Nordgreen has some statement-making and conversation-sparking men’s 40mm watches that will make all who meet you stand up and take notice.
What makes our timepieces even more desirable is how affordable they are. We believe that you can have a quality watch without going out of pocket, and we have designed a range of men’s watches under 40mm that exudes excellence, style, and sustainability.
As a watchmaker born out of Denmark, at Nordgreen, we wholeheartedly embrace the concept of hygge – a life philosophy that promotes living with balance, wellness, happiness, and completeness. All our watches draw their inspiration from the wholesome living in our beautiful country Denmark and the capital city, Copenhagen.
We offer three timepieces of men’s watches measuring 40mm – the Philosopher, the Infinity, the Native, and its new edition, the Remodeled Native. By focusing on these minimalist designs, we get to keep our manufacturing process streamlined, producing only the best pieces to match any occasion or wardrobe, whether formal, sporty, smart casual, or dress.
A Nordgreen watch is an investment that will keep giving for years to come. We use premium grade components to ensure that your watch stands the test of time.
Our co-founders Vasilij Brandt and Pascar Sivam, sought out renowned Danish designer Jakob Wagner, and collaborated to produce some of the best 40mm men’s watches on the market.
Besides investing in a quality timepiece, when you buy a Nordgreen watch, you are investing in the future of our planet. One watch purchase empowers you to donate to one of three worthy causes in our Giving Back Program:
- Two months’ clean water for a resident of the Central African Republic
- A month’s free education for one child in India
- The restoration of 200 square feet of Amazonian rainforest in Latin America
This charitable giving is one of the core reasons why we worked hard to establish Nordgreen. All donation costs are included in the price of the watch, and you can track your donation’s impact on our website using the watch’s serial number located at the back of your watch casing.
Men’s Watches Under 40mm
If you’re looking for a watch that will make you think about the wisdom of life and how to chart out a brighter tomorrow, then the Philosopher will certainly get you thinking. This watch is perfect for men who appreciate heritage, value the lessons of the past, and are excited about creating a better future.
Key features of the Philosopher include:
- 40mm case sizing, with an option for 36mm
- 2mm and 7.8mm case thicknesses
- 18mm or 20mm straps
- Crisp white minimalist dial with an asymmetric second watch hand
- Gold, rose gold, silver, or gun metal color watch cases
- Durable Italian leather, vegan leather, nylon, or stainless steel mesh straps in a variety of attractive colors
- A new 36mm and 40mm Philosopher Boheme design with silver or rose-gold watch casing and olive green nylon straps
The Philosopher has the distinction of being both minimalist and sumptuous at the same time. It has a depth of design without feeling unpretentious and feels well-proportioned with the grooved outer housing and elevated steel indices, both of which sit higher than the rest of the dial.
Each surface looks flat but sports a subtle brushed-silver texture. Its design features the hour and minute hands and the date display. None of these features stand out, but balance each other out to create an exquisite watch.
The white-only dial is not interchangeable, as is the case with other Nordgreen designs, and the casing has a sharp tapered edge that elevates the prominence of the watch’s hands even more. This watch is the only one in Nordgreen’s men’s 40mm watches collections to feature an asymmetric second hand powered by Japanese Miyota Quartz movement, the power behind the accuracy and durability of all our watches.
Boasting a premium, horizontal brushed-silver finish the Philosopher is the perfect addition to your watch collection. These watches feature a lug width of 20mm and lug-lug distance of 39.5mm and are, despite their feature-packed design, incredibly light. They’re also durable with decent 3ATM water-resistance that’s perfect for everyday outdoor use.
Choose from rose gold, gold, silver, or gun metal case colors, and, depending on how sleek you prefer your timepiece, two watch case thicknesses of 7.2mm and 7.8mm.
The Philosopher also has interchangeable 18mm or 20mm straps, which come in real Italian leather, nylon mesh, vegan leather, or stainless steel mesh options.
Should one strap wear out, or should you fancy a change, all you need do is effortlessly replace the strap with the watch’s quick-release mechanism.
Choose from black, dark brown, brown, pink, patina-grey, white, and navy blue for the leather options, olive green or navy blue for the nylon straps, and black, brown, navy blue, and dove grey for the vegan leather straps. You may also opt for gold, silver, rose gold, and gun metal stainless steel mesh straps.
The newest upgrade to the Philosopher men’s 40mm watches is the Philosopher Nylon Boheme. This model features a silver or rose gold finish with a nylon olive green strap for a smart casual look. It comes in both 40mm and 36mm sizes, and you can choose from 18mm or 20mm straps.
Men’s Watches Less Than 40mm
For men who prefer more low-profile watches, we offer you the Native and Remodeled Native men’s watches less than 40mm.
The Native comes with a 40mm case size, but also a smaller 32mm and larger 40mm case size as options. The Native designs are all about balance, living in nature, and appreciating and enjoying an unrestricted life.
Key features of the Native include:
- 40mm case sizing with an option for 32mm and 36mm
- 5mm and 8.3mm case thicknesses
- 16mm, 18mm, and 20mm straps
- Gold, rose gold, silver, or gun metal color casings
- Black, white, and navy color interchangeable dials
- Italian leather, vegan leather, or stainless steel mesh straps in a variety of attractive colors
The Native has a minimalist design that is sophisticated yet understated. The craft and detailed design features give this watch a refined nature compared to our Philosopher or Pioneer models. It’s also the most comfortable-to-wear out of all the collections due to its slim understated profile.
Opt for cases 6.8mm, 7.5mm, and 8.35mm thick.
At its core, this is a watch powered by Japanese Miyota Quartz in a 316L stainless steel watch case. It has protruding lugs that connect to the interchangeable quick-release mechanism that makes changing straps a cinch.
With a minimalist dial that lacks both the second hand and date display window, the Native comes in gold, rose gold, silver, or gun metal case colors and interchangeable straps in leather, vegan leather, or stainless steel mesh.
Perhaps the most striking feature of the Native is its invisible minute marks that only appear when they need to, further emphasizing this watch’s back-to-basics design philosophy.
The watch straps come 16mm, 18mm, or 20mm wide, and in a variety of attractive colors, including black, black croc, brown, dark brown, grey, white, pink, and navy blue. Vegan leather straps also feature black, brown, dove-grey, and navy blue tones.
The new Native Boheme was upgraded to add an olive green nylon strap and rose gold/silver casing for a more smart casual look. These new additions also come with 40mm (and also 36mm) case sizes and feature water-resistance of 3ATM, perfect for everyday outdoor use.
Nordgreen also launched the Remodeled Native in 2019, perfect for men who prefer an even more low-profile timepiece. These new watch designs come with smaller 32mm watch casings, sapphire crystal domed glass, and also feature 6.8mm, 7.5mm, or 8.3mm cases in gold, rose gold, and silver, with interchangeable black, white, and navy blue dials. They also feature rubber straps in addition to Italian leather, vegan, nylon, and stainless steel mesh straps.
Our final consideration in the best 40mm men’s watches is the Infinity timepiece for men. It impressively exudes our Scandinavian roots and workmanship and displays contemporary aesthetics that scream simplicity. This watch communicates a sophisticated yet simple design, something we see every day — the beauty and simplicity of Mother Nature.
By removing all complexities in design, we arrived at a minimalist timepiece that leaves only the essentials on display. The Infinity features:
- 40mm case size, with an option of 32mm
- Gold, rose gold, silver, and gold watch casings
- A pared-down crisp white dial
- Durable Italian leather, vegan leather, or stainless steel mesh straps in a variety of attractive colors
The Infinity watch case is wider and more polished than those of its cousins. The watch hands seem to slice through time emphasized by the minute hands and elongated hour markings. This timepiece is comfortable to wear, particularly due to its tapered sides and lugs that feed seamlessly into the watch case.
The curvature of the dial, brushed-silver textures of the watch casing, and the hidden lug design combine to yield a gorgeous wearable watch with true “depths of the Infinity.”
What is most striking about the Infinity is its invisible minute marks that only appear at the appointed time. Japanese quartz movement powers its mechanism, providing both the convenience of operational continuity with a striking visual.
Choose watch casings that come in rose gold, gold, or silver, and in 40mm and 32mm sizing. They come both as women's watches in 40mm and men's watches.
Interchangeable straps complete the look of the Infinity provided in Italian leather, vegan leather, or stainless steel mesh straps in a variety of colors including black, brown, dark brown, grey, navy, pink, or white for leather, and black, brown, dark grey, and navy for vegan leather. You may also opt for rose gold, gold, and silver stainless steel mesh straps.
The infinity truly lives up to its mission of removing the complexities that modern life has brought to Earth by displaying the subtle thoughtfulness of its design.