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It all started with a Swiss wristwatch that spoke across the generations. An heirloom from a great-grandfather to his great-grandson which helped shape a horological destiny.

Founder Øyvind VonDoren Asbjørnsen has a very special relationship with fine timepieces. It all started at the age of 12, when he inherited his great-grandfather’s treasured Swiss watch. In the young VonDoren, it stirred an exceptional passion for wristwatches. Although only a child, he started reading about notable timepieces with a passion. This young boy in his home town of Aalesund, Norway, was at the beginning of a journey destined to last a lifetime.

Today, Norwegian brand Von Doren creates distinctive, high-quality timepieces with a touch of vintage flair. The company, established in 2016, takes much of its inspiration from the magnificent nature that surrounds Aalesund. The port town, which lies on the West coast of Norway, is surrounded by breathtaking fjords, mountains and waterfalls. It is also renowned for its unique Art Nouveau architecture, with its elegant lines and stone buildings influenced by American architecture and national romantic details.

Read more about our founder here.

Øyvind Von Doren Asbjørnsen is drawing a watch


Each Von Doren wristwatch is inspired by its Norwegian heritage and brought to life by the finest Swiss movements. Elegance and understated sophistication are hallmarks of Von Doren timepieces. Our cases are made from top-quality surgical steel, while the use of double-dome sapphire-crystal glass in all of our watches, except Runde, ensures timepieces that not only look amazing, but also offer a robustness that belies their refined appearance.


The VonDoren brand promise is: ‘To provide a sense of uniqueness with elegant, high-quality watches that possess a touch of vintage flair.’

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