Jules Jurgensen: a (time)piece of History

By: Toni

Jules Jurgensen has been a proud maker of fine watches since 1740.In 1773 he founded in Denmark one of the oldest watchmaking companies in the world under the name Larpent & Jurgensen.

After Jules Jurgensen's death, his son, Urban Jurgensen, took over the company and changed the name to Urban Jurgensen. The company was paid by the royal Danish government to kickstart the Danish marine chronometer industry. That involved many trips to Switzerland, more precisely to Le Locle and Geneva.

In 1838, Urban Jurgensen's son Jules Jurgensen took over the company and changed the name to "Urban Jurgensen and Sons." He started the production of fine watches under the name "Jules Jurgensen, Copenhagen".

Jules Jurgensen Copenhagen produced many fine, different, and fascinating watches. Over the years, their watches have earned more than 32 international awards for design and quality workmanship. Any Danish watch collector should own at least one of these timepieces, because many of the watches carry the royal Danish crown since the firm had an appointment to the royal Danish court.

Since 1740, when Copenhagen's Clockmaker to the Court, Urban Jurgensen began crafting elegantly designed watches from the finest Swiss parts, the Jurgensen name has been associated with the highest levels of craftsmanship, ingenuity, and invention. In recent years,the company have re-asserted itself amongst the leaders of brands that cater to the needs and wants of the independent jeweler.

Today much of the are made in the USA from Swiss and other fine imported parts.

Combining beautiful glamor and stunning design, a is truly a watch to keep for generations.

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