We are excited to mark the start of a new era at Urban Jürgensen. Under the leadership of CEO Kari Voutilainen, a storied watchmaker in his own right, and the stewardship of investors who are all longtime collectors of independent horology, Urban Jürgensen is poised to create the best watches in our nearly two-and-a-half centuries of continuous operation.
Voutilainen has a unique relationship with Urban Jürgensen, having played a formative role in the development of our wristwatch movements and collections, along with greats like Peter Baumberger and Derek Pratt. He brings this deep passion and knowledge back to the company, along with all of the things he’s learned as a leader in contemporary independent watchmaking.
In order to make 2023 as exciting as possible, we are transitioning our manufacture over to developing and producing the new collections of watches that will be unveiled for our 250th anniversary. These watches will be informed by Urban Jürgensen’s incredible history, while also bringing new ideas and technical innovations to the mix. We promise they will be worth the wait.
With 248 years of history already under our belt, we will of course continue to honor our collectors and to service all Urban Jürgensen watches – going back to 1773. After Sales Service will be led by Venla Voutilainen, working in close collaboration with her father, Kari.
We couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come. We hope you’ll join us on the journey.