Final yr, Defakto released the limited edition Stille Nacht (Silent Evening) in collaboration with artist Friederike Bellman. The watch featured a hand-painted star area all through the dial. Now, the unbiased German watchmaker is again with the successor to the unique: the Mitternacht (or in English, the Midnight). It’s even higher than the unique.
Like the unique, every timepiece contains a star area airbrushed by hand, making every watch distinctive. However this time, the dial is even darker, permitting the celebs, painted in Superluminova, to shine even brighter. The brand new model’s fingers are actually additionally coated in lume to make it simpler to learn in the dead of night of midnight.
The watch contains a 40mm face, a sapphire crystal and a Swiss-made Ronda 712 Quartz motion. It retails for round $400 US after conversion from EUR, with out import duties.
As detailed in John’s excellent piece on the modern state of timepieces, conventional watches have survived the smartwatch onslaught and a few manufacturers are seeing gross sales enhance. Defakto is among the many rising variety of unbiased watch makers rising with out the huge would possibly behind the most important names in watches. Whereas expertise has paved the best way for a smartwatch, it has additionally allowed unbiased firms to entry elements and companies historically guarded by legacy watchmakers.