Posted on

press release: NOMOS Club Campus Cream Coral & Electric Green

Wow! These colors are ultramodern—as too, of course, are the watches: Club Campus cream coral and electric green—the four newest versions of GlashĂĽtte’s most youthful watch.

New colors in two sizes

Once again this spring, NOMOS Glashütte adds new watch faces to the successful Club Campus watch series. Their message: Don’t wait, be bold, don’t think twice!

GLASHÜTTE, MARCH 23, 2023. In a creamy muted orange and a pretty, sharp green, the NOMOS Glashütte manufactory is expanding its Club Campus model series for young people. The names of the new models are Club Campus cream coral and Club Campus electric green, each available in two sizes. The two colors are not only youthful, but also ultramodern—and can be worn by all people of all genders. As Andy Warhol once said: “Don’t think about making art, just get it done.” And accordingly, the motto for Campus this year is: If something feels right, trust yourself, don’t think twice! Because courage, spontaneity and freedom make life richer, and also because mistakes make you wiser.

Completely flawless and highly precise, the new Club Campus models operate with tried-and-true hand-wound calibers from the NOMOS manufactory in Glashütte. The sporty, robust case protects the movement through everything that young life and the years that follow will throw at it. The steel back offers space for a “tattoo”, that’s to say an engraving: parents, grandparents, loved ones and others gifting this watch (for a school or college graduation, for a new start, for life) can send their wishes, wisdoms and warnings, phone numbers or promises for the road ahead. Worn against the skin, these messages are sure to be well-received.

Both colors are available with diameters of 36 and 38.5 millimeters; the watches are water resistant to 10 atm—and available via Minimatikal.com as well as AceJewelers.com.

Striking, bold, modern: Club Campus by NOMOS Glashütte in cream coral, shown here with the larger 38.5 millimeter diameter. The youthful Glashütte watch offers space on its steel back for a “tattoo,” an engraving, allowing gift-givers to send their wishes, wisdoms and warnings, phone numbers or promises for the road ahead. Worn against the skin, these messages are sure to be well-received.
Pretty and sharp in green, and ultramodern: Club Campus electric green by NOMOS GlashĂĽtte. The sporty, robust case protects the manufactory movement in everything that young life and the years that follow will throw at it.
Posted on

press release: Tangente neomatik blue gold

Tour de force

The iconic NOMOS watch model Tangente has always been synonymous with brilliance. With the radiant Tangente neomatik blue gold, there’s now a dress watch from Glashütte taken straight from the pages of a picture book.

GLASHÜTTE, FEBRUARY 2023. NOMOS is getting super classy this winter with a new version of the NOMOS icon Tangente: The deep blue dial with sunburst polishing, gold-plated before being galvanized, ensures a fascinating shimmer and a serious yet at the same time festive wristwatch; a dress watch straight out of a picture book. The new model comes in two sizes, with diameters of 35 and 39 millimeters.

As always with Tangente, the case is the shape of a coin, with the famous typography symbolizing linearity, and the fine hands the precision of the movement. Rhodium-plated hands and silver numerals and indices provide subtle accents, while the gold “neomatik” lettering denotes the innovative movement that powers this watch: The highly precise and sensationally flat DUW 3001 automatic caliber, manufactured in-house, ticks away on the inside of this watch.

Posted on

press: How people tell the time – and how watches measure it

The caliber of a good mechanical watch is made up of many small and tiny parts. As the wearer moves their arm, the rotor swings back and forth, winding a spring, which stores the energy and releases it bit by bit. Pictured here: the proprietary DUW 3001 automatic caliber from NOMOS GlashĂĽtte.

How people tell the time—and how watches measure it

A recent study shows most people read the time in the traditional way, from a wristwatch. However, watches measure time in completely different ways.

GLASHĂśTTE, JANUARY 2023. A population-representative survey* conducted on behalf of the comparison website Verivox shows that 38 percent of Germans look at the screen of their smartphones when they want to know the time. A further nine percent use nearby clocks, whether that’s at home, at the station, in the car or at work. However, no less than 52 percent look at the watch on their wrist.

This is where the biggest number of mechanical watches Made in Germany are produced: the NOMOS GlashĂĽtte workshop. The best watches have been manufactured in this small town in the Eastern Ore Mountains and sold all over the world since 1845.

How time is measured

How is time actually measured? How do seconds, minutes and hours get into a watch? How do they get into hand-wound or automatic watches, into quartz watches, smartwatches and smartphones?

Mechanical watches are the crème de la crème, representing watchmaking tradition and craftsmanship, culture and prestige. They are valuable and usually have a long life. Such watches have movements that are hand-wound or automatic. In both cases, their energy store is a mechanical one: a spring. Automatic watches are wound using a rotor. The movement of the wrist causes it to swing, winding the spring. Hand-wound watches, on the other hand, are wound by turning the crown. The spring is then able to release the stored energy for hours—or in the best case, days—and keep the movement ticking.


Swing-powering the watch: The NOMOS swing system is to the mechanical wristwatch what quartz is to a quartz watch. This assembly, manufactured in-house, is the pacesetter, ensuring that the watch divides time extremely precisely into hours, minutes and seconds.

Quartz watches have battery-powered quartz movements. And smartwatches are purely electronic devices that are usually connected to a smartphone and are often not primarily intended to display the time at all, but rather to monitor health data, for instance. These watches also have batteries where they store energy, and these generally need to be charged via an outlet.

How precision is achieved

That all seconds are always the same length, that watches run neither too fast nor too slowly, is thanks to a pacesetter that swings at regular intervals and is consequently responsible for the tick-tock. In a quartz movement, a crystal—quartz—sets the pace, oscillating under voltage at high frequency and very regularly, like a tuning fork, only smaller and very quietly. Most smartphones get the time automatically from servers on the Internet. If they are offline, the time simply continues to run in a local clock. But what about the energy? For these, smartwatches and quartz watches need rechargeable batteries.

No quartz watches or smartwatches: Around 200 people work at NOMOS Glashütte as engineers, designers, toolmakers and, of course, as watchmakers. They build mechanical watches—both hand-wound and those with automatic calibers—in the tradition of 175 years of watchmaking.

Neither quartz nor a battery can be found in mechanical movements. Instead, an escapement, consisting of a balance spring, pallet fork, pallet and crucially the balance cock, keeps the time; the latter is a fine wheel that swings back and forth regularly. Very few watchmakers worldwide produce these escapements themselves: at NOMOS Glashütte, for example—the manufacture that produces the highest number of mechanical watches in Germany—watchmakers install a special escapement called the NOMOS swing system, which is developed and manufactured in-house. The finest watchmaking expertise, which guarantees the exceptional precision of these mechanical watches.

What else wristwatches can do

Either way, although most people still consult a traditional watch to tell the time, there are more smartphones than watches around. After all, almost everyone owns at least one smartphone, even those who wear a wristwatch. And another finding of the study reveals that the likelihood of a person wearing a watch does not correlate with age, but increases with income and level of education. Jens-Uwe Theumer, Vice President at market analyst Verivox explains: “Wristwatches aren’t just timepieces; they’re also status symbols.”

*Online survey of 1,184 people in Germany in July 2022 conducted by Innofact on behalf of Verivox; population-representative in terms of age, gender and federal state.

Posted on

2023 NOMOS catalogue update

The latest NOMOS catalogue – plus an upcoming price increase!

NOMOS just presented its 2022 – 2023 catalogue. Whilst there’s nothing new (for now), there are several models missing;

The novelties from 2022 have been included, some references such as those of the Tetra Symphony series or Minimatik are not part of the portfolio anymore. 

NOMOS Sales Department

Other things we note are the absence of a lot of Club references (yes, including the 701 and 703) plus the Zurich range now exclusively featuring Weltzeit models. We’ve included the full catalogue below. But that’s not all – there’s a price increase coming as well!

The prices have remained the same, but we would like to inform you already today that we will increase them as of February 1, 2023.

NOMOS Sales Department

We expect this to be a first step in closing the sizeable gap that exists between US and EU pricing. We will keep you updated.

Please find the latest catalogue below.

Posted on

press release: NOMOS Club Sport 37

Hit models in polar and petrol

The demand was more than obvious. Now NOMOS GlashĂĽtte is expanding its Club series with two sporty models with a link bracelet and moderate diameter, and in new colors.

GLASHĂśTTE, OCTOBER 12, 2022. Club Sport neomatik polar, Club Sport neomatik petrol—the names of two new NOMOS watches the manufacture just unveiled at its annual Forum in GlashĂĽtte. These models feature everything that matters on your wrist. Not only are they made by hand in the GlashĂĽtte watchmaking tradition, precise and extremely reliable, but they are also robust and beautifully presented. The comfortable stainless steel case and link bracelet (polished and satinated) fuse seamlessly with each other, framing the beautiful sunburst finish of the dial. They tell of an athletic day-to-day, of a sense of style and of success.

The model is already available in blue and black, each with a 42-millimeter diameter. The two new watches measuring a moderate 37 millimeters are perfect for many wrists, both male and female. “Demand for Club Sport with this diameter was more than obvious,” says Sven Schönberger from NOMOS Product Management. “It simply fits the times.”

The new colors of the dial are strikingly beautiful. Polar blue and petrol green are not only refreshingly different and truly radiant with the luxurious NOMOS sunburst finish, they are also colors that harmonize while being full of character and vibrancy. On top of that, the luminescent numerals beneath the domed sapphire crystal are easy to read even at night or under water. And thanks to recessed hour numerals (which hold more luminescent material), the new NOMOS watches glow for a very long time.

It goes without saying that the two new Club models are no snowflakes: Club is the sportiest of the NOMOS watch families anyway; the new models are seawater-resistant up to 20 atm and equipped with a deployant clasp, making them the perfect watches for sports by and in the water—and more.

The energy these high-performance watches require to display the time is generated by even the tiniest movement of the wrist: the high-precision caliber, measuring an ultra-flat 3.2 millimeters in height (in-house DUW 3001 neomatik caliber) works efficiently; the rotor winds the caliber with movements in both directions.