The Nomos name has been around for over 80 years. This award-winning brand has built an outstanding reputation for stylish and affordable watches. Founded in 1990, Nomos has its headquarters in Glashütte, Germany. Its name is an assurance of quality. Instead of competing with high-end Swiss brands, the company creates affordable watches available to the general public. The beautiful timepieces created by Nomos stand for cultural richness. Popular models include Orion, Tangente, Zurich, Ludwig, and Ahoi.
Entrepreneur Roland Schwertner founded Nomos Glashutte only a few months after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The brand became renowned for its fabulous timepieces. The first collection was completed by April, 1990. The company started with three employees and a few freelance workers. Over time, it became one of the most highly valued watchmakers on the market.
In 1997, Nomos had 14 employees. In 2000, the number of employees reached 31. One year later, development of the unusually flat-date mechanism was completed. In 2003, Nomos created, and patented, the first watches incorporating a power reserve mechanism that only requires an additional three wheels. In 2005, the company developed its first self-designed and self-constructed automatic caliber. A movement with twin mainspring barrels and one with a tourbillon for the Wempe Chronometerwerke were developed in 2006. The company released the first model of the Nomos Club line in 2007.
Nomos continued to grow and expand its operations. In 2009, the company had more than 80 employees. In 2010, it launched the model Ludwig Automatik along with a new caliber - movement Xi. The NOMOS classics were now available in smaller sizes. Nomos introduced the serial watches with the world time caliber Xi in 2011. One year later, the company received the iF Design Award for the model Zürich blaugold und Zürich braungold. In 2013, its eighth watch model - Ahoi- and other popular timepieces were presented at the Basel watch fair.
The company builds all its movements itself. Only a few watchmakers in the world are able to do this. Today, Nomos employs over 110 people at its factory in Glashütte. It features an exclusive selection of watches available in different colors, materials, cases and designs that are stylish yet affordable, worldwide. Depending on the caliber, a Nomos movement can be up to 95% produced in-house. Nomos watches are regularly winning Goldene Unruh, Watch of the Year and Red Dot design awards.
The Orion, the Ludwig, and the Tangente - the three staples that make up the Nomos brand - are all interpretations of a classic and elegant watch. The exceptional timepieces designed by Nomos feature a minimalist design with simple lines and basic colors. The prices are reasonable and affordable for a quality watch from this brand. Nomos timepieces are a preferred choice for business professionals and appropriate for every event, setting or occasion.
Nomos features hand-wound manual watches such as Orion, Ludwig, and Tetra. Some models, like Tangomat and Tangente, may incorporate automatic movements. The symmetry and color combinations are next to perfect. The superb timepieces under this brand are characterized by pure functional minimalism with Bauhaus inspiration. The Tangente is often described as “the round watch with the right angles." It was the first watch created by Nomos. This model was inspired by an older dial design from the 1930s. The case is made of 316L stainless steel and measures 35 millimeters in diameter. Its case design resembles some of the early Lange wristwatches from the 1930s.
Another popular model is the Nomos Tangomat GMT, which incorporates the automatic World Time Caliber Xi. This exceptional timepiece won first prize for Watch of the Year in 2012. It features a stainless steel case with sapphire crystals, finishing with Glashütte stripes and solar grinding, galvanized dial and 26 jewels. Its movement is automatic.
Ahoi is one of the best-selling Nomos watches. It is robust, sporty and modern. Despite its vibrant design, the dial is reminiscent of the Nomos Tangomat. This model features a waterproof watchstrap, an extra-large date indicator and sapphire crystal back. It utilizes the Nomos Epsilon caliber. Ahoi Datum, another model in the same range, is water resistant to 20 ATM and boasts a white silver-plated dial, automatic winding, and hour indexes with superluminova. The latest models have a sports design making them perfect for beach trips and swimming sessions.
The Ludwig model is available in several colors and styles, including the Ludwig Automatik Anthrazit, Ludwig Automatik Datum and Ludwig 38. Developed under the Nomos brand, this classic timepiece makes a super smart impression at first glance. The stainless steel model has a light-grey face, while the crystal version is white silver-plated. Nomos has also released a gold model with a classic design.