The Skagen design ethos of minimalist looks, thin cases and qiartz movements has served them well – they have their fans. So two new models, the Freja and Melbye are worth a look.
The Freja has crystals set as hour markers, plus a partially recycled steel case and mesh, Milanese type bracelet strap. It definitely looks like jewellery and that is what ladies watches are usually all about -the tech stuff on movements and chrono functions doesn’t really grab many female buyers.
For gents the Melbye has a segmented dial, with that cool `sunken’ centre look that it’s vogue now. Possibly. We aren’t hip at the NWC mag, still wearing Regatta hoodies.
A mesh strap, titanium case, plus a dab of orange or blue on the inner chapter ring help this one stand out. It needs to for £159 which is expensive for a fashion watch in our humble opinion.