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Defakto’s First Watch Gets A Modern Minimalist Automatic 10-Year Revival

A decade ago, a one-man German watchmaking company launched with a fairly unique premise: crafting minimalist function-first timepieces. Now, founder Raphael Ickler celebrates 10 years of superb Bauhaus timekeeping with a revisit to his very-first design, now called the Defakto Meta Standard.

When Defakto first launched, they had a single offering — a single-handed watch called the Eins. This new wristwatch, the Meta, returns to that concept and refines it for a better-than-ever redux. On top of its minimalist styling, this watch benefits from a PVD-coated stainless steel case, ambidexterity (meaning it can be mounted for right- or left-handed folks), a Swiss-made automatic movement, SuperLuminova indices, and a german cowhide leather strap. Functional, fashionable, and water-resistant to 5 ATM, this minimalist watch further proves Defakto has earned its reputation. The Defakto Meta Standard is priced at $909.

Purchase: $909+