Sep 10, 2008

Iconic Vivianna for Georg Jensen by Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe

Watch is not just for keeping time, for Vivianna Torun, a watch is a piece of art free from the constraint and passing of time since it is impossible to tell time with her original design. She designed this open stainless steel bangle style watch for an exhibit at the Louvre in 1962. Since she dislikes constraint of time, she designed a watch as a piece of art, rather than for keeping time, without hour and minutes hands. Gerog Jensen added hour and minute hands after this open bangle model went into production in 1967. This watch has become an icon within the Georg Jensen watch collection. I had the pleasure of meeting her personally at a Georg Jensen cocktail party years ago and she was as gracious as talented. A savvy gal after my own heart, she was the first Swedish gal to set up her own silver workshop.

I admire this open style watch for its beauty as a piece of jewelry and functionality for time keeping. The retail price for the smaller bangle (27mm) watch is $2200. There is a larger dial in 34 mm and bangle sizes come in XXS, XS, S and M. Savvy gals, is it savvy worthy for you too?

image: georg jensen

12 comments:

  1. That is so classy looking, I love the simplicity. A bit pricey for me, but I'm sure I'd be all over it if I had the money!

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  2. Oh this is so well, savvy! haha And really a very sleek work of art! :)

    xoxo,
    S-C

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  3. you find the most amazing watches..

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  4. It's amazing that this design is from 1962, it looks so incredibly modern...

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  5. Such a classic watch.

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  6. I love the simplicity of this watch. I can't believe it was designed on 1962!

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  7. what a fabulous piece. i think a watch is such a staple that it's worth spending on. great find!

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  8. That is gorgeous! I wouldn't even mind a knock-off version. $2200 is about $2050 more than I would pay for a watch - no matter how nice!

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  9. that watch is not only practical, it's beautiful!

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  10. Hi there- how stunning, a very savvy, classy piece!!

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  11. it's savvy. but i can't afford it. boohoo. lol.

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