Introducing the Kalahari

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...
The New Zealand Alpine Team in Nepal

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,...
The Phoenix must burn to emerge.

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,...
Draken partners with the New Zealand Alpine Team

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...
Update on the Draken Peregrine

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...
Introducing the Peregrine

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...