Since the Viking age, Danish design has evolved from a basic mindset of creating a simple, durable and strong design, into helping elevate the fundamental standards of living through simplicity and functionality mixed with key elements such as: functionality, edgy/clean lines and a minimalist look.
Danish design had its international breakthrough in the 1950s and early 1960s. The post-war period experienced a lack of materials, and therefore durability and high quality was in demand. Design in this period was thus characterized by simple design, functionality and minimalism. A political and social shift in Denmark, saw Danish designers use the new industrial technologies, combined with ideas of simplicity and functionalism to design buildings, furniture and household objects, many of which have become iconic and are still in use to this day. Designs such as Arne Jacobsens ‘Egg chair’ and Jørn Utzons Sydney Opera House will live forever. Danish Design is made to last.
Today Danish design is known around the world for its emphasis on function, the use of simple lines, the focus on good choice of materials and quality production – with the idea of ‘less is more’ as the main focus point. If you take a stroll through the center of Copenhagen or any other major city in Denmark, you will see the city space is dominated by four to six-story buildings rather than typical glass and steel skyscrapers found in many other cities around the world. Denmark today is being formed around contemporary architecture shooting up everywhere, with the key elements being on light, water, open spaces and sustainability.
All cases, buckles and bracelets are made in the best solid stainless steel material for watch manufacturing. The fine 316L steel is made in Japan - and all cases are carefully hand polished according to the best craftsmanship standards.
All watches are assembled with original high quality movements made in Japan with the highest precision.
All watches use the highest quality of hardened mineral glass with a high degree of scratch resistance.
MERCURY AND LEAD-FREE BATTERIES
Obaku watches come with mercury and lead-free silver oxide SPRON batteries. By applying a highly precise technology the mercury and lead is totally removed from the battery. The movement can also be used with ordinary batteries.
All watches in gold or black are coated with a titanium coating which is the newest and most advanced technique for long lasting coatings. The gold coating is a mixture of titanium and gold which is merged with the stainless steel base material during a fusion process in a vacuum chamber.
All watches are at least 3ATM water resistant. Each watch is vacuum tested up to 3 ATM pressure. The watches are not suitable for diving or swimming.
All straps are made in genuine leather - and several versions are assembled in multiple layers which gives the straps a rich structure and identity.
The gift box for the Obaku Harmony watches is a small sculpture in itself. It supports the entire concept of the Obaku philosophy of harmony and minimalist design. The box is designed by Lau Liengård Ruge.
Danish design serves many purposes, but most importantly it is designed to last a life time – this is also the key element in designing an OBAKU watch.
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