Defakto creates puristic and minimalist design watches – manufactured in Pforzheim, a city traditionally famous for the production of fine watches.
In 2009, the young designer Raphael Ickler decided to follow in his family´s footsteps and designs and manufactures high quality, minimalist watches in Pforzheim, Germany ever since.
The Defakto watch collection is characterised by its in-house fabrication, its stringent puristic design as well as a special focus on extended design aspects in relation to functioning and the perception of time.
As a fitting example serves the automatic watch model Defakto Kinetik. Its design aims to visually emphasise the interaction of its watch hands and the resulting geometrical constellations. The singular skeleton hand watches Eins and Mono on the other hand convey a more relaxed time sensation to its carrier, and with the help of unusual indexing stimulates his intuition – time is read in intervals rather than moments