Defakto designs puristic watches in modern Berlin –they are crafted in Pforzheim, a city with a long tradition producing watches.
2009 the young designer Raphael Ickler decided to continue his family´s long tradition and began designing high end minimalistic watches in Berlin. 2013 it became his main line of work.
His family´s affinity for watches stems back to the year 1924 when Karl Ickler founded the Ickler GmbH in Pforzheim. Since then elegant watches in small-scale series are being produced by Family Ickler, their defining trait always being high quality and one of a kind design.
Defakto watches have a very particular time scale and a stream lined minimalist aesthetic. One of the best examples for this singular design is the single clock hand watch Eins. Intuitive time determination influences the perception of time in a positive way. It is due to this that watches standing strong against the flood of digital pieces on the market are created, symbols of freedom and intelligence.