Bankers watch based on an Arne Jacobsen
clock arrives at Dezeen Watch Store

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Dezeen Watch Store: the Bankers watch, which is modelled on a clock by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen, has just arrived at Dezeen Watch Store.

Produced by Copenhagen-based brand Rosendahl, The Bankers is a scaled-down version of the modernist wall clock that Jacobsen created when he designed the Danmarks Nationalbank building in 1971.

Bankers wall clock by Arne Jacobsen
Bankers wall clock by Arne Jacobsen

Rosendahl's reinterpretation retains several of the clock's original features, including a concave face and column-like time graduations that mark the hours.

Danmarks Nationalbank building designed by Arne Jacobsen oin 1971
Danmarks Nationalbank building designed by Arne Jacobsen oin 1971

The front part of the case and modernist dial are made as a single piece, while the movement that powers the watch sits behind the gold mesh strap – an unusual arrangement that is unique in Dezeen Watch Store's collection.

The Bankers watch by Rosendahl
The Bankers watch by Rosendahl

The time is adjusted by pushing a pointed object into a dimple on the reverse, instead of using a traditional crown.

Roman clock by Arne Jacobsen
Roman clock by Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen often took a total concept approach to his architecture projects – where he desgined everything inside the building – and created three other iconic clocks during his career: Station in 1939, Roman in 1942 and City Hall clock in 1956.

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