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 SPEIRS JEWELLERS in Griffith. Before you visit them yourself, here are five things to know about Nordgreen.
1. Award-winning Watches
One of the most exciting things about Nordgreen is the opportunity to own an award-winning watch at an accessible price point. The Philosopher for instance, which starts at AU$289, won the 2021 iF Award in the Product Design category.
Every year, the iF Design Award brings under the spotlight outstanding design, and stands among the most prominent seals of quality in the world. Founded in Germany in 1953, the iF label is a reliable sign of great design for consumers, as well as for the design community, and no wonder that the Philosopher found its way among the winners…
The remarkable design of the Philosopher pays tribute to humanity’s ability to learn from the past, act in the present, and continuously strive for a forward-looking way of thinking.The case features 316L stainless steel and is available in silver, rose gold, gunmetal and gold. At its core is a Japanese Miyota Quartz Movement and hardened mineral glass.
In addition, the Pioneer, which starts at AU$389, won the 2020 Red Dot Design Award.
What makes the Pioneer so special is the balance of its design. It manages to keep Nordgreen’s signature Scandinavian minimalism while balancing the multiple sub-dials that make a chronograph.
At 42mm, it’s Nordgreen’s widest watch, and we can understand that you want to see it in person and play around with the different colour-ways before making a decision. You can use the Nordgreen store locator to find a store near you.
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 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$259.
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 in Speirs Jewellers in Griffith – located in Banna Avenue, making it possible for you to check them out in person.