THE WATCH MANUFACTORY DEFAKTO


Defakto is an independent design-thinking watchbrand existing since 2009. Defakto is produced within its own manufactory and sells directly via this website to offer german made high quality watches ex work at a good price-performance.


Aiming to find the perfect symbiosys between form and function, Defakto produces high quality, german made watches for purists. The design of all Defakto watches recall the teachings of the Bauhaus while maintaining a strong contemporary aesthetic, for a characteristic design.


Simple geometries and precise proportions make certain that every Defakto watch will have a timeless appeal that you will enjoy as much today as in future. 


After his master studies at the Unversity of the arts in Bremen Raphael Ickler opened the Defakto premises in Berlin. Defakto watchcases are manufactured at the family-owned manufactory Ickler GmbH in Pforzheim, Germany, who has been creating precision timepieces of since 1924. 


Friends of DEFAKTO are welcome to visit us to experience and purchase our watches first hand. Please call in advance to make sure that the watch you like to see is in stock.


If you have questions or suggestions please contact us at anytime.




Defakto Watches

Raphael Ickler

Karl-Wilhelm-Str 12

76131 Karlsruhe


+49 (0) 721 78168812



Founder, Designer: Raphael Ickler

USt-IdNr: DE 2937 94831






Defakto is a member of "Deutscher Werkbund" - an institution founded in 1907 by the architect Peter Behrens, the "Wiener Werkstätte" and others. The Werkbund has become an important event in the development of modern architecture and industrial design, particulary in the later creation of the Bauhaus school of design.