Georg Jensen watches have been gracing wrists since the year of 1969 where their most recognizable Art Nouveau work turned a new corner. The Danish silversmith who founded the company based in Copenhagen, initially dedicated his time and efforts towards the sculpting and ceramics industry, that was until his energies were fused with the talented craft designer Mogens Ballin who encouraged Georg Jensen to drive forward with his innovative passion. The collections that we come to instantly recognise as Georg Jenson jewellery creations today, are those which have been influenced by fine lines and a symmetrical beauty – very much like their watch designs.
The Georg Jensen Koppel collection reflects the tasteful blend of clean-sweeping contours and contemporary elegance that designer, Henning Koppel chose to use as the focal attribute to his renderings. The flawlessly finished masterpieces consist of timeless details taken from mid-century Scandanavia – the new Georg Jensen Koppel GMT Power Reserve (product number 3515423) priced at £8400.00, dressed in a sophisticated gold bezel, seeing that the current generation in particular, is still symbolised through all of the same distinguishable qualities that have gained the watch makers their exceptional reputation for high-end luxurious grandeur today. When the very first Koppel watch debuted in 1978, it was revolutionary! People had never seen such modern beauty come from materials that still embraced the art of traditional craft, back in Copenhagen. The fluent lines of the framework which encased a minimalist, clean dial soon became the classic signature aesthetic of Georg Jensen watches and evoked a stark purity which is still strongly evident in the newest designs unveiled at the Baselworld fair this year. The new Georg Jensen Koppel GMT Power Reserve watch bears the same sleek yet relaxed appearance on the exterior. A fresh white 41mm dial provides a blank canvas for a number of beautiful features to take the centre stage. Small dots paint the positions of the hours around the inside of the bezel, a distinct George Jensen feature that cleverly substitutes the typical use of baton or Arabic numerals. Needle-fine hour and minute hands are carved to perfection and accompany an elongated blue hued seconds hand which is also exceedingly svelte in shape. The slender small seconds hand keeps in line with the unpolluted backdrop to which it is mounted on, allowing for balance to be created against the power reserve indicator which sits beneath the twelfth hour mark, etched in crisp black markings. The caseback of the Georg Jensen Koppel GMT Power Reserve is screw down and attaches to a double curve sapphire crystal glass back to allow the wearer to enjoy a surrealist plunge into the intricate environment which accommodates the mechanical Swiss movement, Soprod 9335/A10-2 with GJ rotor. The sapphire crystal glass which is also securely fastened to the front of the watch face, has been treated with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant qualities to ensure that the highly legible display allows for just the right amount of light to enter the dial, to accentuate the natural beauty within its supremely finished features. The incorporation of the second time zone in this new model by Georg Jensen, magnifies the brand’s ability to fuse exceptional trend-setting elegance with excellent technical performance. The highly functional, 30 meter water resistant Georg Jensen Koppel GMT Power Reserve watch is beautifully executed on a brown alligator strap and an 18ct gold Ardillon pin buckle. Having compared the new addition to previous timepieces from the Koppel range, the Georg Jensen Koppel GMT Power Reserve watch is without exception, nothing less than fine mechanical craftsmanship at its most best.
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