Open from 1919 to 1933, the Bauhaus was a sort of Utopian school of art, craft and architecture that has had a major and lasting effect on modern design. Founded by architect Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany, the Bauhaus in its fairly short lifetime output some of the great artists, designers and architects of the 20th century. Looking at the work from the period, its relevance and influence is undeniable, which is remarkable considering the school was founded nearly a century ago.
With so many watches being large, aggressive and sport-inspired, something simple, easy to wear and versatile belongs in everyone’s collection. Bauhaus inspired watches are a perfect fit, as their minimalist design makes them elegant enough to be dress watches, yet simple enough for daily wear. Often defined by a lack of extraneous detail, small stripped-down cases, clean fonts and thin hands, a Bauhaus watch has a design full of history, yet a modern attitude.