Ukko is the namesake of the original Ukko (pronunciation: [’uk:o]) Bergman who guided the Académie française expedition in the 1736 thru the wildlife and woodlands of Finnish Lapland. The heritage of Ukko Bergman can be seen in the design of traditional compass in the face of the watch. It serves as reminder of the importance of respecting the vivid nature that surrounds us.
Ukko also means and old wise man, and it is often given as a nickname for the oldest man in the family. This tradition is generations old in Finland.
Ukko is also the name of the god of the sky, weather, harvest and thunder in Finnish mythology. The Finnish word for thunder, Ukkonen, is the diminutive form of the name Ukko, that traditionally describes all sky lights, such as aurora borealis.