How time is made
It’s very simple: We have tried to summarize in a few major steps how NOMOS watches are made in Glashütte. It can often take years from when the first drafts are drawn up before the watches are ready for the market, and to be sent out into the world. And that may be the most important lesson: Those who build watches need patience and time. And the occasional coffee break.
1st year, January. The movement is designed—a complicated matter. Forces and tolerances have to be calculated, wheel teeth worked out, plates, bridges, and cocks drawn. Thousands of possibilities are considered, but most are rejected: What functions on paper sometimes doesn’t work in real life. New ideas, new drawings, new dimensions follow. So remember: A good movement has gone through many stages of development before production really begins.