Founded by Roland Schwertner in 1990, NOMOS Glashütte is the largest manufacturer of mechanical timepieces in Germany, but it's the brand's design philosophy that garners the most attention. Noted for its Bauhaus-inspired design, NOMOS watches are minimalist, perfectly executed and offer some of the best value around.

While the brand does produce some more complicated pieces, it's the dress watches in particular that are arguably among the best value in the world. These classic designs embody NOMOS' brand values: premium quality components with minimal, timeless aesthetics. Plus, each of them features a mechanical movement developed and manufactured in-house. Here are three of our favourites.

The Tangente model embodies what NOMOS watches are about like no other style: the now-renowned typography, classic and refined, is a masterpiece of simplicity. Tempered blue hands settle on a white silver-plated dial that features five numerals in bauhaus-style font. Classic and easy to read, Tangente is an inconspicuous yet confident design.

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Orion is the personal favourite of many of the designers at NOMOS Glashütte thanks to its minimalistic, neat layout. Its dial is reduced to the essentials, exemplifying the best of the Deutscher Werkbund and Bauhaus traditions. This self-winding version features gold indices and contrasting blue hands against a white silver-plated dial.

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Ludwig is an old-fashioned watch, but we say that as a compliment. This is a wristwatch for connoisseurs: smart, traditional and sleek. True watch lovers will enjoy the ritual of winding this timepiece every morning before admiring the slim hands, classic railroad minute markers and roman numerals. With a case size of just 35mm, Ludwig is perhaps the sleekest of all NOMOS watches .

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More key NOMOS Glashütte watches

From world-timers to power reserve indicators, NOMOS manufactures a range of more complicated models if your budget allows. Plus, it's now introduced a monthly payment plan system, meaning you can spread the cost of your next investment. Check out its key models below.


  1. 767 Club Campus Neomatik 39 midnight blue Watch
    £2,340
  2. 1110 Metro Neomatik Midnight Blue Watch
    £3,120
  3. 580 Tangente Sport Neomatik 42 Date Watch
    £3,980
  4. 131 Tangente Date Power Reserve Watch
    £2,680
  5. 553 Atlantic Ahoi Watch
    £3,620
  6. 172 Tangente Power Reserve Watch
    £2,160
  7. 805 Zürich World Time Watch
    £4,500
  8. 1301 Autobahn Neomatik 41 Date Watch
    £3,800
  9. 386 Orion 38 White Watch
    £1,960
  10. 177 Tangente Neomatik Midnight Blue Watch
    £2,820
  11. 581 Tangente Sport Neomatic 42 Date Marine Black Watch
    £3,980

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