Defakto is a German firm that is no stranger to Worn & Wound. Manufactured in Pforzheim, Germany by Ickler (which also operates Limes and Archimede), Defakto is primarily known for its unique pared-down designs like the one-handed Eins and the Kinetik. It’s a type of minimalism that successfully mixes reductive design with bold, graphic elements. The Vektor is Defakto’s latest, and it fully embodies that ethos.
The Vektor’s 39mm case is perfectly sized for this style of a watch (as a point of comparison, consider that the Max Bill automatics are also 39mm). The watch is also quite thin, measuring just 9.8mm which includes the domed acrylic crystal. An open case back shows off the relatively standard Miyota 9015, a solidly-spec’d third-party caliber from the Japanese giant.