Ladies Watch of the Week: Georg Jensen Vivianna Bangle Watch

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This week’s selection for Ladies Watch of the Week is the Georg Jensen Vivianna bangle watch. With a collection of watches that encompasses more than a century of horological distinction, the subtly contemporary designs that have come to characterise the Georg Jensen brand name, and their dedication to gorgeously simplistic styles, has always placed them one step ahead of the latest trends. Formed in 1904, the work of this eminently desirable Scandinavian luxury brand name exudes a sense of sophistication that is fit for any occasion.

Georg Arthur Jensen was a Danish silversmith who, abandoning an early desire to excel in the area of ceramics, made a significant sacrifice to his limited capital in order to open his own silversmith and design premises in Copenhagen. Jensen’s skill with precious metals, and his fine art background, led to the forming a range of products that represented the smooth convergence of art and craftsmanship. Despite his death in 1935, his company have continued to uphold his legacy throughout the years. Jensen himself was an advocate of the Art Nouveau movement, but his brand name has always possessed the freedom and foresight to explore any facet of design, enabling them to manufacture a selection of truly free flowing luxury items.

The Vivianna bangle watch was fashioned by Swedish designer Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe, and was initially indented to be more of a decorative ornament than a functional timepiece. Bülow-Hübe graduated from the Stockholm Academy of Industrial Arts with a desire to create intrinsically unique jewellery, and her priority was always to devise bespoke decorative items that seamlessly enhanced the wearer. Going against the prevailing trend suggesting that a watch was a mere instrument to measure time with, Bülow-Hübe elected to ‘free’ the wearer of a Vivianna bangle watch from the ‘slavery of time’ by creating a timepiece displaying a mirrored dial and no numbers at all. Intended as a statement to reflect what life is in the here and now, this elegantly individual watch is an ambitious statement from Georg Jensen that reinterpreted the accepted concept of time itself.

The chic feminine design of the Vivianna bangle watch has won the hearts of a wide range of women all over the world, and this Swiss made timepiece encapsulates the twin priorities of Georg Jensen through its adherence to artistry and excellence. The sapphire crystal of the watch gorgeously complements the silver mirrored dial, resulting in a glitteringly reflective watch with a pristine finished.  The bezel of the watch is adorned with a shimmering halo of 88 astonishingly fine 0.40 carat diamonds, whilst the highly efficient ETA Quartz 256.031 H2 movement confirms that this timepiece is not merely intended for show.

Perhaps the most noticeable feature of the Vivianna bangle watch is the bangle strap itself. This instantly recognisable invention is an attractively dainty method of securing the watch and, with the light 34 mm case only being 6mm in thickness, the timepiece almost seems to orbit the wrist of its owner in an insubstantial fashion. With a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty and a modest water resistance of 6ATM, the frailty of the Vivianna bangle watch is also extremely deceptive, allowing you to indulge in this graceful piece of imaginative design with complete confidence.

The iconic aesthetic statement that the Georg Jensen Vivianna bangle watch represents is equally at home on the wrist during an informal occasion or the most ostentatious of corporate events, and it is available to own today here at Banks Lyon. The timepiece can be yours to own for a 10% deposit and 24 monthly payments of £80.62 at 0% finance. At Banks Lyon we stock an extensive range of Georg Jensen watches, so to find out more about this inspiringly creative brand, or for more information about any of our other watch and jewellery products, please contact our team on 01524 38 48 58.