Bulbul (which means Nightingale in some languages) is a new Danish watch brand recently started by Jacob Juul. It is trying to carve out its niche using the Danish (Scandinavian) design sensibility. I came across their first watch, Pebble, which is fantastically simple, clean and sparse. It has an asymmetric shape instead of being round, rectangular or round. And that is why I found it eye catching. And it is nothing like the Pebble smart watch which has been all the rage amongst the early adopter crowd.
The Pebble watch made in Italy from Ronda Swiss quartz movement, sapphire glass and comes with a 10 year battery. It costs $440 a pop. It was designed by Danish design house, KiBiSi, who took inspiration from the smooth pebble stones found on Scandinavian beaches. Pebble comes in four variations and they are all worth owning, though for my money, if I had, I would go for one with white-face with tan leather strap. (I am still an analog watch guy.) There are two places where you can buy it — the company’s website and the Dezeen Watchstore on the web.
17 thoughts on “Now this is one good looking Pebble watch”
I’m an analog watch guy too but for this quartz lump, my feeling is overwhelmingly ‘meh!’
Respectfully, i don’t agree.. This is pretty sparse and clean and I appreciate that design. Its minimalism is what makes it so attractive for me.
Haha interesting choice of name… when I saw the first picture I thought “Wow, e-ink has come a long way!”
$2k USD for this watch? you gotta be kidding me. I mean I love the design and everything about it, but there is no way they it’s worth 2k of branding, material or whatever else. ridiculous!
Where do you read 2k? It is $440 /watch
The price isn’t crazy and that watch is quite beautiful, though their recommendation of keeping it entirely away from water is what stopped me from considering a purchase – one of the main things I consider when buying a timepiece is durability and the peace of mind which comes from not worrying whether it will suddenly stop telling me the time.
Beautiful, but I could never see myself paying $440 for this. Now if there was a $35 made-in-China version…
Analog is great, but always seems a bit too far to remove *all* the chapter markings… can sometimes take more than a glance to get the time.
Oh gosh, this is pretty delicious. I too am an analog person and would opt for tan leather every time (see the growing handbag, purse, and electronics covers collection). On this occasion, though, I do rather fancy the grey version.
You going to get one?
I’m sorely tempted. Trying to be somewhat budget conscious these days 😉
Will see if I’m still coveting it as much in a month’s time! when I’m back in SF.
Haha — i think you are postponing the decision — might as well do it.
You’re the devil on my shoulder! 🙂
Someone has to be 🙂
C’est une belle montre!
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