Five things to know about the watch brand Nordgreen
Finding the perfect watch isn’t easy to do. It needs to be stylish and well-made, and definitely able to stand up to a bit of rain.
With that in mind, we’d like to introduce Nordgreen. Coming from Denmark, they’re all over that Scandi minimalist chic. The name is actually derived from their core principles: Nord, for their Nordic identity, and green, for their sustainability. There’s a lot to like about this brand, but we’ve managed to condense it into a top five.
Now, you’re able to experience these watches in person — Nordgreen is now available in Mackays Family Jewellers in Horsham. Before you visit them yourself, here are five things to know about Nordgreen.
1. Award-winning Watches
Slim watches have been rising in popularity for the last few years, and it’s easy to see why. If you’re looking for a simple, yet elegant timepiece, the Native is the way to go.
Everything in the Native’s design has been crafted in an attempt to preserve its subtle elegance. The simplicity of the dial brings out the iconic Nordgreen leaf logo, whereas its minute markers are relatively hidden, only noticeable when you need them, leaving the hour markers to balance the piece.
The Native is Nordgreen’s first model in the collection, yet it is as popular as when it was first launched. The prices starts at AUD$234.
Nordgreen’s Philosopher watch is among the bestselling pieces in Nordgreen’s collection and purchased both by men and women worldwide.
Its minimalist, yet playful design was awarded with the widely acclaimed iF Design Award in the product design category, which is truly remarkable given its affordable price range which starts from AUD$279.
A playful feature of the Philosopher is its asymmetric second hand painted in gray, which makes telling the exact time really effortless. The color of the dial also complements the overall elegance of the design and its versatility in combinations — it’s not a pure white, but rather a shining, natural looking nuance of white, finished with a luxurious matte coating, which stands out equally well when paired with leather, mesh, or links.
2. Forefront of Danish Design
So how did Nordgreen come to create these award-winning watches? It probably has something to do with their chief designer, Jakob Wagner. He’s a mainstay of Danish design. Studying both engineering and design has given him an edge that makes his pieces both beautiful and functional.
“I find the intersection between technology and human culture to be an interesting place to work.”
– Jakob Wagner
He’s designed for leading Danish and international brands, including , Bang & Olufsen, HAY and Italian Cappellini, as well as running his own studio for the last 25 years.
Some of his best-known work is with the renowned Danish electronics company, Bang & Olufsen. His design of the H4 headphones has gathered international acclaim for both their functionality and good looks.
3. Lets You Give Back
We love that Nordgreen is truly committed to making the world a better place. When you purchase a watch, you can choose from one of three amazing organisations to donate to through their Giving Back program. One watch can provide:
- Two months of clean drinking water for one person in the Central African Republic through Water for Good.
- One month of education for a child in India through Pratham UK.
- The preservation of 50 sqm of Latin American rainforest through Cool Earth.
It doesn’t end there. Nordgreen has partnered with manufacturers that ensure Danish labour practices are being followed. Their office in Copenhagen and global shipping is carbon offset, and all their packaging is FSC certified. There’s a lot to love when it comes to Nordgreen’s ethics.
4. Versatile from Day to Day
Nordgreen offers a variety of styles and sizes to suit every taste. There are five different dials you can choose between: the ultra-minimal Native; the elegant Infinity; the fashionable Unika; the intriguing Philosopher; the functional Pioneer.
Depending on the dial, you’re able to choose from up to four different metal finishes (gold, rose gold, gunmetal and silver) and a wide variety of dial colours. A variety of sizes — 28mm, 32mm, 36mm, 40mm and 42mm — mean that you can find a watch that fits your wrist perfectly.
Between that and the versatility of the straps, Nordgreen lets you find a watch that’s perfect for you. The Nordgreen watch collection starts from AU$239.
5. Available at Mackays Family Jewellers in Horsham
There are lots of reasons to go for a Nordgreen watch. In particular, we like their award-winning design, their ethical practices, their versatility and the ability to customise.
What should you do if you feel the same way and want to choose a Nordgreen watch for yourself?
Nordgreen is now available at Mackays Family Jewellers in Horsham and you should check them out in person.
See for yourself at Mackays Family Jewellers and enjoy Nordgreen’s wonderful versatility.