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First watch collection by Linjer

Linjer's first watch collection is inspired by Snøhetta's Oslo Opera House

Design studio Linjer has launched a minimalist range of timepieces, which is now available to pre-order from Dezeen Watch Store.

The brand's first watch collection features two pared-back unisex styles called Classic and Minimalist.

First watch collection by Linjer
Linjer's Classic watch has a clean white dial and numberless indices

According to the brand, the collection's crisp lines and lacquered varnish dial are intended to reference the clean aesthetic and marble rooftop of the Snøhetta-designed Oslo Opera House.

Both watches feature a clean white dial with numberless indices and a date window. Each style has a stainless-steel case with either a brushed gold, rose gold, silver or gunmetal finish and matching second hand.

First watch collection by Linjer
The Minimalist watch has numberless indices and minute markers

Each watch holds a Swiss quartz movement and domed sapphire crystal lens. It comes with a full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather strap that has a quick-release spring bar, allowing it to be changed easily.

The leather used in the straps is designed to be sustainable and improve with age, according to its founders, who launched Linjer as a luxury leather goods brand in 2014.

First watch collection by Linjer
Each style is available in four different colour combinations

Former MIT employee Jennifer Chong and her partner Roman Khan started Linjer with the aim to create high-quality leather products for under £500. The couple were able to raise $180,000 through crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, reaching their goal within 48 hours.

Linjer now sells men's and women's leather bags, purses and briefcases, as well as watches and cashmere scarves.

The name Linjer means "lines" in Norwegian, and is a reference to the brand's minimalist aesthetic and Norwegian roots.