DEFAKTO UHREN @ SHENZHEN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FAIR 2016
From 06.11. - 08.11.16 Defakto was showcased as part of the worlds largest design exhibition "International Design Fair Shenzhen". Being integrated in the "Handmade in Germany" exhibition Defakto and other interessting german, design orientated manufacturies will be part of the upcoming "Shenzhen Design Festival" and will residate in the city one more month from the 02.12 - 31.12.16.
One of the worlds leading architecture and design magazines ICON has just published an article about Defakto and our minimalistic three hand watch Struktur in specific.
DEFAKTO HAS BEEN INCORPORATED BY THE "DEUTSCHER WERKBUND"
Defakto has been incorporated by "Deutscher Werkbund" - an institution founded in 1907 by the architect Peter Behrens, the "Wiener Werkstätte" and others. The Werkbund has become and still is an important event in the development of modern architecture and industrial design, particulary in the later creation of the Bauhaus school of design.
REVIEW: DEFAKTO KINETIK
Here comes a review of our newest automatic watch Defakto Kinetik. The three hand watch follows a minimalist design to visually emphasize the interaction of transiting watch-hands.The idea was to create an automatic watch that constantly generates symetric kinetic constellations directly on your wrist.
Jury Statement: Prof. Stefan Diez | Nicolette Naumann | Silvia Olp
A characteristic design feature of the Defakto Accord Modular is its three-piece case made of burnished bronze, stainless steel and PVD. The strongly contrasted material mix, stringently and clearly scaled dial and partially skeletonised hands set a contemporary tone which is completed by a high quality handmade calfskin strap with a folding clasp. The starkly reduced design of this German-made watch aims to make the time appear as clearly as possible with just one glance. For this reason a second hand in permanent motion was deliberately left out.
DEFAKTO JOINS INTERNATIONAL, MOVING EXHIBITION "HANDMADE IN GERMANY"
See our watches live in metropoles of Canada, China, Europe, Japan, Russia, United Arab Emirates and United States of America. We are happy to anounce that Defakto has been selected to be part of the moving, international exhibition "Handmade in Germany". Till 2018 the outcome of 150 curated german manufactories got showcased at interesting locations to warmly welcomed visitors.
Newsletter 10 is out! Have a look to get more inforamtion about the brand new Defakto Kinetik and the re-designed watch-hands of the Defakto Struktur. We further give updates about our participation at the international exhibition "Handmade in Germany" and our Nomination for the German Design Award 2016.
GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2016 NOMINEE EXCELLENT PRODUCT DESIGN
The Defakto Akkord Modular Bronze has been nominated for the German Design Award 2016 within the sector Excellent Product Design. We are excited to hear about the final conclusion.
Here is a short overview about our black, german made straps.
SHORTFILM: THE NEW THREE PIECE WATCHCASE
Here´s a shortfilm about the new three piece case available for Defakto Eins, Akkord and Modular watches. Enjoy!
VIDEO REVIEW ON DEFAKTO AKKORD MODULAR BRONZE
Here comes a nice video review from wornandwound.com on the Defakto Akkord Modular Bronze. Click here to get more information about this watch.
NEW: DEFAKTO STRUKTUR
We released a new watch: the DEFAKTO STRUKTUR. Matching the gap between modern and classic aesthetics the understated Struktur comes along with a characteristically scaled dial and the acclaimed ultra flat 6.6 mm stainless steel case. While being based on the puristic designed single-hand watch Defakto Detail it adds two more hands - minute and small second. From now on the watch is available in 8 color variations at our watchstore.
Impressions of the all new Defakto Eins and Akkord Modular watches. These bi-color models come along with the acclaimed, high quality 3-piece watch case in a modular setup with bronze/pvd and steel/pvd.
Celebrating the opening of our new Berlin office the new solid, screw down back with lasered in Brückenmeisterei graphics will be mounted without aditional charge for now.
The DEFAKTO EINS has been upgraded with a brushed, three-piece stainless steel watchcase. Its specific finish underlines the materials character and creates a raw but clean aesthetic. Light-reflections create shimmering, individual patterns as the watch gets moved. Looking back to the 90-year history of the Ickler manufactory, we lasered in 1924 at the bottom of the watchcase. Being driven by the nicely decorated, automatic movement Citizen 9015 - time is read along relaxing - EINS-typic - 15 minute indexes.
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NOMINATION GERMAN DESIGN AWARD "EHRENPREIS FÜR GESTALTUNG"
The DEFAKTO DETAIL has been nominated for the German Design Award "Ehrenpreis für Gestaltung". Have a look at the uncommercial, volunteer driven movements website and check out the interesting content.
From now on the DEFAKTO office will be present in Berlin at Brückenmeisterei, Seestraße 131. Soon the restaurations will be ready and you are welcome to come by and have a look at our one hand and two hand watches. Our manufactory will still be placed in Pforzheim, Hirsauerstraße 214.
NEW ONE HAND WATCH: DEFAKTO DETAIL PVD
Our new one hand watch Defakto Detail PVD is available with black or white dial. The purist watch comes along with a 5 minute scaled dial and an ultra flat 6.6 mm stainles steel case. All indexes have the same linewight and double their length according to the represented dimension of time.
VIDEO REVIEW: ONE HAND WATCH DEFAKTO DETAIL
The guys from worn&wound have tested our new one hand watch model DEFAKTO DETAIL.
DEFAKTO IS HIGH
On their trip through Kyrgystan and Tadzhikistan Marcel and Jiri climbed Pik Radelnaya, a 6250 m high mountain. On their 4 week expedition they proofed how the Defakto Eins single hand watch will handle extreme weather conditions and enormous hights.