I love all things Scandinavian – furniture, food, culture. And now jewellery. Nordgreen is a relatively new company based in Copenhagen, Denmark. When I was introduced to Nordgreen, I was simply blown away by their stunning collection of watches. But before I tell you about their amazing products, I’m going to introduce you to this unique and innovative company.
Nordgreen – The Story So Far
Watch enthusiasts and life-long friends Pascar and Vasilij, both from Denmark are the founders of Nordgreen. Their aim is to bring high standard, quality Danish designed watches to the market. Their Scandinavian roots are clearly important to them as well as the design synonymous with their part of the world and this is evident in the brand name.
The word “Nord” refers to the “North” and was widely used by our early medieval ancestors in reference to the Vikings. “Green” makes reference to the company’s ethos of sustainability. With Nordgreen, careful steps are taken to ensure that their products are as green as possible – the packaging is recyclable and the materials are responsibly sourced.
Danish Designer Jakob Wagner
Pascar and Vasilij had the vision, now they needed a designer to bring their ideas to life! Jakob Wagner has over 20 years of experience as an incredibly gifted designer.
As a fellow Dane, he completely understood the founders’ vision which was to incorporate Danish lifestyle into their products. The Danes opt for simplicity, style and fully emphasise embrace the philosophy of less is more.
This partnership truly offers a unique yet high-quality range of watches to their customers and it is a company that will undoubtedly grow with time (pardon the pun!)
Social Responsibility – The Giving Back Programme
I was utterly dumbfounded when I read about Nordgreen’s Giving Back Programme. It honestly left me totally amazed.
“We believe the right to good health, a clean environment, and a full education are rights for all. The harsh reality, however, is that much of the world does not experience them. Motivated by our Danish values, when we founded Nordgreen, we knew we had to do our part to help to change this in whatever way we could. There was no excuse not to give back.”PAS & VAS
They said it so well I simply had to use their words! Nordgreen has put its core values into practice. Let me explain how this works.
Part of the proceeds from every watch sold goes directly to charity. Not only that, but customers can choose where their money goes!
Nordgreen has teamed up with three invaluable charities. Every watch purchased comes with a unique serial number. Customers simply enter this serial number into the Nordgreen website, and they can choose one of the following charities:
- Water for Good provides clean drinkable water to parts of Central Africa. By choosing this charity, you can provide 2 months worth of clean water to someone in desperate need.
- Pratham UK promotes education in some of the poorest parts of India. By selecting this charity, a child’s education will be provided for for 2 months.
- Cool Earth focus on the environment and the prevention of the destruction of the Rainforests in Latin America. By donating to this charity, 200 sq feet of rainforest will be preserved.
Not only are the company giving back, but the consumer is also doing their bit for some of the world’s biggest global problems too!
What an excellent notion this is! I hope more companies will follow in Nordgreen’s footsteps in the future.
Now I’ve introduced you to this incredible company, I’d now like to introduce you to their amazing products.
I have repeatedly said that Nordgreen watches are unique. Why? Because they are exactly that. You ‘build’ your watch choosing the model (the clock face itself) and the colour, and also the strap (the material as well as colour). There are so many possibilities.
There is a reason why there is an option to buy Nordgreen watches in a bundle. All their straps are interchangeable. Changing the straps is incredibly simple, with just the flip of a pin. Options for the strap include leather, vegan leather, nylon and mesh. They also come in a variety of different colours, such as gold, silver, rose gold, black and navy. And each watch comes with a 2-year warranty.
The Philosopher Watch
I am the proud owner of a Philosopher watch. It was a difficult decision with so much choice, but in the end, I opted for a rose gold clock face with a rose gold mesh strap.
Unfortunately, I have rather large wrists for a woman so I ordered the large watch (40mm wide) as opposed to the smaller version (30mm wide). I was worried that the strap might be too small (I encounter this problem frequently) however, the strap was easy to adjust to my size. Whether you’re lucky enough to have small wrists or have giant wrists like mine, the watch will fit comfortably. The width of the strap is 20mm which is not too thick and not too thin – just perfect!
When the Nordgreen website referred to the Philosopher watch as a statement piece, I assumed this was perhaps a generic way to describe watches. But when I opened my beautiful package, the watch clearly lived up to its description.
This watch oozes sophistication, elegance, style and yet, somehow, simplicity. It is a watch you could wear every day for work, on the school run or running errands, yet it would also be perfect for formal occasions. I feel ‘dressed up’ when I wear my beautiful watch, even if I am just popping to the shops!
The strap beautifully compliments the timepiece. The strap seems to shimmer in the light. The clock face itself is simplicity at its best. It is not overcomplicated by useless gadgets and multiple clocks. It tells the time! The date can also be changed on the watch but that is as complex as it gets. The clock hands are clearly visible. I find myself starring at the watch, not because I can’t quite see the time, but because my watch is utterly beautiful.
Nordgreen watches make the perfect Christmas gift. Why not treat someone you love (or treat yourself).
Nordgreen are offering my readers 10% off the purchase of one of their beautiful watches. Use discount code ASHLEY10.
This is a collaborative post, however, as always, all opinions are my own.