Seen from the outside, mechanical watches have not changed a lot in the past 200 years: a perfect arrangement of gears, screws, springs, pinions, and levers. Yet, we at NOMOS Glashütte have always valued both tradition and progress. That is why we keep researching—always looking for the next breakthrough.

A boutique watchmaking firm that takes pride in itself does not rest on its laurels. Even things that seem perfect can often be improved.

More inventions, more patents

In 2014 NOMOS Glashütte celebrated its independence day: with the NOMOS swing system—our in-house built escapement that sent shockwaves through the industry. This tiny system of parts is lighter than a feather, and yet it made for a huge technical sensation.

The long process behind a sensation

DUW 3001

The next generation motor

It took around one and half million minutes of work, shortly after the arrival of the NOMOS swing system it became the next homemade sensation: NOMOS automatic caliber DUW 3001—flatter, finer, more elegant than everything that had come before. With this, its tenth in-house built movement, NOMOS Glashütte has set a new standard for automatic calibers.

Let's get down to details: DUW 3001

Incredibly thin, incredibly innovative: A watch of this caliber is proof of its own superiority. Since the new movement is significantly thinner than everything else in the world of watchmaking that self-winds and is produced in large-scale series. The rotor brake and other clever cogs: The tenth NOMOS caliber ticks with an ultra-efficient self-winding mechanism.

In place of a traditional balance cock there is a bridge. This small connection—also known as the NOMOS balance bridge—ensures that the balance (the flywheel that sets the pace in all mechanical watches) is in a stable position. Additionally, it creates space for the rotor, which winds the spring, and provides the watch with energy at even the slightest motion of the wrist.

»Nothing less than a declaration of independence«

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