L38 Automatic – Gold

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Inspired by the masters of modern design – Alvar and Aino Aalto. We got a chance to explore Aaltos’ rarely seen sketchbooks with an awarded Finnish designer Harri Koskinen. The watch combines the iconic elements of Aalto’s work together with their favourite wood material – Finnish Birch.

In the L38 watch, the gold-toned case and dial conceal an automatic movement with a date-function. You can see the birch wood through the circular holes on the dial.

Aarni X Alvar & Aino Aalto Watches are delivered in an elegant watch case.

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  • L38 Automatic – Gold
  • L38 Automatic – Silver
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Specs & Sizes

Case size38mm
Band width18mm
Interchangeable bandYes
MovementMiyota 9015 Automatic movement with 24 jewels, 42 hour power reserve
Wood materialFinnish Birch
Metal parts and caseGold 316L Stainless steel
DialMatte Gold with Birch wood layer
GlassSapphire glass
Water resistance5 ATM

Please note that products may vary in colour and tone within the same wood species.




Nothing that is old can be reborn. But nor will it disappear entirely.
And that which once was, always returns in some new form.


Alvar and Aino Aalto –
The masters of form

Functionality, an everyday aesthetic and timelessness form the base for the design philosophy of Alvar and Aino Aalto. They are a strong and steady part of the Scandinavian design heritage. For decades, the Aaltos have been leaving their mark on Finnish homes and hearts with their beautiful design classics.

Together with the award-winning designer Harri Koskinen, we had the opportunity to study rarely-seen sketchbooks of Alvar and Aino Aalto.

Close collaboration with the Aalto heirs resulted in an elegant and modern Aarni X Alvar & Aino Aalto watch collection that radiates the philosophy and design language of the Aaltos, taking its place in the grand Scandinavian design tradition.

Award-winning designer
Harri Koskinen

The watch collection is designed by the award-winning contemporary Finnish designer Harri Koskinen. Koskinen’s watch design was created with Finnish birch and a combination of details that revive the design heritage of the Aaltos.

It was important to create an independent design for the watches. Small details support the unique overall experience.

With the favourite
wood of the Aaltos: Birch

Alvar and Aino were pioneers of working with, bending and utilising birch. And later icons.

The color of birch wood is light and even, and its grain patterns are often rather subtle. The pattern of the wood can vary depending on the habitat of the tree and the woodgrains can vary in direction, creating wavy patterns.

The ground-breaking L-leg created by the Aaltos laid the foundation for a new way of using wood in design and objects.

Birch bends again. This time into a watch.

“I knew it was a crazy idea.
But also one of the most fascinating ones.”

We summarised the story of Aarni X Alvar & Aino Aalto watch collection into a short documentary. Watch the video below.



Finnish birch wood is a versatile and esteemed material with a rich tradition in Nordic craftsmanship. Native to the pristine forests of Finland, birch trees have long been cherished for their elegant appearance, light color, and a range of applications that showcase the wood’s unique qualities.

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