The watch bezel is polished, to a shine that will reflect everything like a mirror. The round shape is inspired by the portholes on the cargo boats that you could look out of to the sea.
This watch is brings symmetry, with the guards on the crown being mirrored on both sides, giving it truly a harmony and balanced.
The watch looks heavy, but the caseback is rounded so it feel light and comfortable on the wrist and small. The case looks big on the paper, this is because the crown and sidepiece is giving a lot of width to the diameter but the bezel is only 42 mm.
The dial is radiant, and inspired by the great art deco time. A time with truly amazing decorative ornaments and designs made to be looked at for hours. Harmony, symmetry, ornaments and a focus on visual rather than functionality.
Each stripe in the dial represents one minute, making it easy to count the time with style.
The dial makes and unique optical illusion once the light reflects on it.
The Håkon watch is designed to be retro and rustic. The watch is intended as a tribute, preserving the memory of both my grandparents. A unique design, just like him.
Little about the watch
Case is made out of Stainless steel 316L and the pieces with gold crown is gold plated.
The dial pattern is pressed, making it shine different depending on the angle of the light. The dial is art deco isnpired.
The watch will be delivered with automatic movement NH35.
Backside is engraved with "Håkon Grunnleggerutgave" funders edition as tribute to you, the backer. Small production of 100 pieces
1939 is the birth year of my grandfather Håkon. In early years he traveled out on the sea. The boats he served at had portholes that you could watch out from.
Håkon watch specification
Case size: Ø 46.2 mm. Thickness 12.65mm 50.3 mm lugs to lugs. Diver screwed in, case-back with 6 notches.
Movement: Automatic NH35 self-winding movement. 24 Jewels, 21 600 vibrations.
Complications: Hacking Seconds, Hand Winding, Diashock, Magic Lever.
Glass: Flat sapphire crystal
Watch case material: Polished 316L stainless steel. Screwed in crown.
Power reserve: 41 hours.
Bezel: Solid bezel. Sapphire crystal.
Bracelet & strap: Delivered with perlon strap (Metall strap could be unlocked, flushed to the design)
Lug width: 22mm.
Water resistance: 10 ATM, 100m = 300ft
Story of Håkon
As a young boy he would come home after school and work at the saw mill with his dad, helping the family out. From the work he would become quite sharply for his age. At the age of 14 he grew tired of working at the mill and wanted more from life, arguing with his dad to board a ship. This was not legal as you had to be 15 at the time, however he started couple months before he became 15. Life at sea was not easy and you had to become callous and be able to receiving some harsh language or bottom line work. New York would be his first stop, were those who cried or could not do the job be sent home while the captains would find new workers. My grandfather stayed put, and worked hard.
Fernside the first boat my grandfather boarded. They could have 12 passangers and it should be clean and no rust, here you would become a man learning from tough men who was honest.
One special story that i want to share was his trip to Cuba in 1956-57. He would travel to Cuba to load a cargo of sugar. As the adventurer he was he could not stay stil and wait in the boat as the loading would take at least a day or two. He would take the trip into the city, there he met two guys who led him into a bar. They would start drinking, and talking, but conversation would turn sour fast as they would talk about politics. The bar owner would become offended and call the Batista police, the police took him out and dragged him far away. The Batista had these batons that was slightly curved. They beat him real good, and he had to walk back home. Lucky half way he met a American that was chief of the loading docks that loaded the cargo ship he worked for. My grandfather got a lift back to the ship, and the captain was furious. Where have you been!? My grandfather turned around and showed the captain a back all red and beaten. The captain said "That serves your right". As my grandfather talks about this story he laughs hard, how foolish he was and how deserving the punishment was.
Me and my grandfather (Håkon)
We became really good friends as i became older, talking all night, drinking, and singing old cowboy songs. Introducing me to classic country songs. We traveled to Rome and France.
(The trip to France, standing in front of Eiffel tower)
Customers outside of Norway
All orders outside of Norway may be subject to VAT and taxes depending on the destination country.
Bjørn Hornnes watches are guaranteed for 1 years worldwide against any manufacturing defect. The warranty takes effect on the postal (to you) date of the watch.
The straps, crystals will not be included in the warranty. Neither is damage to the case or movement resulting from mishandling. Also not included are defects due to inappropriate treatment or problems caused from repairs done by any other third party than ourselves.
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