Looking for something a little different? Perhaps something with a clear, uncluttered dial, clean lines and a smooth black finish? Well maybe its time you considered familiarising yourself with the all-black Eins Schwarz model from German new comer Defakto. And really, at only 425 Euro, why wouldn’t you?
Young, In Age And Design
Defakto is very new to the market, having only been established at the start of 2009 by Raphael Ickler. The youthful nature of the brand is reflected beautifully in the watch’s design, which is decidedly subdued and classic and yet at the same time fashionable and exotic.
The minimalist dial features only a single hand which may take some time to become accustomed to but it is well worth it. This design quirk gives the watch a truly unique appearance and although there are other single hand watches out there, this is one of the first models that I actually really want to wear.
The all-black stealth appearance contrasts exceptionally well with the white, luminous indices and Defakto’s red and white logo above 6 o’clock provides the only other source of color. The watch is designed to be uni-sex and at a very reasonable dial size of 42mm this is a watch that will definitely appeal to both genders.
Powering this simple beauty is a Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 Automatic movement enclosed in a stainless steel case with a sapphire exhibition caseback. The case has received the PVD treatment and is complemented by a black calfskin strap. Water resistance is rated at 50m which is about standard on this type of watch.
The Final Word
There are a number of things that I love about the new all-black Eins Schwarz model from Defakto, not least of which is the price. The watch is very versatile offering a piece that can be worn for almost any occasion, either dressed up with a suit and tie or casual with a polo.
At the same time, at only 425 Euro it is also a watch that you can buy without feeling guilty to simply sit in your collection for those times when you feel like something completely different. Plus, the watch is also featured in stainless steel if you don’t like the PVD look.
Overall a very solid performance from this newcomer, I for one will be watching to see what comes next!
For more information and to order yourself a watch check out Defakto’s official website.
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