The Alpha caliber is NOMOS Glashütte’s highly acclaimed classic. It was our first movement—and the one that still powers more of our watches than any other. Robust, accurate and reliable, it ticks inside Tangente, Ludwig, Tetra, Orion and Club and all the watches in our 33 series. 


In-house built caliber
Alpha (adjusted according to chronometer values)
in-house built NOMOS caliber with manual winding
movement height
2.6 mm
10 ½ lines (23.3 mm)
Power reserve
up to 43 hours
Special qualities

stop-seconds mechanism
Glashütte stopwork
Glashütte three-quarter plate
DUW regulation system
adjusted according to chronometer standards
17 jewels
tempered blue screws
rhodium-plated surfaces with Glashütte ribbing and NOMOS perlage
ratchet and crown wheel with Glashütte sunburst