NORD (north) is a geographical reference to the north of Switzerland, which is where Daniel Nebel was born in 1971 and where he makes his timepieces. In the year 2001 NORD ZEITMASCHINE was registered as a trade mark, by Daniel Nebel. Moreover, his initials “N” and “D” also form part of the word NorD. Because his watches contain many influences from machine engineering indeed, he began his career with an apprenticeship as a mechanic, ZEITMASCHINE (time machine) emerged as the second part of the brand name.
In 1995, after years working in the fields of prototype machine construction and tool building, combined with various jobs abroad, he started to study and create wristwatches in parallel with his regular job. Three years later, in 1998, a first basic 3-hands watch was completed, at this time under his own name. (Since 2001 under NORD ZEITMASCHINE) During the course of the following years he extended his knowledge of mechanical watches and expanded his workshop continuously. Whereas in the beginning he produced mainly components such as casing, dials, crowns, pushers, screws and discs for his watches, further advances in the areas of development, construction and manufacture over the years has led him to create further parts such as gear wheels, pignons, plates, bridges, hands, etc.
This high degree of mechanical precision now allows Daniel Nebel to create complex watches like the CROSSNROLL, FREESDIAL, VARIOCURVE, and QUICKINDICATOR from its construction to the manufacture and assembling of the components, independently in his own workshop.
– on the left image , a 4 axis cnc milling machine , inhouse made by Daniel Nebel.