Who are Nordgreen?
Nordgreen was founded by Danish friends and watch-lovers Pascar and Vasilij. They were keen to create an honest, sustainable brand offering watches of the highest Scandinavian quality and design whilst remaining totally affordable.
Nordgreen watches are designed for simplicty
The watches, designed by Jakon Wagner from Bang & Olufsen, focus on the simplicity and balance which embodies the Danish way of life. These watches aren’t about excess, about having ‘more’ or about showing off. They are about appreciating the little things, about having less. Instead of having a whole collection of different watches for different occasions and different outfits Nordgreen allows you to simplify things.
There are three different face types to choose from – Philosopher, Infinity or Native and then a range of easy-to-change straps in an array of colours and materials. As well as more traditional leather straps, there are vegan options of mesh and nylon giving you around 100 different combinations of watch to choose from! Depending on the combination you choose, your watch will cost you between £134 and £164 but of course once you’ve invested in your watch, you can add additional straps to change up your look at a fraction of the price.
What makes a Nordgreen watch special is a backdrop of social responsibility. Each watch supports a social cause with customers able to choose which of three organisations they would like to support;
- Two months of clean water for a person in the The Central African Republic with Water for Good
- Two months of education for a child in India with Pratham UK
- Preserve 200 sqft of rain forest in Latin America with Cool Earth
The individual serial number on each watch allows you to make your choice online and then track the progress of your contribution!
Simple unisex style
Although the watches are shown in men’s and women’s categories on the Nordgreen website, they are in fact unisex and you will find the same watches in each category, just organised and styled differently for ease of shopping!
Regular readers will know I’m a big fan of navy blue so, having chosen the Infinity watch face, I was immediately drawn to the rose gold and navy blue nylon combo. The colours work so well together, the navy blue nylon strap is smart but comfortable for everyday wear and the rose gold detailing gives it that something special.
Dave initially picked out the Philospher with rose gold mesh strap but when it arrived we realised the rose gold strap just didn’t work well on his skin tone. (He has another watch with rose gold detailing which he loves but a full strap was a step too far!) Thanks to the easily interchangeable straps this wasn’t really a problem and he swapped it out for a navy leather strap instead giving the watch a completely different look. (What he doesn’t realise is that I’m now eyeing up his rose gold mesh strap for my own watch – with both faces being the same size we can mix and match between us!)
We’ve both found our Nordgreen watches really easy to wear – they’re comfortable and stylish. Their simplicity means they work really well for every day wear – when Dave wants to be smart at work or when I need something a little more relaxed for my “Mum” days – the Nordgreen watches hit the mark!
Nordgreen discount code
With Mother’s Day on the horizon, a Nordgreen watch would make a lovely gift! Use code: COLETTEB for a generous 20% discount on your Nordgreen purchase until 31st March (thereafter the code will give you a 15% discount)
*We were sent our Nordgreen watches free of charge for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions remain our own*