The Metro series: watches and calibers with the NOMOS swing system

Many are dreaming of this watch lately: Metro has already won nearly all the major design prizes—from the Good Design Award to red dot, iF, and German Design Award. Created by the renowned Berlin-based designer Mark Braun, this timepiece is refined and slender, and was the first to feature the NOMOS swing system. The designer explains this timepiece’s appeal—and what makes each Metro model so special—in this short film. Mark Braun is not the only one who reckons that “Metro has really proven itself as a watch.”

Motor of the next generation: the automatic movement DUW 3001

The automatic movement DUW 3001 is a shining example of German engineering—and Theodor Prenzel is the brains behind this new motor. He and his colleagues in the research and development department spent 1.5 million minutes working on it. Here the 30-year-old explains how he managed to redefine the possibilities of production and assembly. And how it feels to hear this tiny huge innovation tick for the first time. 

neomatik 1st edition: the Minimatik model

“Classic and yet cheery,” is how designer Simon Husslein describes the latest timepiece from NOMOS Glashütte: Minimatik. As creative director of Studio Hannes Wettstein, he developed the face of this watch—or rather, two: Since Minimatik comes in not one, but two versions in the new neomatik 1st edition collection. Here you can see why classic and contemporary are not mutually exclusive (quite the reverse)—and why you could easily write a doctoral thesis on the lugs of this watch. 

DUW 3001—flatter than nine stamps.

Flatter, finer, more elegant: With the automatic movement DUW 3001, NOMOS Glashütte is defining an entirely new standard of self-winding calibers. What makes this one particularly special is the combination of outstanding accuracy and extreme flatness. An in-house caliber of this kind was considered impossible in the watchmaking industry—until now.

Beautiful times: Berlinerblau, NOMOS’ in-house creative agency

What was the design process behind our latest watch models? And how does the form surrounding the fine interior of a NOMOS timepiece take shape, anyway? Berlinerblau, NOMOS’ in-house creative agency, is responsible for branding and design—and the meeting point for internationally renowned product designers. You can find out what they consider important when it comes to designing a NOMOS watch here.


Now it’s time—for the USA: After our successful press event in NYC in June, Glashütte is ticking a little more American these days. NOMOS watchmakers are learning English, sporting stars and stripes, and showing off their best cowboy style. But whatever they’re doing—whether it’s working on a Tangente, Zürich Weltzeit, or even a miniature Statue of Liberty—our watchmakers practice their craft with skill, patience, and a great deal of attention to detail.


Another glimpse inside our watchmaking workshops: the night shift at NOMOS Glashütte, handcrafting fine mechanical timepieces. Watchmakers busy constructing calibers, inserting balances, mounting dials, and giving each and every NOMOS watch a final polish, ensuring that each one ticks just right. This requires concentration, passion, a keen eye, and a steady hand—so they tend to go easy on the coffee, no matter what time of night it is.

Glimpse inside the NOMOS Atelier

In 2013, NOMOS Glashütte founded Deutsche Uhrenwerke NOMOS Glashütte—a new designation that shows exactly what we are capable of. The two new movements launched at the same time, DUW 1001 and 2002, bear this inscription, and tick away in Lambda and Lux: The new gold collection—timepieces made in our company’s specialist atelier in the finest Glashütte watchmaking tradition but with a highly contemporary design—has attracted scores of new admirers. If you're curious, you can spend a few minutes watching how these fine timepieces are built.

Look over the watchmakers' shoulders

Plenty of tradition and handcraft—combined with high-tech, where it outperforms handcraft: That is NOMOS Glashütte. All our movements are built in-house and by ourselves in Glashütte. This also applies to our watches—Tangente, Orion, Zürich and all the other models—many of which are already considered classics. You can find out how we do this by visiting us in Glashütte and taking a tour. In the meantime, this short film can give you a first impression of what we do.