The story of the Von Doren Runde Watch

Our newest model, the Von Doren Runde is named after the bird island Runde, located in the rough sea outside of Ålesund, Norway. No other island in Scandinavia has a more unique and varied population of seabirds. Runde is also known as “Treasure Island” because of the treasure found here in 1972. On the 19th of January 1725 the Dutch merchant ship Akerendam set sail from Texel outside of Amsterdam with course to Batavia in Indonesia. The ship was loaded with goods and money to be traded for spices and other valuable products in the far east. In total, the ship had a crew of 200 and carried 19 chests with coins in gold and silver. To avoid pirates in the English Channel the crew decided to sa

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