Three manufacturing facilities.
Unlimited Inspiration to Mark Time.
The family-owned business has its roots in Gosheim, Swabian Alb, Germany. Once the center of German clock manufacturing, this region is renowned as a European hub for machining and metal cutting. Today the people in this area are still known for their ingenuity and diligence in workmanship.
Under the corporate name of HUM Uhrenmanufaktur GmbH & Co. KG, Hermle manufactures and distributes premium quality clocks, which are admired worldwide. Each individual clock exemplifies the craftsmanship of German clock making.
In addition to our Germany-based manufactory in Gosheim, Hermle clocks are also built in Amherst, Virginia. Nestled in the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, Hermle Black Forest Clocks began manufacturing mechanical movements in the USA in 1977. This marked a new chapter of growth for the company as Hermle was able to utilze American and imported hardwoods to supply case goods for highly sought-after German quality mechanisms. The Amherst plant specializes in traditional hardwood floor, grandfather, wall, and mantel clock cases, with German movements and accessories. Some of the styles are based on early American tradition, and one is even a licensed Colonial Williamsburg reproduction.
In 2002, after several Amherst factory expansions, Hermle branched into the direct retail market. Now Hermle's timeless treasures are available to all to choose from the comfort of home. In additon, many cases offer the option of housing several choices of clock works, increasing the variety of looks and sounds available.
Hermle Black Forest Clocks rebranded as Hermle North America in January 2011 to reflect our vision of our place in the future - the one-stop shop for all genuine Hermle products, including carrying the largest Hermle and Urgos movement selections available to the trade in the world. Our clock movements, clock accessories, clock parts and clocks are distributed throughout North America to a vast dealer network.
While classic floor clocks or grandfather clocks capture the style and culture of the past, Hermle's new design in floor clocks display creativity and ingenuity with a look toward the future. Likewise, Hermle’s mantel clocks, both functional and beautiful, are designed to impress.
Minimalistic design and and technical perfection merge and help one forget tiime altogether. Honoring the past and embracing the future: it's easy to do either - or both - with a timepiece from Hermle Clocks!
Hermle’s clock movements, continue to be sought after by other manufacturers, making them the 'heart and soul' of not only Hermle clocks, but also other quality brands on the market today.