Back in November, we reviewed the Defakto Eins Nachtschicht, the ETA powered one handed timepiece by German watch maker Raphael Ickler. What we found to be “simple and striking”, the Eins is one of several similarly styled one and two-handed models in the Defakto line-up. This month, Defakto released its newest one-handed piece, the Detail, which sets itself apart with a fresh new look and comparably lower price tag.
In keeping with the standards seen throughout the Defakto line, the Detail features quality components including sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and Ronda 715 quartz movement. The case is a brushed stainless steel with solid screw down back and the dial comes in either black or white with contrasted marking.
Somewhat more subdued when compared to other Defakto pieces, the Detail features more lightweight markings, thin needle hand and 40mm x 6.6mm case. Even the logo on the dial is smaller when compared to other models that also feature the Defakto insignia.
What is most notable about the Detail is its price tag of 280 euro ($340 USD), which is significantly more affordable than the other Defakto models, which range from approximately 300 to 400 euro. This is in great part due to the inclusion of a quartz rather than mechanical movement. Its should be noted however that the practical effect of the quartz movement is minimal, as there is no active ticking second hand to draw your attention to the quartz mechanism.
All in all, the Detail is a fresh and more affordable take on Defakto’s unique approach to watch design. To learn more and pick one up for yourself, check out Defakto’s website today.