Mechanical watches are beloved by timepiece collectors because of their precision and craftsmanship. While there are a number of modern watchmakers that produce mechanical watches for men, most source their movements and escapements from third-party manufacturers and then assemble the watches in house. NOMOS Glashütte is changing that model by creating both the parts for their impressive mechanical timepieces and the finished designs.
Based in the town of Glashütte, Germany, NOMOS Glashütte is a relatively small watch manufacturer, employing about 200 people. Watches have been produced in this small town since 1845, and the brand is continuing the tradition of handcrafting watches using traditional techniques as well as state-of-the-art manufacturing methods. This combination of modern and classic craftsmanship is part of what sets NOMOS Glashütte watches apart from others on the market today.
Since the launch of the company in 2013, NOMOS Glashütte has won more than 120 design awards for their timepieces. The watches produced by the brand are simple, modern designs that draw inspiration from the minimalist modern movement and from the details of vintage timepieces. In addition to their standard styles, NOMOS Glashütte produces a range of haute horlogerie styles. These luxurious limited edition timepieces are produced just once in very small numbers and are highly prized by collectors for their unique contemporary designs.
The award-winning NOMOS Glashütte timepiece collection can be viewed at the brand’s official website. The watches retail from $1500 to $4500, depending on the model.
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