The Deutscher Werkbund and NOMOS Glashütte

The Tangente model from NOMOS Glashütte is often described as a “Bauhaus watch”—which isn’t entirely right, but isn’t completely wrong either.

NOMOS Glashütte is a member of the Deutscher Werkbund, the initial movement that proceeded Bauhaus: founded in 1907 by businesses, artists, and architects. “The refinement of commercial work in collaboration with art, industry and craft” was the aim, and it still is: The Werkbund continues to advocate combining craftsmanship and high-tech production methods; so that beautiful and functional products are created with the best production techniques. This made good products affordable for the masses.

Today organizations such as Vitra, Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau, numerous galleries and architectural firms count among the members—and NOMOS Glashütte as well. In our Glashütte workshops (as it was then, still in collaboration with various artists and craftsmen) beautiful watches are built to last a lifetime; mechanical timepieces with manual and automatic winding calibers. At NOMOS Glashütte, the old Werkbund aims have long since been expanded to include new ones, that didn’t exist in the past: Producing responsibly—in an environmentally friendly, ethical, and sustainable way.