Established in 2009 by the 32-year-old designer Raphael Ickler, the watch manufactory Defakto stands for puristically designed, high-quality watches made in Germany. The high manufacturing quality can be traced back to the family’s long-established experience with producing watches for four generations. Since 1924, clock cases have been produced in the tradition-steeped jewellery and watch town of Pforzheim in the Ickler GmbH. The minimalist design of the watches makes for great readability and thus creates a successful interplay between form and function. Depending on the category, the watches are driven by Swiss-made Automatic and Quartz movements.