Skagen has collaborated with Eone for a new limited edition version of the brand’s signature Bradley watch.
The watch, originally designed to tell the time by touch for the visually impaired, proved a runaway success for Eone given its strong design and minimalist look.
Now the Skagen x Eone watch aims to build on that design language with a Skagen-designed natural leather strap constructed using Italian Vacchetta leather against the watch’s titanium unibody case.
Vacchetta leather is a staple of Danish furniture design and possesses the values that define the Danish design aesthetic, aging gracefully and developing a patina over time which adds to its depth and character.
The Bradley watch was named after Bradley Snyder, a former naval officer who lost his eyesight in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2011 and went on to win silver and gold medals in swimming at the 2012 Paralympics in London. He was one of the many impaired users who was instrumental in providing feedback for the development of the Bradley timepiece
The Skagen x Eone watch will launch this Thursday and just 50 pieces will be created. It will retail for £279 and be available at Skagen stores in New York, London, Frankfurt, and Copenhagen, as well as on Skagen.com. It will also be sold at Dezeen Watch Store, the retail venture behind the influential architecture and design magazine, where the Bradley watch is currently their best seller.