Prizes and awards

Minimatik scores again: With the German Design Award 2017, the latest watch model by NOMOS Glashütte has collected its fifth consecutive major award in a row. The model, designed by Simon Husslein, has previously taken home the Good Design Award, Gold at the iF Design Award, Red Dot, and the readers’ choice “Uhr des Jahres” (“Watch of the Year”) Award.

All in all, NOMOS watches have won over 130 prizes and awards for quality, value, and design. Attached is an overview of all awards won by NOMOS since the year 2000.

Please note: Despite having won awards, some of the watches on the list are no longer produced—thus, there is no link to them. You can click on all other models to go to the corresponding page.

 

 


Chrono Award

The Chrono Award is Austria’s only watch competition, which evaluates the submitted models not only on stylistic, but also on commercial criteria—that is to say, according to their respective price classes. The prizewinners are decided by the readership of the Austrian magazines FORMAT and trend. The Chrono Award has established itself as a significant influence on the national watch industry.

Prize-winning models

2013Ludwig 38, “Trendsetter” category, 3rd Place
2012Zürich blaugold, “Business Class” category, 3rd place
2011Tetra+ Burgundertrüffel, “Ladies Special” category, 3rd place
Zürich Weltzeit, “Business Class” category, 4th place
2010Ludwig, “Trendsetter” category, 1st place
Zürich Datum anthrazit, “Business Class” category, 1st place
Tangente 33 grau, “Ladies Special” category, 2nd place
2009Zürich, “Business Class” category, 1st place
Tangente, “Trendsetter” category, 2nd place
2008Tangente, “Trendsetter” category, 2nd place
2007Club, “Trendsetter” category up to 1000 EUR, 3rd place
2006Orion, “Trendsetter” category, 2nd place

Ludwig 38, “Trendsetter” category, 3rd place (2013)

Zürich blaugold, “Business Class” category, 3rd place (2012)

Tetra+ Burgundertrüffel, “Ladies Special” category, 3rd place (2011)

Zürich Weltzeit, “Business Class” category, 4th place (2011)

Ludwig, “Trendsetter” category, 1st place (2010)

Zürich Datum anthrazit, “Business Class” category, 1st place (2010)

Tangente 33 grau, “Ladies Special” category, 2nd place (2010)

Zürich, “Business Class” category, 1st place (2009)

Tangente, “Trendsetter” category, 2nd place (2009), 2nd place (2008)

Club, “Trendsetter” category up to 1000 EUR, 3rd place (2007)

Orion, “Trendsetter” category, 2nd place (2006)


German Brand Award

The German Brand Award honors companies in Germany for outstanding branding and successful brand strategies; it is held in high regard far beyond specialist circles. Founded by the German Design Council and initiated by the German parliament in 1953, it is one of the world’s leading centers for design expertise.

Awards:

2017"Winner" in the "Luxury" category: "Industry Excellence in Brand"
2016"Best Brand" in the "Luxury" category


German Design Award

Granted by the German Design Council, the German Design Award is renowned as one of the most prestigious international prizes, which raises the profile of both designers and companies. For four years now, it has been awarded to high-quality products and projects in product and communications design, as well as to innovative individuals from the German and international design worlds.

Prize-winning models

2017Minimatik2016Lambda Weißgold, "Gold" category2015Metro

Minimatik (2017)

Lambda Weißgold (2016)

Metro (2015)


Goldene Unruh

The annually awarded Goldene Unruh (Golden Balance) is one of the most respected prizes for new watch models in Germany. Participating watches are entered into one of five categories. The readers of Uhren-Magazin select the top ten watches in each category for the main vote, which takes place on Focus online.

Prize-winning models

2017Tangomat, category A up to 2500 EUR, 1st place
Metro, category B up to 5000 EUR, 1st place
Lambda tiefblau, category D up to 25000 EUR, 2nd place 2016Tangomat, category A up to 2500 EUR, 1st place
Metro, category B up to 5000 EUR, 1st place
Lambda 39 samtschwarz, category D up to 25000 EUR, 3rd place
2015Tangomat, category A up to 2500 EUR, 1st place
Metro, category B up to 5000 EUR, 1st place
Lambda tiefblau, category D up to 25000 EUR, 1st place
2014Orion 38 grau, category A up to 2500 EUR, 1st place
Ahoi Datum, category B up to 5000 EUR, 2nd place
Lambda Roségold, category D up to 25000 EUR, 2nd place
2013Tangomat Datum, category A up to 2500 EUR, 1st place
Zürich braungold, category B up to 5000 EUR, 2nd place
2012Zürich Weltzeit, category B up to 5000 EUR, 1st place
Tangente Datum, category A up to 2500 EUR, 3rd place
2011Zürich Datum, category B up to 5000 EUR, 1st place
2010Tangomat Datum, category A up to 2500 EUR, 2st place
2009Tangente, category A up to 1000 EUR, 1st place
Tangomat Datum, category B up to 5000 EUR, 2nd place
2008Tangomat Datum, category B up to 5000 EUR, 2nd place
Club, category A up to 1000 EUR, 7th place
2007Tangente, category A up to 1000 EUR, 2nd place
2006Tangente, category A up to 1000 EUR, 1st place
Tangomat Datum, category B up to 5000 EUR, 3rd place
2005Tangente, category A up to 1000 EUR, 2nd place
Tangente Datum Gangreserve, category C up to 2500 EUR, 6th place
2004Tangente, category A up to 1000 EUR, 2nd place
Tangente Datum, category C up to 2500 EUR, 2nd place
2003Tangente, category A up to 1000 EUR, 2nd place
Tangente Datum, category C up to 2500 EUR, 2nd place
2002Tangente, category A up to 1000 EUR, 2nd place
2001Tangente Sport, category B up to 2000 DM, 1st place
2000Tangente, category B up to 2000 DM, 1st place

Tangomat, category A up to 2500 EUR, 1st place (2017), 1st place (2016), 1st place (2015)

Metro, category B up to 5000 EUR, 1st place (2017), 1st place (2016), 1st place (2015)

Lambda tiefblau, category D up to 25000 EUR, 2nd place (2017), 1st place (2015)

Lambda 39 samtschwarz, category D up to 25000 EUR, 3rd place (2016)

Orion 38 grau, category A up to 2500 EUR, 1st place (2014)

Ahoi Datum, category B up to 5000 EUR, 2nd place (2014)

Lambda Roségold, category D up to 25000 EUR, 2nd place (2014)

Tangomat Datum, category A up to 2500 EUR, 1st place (2013), 2nd place (2010), category B up to 5000 EUR, 2nd place (2009), 2nd place (2008), 3rd place (2006)

Zürich braungold, category B up to 5000 EUR, 2nd place (2013)

Zürich Weltzeit, category B up to 5000 EUR, 1st place (2012)

Zürich Datum, category B up to 5000 EUR, 1st place (2011)

Tangente, category A up to 1000 EUR, 1st place (2009), 2nd place (2007), 1st place (2006), 2nd place (2005), 2nd place (2004), 2nd place (2003), 2nd place (2002), category B up to 2000 DM, 1st place (2000)

Club, category A up to 1000 EUR, 7th place (2008)

Tangente Datum Gangreserve, category C up to 2500 EUR, 6th place (2005)

Tangente Sport, category B up to 2000 DM, 1st place (2001)


Good Design Award

One of the most renowned design prizes, the Good Design Award was founded in 1950 by a group of designers, including Charles and Ray Eames. It is awarded by the Chicago Athenaeum, Museum for Architecture and Design in collaboration with the European Center of Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The Good Design Award is internationally recognized as denoting innovative design and objectively high-quality products, which convincingly combine form, function, and aesthetics.

Prize-winning models

2015Minimatik
2014Metro
2013Ahoi
2012Tangente Datum
2011Zürich, “Personal” category

Minimatik (2015)

Metro (2014)

Ahoi (2013)

Zürich, “Personal” category (2011)


Green Product Award

The Green Product Award recognizes products that combine the best design, innovative technology and sustainable manufacturing. It recognizes products that are designed and manufactured today for a better tomorrow.

Experts from science and industry, among them jurors from Daimler and the Institute for Ecological Economic Advancement, make the "Green Selection" of the best 100 applicants. From there, the public decides.

Prize-winning models

2015Metro

Metro (2015)


iF product design award

The iF product design award has been conferred for the last 60 years for outstanding achievement in design. The iF label is awarded by an expert international jury to products that convincingly bring added value. And it is not only the designer that benefits from the distinction; the customer also receives a reliable evaluation of the product. The iF product design award is one of the oldest and most prestigious design competitions worldwide. 

Prize-winning models

2017Tangente neomatik nachtblau
2016Minimatik
2015Metro
2014Ahoi
2013Tangomat GMT Plus
2012Zürich

Tangente neomatik nachtblau (2017)

Minimatik (2016)

Metro (2015)

Ahoi (2014)

Tangomat GMT Plus (2013)

Zürich (2012)


Luxe!Awards

The Luxe!Awards are conferred by the magazines Madame, and A&W Architektur und Wohnen. They are awarded to watches and jewelry in a range of categories; a prominent jury selects the winners for Madame, while the Luxe!Design Award by A&W is based on a public vote. The intention is to make the selection of the best and most interesting accessories easier for the luxury magazines’ readership.

Prize-winning models

2015Lux Zikade, Luxe!Award by Madame, 1st place
2014Ahoi, Luxe!Design Award by A&W, 1st place
2009Tetra², Luxe!Award, “Visionary Watches” category, 1st place

Lux Zikade, Luxe!Award by Madame, 1st place (2015)

Ahoi, Luxe!Design Award by A&W, 1st place (2014)

Tetra², Luxe!Award, “Visionary Watches” category, 1st place (2009)


Munichtime Publikumspreise

Contemporary watchmaking’s most impressive innovations are presented at Munichtime, a fine watchmaking fair taking place every fall in Munich. The online vote for Uhr des Jahres (Watch of the Year) is carried out in the run-up to Munichtime, when participants select their favorite model in the following four categories: Classic Elegance, Feminine Aesthetics, Sporty Dynamism, and Complex Mechanics. In addition, fair attendees can vote for the Munichtime Watch in four price classes.

Prize-winning models

2016Tetra neomatik, “Up to 4000 EUR” category, 1st place 2013Ahoi Datum, “Up to 10000 EUR” category, 1st place
Ahoi Datum, “Sporty Dynamism” category, 1st place
Orion 38 grau, “Classic Elegance” category, 1st place
Tetra 27 für Ärzte ohne Grenzen, “Feminine Aesthetic”, 1st place
2012Tangomat GMT, “Small Complication” category, 1st place
Orion 33 rosé, “Discreet Charm” category, 1st place
2011Zürich Weltzeit, “Small Complication” category, 1st place
Ludwig Automatik, “Classic Elegance” category, 3rd place
Tetra+ Erzgebirgsperle, “Discreet Charm”, 3rd place
2010Tangente Datum, “Classic Elegance” category, 3rd place
Tangomat Norma, “Sporty Dynamism” category, 10th place
2009Orion Gold rosé, “Feminine Luxury” category, 1st place
Orion Gold rosé, “Feminine Luxury” category, jury vote, 2nd place
2008Tetra Gold mocca, “Feminine Luxury” category, 1st place

Tetra neomatik, “Up to 4000 EUR” category, 1st place (2016)

Ahoi Datum, “Up to 10000 EUR” category, 1st place (2013), “Sporty Dynamism” category, 1st place (2013)

Orion 38 grau, “Classic Elegance” category, 1st place (2013)

Tetra 27 für Ärzte ohne Grenzen, “Feminine Aesthetic”, 1st place (2013)

Tangomat GMT, “Small Complication” category, 1st place (2012)

Orion 33 rosé, “Discreet Charm” category, 1st place (2012)

Zürich Weltzeit, “Small Complication” category, 1st place (2011)

Ludwig Automatik, “Classic Elegance” category, 3rd place (2011)

Tetra+ Erzgebirgsperle, “Discreet Charm”, 3rd place (2011)

Tangomat Norma, “Sporty Dynamism” category, 10th place (2010)

Orion Gold rosé, “Feminine Luxury” category, 1st place (2009), jury vote, 2nd place (2009)

Tetra Gold mocca, “Feminine Luxury” category, 1st place (2008)


Red Dot Design Award

The Red Dot Design Award has been awarded since 1954. The internationally recognized design competition is run by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen. Good product design is bestowed with a Red Dot, which is renowned worldwide as a seal of quality. The evaluation criteria include a product’s innovativeness, functionality, and ecological sustainability.

Prize-winning models

2017Metro neomatik nachtblau, “product design” category
2016Minimatik, “Best of the Best”
2015Metro, “product design” category
2014Lambda Weißgold, “product design” category
2011Orion 38 Datum weiß, “product design” category
2010Zürich Datum, “product design” category
2007Tangomat
2002Orion anthrazit Glasboden
2001Tangente Sport
2000Tetra EXPO 2000

Metro neomatik nachtblau, “product design” category (2017)

Minimatik, “Best of the Best” (2016)

Metro, “product design” category (2015)

Lambda Weißgold, “product design” category (2014)

Orion 38 Datum weiß, “product design” category (2011)

Zürich Datum, “product design” category (2010)

Tangomat (2007)

Orion anthrazit Glasboden (2002)

Tangente Sport (2001)


Sächsischer Staatspreis für Design

The Sächsischer Staatspreis für Design (Saxon State Prize for Design) has been awarded by the German federal state of Saxony since 1992. Only companies and designers based in Saxony and with products that have been on the market for less than three years are eligible for nomination. A jury comprised of prominent tastemakers selects the prizewinners in the various categories

Prize-winning model

2011Tangente Sport Datum

Tangente Sport Datum (2011)


Uhr des Jahres

The Uhr des Jahres (Watch of the Year) title is awarded every year by Welt am Sonntag and the watch magazine Armbanduhren. Readers are invited to select their favorites among the current models from well-known brands. This vote is particularly exciting since there are no categories, and only one winner is chosen from all price classes.

Prize-winning models

2017Tangente neomatik, “Classic Watch” category, 1st place 2016Minimatik, “Classic Watch” category, 1st place
2015Lambda Roségold, “Classic Watch” category, 1st place
Ahoi Atlantik, “Sports Watch” category, 1st place
2014Ahoi, “Men's Watch” category, 1st place
Tetra 27 Karat, “Ladies Watch” category, 3rd place
2013Tangomat GMT Plus, 2nd place
Orion 33 rosé, 4th place
2012Tangomat GMT, 1st place
2011Zürich, 4th place
Tangente 33, “Ladies Watch” category, 6th place
2009Orion rosé, “Ladies Watch” category, 3rd place
Tangomat Datum, 5th place
2008Tangomat Datum, 5th place
2007Tangomat Datum, 3rd place
2005Tangente Datum Gangreserve, 7th place
2004Tangente Datum, 9th place
2002Tangente Sport Datum, 8th place
2001Tangente, 7th place
2000Tangente, 6th place

Tangente neomatik, “Classic Watch” category, 1st place (2017)

Minimatik, “Classic Watch” category, 1st place (2016)

Lambda Roségold, “Classic Watch” category, 1st place (2015)

Ahoi Atlantik, “Sports Watch” category, 1st place (2015)

Ahoi, “Men's Watch” category, 1st place (2014)

Tetra 27 Karat, “Ladies Watch” category, 3rd place (2014)

Tangomat GMT Plus, 2nd place (2013)

Orion 33 rosé, 4th place (2013)

Tangomat GMT, 1st place (2012)

Zürich, 4th place (2011)

Tangente 33, “Ladies Watch” category, 6th place (2011)

Orion rosé, “Ladies Watch” category, 3rd place (2009)

Tangomat Datum, 5th place (2009), 5th place (2008), 3rd place (2007)

Tangente Datum Gangreserve, 7th place (2005)

Tangente Sport Datum, 8th place (2002)

Tangente, 7th place (2001), 6th place (2000)


UK Watch and Jewellery awards

The UK Watch and Jewellery awards have been one of the most prestigious events in the British watch calendar for over 20 years. The only awards judged for the industry, by the industry, they recognize and celebrate excellence in all areas of the UK jewellery and watch business.

NOMOS Glashütte won this award in 2014 in the "Luxury Watch Brand of the Year" category.


Viennatime Publikumspreise

Austria’s largest and most important watch show is attended by much of the fine watchmaking industry from around the world. Viennatime is not a commercial fair, but rather an information and innovations show at which watchmaking companies present their newest and most significant achievements. The online voting for Uhr des Jahres Österreich (Watch of the Year Austria) takes place in the run-up to the show, during which participants select their favorites in the following four categories: Classic Elegance, Feminine Aesthetics, Sporty Dynamism, and Complex Mechanics. Attendees at the show can also vote in four price categories, with the results deciding the winner of the Viennatime Watch award.

Prize-winning models

2013Ahoi Datum, “Sporty Dynamism” category, 1st place
Tangente 33 grau, “Feminine Aesthetics” category, 1st place
Orion 38, “Classic Elegance” category, 2nd place
2012Orion 33 rosé, “Discreet Charm” category, 1st place
Tangomat GMT, “Small Complication” category, 1st place
2011Tetra+ Erzgebirgsperle, “Discreet Charm” category, 2nd place
Zürich Weltzeit, “Small Complication” category, 3rd place
2010Tangomat Norma, “Sporty Dynamism” category, 4th place 
Tangente Datum, “Classic Elegance” category, 5th place 
2009Orion Gold rosé, “Feminine Luxury” category, 1st place 
Zürich, “Classic Elegance” category, 3rd place
2007Tangente Gangreserve anthrazit, “Elegant Classic” category, 8th place
2006Tetra Gold, “Feminine Luxury” category, 1st place
2004Ludwig, “Ladies' Watch” category, 3rd place
2003Tangente Datum, “Trend and Design” category, 1st place
Tetra, “Ladies' Watch” category, 4th place
Tangente Datum Gangreserve, “Complicated Watch” category, 6th place
2002Tangente, “Trend und Design” category, 1st place
Orion anthrazit Glasboden, “Ladies Watch” category, 6th place
Tangente Sport Datum, “Men's Watch” category, 8th place

Ahoi Datum, “Sporty Dynamism” category, 1st place (2013)

Tangente 33 grau, “Feminine Aesthetics” category, 1st place (2013)

Orion 38, “Classic Elegance” category, 2nd place (2013)

Orion 33 rosé, “Discreet Charm” category, 1st place (2012)

Tangomat GMT, “Small Complication” category, 1st place (2012)

Tetra+ Erzgebirgsperle, “Discreet Charm” category, 2nd place (2011)

Zürich Weltzeit, “Small Complication” category, 3rd place (2011)

Tangomat Norma, “Sporty Dynamism” category, 4th place (2010)

Orion Gold rosé, “Feminine Luxury” category, 1st place (2009)

Zürich, “Classic Elegance” category, 3rd place (2009)

Tangente Gangreserve anthrazit, “Elegant Classic” category, 8th place (2007)

Tetra Gold, “Feminine Luxury” category, 1st place (2006)

Ludwig, “Ladies' Watch” category, 3rd place (2004)

Tetra, “Ladies' Watch” category, 4th place (2003)

Tangente Datum Gangreserve, “Complicated Watch” category, 6th place (2003)

Tangente, “Trend und Design” category, 1st place (2002)

Orion anthrazit Glasboden, “Ladies Watch” category, 6th place (2002)

Tangente Sport Datum, “Men's Watch” category, 8th place (2002)