When it comes to buying a product, you want to know that what you’re buying is worth your money. The Copenhagen based watch brand Nordgreen lists five reasons why you should buy one of their designer watches!
The Nordgreen Pioneer is the cornerstone of a new era. It’s affordable, world-class design to inspire the next generation. Its victory can inspire new, young designers to enter the Red Dot competition and redefine the rules. You don’t need millions to create world-class quality, or to win one of the world’s most prestigious design awards.
We chose five of our favourite winners, along with the Nordgreen Pioneer, to showcase the kind of quality that usually claims the Red Dot prize.
1. Nordgreen Pioneer - 2020 Winner - Price: $270
As winner of the 2020 award, the Pioneer comes in at just $270 a watch. If you’re going to invest in a watch, you should know that you’re getting a bang for your buck. Nordgreen’s Pioneer Chronograph goes above and beyond. You won’t have to sacrifice price or quality; it’s the best of both worlds.
Nordgreen’s take on the classic Chronograph design not only embodies the simplicity of Scandinavian style, but brings out the things that really matter. It has been carefully crafted by world-renowned designer, Jakob Wagner, to reflect what it means to be authentic. The Pioneer is minimal, elegant and incredibly functional.
The Pioneer’s design is modelled on Denmark’s status as one of the most sustainable cities in the world. Nordgreen are inviting you to join the movement and look towards a sustainable way of living, without breaking the bank. The $270 not only buys an award-winning watch, but helps Nordgreen build a greener future as part of the proceeds from each sale contributes to a sustainable cause. A green watch for a green way of thinking.
In addition to the Pioneer, Nordgreen’s new collection also features the remodelled ‘Native’ ($184), and the ‘Native Lille’ ($184), a smaller and more delicate version of the Native. Both are extremely customisable with colours and strap materials, all while representing Nordgreen’s movement to go back to the basics. Their timeless style promotes a timeless philosophy; less is more.
2. MARGO SQUARE LINO Table - 2017 Winner - Price: $2,500
As winner in 2017, Vitamin Design’s linoleum table brought forward their sleek interior design concept for $2500 a pop. The established German brand unveiled their Margo Square table, showcasing their pursuit for simplicity and the use of natural materials. The table went on to win two further design awards for its minimalistic style.
3. Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer - 2016 Winner - Price: $7,450
The Porsche 1919 Chronotimer Flyback, Red Dot winner of 2016, comes in at a whopping $7,450. The watch itself brings the quintessential aspects of Porsche design to the forefront; purist, to-the-point and unbelievably functional. Their take on the Chronotimer brings the classic watch style into the 21st century with innovative materials and a state-of-the-art flyback function.
4. Lilium Jet by Lilum GmbH - 2019 Winner - Est. price: $4 Million
Lilium GmbH’s $4m Lilium Jet claimed the award in 2019; a pricey design from the German company who have attracted over $100m in funding. The jet itself is encouraging on-demand air taxi services, offering $200 an hour for single trips. The five-seater all electric jet was inspired by a manta-ray, and incorporates the natural elements of the ocean in its design.
5. BRAVIA Z8H Series - 2020 Winner - Price: $7,000
Sony’s BRAVIA Z8H award entry, an 8K LED TV, won for its immersive viewing experience. Sony itself is a multi-million dollar international company with hundreds of designers. As a household name for electronics, their products do not come cheap. The 8K Sound-from-Picture reality aims to bring a seamless viewing experience to the table, all for the not-so-low price of $7000.