The new sporty design V140G Watch, which Obaku will launch at Basel World this spring, is a fusion of slim, clean design and a tough, action oriented watch. The new Obaku V140G sports watch incorporates the best elements from both worlds into one watch. Obaku is originally the name of a branch of the Zen philosophy, which emphasizes simplicity in life. This philosophy goes well with the background of the two Danish designers, Lau Liengaard Ruge and Christian Mikkelsen, behind the watches, who are both trained in the minimalist Scandinavian design tradition.
The combination of clean, Danish design with a sporty feel is represented even in the smallest details of this watch. The index of the watch are bulky in the shape as on a traditional sports watch, but have been shortened to a small square to give a clean impression and to leave lots of space in the dial, giving the face of the watch and open, clean appeal. The bezel has slim clean lines and four numbers, which allow for the traditional function of the turnable top ring while still giving an overall impression of a clean, designer watch.
The minimalist watches are made of materials such as solid steel and titanium and all Obaku watches will be using environmentally friendly batteries. Obaku V140G is probably the slimmest sports watch in the market today.