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Draken Peregrine production update

Hello Peregrine pilots! Production has been rolling along smoothly and the various components are starting to come through the gates. The straps and buckles are complete and are looking great. During production we decided to make a slight change to these which is...

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What’s on the horizon for Draken Watches

We have a number of designs planned for the future, so I thought I would share a bit about the future models, and get some early feedback on the direction we are taking. Draken would not exist without our backers and supporters, so we really want to make sure that we...

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Introducing the Kalahari

Our next model takes it's name from the biggest desert of Southern Africa - the Kalahari. This is a desolate landscape that is harsh, unforgiving and beautiful. It is ever changing and to the observant, abundant with life. In much the same way, the Kalahari watch is...

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The New Zealand Alpine Team in Nepal

The New Zealand Alpine Team recently returned from a successful trip to Nepal where they ascended Cholatse via the French route on the North Face. They got some really great photos along the way, featuring the Draken Tugela. More details to follow, but for now,...

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The Phoenix must burn to emerge.

Yes, Draken has been a bit quiet since we pulled the Peregrine from Kickstarter. I had been working flat out to make the Peregrine launch, and doing all the promotion can be exhausting. I needed a break. I did actually have one - my folks were visiting from SA, so my...

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Draken partners with the New Zealand Alpine Team

We are very excited to announce a partnership with the New Zealand Alpine Team. The NZAT is probably New Zealand's most dedicated Alpine team, focusing on mentorship and training for New Zealand's up and coming climbers. You could say they are the shining beacon in a...

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Update on the Draken Peregrine

On my trip to China I got the first glimpse of the Draken Peregrine pilot watch. It's always exciting seeing a prototype for the first time, knowing that these are the only versions of a watch that exist. It's also interesting to see if everything worked out as you...

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Introducing the Peregrine

While the Tugela is in production, we wanted to get the ball rolling on our next watch. Even before we launched the Tugela there were a couple of designs that we had in the filing cabinet, just itching to be refined. One being a chronograph watch, the other a pilot...

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Final Dial Design

After a long deliberation I've decided to change the style of the dial slightly. I really want the Tugela to be a unique dive watch design, that can stand on its own when viewed next to a Rolex or Tudor, and not be a homage. I also think the new design ties in better...

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