Obaku watches

Obaku watches

Obaku watches are characterized by the depth, power and elegance that they display. All combined into a sleek design. When it comes to design, one looks at Scandinavia. When it comes to philosophy, one looks to the East. When it comes to watches, Obaku combines the best of both worlds.

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The history of Obaku watches

Obaku watches are characterized by pure, harmonious details, calm and balanced colour schemes, high functionality and great craftsmanship. Zen philosophies from Asia inspired the designers to find the calmness and serenity that they want to project in the watches. All unnecessary details are omitted. The Nordic countries have a long tradition of design and always manage to retain functionality and simplicity. Obaku has inherited the best of both cultures and it shows.

The idea to represent calmness and balance in watches, inspired the birth of the Obaku Denmark collection. Since 2007 design Christian Mikkelsen and Lau Ruge Liengard design these Obaku watches. Every time they manage to come up with new, beautiful contemporary designs. They constantly strive for perfection and improve their designs in the context of the values of minimalist design.

A good design should endure

Did you know that one of the most famous examples of Danish design is the Sydney Opera House? The Opera House was designed years ago, but the building still looks timeless. This is the secret of the success of Danish design. Obaku watches possess the same quality.  

Great design with heart for the environment

Obaku watches are fitted with special environmentally friendly movements. The watches use a so called SPRON battery; a silver oxide battery that is mercury and lead free.

Our Obaku watch collection

Obaku produces both ladies and men's watches. All the watches are designed by experts. The cases, straps and buckles are made of sturdy stainless steel. The steel is made in Japan, and all the cases are polished by hand.
The watch straps are of course made out of genuine leather giving the watches their unique character.

Obaku watches for women

The minimalist design and the subtle application of details, ensure the pure radiance of the watches. Many ladies watches in the collection have a narrow, elegant strap or bacelet. By using subtle, harmonious colour schemes they match  any outfit.

Obaku watches for men

The collection of Obaku men's watches radiates harmony and tranquility. These watches are perfect to combine with a business suit, but they can also be worn with a casual outfit.

Obaku watch designers

The designers of Obaku watches are the Danes Christian Mikkelsen and Lau Liengard Ruge. On the back of each Obaku watch, the designer's name is engraved.

Christian Mikkelsen

One of the driving forces behind the Obaku collection is Christian Mikkelsen. He is one of the best in his field. Trained as an industrial designer Mikkelsen worked as a designer for several watch brands.
He enjoys living in Hong Kong, where the dynamics, contrasts and the boundless energy of the metropolis inspire him.

"A watch also tells a story. Your watch says something about who you are as a person. A watch you show that time passes, making you realize that you're alive. "

Lau Ruge Liengard

Lau Liengard Ruge is a real perfectionist when it comes to design.

"For me it is important to create a design that is timeless. I want to get a grip on the design and focus my energy on accomplishing it. "

Like Christian Mikkelsen, Lau Ruge Liengard trained as an industrial designer. Since his youth he has been interested in the creative aspects of life.

Obaku circle of life logo

The Obaku logo is inspired by Zen calligraphy for "Circle of Life", also known as the Enso, which means circle in Japanese. The logo symbolizes strength and elegance and this is exactly what Obaku watches stand for.

Buy Obaku watches online

The Obaku watch collection consists of over 90 different watches. To help you choose, we have divided our collection of Obaku watches into men's and ladies watches. Please use the filter at the top of this page. Do you wish to refine your search further? Then please use the WatchFinder.

To view even more Scandinavian design watches visit our Skagen, Danish Design and Triwa pages.