Nomos brand of watch is not just your ordinary kind of watch. In fact, this timepiece has the type of quality that is a personal touch and is perfect for those minimalist and modern types of people. Let this article share with you a piece of the story behind this beautiful masterpiece that would inspire you to have this watch right on your wrist.
What’s the Story Behind Nomos?
Glashütte is the home where it all began for NOMOS, it is a small town between hills and forests in the south of Berlin located in the eastern Ore Mountains. Watchmakers who are mainstays in this place are among the best of the best watchmakers and their creations are of world–class quality. Watches being made in Glashütte are known for many generations, in fact, the history of watchmaking here started in 1845. Also, in evidence, Glashütte was given special protection to emphasize the strict quality standards of this town and this memorable place is the heart of NOMOS Glashütte.
What’s So Unique with NOMOS Glashütte?
This German Watchmaking company is known for not acquiring the movement of its watches but instead, they are producing its own in-house movement and designs. It may be like the other companies producing fine mechanical watches, but they are one-of-a-kind because NOMOS Glashütte produces and develops their calibers exclusively in their in-house site in Glashütte.
Watchmakers of NOMOS Glashütte are known for their keen attention to detail and immeasurable effort in creating detailed designs of NOMOS’ timepieces – all with just the use of their hands, passionate hands.
The Popularly Unique Swing System of NOMOS Glashütte
The unveiling of NOMOS Glashütte’s sensation happened in March of 2014 when NOMOS Glashütte built the heart of their watch’s caliber. For most watchmaking companies, this is known as the escapement, NOMOS Glashütte called the swing system. The swing system of NOMOS Glashütte is the system of pallet, balance spring, balance, and escape wheel. NOMOS Glashütte shook the world of watchmaking in 2014 because they broke the Swatch monopoly. It was able to determine the quality of its timepieces on its own and they were able to grow without being dependent on any third party. That made the Nomos swing system popular and at its best because their watch can tick just right. Also, the NOMOS Swing System was perfectly partnered with one of the most unique characteristics of NOMOS Glashütte: the tempered blue balance spring.
Two Most Popular Collections of NOMOS Glashütte
Take a look at how these two most loved and popular collections of NOMOS Glashütte: the Nomos Metro and Nomos Tangente captured the hearts of many.
NOMOS Glashütte Metro Collection of Watches
This simple but elegant collection’s designer was Mark Braun. He designed the NOMOS Glashütte Metro Collection with a Metro date power reserve indicator which reminds its users when to remind. Also, the very first NOMOS Glashütte Metro is remarkable because it was able to win all the design prizes within a short time which make Mark Braun one of the design elite in today’s watchmaking history.
NOMOS Glashütte Metro Neomatik
This large automatic masterpiece is a Metro Neomatik 39 Midnight Blue that is included in the Men’s collection. It has a shade of deep midnight blue which adds to its stylish and elegant design. Designed by Mark Braun, this watch will capture the attention of men because of its automatic caliber DUW3001 and slender design. Not to mention, that this is a handcrafted gem. This is the largest version of the Metro collection attached in a stainless steel case. What makes this more perfect is its precision which is perfected by the NOMOS swing system that assures you of its outstanding accuracy.
The NOMOS winged clasp added to the elegance despite its minimalistic personality, it was designed in Berlin and hand polished. Its strap is made from Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan, a remborde strap that is very much exclusive to the Neomatik Series. And if you are going to have this question if it is long-lasting? Yes, it is! Its strap is made from leather so rest assured that it can last a long time because the leathers that they used are smooth and robust.
NOMOS Glashütte Tangente Collection of Watches
It was in 1992 when the NOMOS Glashütte Tangente Collection was introduced, two years after the foundation of NOMOS Glashütte. It emphasizes a classic and clean Bauhaus-era design because this collection came from the inspiration of Bauhaus and because of that, this collection’s unique characteristics are its geometric clean design and simple lines. This is undeniably one of the NOMOS Glashütte’s collections that is worthy of admiration and trust. It also has an ergonomic design that earned the respect of people so it is worth every penny. To top this all, the NOMOS Tangente earned the place of being the best-selling watch of its brand.
NOMOS Glashütte Tangente Sport Neomatic
In the Tangente collection, this is a very good sports watch for men that is more robust than any other previous NOMOS watch. Made of stainless steel with a black dial, this watch has 27 jewels and has a power reserve of up to 42 hours plus an added bi-directional quick correction feature. It has a marine black dial and a Neomatik date caliber, DUW 6101 which serves as protection against blows, and leaks by a robust case plus sapphire glass. This is handcrafted from stainless steel and has a deployment clasp that makes it more elegant.
You just encountered two of their popular collections but they still have a lot more. Rest assured that what you are buying yourself is not just a piece of a watch but a watch that holds history, precision, and a touch of love from watchmakers who invested their heart and effort in creating a watch that can stand the test of time. Even though it is more of a minimalistic design, you are buying yourself a watch that is mixed with state-of-the-art technology.