Up-Close: Nordgreen Pioneer Black Dial 3-Link Watch
Denmark’s Nordgreen has built up a cult following since its conception in 2017. The Copenhagen-based luxury watchmaker is now known for some of the best timepiece designs on the market today. At the same time the company proudly abides a tenet of corporate responsibility by donating portions of each watch sale to health, education and environmental NGOs.
Here is a World Exclusive detailed look at Nordgreen’s Pioneer Black Dial 3-Link watch in Gun Metal.
According to Nordgreen: “Resembling a technical device, Pioneer combines a stopwatch function and multiple sub-dials, while maintaining a clean and uncluttered composition.
The watch face is enhanced by a domed sapphire glass that makes the timepiece well-equipped to resist damage, while bringing subtle depth to the dial. With 10 ATM water resistance, the Pioneer is inspired by active lifestyles, and designed to endure them. Powered by Japanese quartz movement, this well-balanced chronograph is designed with long-standing precision and functionality in mind.”
We found the Pioneer to be an absolutely stunning piece in person. Its Danish minimalistic look is refreshing in an era of often overdone and gaudy mechanical and smartwatches that quickly become damaged and / or technically obsolete. Designer Jakob Wagner brilliantly melds timekeeping functionality with colors, classic links and a watch face to create a timepiece that transcends menswear and occasions. The result is a watch that can be worn with just about anything from board shorts at the beach to a business suit at a high-profile executive working session. The Pioneer’s stopwatch makes it great for wear during gym training although we’d avoid doing so to avoid damaging it with metal weights.
The Pioneer is quite comfortable on the wrist because of its surprisingly light weight. Its flat back has a pleasant, unintrusive feel that can make you forget that you’re even wearing a watch.
The Pioneer’s wristband opening and locking mechanism is extremely easy to use and blends well with its eye-catching links. We didn’t have to add or remove links for an optimal fit. Extras are provided as part of its package if needed though.
We were big fans of the relatively big controls on the left side of the Pioneer. They add to the clever aesthetics of the Pioneer while providing key stopwatch and time setting functions with a finger touch.
The Nordgreen Pioneer 3-Link watch is available at the firm’s online store in several colors. You can find out more about Nordgreen at their links below.