Simplicity is the hardest thing to pull off well. So as a driving philosophy for a brand, it’s pretty risky. Yet, Defakto, who we’ve followed since we started worn&wound, pursues it with every new design. A feat made more impressive when one considers that their vocabulary of forms consists of rectangles and lines in black or white. Yet, despite these self-imposed restrictions, Defakto has 5 unique watch lines, creating many different watches when taking finishing and dial color into account, and has one a German Design award for their efforts. Not too shabby.
Last October, Dekafto announced their newest line, a 39mm 3-hand mechanical (their first to fit that description) named the Kinetik. The name clearly being inspired by the addition of an active seconds, giving the watch motion. Additionally, the design focuses on how things overlap and the shapes they create, but with their signature highly reduced vocabulary. Starting at $565 and going to just over $600, these German made minimalist watches feature ETA 2824-2’s making them a great value on top of something very unique.