. The technical production takes place in Glashütte, about 260 employees are employed there meanwhile.

An important milestone in 2005 was the introduction of its own caliber, which was installed first in the "Tangomat" launched in the same year. Originally, all watches from the house Nomos Glashütte were provided with a manual winding mechanism, now gradually adding its own automatic caliber. Many production steps still take place by hand. The neomatik caliber DUW 3001 and DUW 6101, for example, are characterized by their extremely flat yet very precise caliber - for a small price. Another and equally important step in the company's history was the introduction of the swing system, which was presented at Baselworld 2014. It is preceded by 10 years of research in cooperation with the well known university TU Darmstadt, which have paid off: Nomos Glashütte has thereby made itself independent of the Swatch Group, which has drastically reduced the supply of companies outside the group. At the same time, they have secured a pioneering position within the industry. Few factories are able to produce all parts of the heart of their watches themselves.

What is the price of a Nomos Glashütte watch?

Tangente / 101
1.460 € (2018)
Material: Stainless Steel
Key Features: White dial, hand wound

Orion / 301
1.600 € (2018)
Material: Stainless Steel
Key Features: White dial, golden stick indexes, hand wound

Tetra / 401
1.520 € (2018)
Material: Stainless Steel
Key Features: Rectangle dial, hand wound

Ludwig / 231
2.120 € (2018)
Material: Stainless Steel
Key Features: White dial, roman numberings, hand wound

Metro / 1106
3.040 € (2018)
Material: Stainless Steel
Key Features: Circular indexes for minutes, white dial, automatic

Tangomat GMT / 635
3.720 € (2018)
Material: Stainless Steel
Key Features: Second time zone, automatic

The philosophy of Nomos Glashütte

"Form follows function" - in line with the Bauhaus motto, Nomos Glashütte strives to combine perfect design with practicability. The design elements are chosen with great care, each fulfilling a purpose. The minimalist appearance of the wristwatches is unmistakable. They do without unnecessary bells and whistles and at the same time have great attention to detail. Each family of watches is available in different sizes and with different colored dials. The watches are designed as unisex models, of course, there are smaller cases for filigree wrists. After chronographs or tourbillons one searches in vain. Nomos Glashütte does not seem to follow trends in the watch market and is therefore very successful. According to their own statements, the company has received far more than 100 awards for different models, their design, inner values and as brand itself. The creative agency “Berlinerblau” provides the best templates for this and works with a mix of well-known names in the industry and young designers.

The 5 most popular Nomos Glashütte watches

  • The Nomos Glashütte Tangente is still the company's most produced watch. It is available in different sizes, colors and with manual wind as well as with automatic caliber. The versatile watch is a classic, which impresses with its simple design and is thus an ideal choice for all everyday situations.
  • The Nomos Glashütte Orion is named after the constellation because of its lenticular curvature. Their design is particularly minimalist and completely dispenses with decorative additives.
  • The Nomos Glashütte Ahoi was introduced in 2013 and is a good companion for all lovers of water sports. It is provided with luminous indices and waterproof up to 200 m water depth.
  • The Nomos Glashütte Tetra is by its square shape a slightly different eye-catcher on the wrist. It comes in different, sometimes even unusual dial colors, its case is strikingly flat, the bracelet narrow. Despite its distinctive shape, it is elegant and restrained.
  • The Nomos Glashütte Ludwig is a classic model with Roman numerals that emphasize its natural elegance. Color highlights are set very discreetly here. They are available either with colored hands in blue or the numbers in neon orange.

Pre-owned and vintage Nomos Glashütte watches as an investment

Buying used and vintage models from Nomos Glashütte not only has the advantage of being reasonably priced. The purchase of used wristwatches can also be an interesting investment for the future. Especially watches from renowned luxury brands offer a constant increase in value, making their purchase a worthwhile investment. But even special models and limited editions are in some cases inferior to a positive price trend.

Best reasons to buy a Nomos Glashütte

  • Good price point - well suited as a beginner model
  • Unique design made in Germany
  • Precise accuracy thanks to in-house calibers
  • Well suited as a dress watch thanks to her restrained appearance

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We offer you an exciting selection of Nomos Glashütte watches. You will find new models as well as used watches in the best condition. All watches are checked for authenticity, if necessary refurbished and certified. If you have already opted for a watch from Nomos Glashütte, you can either pay your watch quickly and easy by credit card or finance it in small installments. Find more information on financing options on our website.
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