Protected designation of origin
The use "Glashütte" as a designation of origin for watches is protected. It is very important to NOMOS Glashütte that the name “Glashütte” continues to be an assurance of quality in the world of fine watches.
The regulations are strict: Not just anybody can adorn their watches with the “Glashütte” designation simply because they happen to have a company here or they themselves are from Glashütte. In order to be permitted to sell a watch as a “Glashütte watch,” the law stipulates that at least 50 percent of the movement’s value must be added in Glashütte. If a manufacturer procures movement parts for 100 euros from an outside source, they must then carry out work on the movement in Glashütte that is valued at a minimum of 100 euros. Of course, it is simply impossible for one producer to make all pieces across the board entirely by itself. Therefore, local manufacturers are permitted to acquire individual pieces (such as straps, clasps, or movement components) from suppliers outside Glashütte.
NOMOS movements are developed and constructed in Glashütte and, depending on the model, between 75 and 95 percent of the value is added here. This means the creation of jobs for local watchmakers, engineers, and toolmakers. It also means that our customers receive the best possible watches and the assurance that the name “Glashütte” will permanently remain a synonym for handiwork of the highest quality.