Defakto Watch Manufactory

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Defakto Watch Manufactory

Post by koimaster » August 31st 2020, 1:23pm

Defakto is an independent German watchmaker that manufactures high-quality minimal design watches since 2009. The diversity of manufacturing and craftsmanship in Germany is an integral characteristic of Defakto. Very few watch brands can offer such high in-house added value. On the design level, all watches of the Defakto collection are products of Bauhaus-inspired contemporary minimalist design. This mindset is built upon the function-driven, high-quality Ickler Manufactory watch cases, the pure aesthetic of a balanced interplay between hands and dial, and the reliability of precise Swiss and Japanese movements. Defakto watches offer advanced design concepts in terms of function and time perception. The puristic Defakto watch collection offers in-house-manufactured, three- and two-hand – and even single-hand – watches in a range of different versions. Each Defakto wristwatch is made in Germany and can be further individualized according to the customer’s desires.

Guaranteed by Raphael Ickler, Designer and Founder of Defakto, the unmatched quality of the watches can beattributed to the Ickler family’s more than 90 years of watchmaking experience. This tradition goes back to 1924, when Karl Ickler founded Ickler GmbH in Pforzheim, Germany, a city famous for the production of fine watches and jewelry, situated directly at the foot of the Black Forest. Nearly all processes –from design to development, production, communication and watchmaking – are carried out personally by 35-year-old Designer and Managing Director Raphael Ickler.

This level of personal attention produces stringent, honest watches, emphasizing an aesthetic of unique minimalism and sustainable, regional fabrication. Defakto is also a member of the "Deutscher Werkbund" – an institution founded in 1907 by Peter Behrens – the "Wiener Werkstätten", as well as other collectives of craftsmen and professionals. The Deutscher Werkbund is an "association of artists, architects, entrepreneurs and experts" with a long history of innovation that gave rise to the Bauhaus movement. It remains a key initiator in the fields of modern architecture and industrial design to this day. ... gKArfD_BwE


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