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NOMOS Glashuette

Founded by Roland Schwertner in 1990, NOMOS Glashütte is the largest manufacturer of mechanical timepieces in Germany.

NOMOS Glashütte exclusively develops and produces its own calibers; each and every timepiece is made in-house, on site, in Glashütte. And almost everything is made by hand. Milling plates, bridges, and wheels, bluing screws, beveling edges, finely regulating calibers—building the best watches requires a great deal of patience. It often takes years from the first design drawing to market readiness, when the watch can be sent out into the world.

With an unbelievable amount of effort and attention to detail, the NOMOS watchmakers produce and refine the many components of the movements—almost completely by hand. Only when high-tech is more precise than handcraft—when it all depends on a thousandth of a millimeter—does NOMOS Glashütte use machines.