Switzerland is synonymous to luxury watch brands, given its long associated history with watchmaking, and it being home turf to some globally renowned watch manufacturers. Swiss watches are praised worldwide for their exquisite designs, slick styling and contemporary elements that altogether look excellent. Owning a Swiss watch could burn a hole in your pocket, given the high cost. Danish watches may not be as luxurious as Swiss timepieces, though they are loved across the world by watch enthusiasts for their mod designs and elegant styling.
Quintessential Elements of a Danish Watch
-Simplicity and functionalism
While Scandinavian watches are simplistic, the minimalist designs combined with elegance and functionality create magical timepieces cherished for life. These world renowned Danish watches are well known for their polished, modern style. With the reliable precision of Japanese quartz functioning, sturdy stainless steel, strong titanium cases, and scratch resistant mineral crystals, Skagen watches promise to last for years and years of dependable use. The Danish watches have carved a niche in the world of watch manufacturing courtesy contemporary designs and invigorating styling.
Some facts about Danish designs
-The functionalistic design was developed in the mid-20th century
-It is a cross between beauty and functionality
-An epitome of Denmark’s exquisite craftsmanship in the watch world
With ever-increasing Danish watch brands, it is confusing to find the most relevant make promising high-quality standards, reliability and aesthetics. There is a wide range of Danish brands including affordable and expensive names, with a gamut of watches in different designs and styling. While if you are looking for the best of best, the list of five best Danish brands can help you pick exclusive timepieces for your watch collection. Go through the list to know which Danish brand you would choose.
1. Bulbul Watches
Established in 2013 by Jacob Juul, Bulbul Watches is a contemporary Danish brand known for manufacturing sophisticated timepieces. The first design from the diverse design family of Bulbul Watches, ‘Pebble’ takes inspiration from pebbles found along Scandinavian shorelines. After the unprecedented success of Bulbul’s first design, Pebble, the company introduced Facette, Ore and Oblong to its line of designs. Bulbul Watches makes use of most resilient materials and components for its watches to ensure top-notch quality and durability. Driven by innovation and charm, the exquisite designs are crafted meticulously by the in-house designers at Bulbul Watches, Kisbi and Kilo.
2. Lars Larsen
Lars Larsen, commonly known as Llarsen is named after its founder, Lars Kristinus Larsen, a Danish businessman recognised for establishing the Jysk retail chain in 1979. Notwithstanding progression in the watch mechanism, Llarsen continues sourcing local materials to produce exquisitely handcrafted timepieces made from top-notch quality materials such as genuine calf leather for the strap, highly scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass for protecting watch face, and much more. Lars Larsen wristwatches targetted at young urban consumers are named using common Danish men’s and women’s first names.
3. Bering Time
Created by Danish businessman René Kaerskov, the watch company was started in 2008 after Kaerskov jumped off a helicopter into the ice-cold Arctic near the North Pole. Taking inspiration from the ‘Arctic Beauty’ Kaerskov crafted the crisp designs jointly with Michael Witt Johansen and Lars Gram-Skjønnemann. Even the brand name is a tribute to the Danish sailor Vitus Bering, the first European to see Alaska and the Arctic Ocean. Based on the minimalist design philosophy, some of the timeless collections from the company include titanium watches and solar-power watch movements.
Skagen, a subsidiary of Fossil, was first founded in 1989 by Henrik and Charlotte Jorst who had migrated to the US from Denmark. The Skagen moniker comes from a town on the northernmost tip of the Jutland peninsula. Even though the brand had its roots in Denmark, and the timepieces featured Danish designs, the manufacturing took place in Hong Kong. After changing hands in 2012, the brand also started producing leather goods and other accessories. While it is a subsidiary of Fossil, the watches continue to carry the Skagen Denmark brand. The brand works on the leading principal “Good designs for better living”, and the watches very well match up with it.
It started as a Kickstarter campaign in 2017 and reached full funding in no time. The timeless Danish timepieces are crafted by the award-winning Copenhagen-based designer, Jakob Wanger, known for his contribution at Bang & Olufsen and other Nordin brands. A permanent collection at MoMA, New York testifies Jakob’s designing abilities. He has been felicitated various times for his contribution in the world of Watch Design including the prestigious Red Dot Award. Also, a part of Nordgreen’s profits goes to 3 pressing social causes including Environment, Education and Health. The brand creates elegant Danish timepieces for men and women in different band options.