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Braun Analog Watch BN-21

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Design by Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs for Braun. Recently re-issued in 2011, the Braun Analog Watch BN-21 is a classic timepiece with a striking round face and leather band in black or white. Available in... Read More
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Braun Analog Watch BN-21

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Overview

Design by Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs for Braun.

Recently re-issued in 2011, the Braun Analog Watch BN-21 is a classic timepiece with a striking round face and leather band in black or white. Available in two sizes (37 mm or 30 mm), the BN-21 features three hands and is water resistant to 150 feet.

After a hiatus of many years, Braun watches are finally back in production. Dietrich Lubs, co-designer with Dieter Rams, credits their independent and functionally-oriented design for the continued relevance of Braun timepieces, some thirty years after their initial introduction.

Specifications

Dimensions:

  • BN-21BKG: 1.5" (37 mm) Dia
  • BN-21BKL/BN-21WHL: 1.2" (30 mm) Dia

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BN-21BKG BN-21BKL BN-21WHL

Customer ReviewsAverage Rating:4 out of 5 Write Review
3 out of 5

Great clean design- love!

By: Carrie Stark, Designer (Kansas)

Bought as a gift, disappointed the original battery didn't last 6 months.

4 out of 5

Exactaly what I wanted.

By: E.B., Renter (Rapid City)

I recieved exactly what I ordered in a timely fashion.

5 out of 5

Fantastic

By: Megan, Designer (Brooklyn, NY)

Made a beautiful gift for my boyfriend - clean and simple design, does exactly what it needs to do, without any extra frills. Super pleased with this purchase. Yliving also shipped very quickly.

4 out of 5

Visual Classic

By: Howard S., Renter (Buffalo, NY)

This watch is sleek and evokes mid-century modernism. A yellow second hand sweeps around basic white numerals, adding a subtle touch of color to a black & white backdrop. A brushed steel case outlines the face. The black band has horizontal holes instead of the basic round ones, another nice design element. I am pleased with the look and performance. One minor downside: there is no date indicator on the watch. That, I trust, is intentional to keep the design sleek and clean.

Dieter Rams

Designer: Dieter Rams

As head of design at Braun, the German consumer electronics manufacturer, Dieter Rams (born 1932) emerged as one of the most influential industrial designers of the late 20th century by defining an elegant, legible, yet rigorous visual language for its products. Each of the hundreds of products he developed during forty years with Braun, was unerringly elegant and supremely versatile.

Rams' objective was to design useful products which would be easy to operate. His designs always looked effortless with an exquisite simplicity born from rigorous tests and experiments with new materials and an obsessive attention to detail to ensure that each piece appeared flawlessly coherent. Dieter Rams remains an enduring inspiration for younger designers, notably Jonathan Ive and Jasper Morrison, who have acknowledged his influence in their work at Apple and Rowenta respectively.

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Dietrich Lubs

Designer: Dietrich Lubs

Born in Berlin in 1938, Dietrich Lubs studied ship building and later worked as a designer at Braun. In 1962 he began working for the design department of Braun, then led by Dieter Rams. He was responsible for the graphic design of products and also participated in creating them. Dietrich Lubs has shaped many pocket calculators, clocks and watches for Braun, all notable for their geometric lines and functionality.

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Manufacturer: Braun

Braun. Clarity, reduction and innovative technology.

Braun Corporation celebrated 90 years in 2011, and the design world celebrated the return of Braun timepieces. Braun's clocks, watches and calculators of the 1980s were known for their clarity, reduction and innovative technology. Produced under a renewed license, these watches and clocks are in some cases very close to the originals, in others they are updated to meet today's technology.

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