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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What is Kickstarter and how does it work?

Kickstarter is probably the most well known reward-based crowdfunding platform available on the web, but there are other well know ones such as Indigogo and PledgeMe. But what is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a way for new startup companies to raise money to be able...

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The Movement

But first, some education... Often when talking about watches, people refer to the movement of the watch. This is basically the motor that runs the watch on the inside. Today, the main two types of movements, are quartz and mechanical. Since the late 1970's, early...

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