The NOMOS Glashütte watch company was founded in 1990 in Glashütte, Germany, which has a long tradition of watchmaking dating back to the 19th century. The company was established by Roland Schwertner, a watch enthusiast who was inspired by the Bauhaus design movement and wanted to create high-quality mechanical watches with a modern, minimalist aesthetic.
In the early years of NOMOS, the company focused on producing simple, three-handed watches with clean, uncluttered dials and high-precision movements. In the mid-2000s, NOMOS introduced its first in-house movement, the DUW 3001, which was developed entirely in-house and became the foundation for many of the company’s subsequent models.
Over the years, NOMOS has continued to innovate and expand its range of watches, including introducing complications like chronographs and moon phase displays. Today, the company is known for its commitment to traditional craftsmanship and modern design, and its watches are highly regarded among collectors and enthusiasts.