The balance wheel, a supreme discipline

The part that transforms energy into seconds in a mechanical wristwatch: the balance wheel. Only a few manufacturers worldwide are able to produce it. NOMOS, a manufactory in Glashütte, is one of them.
GLASHÜTTE, MAY 2023. Watch manufactures who produce their own pinions and wheels are an exception. But what is very unusual and one of the supreme disciplines, even in the world of fine mechanical watches, is when they manufacture their own balance wheels as well—an exceedingly complex procedure. At NOMOS Glashütte, this component is produced in series; one for each watch.

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Florian M. Langenbucher
NOMOS Glashütte/SA
Roland Schwertner KG
Ferdinand-Adolph-Lange-Platz 2
01768 Glashütte

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