Kerstin Bohls, 49, works in quality assurance—and is giving away an unusual by-product of the NOMOS production process today.

»To be perfectly honest: The fact that a mechanical movement works is something that continues to astound me. And that’s exactly why I can always discover something new to appreciate in every finished caliber. A working day in quality assurance is like being in a plane for me. I get a window seat, as I am lucky enough to sit right at the top of the chronometry building in the attic. Our department is located high up on the side of the valley, so my view over the treetops is magnificent! I really enjoy it. And my working environment in general at NOMOS Glashütte. Where I was working before, I was checking products that had been made by robots. Our NOMOS watches have been made by people, by hand. There’s life in our watches.

It is not the first time that I have given away some of these decorative metal disks; I also gave some to a close friend of mine. They are technically by-products of our production process; they are left over after the individual watchmaking parts have been cut from blank disks of stainless steel. But I find them beautiful! As a bookmark, for example. Or as wonderfully unique decorations upcycled for the Christmas tree.«

»Top quality upcycling fit for the tree.«

Too late, despite owning a good watch? Don’t be disappointed—you can learn even more about our stringent quality assurance here.