Well, if you ever wondered where this name come from, Skagen is a small and picturesque fishing village in the northern extremity of Jutland, Denmark. Here, the perfect purity and beauty of the north explain where Danish design found its unique qualities, and where the international company Skagen Designs found its name.
Skagen Designs was founded by Henrik and Charlotte Jorst, two natives of Copenhagen on the principle that beautifully designed, high-quality objects can be created at reasonable prices. They came to the U.S. in 1987 from their native Denmark to follow a dream: that of owning and running their own business. In 1990 they founded Skagen Designs, Ltd. headquartered in Reno, Nevada. Their European headquarters are in Copenhagen, Denmark. Inspired by the sheer and simple beauty of the Danish coastal landscape, they worked with well-known Danish designers to create a collection of elegant timepieces distinguished by their clean, pure lines and sophisticated styling. Today, Skagen products are available worldwide in major U.S. and International department stores, in over 3,000 specialty boutique stores.
Skagen Denmark is an Official Sponsor of Team CSC and in commemoration has designed the Team CSC watch collection, a Swiss Made line inspired by the athletes of the world's number one ranked professional cycling team. Two of these new styles, the Ivan Basso Red Signature Edition and the Ivan Basso Yellow Signature Edition, are endorsed by number one ranked rider Ivan Basso and have Basso's signature on the dials and case backs.
Skagen watches have distinguished themselves for their sleek, contemporary Danish styling precision Japanese quartz movements, solid stainless steel and solid titanium cases and scratch-resistant mineral crystals. Many of these watches have screw backs, luminous hands, date, chronograph and multifunction and bands of solid stainless steel or titanium. If the bands are not made of metal, than they are made of top-quality leather or water-friendly rubber.
Skagen watches represent a harmonious blend of spirited design, beautiful craftsmanship, and expert precision. All Skagen watches come with the Skagen Denmark Lifetime Limited Warranty. Taking into consideration the more than reasonable price range, somewhere between $85 and $175, the beautiful design and the high-quality of these watches, you can say that a Skagen watch is a purchase you will never regret. So if you want to buy a timepiece which is not to expensive, full of class, yet perfect for casual wear too, Skagen is definitely the way to go!