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Life is chaotic. There's no doubt about that. Whether you work in an office, at home, or travel for work, you'll find that things can seem to pile up and you need to be extremely organized in order to keep up with everything. Good timekeeping is an essential aspect of any successful man's life, and a good wrist watch is a great way to look stylish while staying on top of a hectic schedule.
Not only do watches serve a purpose in terms of telling the time and ensuring you stay on top of deadlines and meetings, but they look fantastic. A beautiful watch can transform a man's outfit and give him an air of sophistication.
For the working man, who likes to look good in and out of the office, a minimalist watch is the best option. Minimalist men's watches go well with both casual, business-smart, and formal looks, and have an air of understated elegance about them. A man with a minimalist wrist watch is definitely a man worth noticing.
Many people misconstrue minimalism with something boring. However, it is anything but dull. Minimalist timepieces are often more eye-catching due to their simplicity and versatility. For the man who likes to experiment with fashion or the guy who sticks to the same outfits day after day, a minimalist watch works well for both men. It's a fantastic investment, and simple pieces are far less likely to go out of fashion.
Although flashy and large watches can be stunning and are popular with many watch lovers, they lack the appeal and wearability of minimalist pieces. If you want to quietly demonstrate your elegant tastes in timepiece accessories, while ensuring that you always look fantastic in any setting, then there's no better choice than a minimalist watch.
To help you find the best wrist watch, we've created a guide on all things minimalist. At Nordgreen, we are watch experts and know everything there is to know about watches. We've even created some of the best luxury watches on the market right now, all of which are elegantly designed to look fantastic on your wrist.
Minimalist watches are those which are more simple in terms of design and allow for straightforward time telling. Nowadays, lots of timepieces have extra watch features that are meant to make them high-tech and over-the-top. With watchmakers creating more and more visually excessive timepieces, consumers are now opting for more simply designed watches and turning to watch brands who create these.
A good watch doesn't need lots of extra embellishments. It needs a good movement be it a Japanese quartz or automatic movement, fantastic quality of materials, and should feel comfortable for the wearer. Minimalist pieces are often lighter and have a cleaner look, which gives them a unique and unmatched beauty.
More often than not, minimalist watches are more compact, with a smaller case diameter and case size. They usually make use of simple colors that aren't garish and will employ the finest materials for the strap and case.
It's a false assumption to believe that watches with simple designs are less high-tech than more ostentatious pieces. It's common to find that minimalist pieces come with an ultra-thin watch dial. However, the amount of skill and careful engineering needed to create a movement that fits into a small dial is immense. More often than not, minimalist design is a reflection of state-of-the-art watchmaking technology.
All in all, a minimalist watch is best described as a beautiful and elegant timepiece that helps to tell the time without any unnecessary extras added on.
At Nordgreen, we believe that minimalism is a way of life. If you have a hectic work life, then it's essential to add elements of simplicity to your home and lifestyle. Living a hygge lifestyle can allow you to do this. This is more than just a design principle; it’s a whole new way of life. It highlights the benefits of reducing the clutter in schedules and homes and creating a stress-free lifestyle, which will bring a sense of overall calm to people's lives.
Minimalism is the driving force behind every watch we build and our guiding principle is the Scandinavian concept of hygge. We make our designs uncomplicated and uncluttered, as we believe that the clothes and accessories you wear can reflect your state of mind and have an effect on how you feel. Minimalist watches can allow the wearer to feel a sense of calm when they gaze at the design, regardless of the goings-on around them.
Every design element in a Nordgreen watch serves a purpose. If something is not necessary then it is excluded. By employing this pragmatic approach, we focus our attention on what matters. The simplicity of our designs allows the beauty of our watches to genuinely shine. Headed by the respected designer, Jakob Wagner, our team of artists and designers have created sublime pieces that will look great on anyone.
Not only do we minimize our design concepts, but we only create a small number of watch models. We believe in quality over quantity, and this is why our catalog consists of four distinct models. Each minimalist model has been carefully created, to ensure customer satisfaction, and every style detail has been thoughtfully added with a distinct purpose in mind.
Although we have four watch models, this doesn't mean that there are fewer style options to choose from. Each watch is fully customizable. You can choose the strap color, with unique options such as gunmetal, rose gold, and dove grey. You can also customize the strap material and choose a classic leather band or a more unique steel mesh band.
A critical part of the Nordgreen watch design is the interchangeable straps. Rather than just being an afterthought, we sought the best materials and finishes for this all-important feature. This ensures that you can switch up the style of your timepiece when you want to. Dial color and dial face color can also be personalized. You can create your own completely unique Nordgreen watch thanks to the creative freedom we give customers.
We don't only give our customers the opportunity to create the perfect minimalist watch for them, but we can promise them that they'll receive a stunning luxury watch at less than $500. Our competitive pricing and high-quality designs and materials put us at the forefront of innovative watchmaking.
Nordgreen watches are some of the best timepieces on the current market. Firstly, our team of designers is spearheaded by our chief designer Jakob Wagner. His approach to watchmaking is to give each model meaning, and this lends itself to creating incredible pieces that are not matched by any other watch brand.
As a Danish company, we pride ourselves on our incredible attention to detail and accuracy when it comes to creating top quality items. You can rely on us to produce first-rate products, as it's in our nature to do so. Our brand reflects the values of our country, and we're proud to create minimalist pieces for men that do just that.
From the gorgeous Nordgreen Philosopher model with its two-piece dial to our timeless Native watch that features an ultra-thin watch face and the Pioneer with its three-hand design, our pieces are simple yet striking. We believe that each of our watches is a work of art.
When customers see the word 'minimalist', they can often associate this with low-quality materials and a lack of design thought. However, this isn't the case at Nordgreen. We don't use minimalism as a marketing ploy. It's at the core of what we do because we believe simplicity equals beauty. You can trust that a lot of thought has gone into each and every one of our pieces.
As mentioned before, minimalism doesn't equal flimsy materials, and at Nordgreen all of our watches are built to be incredibly sturdy. Each watch comes with a scratch-resistant stainless steel case and durable mineral crystal glass on the watch's face. This ensures the longevity of our pieces.
All of our pieces are fitted with a Japanese quartz movement instead of an automatic movement. We source our Japanese quartz movements from Miyota, one of the best watchmakers in the world. By employing movements made by this legendary company, it ensures our critical components are flawless. This means your Nordgreen watch will be accurate down to the last second so that you're never late to a meeting or an appointment again.
As well as this, each watch has a 3 ATM water resistance, ensuring that you can wear it in any weather, without having to worry about whether the movement will break or not.
We employ only the finest craftsmen to produce our items, all of which are meticulously handmade and individually inspected before being sent to our customers. When your watch reaches your wrist, you can rest assured that you have a timeless piece of the finest engineering and something that will last for years to come.
If that’s not enough, all Nordgreen watches carry a two-year warranty. If you receive your watch and notice that there is a manufacturing defect back to us then you can send it straight back to us. We'll replace it with a new timepiece that works. Our guarantee to you is our way of saying that we have absolute faith in our products, and we want you to have the best Nordgreen experience possible.
Here at Nordgreen, all of our watch models are fantastic. We know that for many people, the ability to customize their timepiece is a plus. However, for some, the variety of strap and dial color options can be overwhelming, and many people need a little extra guidance.
Although our watches for men look great in any model, we've compiled a few of our favorites to help make your decision a little easier. When customizing your watch with us, remember that the price will reflect the materials and model you select.
Native | White Dial - Brown Leather
The Native is our most simplistic model, yet is one of the most popular and highest rated models on our site. This is due to its minimalist features that look great. This watch has an ultra-slim case and comes in three options so that you can make it a little thicker if you so wish to. The case is also not very wide and this helps to create a lightweight feel.
The dial itself consists of an hour and minute hand and has silver dial markings that catch the light and are highly visible. The white dial gives this watch a clean and simple feel and looks great against the brown leather strap. The genuine leather band is soft and feels good on the skin, making this watch incredibly comfortable to wear.
As far as minimalism goes, this watch is the perfect representation. The brown strap paired with the white dial makes for a subtle design that will look good with any outfit and on any man.
Native | White Dial - Gun Metal Mesh
If a brown leather strap isn't your thing, then you can purchase the Native design with a completely different band. By switching up the strap, this gunmetal mesh band gives the Native model a completely different style.
Minimalism doesn't mean that you can't add something a little dynamic to your timepiece. The metal mesh strap provides just that and is a subtle way to step away from the more traditional leather or nylon strap. The silver-tone of the metal is masculine and will complement any man's outfit. Using a mesh strap will raise the price of your watch slightly, but it's well worth it.
You can't go wrong with black and white, which is why this design combination works so well. If your style is classic and you opt for darker colors with clothing and accessories, then this men's watch is a fantastic option.
Philosopher | White Dial - Black Leather
If you're looking for a stunning yet minimalist dress watch that can also be worn during the day, then this is a fantastic option. The Philosopher features a two-piece dial, that isn't obvious at first glance. However, when you look closely at the dial window, you'll notice this beautiful feature.
The watch face features three hands and has an asymmetric second hand. This design feature is, like the two-piece dial, incredibly subtle. It adds a hint of variety to the otherwise minimalist design and symbolizes the ability to think differently. In a way, the Philosopher represents our way of thinking at Nordgreen, as we want our watches to reflect the way we view the world and the future of it.
The black leather band creates a sharp contrast against the clean, white face. This is one of our simplest designs that has hints of zest, which makes it a great minimalist watch for men.
Philosopher | White Dial - Navy Blue Nylon
For some men, functionality in a watch is incredibly important. Our minimalist designs for men look fantastic, but here at Nordgreen, we know that there are other things to consider when buying a timepiece.
The Philosopher watch looks great with a navy blue nylon strap. Nylon is an incredibly sturdy and water-resistant material, in the sense that it won't get damaged by coming into contact with moisture. This makes this simple design perfect for men who have hands-on jobs, but still want to have great style.
Not only is the strap good for men with manual work, but all of our watches come with a strong crystal dial window. We have tried and tested them to ensure that they are shatter and scratch proof, perfect for working men.
As well as the above, we also use sapphire crystal glass that ensures the analog display beneath is always highly visible. You won't need to squint or move your arm too much in order to glance at the time.
Pioneer | Navy Blue Dial - Black Leather
The Pioneer model features a simplistic design that is full of striking detail. To reflect man's obsession with timekeeping, here at Nordgreen we have created a model that fully does that justice.
The watch face is covered by crystal glass and enclosed in a stainless steel case. The case size is larger than our other models and features a crown and two pushers. On the dial itself, are three hands and a sub-dial for more advanced timekeeping.
Although this watch sounds extravagant, all of the extra features are simple in appearance and are incredibly subtle. This ensures that the Pioneer is a minimalist watch. The navy blue dial is a dramatic touch that looks good with the black leather strap. If you want an over simple timepiece with subtle extras added to it, this is the watch for you.
Pioneer | Black Dial - Brown Vegan Leather
Last but not least is the Pioneer with a black dial and a vegan leather strap. The black dial is great for men with a sleek and certain style, and who like to add subtle touches to their outfits. This watch is certainly more eye-catching than its white dial equivalents, simply because it's rarer to see minimalist timepieces with a charcoal black face.
Combined with the brown vegan leather, this watch looks fantastic. For consumers who want to shop more ethically, at Nordgreen we offer vegan strap options on all of our minimalist watches for men. These vegan straps are made from the highest quality material and are wearable and long-lasting. We are one of the few watch brands that is committed to using more ethically sourced materials in our pieces.
At Nordgreen, we believe we have some of the best minimalist watches because we have designed them to be like that. We make use of a smaller case size and case diameter, and use a Japanese quartz movement that enables us to do this. As well as this, we ensure that the details on our pieces are not necessarily outlandish.
For us, minimalism is not just about uncomplicated living and design, but also about showing appreciation for the simple things in life. When life is too hectic and busy, we can forget to slow down and be grateful for what we have around us. With our watches, we aim to change that.
Taking this idea of appreciation one step further, we have partnered with three very important charities in order to give back to communities around the world. We believe that every child deserves a great education and that all people should have access to clean water. We also are passionate about protecting the environment.
When you buy a watch, you can choose one of these charities to support. You don't need to pay any extra money in order to do so - the donation is included in the price of your watch. By buying a minimalist Nordgreen watch, you're not only treating yourself to a beautiful yet simple timepiece. You're showing your appreciation for the planet and helping to make it a better place.
If you feel inspired by the Danish minimalist approach to life and want to ensure that all areas of your lifestyle encompass this simple style of living, then you'll need to ensure your accessories are suitable too. If you want to invest in a long-lasting minimalist watch that will serve you for a long period of time, a Nordgreen watch is undeniably the best option. We sell some of the best minimalist watches in the world, and our luxury pieces won't break the bank.
Our watches are designed to fit well with any outfit. Whether you’re fully decked out in a suit for a crucial client presentation, or lounging around at home, our range of Nordgreen watches will make the perfect finishing touch for any outfit in a number of situations. What's more, they serve as a constant reminder to take a step back and appreciate your life as it is.
Browse through our top picks above, or check out our bestselling pieces on our site. We have a variety of style options for straps, dials, and cases so that you can customize the perfect minimalist men's watch for yourself. If you're looking for a gift for a special someone in your life, check out our bundle sets, which feature multiple strap options to enable personalization at any time.
We guarantee that you'll be satisfied with your Nordgreen watch and you'll love the reaction you get from people on your gorgeous timepiece. Purchase a watch from us today, and kick start your minimalist lifestyle off.
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