Bankers 40 mm
|Strap Material||Pampas leather strap|
|Strap Width||20 mm|
A dot and a line. PICTO® shows time in the most insisting minimalistic way. Designed in Denmark in the 80's it is still contemporary centuries later and loved by people of all ages and nationalities. No wonder PICTO® is called an icon among watches.
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A dot and a line. PICTO takes the seriousness out of timekeeping, showing time in the most minimalistic way. Its decades-long history and defiant design have made it an icon amongst watches. And yet, it is a symbol of time in the most peculiar fashion. Taking the pressure away from timekeeping while celebrating the art of it at the same time. A staple like PICTO craves the attention of someone who defies the norm, who commands a double-take, and shakes things up. Maybe someone like you? PICTO is an inspiration to those who set their own agenda – to be less bound by the expectations and demands of time. To become an icon, you must first dare to stand out. Why not start with PICTO?
PICTO challenges the idea of a classic watch having two watch hands and a numbered dial. Here, the hour is indicated by a dot on the rotating dial, while the minutes are indicated by a conventional hand. It is the technical design and art of minimalism that makes it unique. To this day, still.
In 1942 the City Hall of Århus in Denmark was unveiled. Arne Jacobsen designed the building together with Erik Møller, and the original design was without a tower.
A tower has no functionality and therefore does not fit into the design philosophy of Arne Jacobsen. But after multiple protests, the two architects saw no other option but to add a 60-meter tall tower.
Fortunately, it was because of this tower that we got the beautiful clock, Roman.
In the middle of the 30s, a young Arne Jacobsen designed a house for H. J. Hansen which was the director of Lauritz Knudsen (a large well-known company in the electrical industry). The director spotted the talent in Arne Jacobsen and asked him to design a clock for his new home. Arne Jacobsen accepted the challenge and drew an alarm clock, which was his first industrial product design.
The clock was presented at the spring fair in Charlottenborg, Copenhagen 1939, and is the first industrial product design of Arne Jacobsen. Early in his career, simplicity and design lines were the characterizations of Arne Jacobsen's design.
Rødovre City Hall in Denmark is one of Arne Jacobsen's most complete designs, inspired by the international tendencies of the time. Arne Jacobsen designed every aspect of the City Hall, all the way down to the clocks on the walls and the furniture of his own famous design.
The CITY HALL clock exhibits Arne Jacobsen's uncompromising approach to design and architecture. With its curved glass and precise graphics, it is a study of timeless simplicity and elegance.