Nordgreen’s minimalist men’s 36mm watches come in two design specifications – the Philosopher and the Native, and a variation on the Native recently launched – the Remodeled Native.
Our co-founders Vasilij Brandt and Pascar Sivam worked with award-winning Danish designer Jakob Wagner to produce these unique timepieces that are inspired by Copenhagen’s lifestyle.
Nordgreen’s 36mm men’s watches will bring out all that’s stylish and elegant in you. The growing influence of Danish values and Scandinavian design in recent years, and the beauty and functionality of Copenhagen is what inspires our thinking.
We are proud to be at the forefront of creating a movement of environmentally-conscious consumers who care where they spend their money and how their purchasing choices affect society and the environment. Because of this, Nordgreen’s design philosophy aims to convey timeless thoughts of heritage and sustainability by incorporating these philosophies into every new watch collection.
Our watches exemplify five main design principles – heritage, balance, function, minimalism, and sustainability. We’ve wholly embraced the Danish philosophy of hygge and put it into our watches so that every timepiece you buy is one that you’ll truly love, and undoubtedly pass on to loved ones in future generations.
Nordgreen represents our heritage and commitment. Nord stands for our identity and values as Nordic peoples and green for our commitment to the environment and way of life. As a Danish company, we’re lucky to live and be inspired by our core Danish values of wholesome living, green living, happiness, balance, and contentment.
We want our watches to inspire you to embrace these Nordgreen ideals while communicating to the world a man of style, balance, and simplicity, as well as a man who cares for society and the environment at large. With our exquisite timepieces of men’s watches 36mm, you’ll most certainly make an excellent first impression on everyone you meet, and communicate these values.
Every timepiece you buy empowers you to donate to a charitable cause in our Giving Back Program. You may choose to donate to any of the following projects that aim to improve the lives of peoples living in lesser privileged societies:
These charitable donations are at no extra cost to you as the cost of the gift is built into the price of your watch. We also make it easy for you to track your donation on our website. By typing in the serial number (on the backside of your watch casing) onto our site, you’ll be able to monitor the impact of your gift.
One of the most popular options in the 36mm formal men’s watch collection is the Philosopher: a sophisticated watch made for men who value their heritage, appreciate the lessons of the past and present, and are committed to creating a better future.
Key features of the Philosopher include:
This classic 36mm men’s timepiece is a minimalist yet exquisite watch with rounded and straightforward lines and lugs that punctuate its case. Its design prominently features both the hour and minute hands as well as displaying the date. For those with larger wrists, the Philosopher also comes in 40mm sizing.
Although its dial comes in white only and cannot be interchanged, this flagship watch has a unique tapered edge that genuinely makes the watch’s hour and minute hands stand out. It also has an asymmetric second hand powered by Japanese quartz movement, giving it pinpoint accuracy that lasts.
The Philosopher also features high-quality, horizontal brushed-silver on the side of the watch casing that communicates a hint of luxury, a perfect addition to your formal watch collection.
It has a lug width of 20mm and lug-lug distance narrower than the diameter of the casing, coming in at 39.5mm. These watches are, despite their sophisticated design details, incredibly light and feature 3ATM water resistance perfect for everyday outdoor use.
Choose from a variety of watch case colors in this men’s 36mm watches range, including gold, silver, rose-gold, and gunmetal. It also features two watch cases that come with a thickness of 7.2mm and 7.8mm.
Interchangeable 18mm or 20mm straps come in real Italian leather, vegan leather, nylon mesh, or stainless steel mesh straps. Change up your strap effortlessly due to the quick-release mechanism on the watch and wear different color interchangeable straps as often as you fancy. And if one strap wears out, you only have to replace it with another of your choice.
Choose from a variety of colors such as black, brown, dark-brown, patina-grey, pink, white, and navy blue for the leather straps. Vegan leather straps come in black, brown, dove grey, and navy blue.
Also, you have the option to pick silver, gold, gunmetal, or rose-gold stainless steel mesh straps and olive green or navy blue for the nylon straps.
The newest edition of the Philosopher Nylon Boheme for men features a silver or rose gold watch case and nylon olive green strap. It comes in both 36mm and 40mm case sizes and features 18mm and 20mm straps.
Nordgreen also offers thin 36mm men’s watches for those who prefer a sleeker, more understated timepiece.
The Native model also comes in 36mm women's watch case sizing, but also features 32mm for those who prefer a smaller case size and 40mm for those who prefer a more significant watch case. The Native models are all about balancing your life and living in nature. This timepiece embodies the Danish philosophy of hygge – a concept that embraces living a life of happiness, balance, and contentment.
Key features of the Native include:
The Native has minimalism that is sophisticated yet understated. Wear it without fear of it overpowering your outfit; it will blend in with whatever you wear, whether casual, dress, formal, or sporty.
Our thin Native watches for men come in a case thickness of 6.8mm, but you could opt for thicker watch cases that come 7.5mm and 8.35mm – it all depends on how slim you like your watch.
The rounded watch case of the Native watch results in a unique design. All models have interchangeable dials that come in white, navy blue, or black and feature invisible minute marks that only appear at the appointed time on the dial. This timepiece also doesn’t feature any lugs on its watch case – to stress the watch’s back-to-basics, essential design.
As with all our men’s 36mm watches, the Native is powered by Japanese quartz movement that gives the watch its superior time accuracy. Also, unlike the Philosopher, this watch doesn’t feature a second hand, paring it down even further to the basics.
Choose from 316L stainless steel watch casings in rose gold, gold, silver, or gunmetal, and in larger 40mm case sizes as well as 6.8mm, 7.5mm, and 8.3mm case thicknesses.
The Native also has interchangeable leather or vegan leather straps that feature three-strap widths: 16mm (perfect if you’re after a thin formal watch) as well as thicker 18mm and 20mm. As the straps are interchangeable, you can effortlessly switch them using the watch’s quick-release mechanism, allowing you to wear different straps to match your outfit and mood.
And if one strap wears out, replace it with another of your choice just as quickly. Choose from a variety of desirable colors, including black, brown, dark brown, grey, white, pink, and navy blue. Vegan leather straps also feature black, brown, dove-grey, and navy blue straps.
The new Native Boheme also features an olive green nylon strap for a more casual look. They also come with 36mm case sizes, with the option to choose 40mm case sizes if you prefer your watch slightly bigger. This watch is also water-resistant up to 3 ATM, making it perfect for everyday use.
Nordgreen also launched the Remodeled Native in 2019, perfect for men who prefer a more low-profile accessory. These new additions come with smaller watch casings of 32mm, and also feature 6.8mm, 7.5mm, and 8.3mm case thicknesses. The cases come in three colors gold, rose gold, and silver, and the interchangeable dials also come in black, white, and navy blue.
In addition to Italian leather straps that also come in the thinner 16mm width size, these new watches also have wider 18mm and 20mm straps as well as vegan leather straps in a variety of colors.
Wear your Remodeled Native watch whatever the weather, as they’re rain resistant up to 3ATM. Make sure to avoid dropping it directly in water, but you’re totally okay to walk, run, hike, cycle, or work outdoors wearing your watch.