The Arne Jacobsen Banker’s Watch is a wearable version of the pictographic clock Jacobsen designed for the lobby of the National Bank of Denmark in 1971. But it’s not merely a shrunk-down version of that design; subtle details make it an elegant example of Danish design in its own right—a concave, stainless steel case with a slender bezel, a double convex crystal, and Jacobsen’s signature red dot in the center of the face. The Arne Jacobsen Banker’s Watch is powered by a Japanese Citizen Miyota movement. Arne Jacobsen’s work is represented in MoMA’s collection.
Stainless Steel, M2 Glass, Calf Skin Leather
Year of Design
Hong Kong, SAR China
Remembered for his contributions to Functionalism, Arne Emil Jacobsen (1902–1971) was a Danish architect, and furniture and homewares designer. His 1950s stacking chairs, which are represented in MoMA's collection, are instantly recognizable worldwide, while his flatware set from 1957, also a design in the Museum's collection, was used as a prop in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. (The pieces still seem futuristic, even today.) Jacoben's work has been features in MoMA exhibitions, including Transformations in Modern Architecture (1979) and Plywood: Material, Process, Form (2011–2013).