Obaku Denmark is an exclusive collection of watches with a focus on simple, serene design. The idea that there should be a sense of calm and balance in the items we use to adorn ourselves is what gave birth to the Obaku collection. This collection is backed by a philosophy of blending the two different traditions of simplicity found in European and Asian cultures. In Asia, Zen philosophies have given rise to a natural simplicity – in both thought and act. Obaku takes its name from a branch of Zen philosophy founded by three monks in 1661 at the foot of ‘Mount Obaku’. In Denmark, there is a long design tradition featuring functionality and simplicity of composition. Obaku has inherited the best from each of these cultures, and has blended the simplicity found in both. Every watch is designed by Danish designer Lau Liengaard Ruge or Christian Mikkelsen.