NOMOS is proud to call Glashütte its home—a small town tucked away between forests and hills, south of Berlin and near Dresden, located in the eastern Ore Mountains. The timepieces made here are world famous, and the watchmakers also count among the very best of their kind.

Fine timepieces have been made in Glashütte for over 175 years; it has a tradition here that's hard to find anywhere else in the world.

Why Glashütte, of all places?

Only the designation of a few products around the world are as strictly protected as watches from Glashütte. To emphasize the stringent quality standards of this unique town, the appellation “Glashütte” was placed under special protection.

Glashütte for the uninitiated

Founded by Roland Schwertner in 1990, today NOMOS Glashütte is the largest manufacturer of mechanical timepieces in Germany: Nobody else produces more watches than this company. Maybe because there are so many special things about them.

NOMOS in Glashütte: the story

In March 2014 a sensation was unveiled: the heart of a watch’s caliber, engineered and built by NOMOS Glashütte. In watchmaking it is also known as the escapement—at NOMOS Glashütte it is called the swing system.

Landing on the moon, NOMOS style

A unique characteristic in the world of fine watches: the tempered blue balance spring, at work in the NOMOS swing system.

A glimpse of the watchmaking workshops in the chronometry building, high up in the valley. The majority of work is done by hand.

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But wait, there’s more:

The gold watches from the NOMOS Atelier

Next level watchmaking from NOMOS Glashütte: In addition to the renowned collection of stainless steel watches, the watchmaking company has produced its own series of golden haute horlogerie timepieces since 2013—each one a work of fine watchmaking art.

Glashütte miracle movements

Hand-beveled edges—and a small hand-engraved greeting from the watchmaker: the balance cock in a NOMOS gold watch.

Bringing the perfect shine to ratchet springs—they are black polished by hand.


Look over the watchmakers' shoulders