AUTOMATIC MOVEMENTS

An automatic success: the self-winding movements from NOMOS Glashütte. They use the energy of the wearer’s motions, for example while driving, writing emails, and mixing martinis, saves them and turns them into time. The NOMOS automatic calbers are renowned for their winding performance and accuracy—and not only are they chronometer-capable, they are also very elegant. NOMOS Glashütte is demonstrating its watchmaking prowess with the DUW 3001 caliber; the latest automatic movement measures only 3.2 millimeters in height.


The movements

Each of these calibers has a story to tell—about traditional watchmaking and modern advances. Epsilon, for example, is the movement that established NOMOS Glashütte’s reputation as a caliber manufacturer. Zeta? It was the first movement equipped with the patented NOMOS date mechanism—which hardly added to its dimensions. And entirely new, only introduced in 2015 with the neomatik collection: DUW 3001, an automatic movement as slender and elegant as only hand-wound ones have been until now.


Details

Theodor Prenzel (right) and Mirko Heyne, heads of the Research & Development Department, have invested a good 1.5 million minutes on the development of the new automatic caliber DUW 3001.

Nothing works without it: the base plate. It holds everything that makes a watch tick.

The vast majority is done by hand—for example, inserting the ratchet wheel.

An important moment: The movement is being inserted into the case. Watchmakers also call this the "wedding".

Hotly anticipated, finally here—and ready for shipping: Tangente as an automatic version, Tangente neomatik.

 

 


Film

The design engineer Theodor Prenzel is the brains behind the new caliber DUW 3001. Here he reveals how he and his colleagues managed something that almost no one else has before.


Watches

To date, NOMOS Glashütte has released twelve watch models and four collections totaling about ninety different versions. So there is much more to discover—find a selection of models with automatic calibers here.