Nomos Glashütte strikes again and presents its in-house developed and now manufactured, ultra-flat (3,2 millimeters in height) automatic calibre DUW 3001.
Let me quote Nomos Glashütte: “The new motor is incredibly flat – flatter than almost everything else in the watchmaking world that self-winds and is produced in series – and extremely accurate as well. The few other self-winding calibers on the market are either not particularly precise or extremely expensive. Or thicker by a half.”
Only a brainy team can design such a flat movement. Nomos states: “A prerequisite was the in-house gear train, which design engineer Theodor Prenzel and his colleagues from the Nomos R&D department optimized by changing the order, angle, and number of teeth— raising the efficiency of the gear train to 94.2 percent.”
Nomos Glashütte CEO Uwe Ahrendt was really happy and said when he saw the latest laboratory results: “To only have 5.8 percent friction loss in a watch movement is simply enormous – twenty would be normal.”
Keep in mind guys: Less space means, of course, less room for tolerances as well. These had to be halved, since in DUW 3001 almost all the watchmaking parts are inserted between the base plate and the three-quarter plate, where the construction space is only a millimeter in height. The ratchet wheel, for example, is now placed entirely under the three-quarter plate – and so needed to be flatter than before. To avoid friction between the wafer-thin parts, a special new material was used; it has excellent, low friction properties, is extremely even, and is easy to form and harden.
Let me quote Uwe Ahrendt again: “The result is that DUW 3001 is a chronometer-capable, high-quality, and very elegant in-house caliber – unique in the watch industry. And, thanks to new machines and technologies, also ready for large-scale series production. The best example? Our new nematic series, the ten new watches from Nomos Glashütte, in which this calibre of the next generation will start ticking.”
The Saxon manufacturer of course is NOT departing from its established price range with the new series!
Nomos uses its own in-house developed escapement called Swing System. Please click >>> HERE <<< to read my report about it …
This is the neomatik 1st edition:
The watches that Nomos Glashütte produces and delivers in 2015 will count among the 1st edition of neomatik.
After a short neomatik pause, the watchmaking company will then continue with the series over the course of 2016.