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Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971

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Arne Jacobsen Original
Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971
Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971

The Bankers collection was launched in 1971 when Arne Jacobsen was brought in to design the new building for 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 clock dial, which has since become a classic of the brand.
Available in different sizes and finishes, the Bankers clock has also been developed into a weather station and an alarm clock.

Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971
Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971

Bankers Wall Clocks

Material mineral glass and aluminium
Mechanism Japanese movement — Accuracy + - 0.5 sec. in 24 hours — Battery AA 1.5 Volt
Dimensions Ø12 cm, Ø16 cm, Ø21 cm, Ø29 cm, Ø48 cm
Guarantee 2 years

Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971

Ø29 cm

Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971
Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971

Ø21 cm

Ø48 cm

Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971

Ø16 cm

Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971

Ø29 cm

Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971

Ø21 cm

Bankers Alarm Clocks

Material mineral glass aluminium
Mechanism Japanese movement — Accuracy + - 0.5 sec. in 24 hours — Battery AA 1.5 Volt
Dimensions 11,3 x 12 x 6,5 cm
Guarantee 2 years

Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971
Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971

Marble grey

Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971
Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971

White

Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971
Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971

Black

Bankers Weather Station

Material mineral glass and aluminium
Dimensions Ø12 cm
Guarantee 2 years

Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971
Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971

Barometer

Hygrometer

Bankers Copenhagen Watch Group – A.Jacobsen, 1971

Thermometer

Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen

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.