Skagen Designs and Hiromichi Konno

February 2011

Skagen Designs has partnered with world-renowned Japanese designer Hiromichi Konno in the development of two special edition timepieces exclusively for Baselworld 2011.

The ability to bring modern ideas and new artistic forms to watch enthusiasts around the world is at the heart of the Skagen Denmark® brand, and the release of these exclusively designed Konno styles is a continuation of that trend.

“To have the opportunity to produce exclusive styles with a world-class designer like Hiromichi Konno that can be offered to watch enthusiasts of any background is a truly momentous occasion,” said Henrik Jorst, co-owner of Skagen Designs.

Skagen Designs and Hiromichi Konno

Konno, a Japanese designer who first honed his craft in Sweden and then London, gained international recognition for the design of his RIN chair. The chair was created for the world famous Danish furniture-as-art company Fritz Hansen, who also counts Arne Jacobsen, Bruno Matthson and Piet Hein among its legendary design alumni. (

Both watches will feature signed case backs by Mr. Konno who will be on-hand at Baselworld 2011.

Source: Skagen Designs