Welcome to the Hall of Fame

Appearing in the steel sports watch Hall of Fame is not something easily achieved by just any newly minted brand – which is a good thing, since Urban Jürgensen has been delighting watch collectors since 1773. The watchmaker has just unveiled at Baselworld 2019 its first collection of watches with a steel bracelet, also equipped with the first Urban Jürgensen self-winding movement. It exudes both undeniable personality and a rare sense of harmony. Not only will fans of the classic Danish brand recognize its signature characteristics, but the Jürgensen One Collection should also appeal to a wider audience. The quest for perfection inherent in the DNA of its rigorously executed generations of timepieces is reflected in every millimeter of the “One”. Its purity is not merely aesthetic, since it is made from surgical steel which contains 50% less nickel than 904L steel. Its elegance does not stop with the splendid integration of its strap with double teardrop shaped lugs, as its in-house movement and hands are handfinished, a rare phenomenon for a steel sports watch, which of course is water-resistant to 100 meters. A real alternative for independent minds who love exceptional yet affordable watches, in this case available with three dial versions.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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