In 2019 Ole Mathiesen celebrated their 100-year anniversary, with a 1919 Sportivo collection, that pays a tribute to the year in which Axel O. Mathiesen started his watch business in the heart of Copenhagen and thus founded Ole Mathiesen. Faithful to the beautiful timeless quality that lies in the well-proportioned details, is the 1919 Sportivo collection a mix of classic Scandinavian elegance combined with a sporty masculinity.
Swiss Made / Danish design
The classic Ole Mathiesen watch is considered a Danish design classic, claiming its place within the beautiful and internationally admired Danish design tradition. The watches have since 1962 been manufactured in Switzerland labeled with the prestigious “Swiss Made” mark.
The convex dial is a trademark of Ole Mathiesen and rarely used by luxury watch manufacturers any more due to the complexity in construction. The convex shape gives an extra feeling of depth and a “soft” expression – with a clear reference to the classic watch design from the 1960s.
Scratchproof Sapphire crystal
The scratchresistant Ole Mathiesen sapphire crystal is carved from a solid block into a convex shape in order to increase the strength as well as to reduce reflections in the crystal.
A quality automatic movement represents a philosophy with reference to both the history of fine watchmaking as well as to the innovative hand-craftsmanship. The self-winding mechanical movement is manufactured by the legendary Swiss movement manufacturer ETA and secure the quality in the classic Ole Mathiesen watches both interior and exterior are in perfect harmony.
The stainless steel case is manufactured in the low carbon steel alloy 316L which is commenly used in Pharmaceuticals, Marine applications as well as Medical implants. The cutting and machining operations is followed by a series of hand-finished operations like polishing, circular satin brushed and matbrushed finish inside and outside.