Only companies that create at least 50 percent of the value of a watch’s caliber in Glashütte are allowed to label their timepieces as “Glashütte watches.” NOMOS Glashütte goes far beyond the required 50 percent—and makes up to 95 percent of each movement on site.
How can you recognize a Glashütte watch with a Glashütte caliber? The following characteristics are typical Glashütte:
- The three-quarter plate, the barrel, and the gear train culminating in the escape wheel: a particularly robust and particularly beautiful construction with a good 150 years’ worth of tradition behind it
- The Glashütte stopwork, a part of the winding mechanism. Unlike Swiss-made winding mechanisms, its jumper spring is long and curved.
- The most elegant form of rate accuracy: the swan neck fine adjustment.
- Tempered blue screws. They get their corn flower blue color during the heating process—the steel is baked at over 290 degrees Celsius (almost 570 Fahrenheit). This also protects them from corrosion.
- One-of-a-kind touches: perlage, ribbing, and sunburst decoration.