NOMOS Glashütte 於1990 年創立，所出產的每支腕錶均於柏林設計、並於擁有超過170年的製錶歷史的格拉蘇蒂製造。於格拉蘇蒂工作的製錶師都在業界享有盛譽，NOMOS Glashutte自行研發及生產了11款機芯，其出產的時計全球聞名。成立至今短短時間，NOMOS 如今已是德國最大的機械錶廠，所生產的機械腕錶數量德國第一。<br><br>
NOMOS 擁有13個腕錶系列，以簡約精美的造型為主軸、其中性設計風格讓男女皆可佩戴。包豪斯風格的設計加上功能的穩定性和可靠性，NOMOS腕錶呈現出美感與科技的完美配搭，得到各類國際大眾及專家獎項肯定。各系列之中，NOMOS Glashutte Tangente的圓形腕表設計棱角分明，是NOMOS Glashütte最標誌性及最暢銷的系列。
In 1845, Saxon King Friedrich August II sent master watchmaker Ferdinand Adolph Lange to the town to usher in a new era of industry after it had become apparent that the silver and copper ore in the land surrounding Glasshütte had ran out. This caused a panic in the local population, who were now desperate for a new way in which to make a solid living. The plan succeeded and Glasshütte was transformed into a hotbed of horological expertise and production, with a model based on that of the great Swiss centres.
Although the following century presented Germany with unprecedented turmoil, WWI, II and the GDR years having something of an adverse affect on the town’s watchmaking industry, the spirit of creation remained alive in the region.
When, in 1990, the Berlin Wall finally fell and communism in Germany crashed to a halt, Glasshütte would really come into its own as a watchmaking centre.
Roland Schwertner, an IT expert and photographer from Düsseldorf, created the brand with the intention of reestablishing Glasshütte as a global centre of watchmaking now that Germany was once more united under capitalism. By 1992, the first NOMOS watches had been released to widespread acclaim, they were named Tangente, Orion, Ludwig, and Tetra. Each of these was a hand-wound watch based on simple design and highly complex inner mechanic movements that displayed the exceptional skill of Glasshütte’s workers.
Over the next decades NOMOS would go on to establish itself as one of the premier German watchmakers and by the far the most highly esteemed in the region. The question is, what was it about NOMOS timepieces that propelled the brand to the peak of the industry in such a short space of time? Well, let’s take a closer look at some of the company’s marquee creations.
The most iconic of all NOMOS watches is perhaps the Tangente. Billed by the company this day as the watch which most closely embodies the brand’s core ethos, this model is a simple classic that continues to be the brand’s bestseller. A prizewinner par excellence, the Tangente is a stunning timepiece that, like those who select it, exudes sophistication and a straightforward sense of confidence.
Another NOMOS stalwart over the years has been the Orion model that, with over twenty seven variations, is the most numerous timepiece in the NOMOS Glashütte arsenal. The Orion is, like the Tangente, a round faced beauty of a watch that relies on simplicity for effect. However, unlike others in the NOMOS range, this piece is almost universally the favourite watch of NOMOS designers themselves, who almost all wear one. This is testament to the Orion’s stripped back elegance, a stark and restrained kind of beauty that makes this timepiece, well, timeless. Crafted in the tradition of the Deutscher Werkbund and the Bauhaus design movement, the Orion is simply one of the most purely beautiful watches in the NOMOS group.
Hugely successful in its own right is the Tetra family of NOMOS Glashütte watches. This square faced wonder offers something different to the rest of the German brand’s range, an attractive choice for those who like to stand out. Indeed, NOMOS themselves claim that this is a watch that reflects the personality of those who wear it; straightforward, clear and independently minded. Perhaps the edgiest option in the NOMOS range, the Tetra includes a wealth of clever design features such as ultra-modern sans serif letters on the face, yet another nod to the Bauhaus movement of which NOMOS Glasshütte is so fond.
All in all, it should be noted that NOMOS Glasshütte is a brand that has managed to carve it’s own niche in the international watch market in less than thirty years. Facing stiff competition from Swiss rivals, the brand blazed its own trail to combine centuries of German watchmaking intelligence and skills with a clear sense of design. The result is a collection of highly technical and elegant timepieces that grace the wrist of many a connoisseur from the black forest to Berlin.