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Ladies’ Watch of the Week: Georg Jensen Koppel 417 Chronograph

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The second Georg Jensen timepiece to be highlighted on our blog, the Georg Jensen Koppel 417 Chronograph is the latest Ladies’ Watch of the Week. The contemporary forms constantly displayed throughout Georg Jensen’s portfolio of work have achieved a legendary status in the world of design, and this particular wristwatch has been fashioned to represent the perfect blend of sport and femininity. A hugely glamorous visual statement, yet also an incredibly sound example of ocular horology, this Georg Jensen Koppel watch would constitute a delightful gift for any woman.

The inspiration behind the Koppel 417 Chronograph was the work of the iconic designer Henning Koppel. Koppel is widely recognised for the style that is now thought of as ‘Danish design’, and this talented artisan was especially influential due to his embracing of a functionalist mindset. Koppel, trained as a sculptor, sought to imbue a sense of practicality into all of his work, yet at the same time always retain an intrinsic essence of elegance. Koppel’s magnum opus was probably the crystal and silver chandelier that he crafted for Georg Jensen’s 75th anniversary in 1979, although the wider breadth of his designs were also showered with numerous accolades. Striving to marry beauty and sensibility within the sphere of everyday life, Koppel’s twin values are perfectly upheld through the timepiece that bears his name.

Aesthetically, the 38mm case of this Koppel 417 Chronograph mirrors the silver finish that has become synonymous with the Georg Jensen brand name, and the flawless stainless steel has been polished to a glorious finish. Furthermore, this theme is superbly complemented by a lavish diamond bezel. This disc is adorned with 50 sparking Top Wesselton diamonds, brilliant cut to suit the prevailing preference, and the total carat of this assemblage is 0.71. Each diamond is individually set, and the attention to detail is simply exquisite to behold. The dial of the Koppel 417 Chronograph is clothed in similarly prestigious mother of pearl, ensuring that a portion of individuality is given to every timepiece in this family.

Already a glittering archetype of feminine charm, Georg Jensen has completed this masterpiece with a patented white calfskin strap, ensuring that the entire watch is enhanced by their signature ‘art nouveau’ style. Not content with this groundbreaking aesthetic, Georg Jensen has also utilised an ‘easy-to-release’ pin system upon this Chronograph, enabling a full array of additional straps to be cycled through at will. These options include alternative calf straps in natural, black and taupe hues, and also white, black and grey alligator variants. With such potential for unique personality, it is not difficult to see why this timepiece, only released in 2011, has proved to be such an enduring favourite.

In spite of its splendour, Koppel’s workmanship was primarily typified by its functionality, and the old master would have undeniably been proud of this timepiece in that regard. The sapphire crystal of the dial is formed from the finest materials, and the slim 10.80mm thick casing is ideally designed to fit upon the wrist with ease. This casing is also water proofed to 30 metres, allowing the Ronda Quartz 5030.D movement to remain perpetually undisturbed. When this exceptional movement is combined with the Chrongraph dials upon the main face, the precision of this watch can only be described as incredible.

Positively radiating sophistication from every elevation, the Georg Jensen Koppel 417 Chronograph is available to own today from Banks Lyon. This wonderful timepiece is on sale for 36 monthly payments of £65.56 with an accompanying 20% deposit, and few would argue that such an investment would be unmerited. Other choices of monthly 0% finance payment are also offered to best meet your requirements, so if you are interested in this wristwatch, or indeed any member of our collection of Georg Jensen watches, please call us now on 01524 38 48 58.

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