The Bankers watch, launched in 1971, is part of the eponymous collection, named after one of Arne Jacobsen's masterpieces.
Ten years earlier, in 1961, the Danish architect won the competition to design the new building of the Danish National Bank, which was completed in 1978 – 7 years after his death. The Bankers Clock was created for this project and still hangs 20 meters high in the lobby, which spans the building's six floors like a cathedral. The walls are clad in Norwegian marble, and daylight streams through narrow vertical windows. It is the latter that inspired the design of the watch, which has since become a classic of the brand. Available in different sizes and finishes, the Bankers watch is suitable for both men and women thanks to its timeless elegance and apparent simplicity.
Material solid stainless steel case with concave dial, polished steel bezel, hardened double convex M2 glass
Sealing 30 m deep
dark grey and silver dial
silver steel bracelet
black steel bracelet
Arne Jacobsen was born on February 11, 1902 in Copenhagen. His father, Johan Jacobsen, was a wholesale trader in safety pins and snaps. His mother, Pouline Jacobsen, a bank clerk, enjoys painting flowers in her spare time. The family lives in a typically Victorian house, with very elaborate decoration. As a reaction, young Arne paints his whole room white.
He meets the Lassen brothers at the boarding school of Nærum. Flemming Lassen would become his partner in a series of architectural projects. Arne is a restless student, always ready to play pranks, making fun of himself. From his childhood, he showed an extraordinary talent for drawing and liked to represent nature in a very realistic way. He wants to be a painter, but his father thinks that the architect is a better choice (history will thank him for it).
He begins to travel at the age of 20 with a boat trip to New York. Then Germany to learn masonry, and Italy to observe architecture. He produced some of his most beautiful watercolors there, rendering atmospheres and materials with delight. Curiosity for foreign countries will be a constant in his career, without abandoning Denmark and its traditions.
Jacobsen's personality is reflected in his production: sharp modernist, tireless perfectionist, but also nature lover and jovial family man: like him, his work is precise and warm, Danish and universal, modern and timeless.