Kickstarter is a springboard for some of our favourite timepieces here at Coolector HQ and there’s certainly another fine example of this in the shape of the Von Doren URÆD Automatic Watch which is well and truly taking the crowdfunding platform by storm and is rapidly closing in on £500k in funding which testifies to just how attractive and impressive this timepiece is.
THE URÆD WRISTWATCH PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE CREATOR OF THE WORLD’S FIRST CLOSED LIFEBOAT
If you haven’t heard of the story of Mr. Ole Brude, sit down and grab a cup of hot chocolate, because it’s pretty incredible. Back in August 1904, a Norwegian by the name of Ole Brude designed a lifeboat no larger than the size of a minivan.
Von Doren Runde er oppkalt etter fugleøya Runde som ligger ytterst ute i havgapet i Herøy, utenfor Ålesund. Fuglefjellet der er det mest artsrike sjøfuglstedet i hele Skandinavia.Runde blir også kalt "Skatteøya", etter gullfunn fra det forliste hollandske skipet "Ankerendam" fra 1725.
De eksklusive klokkene fra Von Doren har allerede rukket å bli en suksess både i Norge samt USA og Sveits.
Likevel produseres de ikke på løpende bånd.
Hver klokke finnes kun i et begrenset antall eksemplarer nettopp for å bevare det unike og særegne.
As we write, two chess grandmasters are battling for world domination. They are vying for the World Chess Championship title in London. Magnus Carlsen from the home of Von Doren in Norway and Fabiano Caruana from the USA, are currently tied at 4 games all. Eight of the 12 games they have played in the world championship match are over.
Hva er din favoritt sommerklokke i år, uansett pris?
–Jeg tror mange mener at en sommerklokke nødvendigvis må være en sportsklokke eller en dykkerklokke. Jeg synes derimot at den ultimate sommerklokken må være fresh, elegant og gjerne med et klassisk preg. Det er heller ingen ulempe om den tåler en vannsprut også.
World Junior Chess Champion, Aryan Tari is new Von Doren Ambassador
We are very happy to announce the official partnership with our new ambassador;
Junior World Champion & Grandmaster Aryan Tari.
Here posing with his Grandmaster Mark II together with our founder Øyvind Von Doren Asbjørnsen. We signed a 3 year sponsor deal with Aryan, who has a a great passion not only for chess, but also for watches. He is delighted and happy for the...
Chess is a game of precision and timing and the same is true of high end watches so it makes sense for a timepiece to be inspired by the legendary game that is a battle of wits. What you might not have expected, however, is for the finished product to be quite as dazzling and luxurious as the stunning Grand Master Watch from Norwegian watchmakers, Von Doren. If you love horology and chess, this is the watch for you.
Christmas gave me a great excuse to do a hands on review of a ladies watch (no prizes for guessing what my wife got for Christmas) after I spotted the Jotunheim Lady when I did a review on them in 2017 when they launched.
We have been working on the production of our new automatic timepiece: The Von Doren Grandmaster Mark ll for quite a long time. All the way we have been uncompromising to adjust and improve the design and quality of the watch. IT`S TIME!
The Vikings are coming – and damn those Watches look good – Von Doren
As time progresses you will learn that I love all watches, mechanical, automatic, or quartz. Subs to dress, modern to classic, I am always looking, looking for something to catch my eye, something that is worth my time to put on the site because it qualifies to be remembered as a moment in time.
In a previous blog post I mentioned my family’s Norwegian roots. The family name ‘Rockne’ came from a group of my ancestors centered around Voss, Norway. So, naturally, I have a fondness for Norwegian art, culture and timepieces.
Von Doren | Viking Art Nouveau Inspired Timepieces
When it comes to watches, there are a few requirements that have to be met. They need to have style, possess a sense of finesse, and be elegant. They should also carry with them undertones of magnificent inspiration.
Scandinavia has become a veritable hotbed of awesomeness so far as timepieces are concerned and so it has proven once again with Von Doren Watches, a Norwegian watchmaker that takes its influences and design inspiration from Viking culture to deliver a series of timepieces which are as bold and striking as they are well made and stylish.
Von Doren is a Norwegian watch company founded by Von Doren Asbjornsen. It began on Kickstarter on December 14, 2016, and as a new company they have really taken off. Four watches are offered under the model name Aksla, named after Mt. Aksla, which overlooks the town of Aalesund.
If you have been following the Norway Chess Tournament, it will have been hard to miss the beautiful Norway Chess watches. These unique timepieces, featuring chess notation on the watch face and Richard Reti’s 11-move checkmate over Savielly Tartakower engraved on the back, have been exclusively designed and produced for the event, by Von Doren.
Alle som kjenner til Von Doren er også kjent med merkets tilknytning til sjakk!
Von Doren og sjakk har med tiden blitt uløselig knyttet sammen; Von Doren-gründer og tidligere filmskaper Øyvind Von Doren Asbjørnsen har regissert “Prinsen av Sjakk” og vært medprodusent på “MAGNUS”, Von Dorens flaggskip har fått navnet Grandmaster, og blant deres ambassadører finner vi navn som juniorverderdensmester Aryan Tari.
Det norske klokkemerket Von Doren er i vinden for tiden.
I våres lanserte de sitt nye automatiske flaggskip; Grandmaster Mark II. Vi har tatt en prat med den tidligere filmskaperen fra Ålesund og mannen bak Von Doren, Øyvind Von Doren Asbjørnsen. Kjent fra bl.a filmene om Magnus Carlsen.
In the eyes of the public, chess players are often seen as ascetics who are so deeply engrossed in the 64 squares that they do not pay much attention to the everyday pleasures of life. But is this mostly the case?
One of the beautiful things about the game of chess is that when a player reaches a certain level of sophistication, the moves, the pieces and the strategy have a transcendent quality. Meaning, that the game itself can be applied to life itself. A true chess player begins to take the angles, the maneuvers and the tactics of the game, and lays them against the backdrop of the world around them.
It's Time for a New Era. Kind is delighted to be collaborating with an exciting player in world-class timepieces - Von Doren. Not only will Kind be responsible for the overall branding of this unique Norwegian wristwatch company, we are also collaborating on the future design of the watches themselves.
The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is one of the most prestigious events in the international chess calendar. The "Wimbledon of Chess" attracts the very best chess grandmasters in the world, along with thousands of amateur players, live event visitors and online visitors from around the world. In 2018, the Tata Steel Chess Tournament celebrates its 80th anniversary.
Øyvind VonDoren Asbjørnsen realiserer drømmen om eget klokkemerke.
I det 2016 nærmer seg slutten, har et nytt norsk klokkemerke nylig blitt lansert. Bak merket står den norske filmskaperen Øyvind VonDoren Asbjørnsen. Enkelte vil kanskje dra kjensel på Asbjørnsen fra hans arbeid, kanskje spesielt med dokumentarene «Prinsen av sjakk» og «Magnus», om sjakkgeniet Magnus Carlsen.
Over the past year or so, we have seen a lot of “me too” sort of watch designs hitting Kickstarter, and it has started to get old. I mean, how many thin, minimalistic, two-handed watches can we really handle? Well, of those clone designs, I say no more. When it comes to something like what we’re seeing from Von Doren, though? That I definitely do not mind seeing.
Welcome; Von Doren – Fine Timepieces as new partner to Altibox Norway Chess. Von Doren has designed a one of a kind, limited edition, Norway Chess collection that will be given to the players of the 2017 tournament.