Founder and designer
Although I currently reside in Auckland, New Zealand, I still consider South Africa my Motherland, and the Drakensberg has a special place in my heart. Many of the holidays of my youth were spent exploring and hiking these wondrous mountains, and I always try to see them when I go back for a visit. The outdoors have always been a great source of inspiration for me, and whether I’m hiking in the Berg in South Africa, or mountain biking in New Zealand, it is these environments that I feel most at home.
I have always had a passion for design, but it wasn’t until 2015 when I was introduced to the Microbrand watch industry, that I became completely obsessed with watches. I didn’t just want Draken to be another homage watch company, but rather to walk a fresh new path with distinct original designs.