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Banker's Watch 40mm, White Dial

by Arne Jacobsen

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The Banker’s wrist watch by Arne Jacobsen was designed in 1971, inspired by his design of Denmark’s National Bank award winning Wall Clock in 1961. Even though the building was completed in 1978, seven years after his death, the Bankers Wall Clock hangs in the 20-metre high lobby, which extends like a cathedral through the building’s six floors. The watch features a solid stainless steel case with a concave dial, hardened double convex M2 glass, 3 ATM water resistance, and MIYOTA GL26 movement. This timeless piece is tied together with a calf leather band and a brushed steel buckle.

The Arne Jacobsen wrist watches are not only an elegant re-interpretation of Danish design history, they are also the herald of a brand new generation of Arne Jacobsen’s ideas, alongside ‘The Egg’, ‘The Swan’, ‘The Ant’, ‘The Series 7’ and all the other design icons from the hand of the master. The clocks and watches have now been recreated entirely faithful to Arne Jacobsen's original drawings.

Banker's 40mm Wrist Watch, White Dial, by Arne Jacobsen:
- Solid stainless steel case
- 40mm concave white dial with black hands
- Hardened double convex M2 glass
- 3 ATM water resistance
- 20mm black calf leather strap, brushed steel buckle.
- Battery type 321, 1.5V (SR616SW)


Hardened double convex M2 glass
321, 1.5V (SR616SW)
20 mm


Arne Jacobsen
Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen is considered the master of Danish Modernism. Educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Jacobsen helped defined the mantra for Modernism with his clean, pure lines, coupled with classic craftsmanship. One of his most celebrated buildings is the SAS Royal Hotel from 1960, now called the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. Jacobsen designed every detail from sculptural furnishings, such as his elegant Swan™ and Egg™ chairs to the lighting, textiles, ashtrays and cutlery. As an architect and industrial designer, Jacobsen always strove to achieve grace and cohesion. Starting with the functional purpose, which led to radically simplified designs with an inherent beauty. “Jacobsen was an early proponent of mass produced furniture built upon on our Nordic, craft-based heritage,” explains Martin Kornbek Hansen. “A true pioneer who embodies (...) the less-is-more mindset (...).”