Ancient Viking Ring Castle Provides Inspiration for a Modern Classic
Hobro, Denmark is the site of Fyrkat, one of the country’s oldest Viking Ring Castles. These unique forts, which date back to 11th century, were designed in the shape of a giant circle, bisected by two roads that cross at right angles in the exact center of the fort. From the air, the ruins of these ancient fortifications look a lot like a giant watch dial.
Inspired by the symmetrical simplicity of the town’s historic Viking castle, Johan Eric created the Hobro Collection. The Hobro is a beautifully simple timepiece that pays homage to Denmark’s ancient Viking heritage, as well as its modern design traditions.
This classic, round three-hand design features raised rectangular metallic indices around a chapter ring that surrounds a 3-D embossed center. There is a simple date window at six o’clock, and a red tipped sweep second hand provides a dramatic accent to the minimalist design. This durable stainless steel timepiece is available in a variety of color and finish options.
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The Hobro is equipped with your choice of a genuine black leather strap or a beautiful steel mesh bracelet. The entire effect is elegant and modern. The watch is powered by a precision Miyota 1N12 movement and is water resistant to 99 feet. This exceptional timepiece will appeal to anyone who appreciates modern Danish design. It is dressy enough for formal occasions, but is equally at home in a casual or sports setting.
Johan Eric timepieces are prized for their ability to take the best traditions of Danish Modern design and update them for the 21st Century. The elegant looking Hobro borrows from both old and new to create one of Johan Eric’s most authentically Danish designs yet. If you’d like to see how this minimal masterpiece looks on your wrist, contact an authorized Johan Eric dealer today and ask to see the Hobro Collection.