Our founder Ole Øivind Skaar had recently left his job as a financial consultant in Oslo and was searching for something meaningful. A trip to the family farm in the mountains of central Norway changed everything.
A dusty safe stowed away in a corner contained all kinds of trinkets, dusty documents and best of all – a pocket watch. After winding it up he was surprised to see it was still working after all these years.
While evaluating alternative paths to follow, an idea was formed – to create modern timepieces inspired by the time when things were meant to last - and Harper & Brooks was born.