The inspiration for the design of the Nordhavnen stems from specific elements of watch design that over several decades have become iconic for good reasons, but they were never before assembled together in one watch, which helps make the Nordhavnen quite unique.


The dial, which comes in three colors—black, white, and blue—has a matte center section that absorbs light, making it easier to read the time. The three color schemes are inspired by the typical colors of Danish fishing boats, further anchoring the roots of the Nordhavnen within Danish cultural heritage. The minute track at the periphery is recessed and on the same plane as the small-seconds subregister. The multifaceted applied hour markers have a center section filled with hips of BGW9 lume that can also be found on the modern diamond-cut Dauphine handset. The latter come with satin-finish sections on the top and high-polished surrounds.


Nordic Marine Instruments went above and beyond to find the right movement for the Nordhavnen. They found the perfect match in the Swiss Made caliber Sellita SW261-1 automatic movement that beats at 28,800 BPH (4Hz) and comes with 31 jewels and approximately 38 hours of power reserve. It is one of the rare automatic movements that comes with a small-seconds. Nordic went yet another step beyond by matching the date disc to each dial color. 


The bezel is designed following the style of what is known as the “Bund” type of bezel insert. Unlike traditional dive-time bezels used to time an event up to 60 minutes, Bund bezels were specifically designed to keep track of elapsed hours during long underwater military operations. The brushed ceramic bezel insert therefore only shows an inverted triangle. Doing this allows the bezel to operate as a chronograph without adding additional complications to the movement, which could result in a higher failure rate and a thicker case.


Like most parts of the Nordhavnen, the bracelet was specifically manufactured for this model, the jubilee-style construction and angular links coming with an alternation of high-polish and satin surfaces. The bracelet has a thin profile that matches one of the straight lugs. Furthermore, on-the-fly micro adjustments are possible using the ratcheting diver extension buckle.




Size: 40mm
Thickness: 12mm
Lug size: 20mm
Lug to lug: 48mm
Material: 316L Marine-grade stainless steel


Swiss Sellita SW260-1 Automatic
Power Reserve: 38hrs
31 Jewels
Balance Frequency: 28800bph (4Hz)
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date


Style: 5-links
Finishing: Fine-brushed/Polished
Buckle: Folding clasp with push button and on-the-fly quick adjust
Material: 316L Marine-grade stainless steel


Style: Multi-layer matte with applied indexes
Luminous: Swiss Super-LumiNova®


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