Skagen, known for its enduring, simple Danish designs, hosted a preview of its Autumn 2013 collection at small Danish Restaurant nestled in TriBeCa, New York City. I was able to preview watches and jewelry that will be hitting stores in late summer/early fall and was also able to chat with the Skagen’s new creative director, Thomas Bennedsen. Mr. Bennedsen brings a lot to the brand with his extensive background in design work, and we got to chat about common passions, namely travel, cars, and watches. He shared insight into the interesting city of Skagen as well as Danish life. I definitely want to add Denmark to my travel list!
The Autumn 2013 collection is filled with great pieces that range from casual/sporty to dressy. Each watch is sleek, functional, and eye catching. These are great timepieces because they are so lightweight on the wrist, and the new collection featured many designs in titanium. The upcoming collection features new designs as well as new collaborations. I’d like to highlight some of the exciting pieces of the Autumn 2013 collection.
This timepiece is, perhaps, the most unique piece in the collection. It is a limited edition timepiece designed by renowned industrial designer, Hiromichi Konno. The design is unisex and mixes Danish design aesthetic with a devotion to art. It will be strictly limited to 1,000 units, with numbered case backs and the designer’s signature engraved on the back, adding even more to the collector appeal.
This was my favorite piece in the new collection. The PERSPEKTIV pieces are a curated collection of men’s and women’s that really focus on the design quotient of the signature Danish aesthetic. These pieces are a great mix of minimalism and sophistication. This collection was inspired by the elements of nature, so new colors and materials have been used. For men, the PERSPEKTIV uses durable leather bands in earth-tones mixed with a matte black case and matching black dial. I loved the larger sized face, but it was coupled with the sleek design which makes it very wearable.
The upcoming collection will be perfect for making new additions to your watch collection, or to make a first purchase with Skagen. The Danish design of these watches is perfect for today’s modern man or woman with pieces that transition seamlessly from the office to dinner. The collection will be available at Skagen.com, Skagen Denmark stores, and major retailers.