NOMOS Glashütte lathe

Photographer: NOMOS Glashütte

Only round-shaped workpieces are processed in lathes like this one, because the tools inside circle around the rotating caliber component. This is how pins, pillars, screws, wheels, pinions, or even the particularly challenging balance, the balance staff, and the corresponding plateau—one of the smallest parts that NOMOS Glashütte manufactures itself—are produced for NOMOS movements. Painstakingly precise: The strictest tolerances are two-thousandths of a millimeter, so 2 micrometers tolerated deviation from the specified dimension.

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About Us

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.