Classics of Design: Georg Jensen Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe Bangle Watch

What is the opposite of thrift? The amount of money I spent to win this watch in an eBay auction. But I have always wanted something from the iconic design house of Georg Jensen. And I have always admired my friend Alison Reid’s Vivianna Open Bangle.

For now, the closed bangle version will have to do.

Both watches were designed by Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe, a Swedish silversmith who signed on with Jensen in 1966. According to the Jensen site: “The face of the watch is a mirror, which reflects the present moment and returns the wearer’s focus to now.