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Making of the Benguela – The Bands

To give you the freedom to customise your Benguela for different styles and activities, we’re going to include at least two different band options with your new watch. Bracelet The bead-blasted bracelet on the Tugela 2.0 was popular, so we’ll be using the same 22mm untapered style, but with flat end links to fit the […]

Making of the Benguela – The Movements

We have some exciting news to share about the movement(s) for the Benguela. (Notice the hint there?)  But first, let’s talk movements. If you walk into a watch shop at your local mall, 90 percent of the watches will have quartz movements. This means a battery powers a quartz oscillator, which keeps the movement ticking […]

Making of the Benguela – The Dial

In ‘Part One’ we talked about the case of the watch, with its original hooded lugs. The dial of the Benguela adds another unique element. Understandably, the dial of a watch is it’s most recognisable feature. Think about some of the most popular dive watch designs – Rolex Submariner, Seiko SKX, Panerai Luminor Marina. All have distinct indices […]

Partnership with photographer Alex Nail

We’re very excited to announce that we are the official watch sponsor for renowned landscape photographer and adventurer – Alex Nail! We first came across Alex when he captured this incredible time-lapse of the Drakensburg mountains: Since then, Alex has done a score of epic photography missions around the world, to some of our planet’s […]

Field testing the Kalahari on Kilimanjaro

One of our customers (thernlund) was generous enough to order a Kalahari for his friend who was climbing Kilimanjaro mountain in March. Unfortunately with the delays in production, we had to send one of the prototypes as a substitute, but the test on the mountain would be totally real. While climbing the mountain is no […]

Field testing the Tugela and Kalahari

This past weekend some friends and I went out on the water for a spot of fishing and skin diving. I took the Kalahari and Tugela with to see how they would perform. I’ve edited this little video to share the experience: The Kalahari is rated to 100m WR with screw down crowns and case […]

Draken Origins – episode 2

The Tugela River As I mentioned in our first episode, the inspirations for Draken came from a particular area in South Africa – the Drakensberg mountains. The mountain range pictured on the back of the Tugela is actually the Amphitheatre, a renowned landmark of South Africa, and also the starting point of the Tugela River. The Tugela […]