Whether you’re looking for a robust german watches that will stand up to the rigours of everyday life or an investment-grade work of mechanical art, german watches have something for everyone. With some of the most recognizable brands in the world like Nomos, A. Lange & Sohne and Glashutte Original, Germany has an incredibly rich horological history.
Styling tends to be minimalist and evoke the aesthetic of German design with clean lines, forms following function and sober use of colour. The result is some of the best and most versatile watches in existence.
Nomos is a great example of a modern German watch brand that has made a name for itself by taking minimal design to the extreme. Their watches are sleek and elegant with a refreshing lack of writing on the dials and angled lugs that create a distinctive look.
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A much smaller operation, Jochen Benzinger is a master of the craft with every single watch treated like a work of art. Their attention to detail is truly astounding and their flagship model, the UNO, takes minimalism to a whole new level.
Founded in 2001 by Marco Lang and Mirko Heyne, they have now gone their separate ways but the brand has continued to grow. They have a great range of minimalist watches that take the System Glashutte layout (which uses extensively modified Unitas movements) to the next level with top-notch finishing and a no-nonsense, suave aesthetic. Their Zweigesicht-1 is a perfect example of this.