German engineering, world-class watchmaking, and award-winning product design: NOMOS Glashütte's timepieces are all this and more. Known for an elegantly understated aesthetic and specialization in mechanical watches, NOMOS Glashütte has developed a cult following and is winning new enthusiasts daily.
Not sure which NOMOS is the one for you? Luckily the brand makes watches to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. Here are our picks for the best entry-level, mid-range, and high-end pieces:
The Orion, from $1,920
This is timeless, elegant simplicity at its best, fine watchmaking reduced to its essentials at a surprisingly accessible price point. There are 27 different models in the Orion collection, including a range of different colored dials and some ultra-thin neomatik versions if you're willing to spend a bit more.
The Orion is the personal favorite of many of the designers at NOMOS because of its aesthetic purity. It exemplifies the best of the Bauhaus and Deutscher Werkbund design principles NOMOS was based on. One of our favorite models is this self-winding beauty with golden indexes and tempered blue hands on a white silver-plated dial.
The Ahoi, from $3,760
As you might guess from the name, the Ahoi is NOMOS' take on the nautical timepiece, and as usual, they've found a fresh way to adhere to tradition yet still produce something contemporary and cutting edge. It's unmistakably a NOMOS but would like right at home on a yacht.
The Ahoi Atlantic with a deep blue dial finished with golden hour and minute hands, which are coated with dark gray superluminova, is a real stunner. The in-house built automatic caliber guarantees the highest accuracy while the extra robust case ensures water-resistance to 200 meters.
The Zürich World Time, from $6,100
If you're looking to make more of an investment, the Zürich World Time is your best bet. NOMOS likes to say this is "24 watches in one." With the push of a button, you can automatically know the time in Sydney, Denver, Alaska, New York, and 20 other locales, making it a must for the world traveler.
The Zürich's design, mechanics, and precision have earned it numerous awards, and these pieces are truly collectible. Though it's the most complicated watch in the NOMOS catalog, it is still alluringly simple, and the dial isn't cluttered as with many world time watches.