Urban Jürgensen have a rich and varied history, dating back to the late 18th Century. The manufactures namesake, Urban Jürgensen (1776-1830), along with his father Jürgen Jürgensen have long been credited with introducing the watch industry to Denmark. Shortly after the birth of his son in 1776, Jürgen Jürgensen moved to Le Locle in Switzerland to work with Jacques-Frédéric Houriet, laying the foundations for a Danish-Swiss connection which still exists over 240 years later.
Urban Jürgensen followed in his father’s footsteps in 1797, travelling to Le Locle to work with Houriet. In the following years, he also studied with Breguet in Paris and Arnold in London. The company was handed down through the family until 1912 when the last direct Jürgensen descendant passed away. In 1985 the brand was acquired by Peter Baumberger, who together with master English horologist Derek Pratt, set about continuing a legacy of elegant and complicated timepieces, whilst pioneering concepts of performance, stability and movement aesthetics. Urban Jürgensen came full circle in 2014, returning to Danish hands, after 30 years of Swiss ownership.
A Collected Man is the authorised UK retailer for Urban Jürgensen. Viewings can be arranged by appointment at our offices in Central London. All watches listed for sale are available, in stock and covered by the full manufacturer's warranty. Any watches from Urban Jürgensen can be ordered through us. Our prices are inclusive of 20% EU-wide VAT.