NOMOS Glashütte gear cutting

Photographer: NOMOS Glashütte

The gear-cutting machine: A rarity in the watchmaking industry and a special feature at NOMOS Glashütte. This is because only a few watchmaking companies worldwide perform their own gear cutting. This is also where NOMOS' proprietary gear wheel train for neomatik movements is created—it is the result of a research project between NOMOS Glashütte and the Dresden University of Technology. The aim was to find the perfect tooth form for wheels in NOMOS watches. It worked: An efficiency of an incredible 94.2 percent means that almost no power is lost through friction.

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NOMOS Glashütte is one of the few owner-operated watch manufactories in the world, and creates its mechanical timepieces in Glashütte, Germany. Watch models such as the Tangente, Ludwig, Orion, Club or Metro are world-famous – just like the place where they are made. Glashütte is a legally protected designation of origin. Only manufacturers who work according to strict rules in the 175-year-old tradition of the watchmaking town are permitted to use this denomination for their wristwatches. NOMOS Glashütte is the manufacturer that produces the most mechanical watches in Glashütte.