Arne Jacobsen watches in modern functionalism and perfectionism

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Good design is like time that stops. & quot; Take the time to think about this saying. Would you also like to be able to pause the time so that you can enjoy the moment? Since George Orwell's novel & quot; The Time Machine & quot; Many inventors have tried to cheat time. Over the years, Hollywood blockbusters have made travel to the past and the future a hot topic. It is surprising that scientists have been wondering for centuries about the question of whether and to what extent journeys through time are possible. In fact, Iranian scientist Ali Razeghi was convinced that he had developed a machine capable of predicting the future of humans and has applied for a patent.

From architect to watch designer

The French architect and designer Arne Jacobsen, born in 1902, has dealt with the topic of time, as the Hollywood directors and scientists described above, albeit much earlier. In 1929, Jacobsen drafted the "House of the Future". one of the numerous architectural prizes won, which should follow many more. Comparable to a workaholic, the perfectionist sought recovery by creatively raving in other areas. He relinquished; nothing to chance and rather took over the design of the interior design for the "house of the future".

In later projects, the designs for the textiles and the cutlery from Jacobsens spring come down to the last detail in addition to furniture design. He also designed the appropriate clocks for the buildings designed by the architect. The exceptional designs were later used as templates for designer watches, clasp watches and wristwatches for ladies and gentlemen. All his designs are characterized by a clear, functional language of forms, which is reflected above all in the characteristic round numerical pages.

Reliability and elegant understatement - the Bankers watches

This series also impresses with its simple elegance. The design is a faithful replica of the "Bankers Wall Clock" designed by Jacobsen in 1972 for the National Bank of Germany, which is still in place today. A contrast to the other series is the imaginative and slightly playful design of the hour markings, with which the designer pays symbolic tribute to the banking world. One of the blocks of the 12 markings are filled out - depending on the dial in white; or in Manhattan gray optics. The highlighted cheeks are spiral-wound from the inside to the outside, which is why this series was also nicknamed Spiralohr. The two rectilinear hands are held in the center by a red dot that stands out perfectly from the 7x white. painted dial. The Bankers Watch watches are available in diameters of 30, 34 and 46 millimeters.

All in all, the range of Arne Jacobsen wristwatches includes four distinctive design variants for ladies and gentlemen who, with their numerous variations, meet every demand - from strikingly striking to subtly elegant.

Roman wristwatches - the time to turn back to antiquity

Roman numerals date back to antiquity. They give watches a particularly timeless character and are again state of the art today. This style element was recognized by the designer Arne Jacobsen when he created the wall clock for the town hall in Aarhus in 1942. Did you notice that to this day in watches with random numbers often the numbers & quot; IIII & quot; instead of the & quot; IV & quot; has been used? The reason for this is that the numeral & quot; I & quot; corresponds to the letter J and the numeral & quot; V & quot; for the letter & quot; U & quot; stands. Together stands the abbreviation for the god Jupiter. Until the Middle Ages, the use of the digits & quot; IV & quot; as blasphemy and was punished with death. Later, the use of & quot; IIII & quot; instead of the digits & quot; IV & quot; decreed by the French King Charles V. by decree. Most watch manufacturers follow this historic absurdity to this day.

 

Discover Classic Elegance with City Hall Watches

For the town hall in the Copenhagen suburb of Rodovre, Jacobsen also drew the designs for a wall clock. The building was completed in 1956 and in this context, the wall clock designed by him inaugurated. The City Hall series impresses with its simple elegance. The classic lines are not interrupted like other clocks by date displays and moon phase. Two black hands rest on the white dial, which is protected against dust and dust by a tumbled mineral glass. These glide smoothly over the minute points to be kept and the fine lines for the hour display. The City Hall wristwatch is a meticulous and exact replica of the wall clock in Copenhagen. They are available in 3 diameters of 30.34 and 40 millimeters to buy.

Station Wristwatches - A Symbol for Stamina and Sustainability

The Arabic numerals are more pronounced than in other series, radiating strength and dynamism. A fine circle surrounds the two elegant drop-shaped hands. The filigree minute points, together with the circular line, give the impression of the clock hands moving harmoniously on the trackbed. The station wristwatch is available in diameter 40 mm with 3 different bracelets in black, blue and dark brown. Spring bars hold the band to the housing.