Founded in 2009 by Raphael Ickler, DEFAKTO is a brand with a clear mission; to create single hand and two hand watches with a minimalist aesthetic that change how we interact with time. DEFAKTO is manufactured in Pforzheim, Germany, by the Ickler family, who has been creating precision timepieces of high quality since 1924. The design of DEFACTO watches recall the teachings of the Bauhaus while maintaining a strong contemporary aesthetic.
The original single hand automatic watch, the DEFAKTO EINS achieved the DEFAKTO philosophy by motivating the user to accept telling time in larger intervals and at a slower pace, thus creating a more relaxed flow through the day.
Following the success of the one hand watch DEFAKTO EINS, the two handed wristwatch DEFAKTO AKKORD was released in 2011. This timepiece continues the graphic simplicity that is at the core of the puristic DEFAKTO watch design. Lines and rectangles of exacting proportions come together to create visual coherency, leading to an aesthetic that is distinct and versatile. If one hand is not enough, the DEFAKTO AKKORD provides.
In 2012 the DEFAKTO DETAIL was born. This ultra flat 6.6mm single hand watch has a more detailed scale, also showing the 5 minute phases. Looking to the dial of the watch, all indexes have the same line weight and double their length according to the represented dimension of time in 5, 15 and 60 minute steps.
Simple geometries and precise proportions make certain our clean styled watches will have a timeless appeal that you will enjoy as much today as in future.