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press release: Double recognition for NOMOS watches

NOMOS Glashütte has been accepted into the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH)—and its watches are now available with Bucherer

Glashütte/Berlin, February 2018

Timepieces from NOMOS Glashütte’s workshops in Germany are now available with Bucherer Jewellers in Switzerland. Following Bucherer’s locations in Germany, Bucherer Switzerland is now launching this innovative brand in Jelmoli on Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse. NOMOS CEO Uwe Ahrendt is delighted: “It is a real recognition of our brand, since Switzerland is considered to be watchmaking’s ‘large canton’.”

NOMOS Glashütte is one of the few owner-operated watchmaking companies in Germany: All its calibers are designed and built in-house; including the ticking heart of every watch—the escapement. The prices of these timepieces are also remarkable, at between 1000 and 4000 CHF, excluding a small selection of gold models.

The brand’s launch in Switzerland is complemented by the news that it has just been selected as a ‘Perimeter Brand’ by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH). The FHH, the foundation and organizer behind the Geneva watch salon, promotes the interests of the traditional heritage of fine watchmaking.

[Dale] ; to learn more about the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and its objectives I recommend their White Paper, which is available as PDF in either the light or full version. We’ll go in-depth on what NOMOS acceptation into the foundation means soon.


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press release: NOMOS Glashütte is awarded its 7th iF Design Award

This is the seventh time in succession that the watchmaking company has received one of the most prestigious design awards in the industry—this time with Metro neomatik 39 silvercut

Glashütte/Berlin, February 2018

It’s yet another award for NOMOS Glashütte: Arguably the most successful manufacturer of mechanical watches in Germany has received the
iF Design Award for the seventh time in succession—for Metro neomatik 39 silvercut. With this award, the brand has been honored once again for outstanding product design. The expert jury selected the bestselling NOMOS timepiece, which is equipped with the proprietary automatic movement DUW 3001, from over 6,400 products from 54 countries.

Of the finest Glashütte caliber and conceived in Berlin, Metro was designed by Mark Braun for NOMOS Glashütte: “The tips of the hands resemble the Empire State Building in New York; the diamond knurling on the crown is a tribute to the watchmaking tools from Glashütte,” says the renowned designer. The sapphire crystal glass is slightly curved, while the dial—brushed horizontally with an elegant, silver-gray finish—features fine detailing. Thanks to the in-house-built, automatic caliber DUW 3001, this timepiece is typically NOMOS: ultra thin and highly precise. “That the expert jury are so impressed by Metro makes us immensely proud”, says NOMOS’ Creative Director, Judith Borowski.

The iF Award has been honoring outstanding achievements in design for over 60 years and is one of the oldest and most respected prizes in the industry. Among the award- winning “hallmarks of modernity” are numerous NOMOS watches: Tangente neomatik midnight blue won the famed prize only last year; and before it, Minimatik in 2016. In
the preceding years Metro (2015), Ahoi (2014), Tangomat GMT Plus (2013) and Zürich (2012) have been awarded the prize as well. NOMOS Glashütte has become particularly well known through its Tangente model, and is regarded as a manufacturer of classic mechanical timepieces in the traditions of the Deutscher Werkbund and Bauhaus. To date, NOMOS watches have received over 140 awards for design and quality.

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press release: The 2017 Capital watch brand rankings: three top spots for NOMOS Glashütte

Three golds and a bronze: In this year’s watch brand rankings by the financial journal Capital, NOMOS Glashütte was voted number one by German retailers in three categories. No other brand won as many golds as NOMOS Glashütte. We are, of course, delighted, and want to share this news with you.

Glashütte/Berlin, October 2017

We took first place in three of the most significant categories. Firstly: value for money. It demonstrates that our ten in-house calibers and groundbreaking innovations, such as the NOMOS swing system, are highly valued—as are our stable prices. It is the fourth time in a row that we have topped this category. Secondly: aesthetics. The design of our watches received more votes than any other brand; a wonderful way to confirm that when we spend our time producing timeless and beautiful watch classics, we spend it well.

For our watchmakers the most welcome win is perhaps the third: gold for excellent customer service. Watches that are robust and made with love in Glashütte seldom need to undergo repairs—but when they do, we have a fast turnaround and are always fair. And now we have that in writing, cast in gold.

NOMOS Glashütte also received bronze for its entry-level models. It’s no secret that we want to bring the joy of mechanical watches to as many people as possible—with the successful Campus series, for example.

The complete list of results and rankings is attached. We are very happy indeed!

With best wishes for a fantastic end to 2017.