Glashütte – a small town surrounded by forests and hills, halfway between Berlin to Prague – is located in the Osterzgebirge (East Ore Mountains). Here Nomos Glashütte, one of the few owner-operated watch brands, makes mechanical timepieces.
The watchmakers who manufacture them are among the finest in their craft, since watches have been made in Glashütte for many generations – since 1845 to be exact. This long tradition of fine watchmaking has produced some very specific characteristics; only in timepieces from Glashütte does one find the three-quarter plate and the finest touches such as the sunbeam polishing.
Work is done now as it has been from the beginning, in accordance with the principles of the German Werkbund. Watches from Nomos Glashütte are distinguished by the finest craftsmanship and design; they make individual pieces of the highest precision. Common to all Nomos watches are uncluttered dials, elegant and mostly slender hands, the narrow bezel, and the clear form – many models are now considered classics and have been awarded more than 100 awards for design and quality.