DAN­ISH AGAIN

Plaza Watch International - - News -

Any­one who knows their onions when it comes to im­por­tant horo­log­i­cal dy­nas­ties will be aware of the the Jür­gensen fam­ily and the gen­er­a­tions of Dan­ish watch­mak­ers that have cre­ated su­perla­tive time­pieces from the 18th through to the 20th cen­tury.

Ur­ban Jür­gensen & Søn­ner are amongst the world’s great­est cre­ators of time­pieces and now, af­ter a 35-year time pe­riod in which the com­pany was owned by two Swiss gen­tle­men, the busi­ness has now re­turned to Dan­ish hands. Last Novem­ber, a group of Dan­ish pri­vate in­vestors ac­quired the com­pany and ap­pointed Mr. Søren Jenry Petersen, one of the in­vest­ing group, as Pres­i­dent and CEO. The brand, which no­tably won the award for Best Watch in the cat­e­gory ‘Men’s Watches’ at the Grand Prix d’Hor­logerie de Genêve in Oc­to­ber (a nice way to cel­e­brate the brand’s 241st birth­day), said of the move, “For the past 35 years Peter Baum­berger with Derek Pratt and lately Dr. Hel­mut Crott have steered the com­pany for­ward with con­cepts for new in-house cal­i­bres and per­pet­u­at­ing a re­fined un­der­stand­ing of choice in ex­e­cu­tion of the haute hor­logerie craft for the 21st cen­tury. The new own­er­ship plans to build upon this foun­da­tion se­lec­tively cre­at­ing watches in time­less styles ex­hibit­ing the finest of ex­e­cu­tion and at­ten­tion to de­tail in the crafts­man­ship, con­tin­u­ing over 240 years of es­tab­lished tra­di­tions at the com­pany.”

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