Wood, steel & a bit of Nordic minimalism

VEJRHØJ is an independent watch brand based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The company merges natural hardwood, stainless steel and Nordic minimalism to create designs that are simple, yet distinctive. 

The beginning

VEJRHØJ was founded in 2013 by Janus Aarup, who set out to create a Nordic watch brand based on his passion for design, craftsmanship and timepieces. Later that year, VEJRHØJ teamed up with the renowned Danish designer, Bo Bonfils, who got intrigued by the challenge of developing a collection of watches that combined wood & steel. The outcome was the Nautic models, which were launched on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter in 2015. The collection was pre-ordered by customers from more than 38 countries.

Awards and new designs

In 2017 VEJRHØJ launched the ELEMENTS collection, which featured a novel dial design and a new approach to merge wood and steel. By placing all wooden elements underneath the dial glass these slim timepieces have the same durability as traditional steel watches. Shortly after introducing their new designs VEJRHØJ won the “Brand New Nordic” award for best upcoming Danish watch brand. 

In 2020 we introduced a collection of watches crafted from cherry wood, which instantly became our new bestsellers.

Look through our journal for more stories about our brand and designs. 


- VEJRHØJ lends its name from the high hillsides next to the sea where Janus grew up -