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Article: A Timeless Legacy: A Journey Through Minimalist Watch Styles

A Timeless Legacy: A Journey Through Minimalist Watch Styles

A Timeless Legacy: A Journey Through Minimalist Watch Styles

Imagine a timepiece that transcends fleeting trends, a companion that reflects your style across the decades. This is the essence of a timeless watch – a carefully crafted piece that embodies elegance and endures the ever-changing world of fashion.

At August Berg, we believe in the power of Timefulness. It's about cherishing the present moment and using our time wisely. A timeless watch is a physical manifestation of this philosophy, a reminder to make conscious choices and invest in quality pieces that will last a lifetime.

Join us on a journey through history as we explore iconic watch styles and how they've evolved into the minimalist elegance we celebrate today.

A Timeless Legacy

A Brief History of Timekeeping: A Philosopher's Perspective

Before we delve into specific styles, let's take a moment to appreciate the profound concept of time itself. The Roman philosopher Seneca once said, "It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested."
This quote reminds us of the value of time and how a timeless watch can be a tool for mindful living.

A Timeless Journey: Iconic Watch Styles Through the Ages

1. Pocket Watches (17th – Early 20th Century):

The pocket watch, a symbol of sophistication and status, reigned supreme for centuries. Early models were ornately decorated, featuring intricate engravings and precious metals. As technology advanced, pocket watches became slimmer and more functional. While largely replaced by wristwatches in the 20th century, the pocket watch's elegance continues to inspire modern watch design.

The minimalist design philosophy of August Berg watches reflects the streamlined elegance of later pocket watch designs. Our timepieces prioritize clean lines and high-quality materials, ensuring they become cherished possessions for years to come.

2. Art Deco Wristwatches (1920s – 1940s):

The roaring twenties ushered in a new era of wristwatches, marked by the bold geometric shapes and vibrant colors of the Art Deco movement. These watches were a celebration of modernity, featuring sleek rectangular or square cases and often incorporating semi-precious stones. While the use of color has softened over time, the Art Deco influence remains evident in the clean lines and geometric shapes found in many contemporary watches.

The Morris & Co. collection, a collaboration with the iconic British heritage brand, features subtle yet beautiful design elements that nod to the Art Deco era. Consider the Petite Strawberry Thief watch, where a touch of William Morris' iconic floral pattern adds a hint of whimsy to a minimalist masterpiece.

3. The Minimalist Movement (Mid-20th Century – Present):

Following the exuberance of Art Deco came a shift towards simplicity. The mid-20th century saw the rise of minimalist watch design, emphasizing clean lines, legible dials, and high-quality materials. This focus on functionality and timeless aesthetics continues to be a dominant force in the watch industry today.

August Berg is all about minimalist design. Our watches, like the Serenity collection, are crafted with premium materials like sapphire crystal glass and Japanese quartz movements, ensuring both style and functionality. They are designed to be worn every day, seamlessly transitioning from work to weekend adventures.

Embrace Your Timefulness: Find Your Perfect Match

Throughout history, watches have served not only as timekeeping instruments but also as treasured possessions that reflect personal style. By understanding the evolution of watch design, you can make informed choices when selecting a timepiece that aligns with your values and complements your unique aesthetic.

August Berg offers a curated collection of minimalist watches designed to last a lifetime. We believe in Timefulness, and our commitment to quality, social responsibility, and timeless design is evident in every timepiece we create.

A Timeless Legacy

Explore our collections today and find the perfect watch to accompany you on your journey.

We invite you to visit our website to learn more about the stories behind our watches and discover how you can #GiftTheTime to yourself or a loved one.

Together, let's make the most of every precious moment.

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Designed in exclusive collaboration with the iconic British heritage brand - Morris & Co.. The chemistry between Minimalism & Maximalism!


Designed by Magnus Joergensen with Minimalism philosophy of both Modern & Vintage, making it last in time.


Equipped with anti-reflective & scratch-resistant glass, made of specialized single-dome sapphire crystals - Serenity collection


Crafted with meticulously chosen Japanese Miyota Quartz movement, ensuring precision & the utmost accuracy in timekeeping.


Can be engraved with your own message, making it a perfect meaningful gift for your loved ones.


With every watch sold, we help gift a child with 6 month of quality education in Asia & Africa. And, with every 20,000 watches sold, we will build a school with Human Practice Foundation. But why education?


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