Damasko

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Damasko
IndustryWatches
Founded1994
FounderKonrad Damasko
Headquarters,
Germany
ProductsWatches and timepieces
Number of employees
22[1]
Websitewww.damasko.de

Damasko is a manufacturer of mechanical wristwatches and chronographs based in Barbing, Germany.[2]

History[edit]

Damasko was formed in 1994 using high-performance materials technology that the founder, Konrad Damasko, had developed for applications including the aerospace industry.[3] Until their partnership ended in 2002, Damasko was a supplier of hardened watchcases to Sinn.[4] In 2014 Damasko released its first models based on a movement designed themselves. Prior to this time its watches had relied upon movements sourced from companies such as Valjoux, Sellita and ETA.[5]

Technology[edit]

Damasko holds patents in the use of polycrystalline silicon for components, including the spring.[6] Damasko has also developed a nickel-free, nitrogen enriched martensitic alloy that is hardened up to 64 HRC/800 Vickers.[7]

Awards and certifications[edit]

The Damasko DC56 has been certified as an official wristwatch for Eurofighter test pilots.[2] In 2015 the Damasko DA38 was nominated one of the best men's watches under €2000 by GQ magazine.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Braun, Peter (2013), Wristwatch Annual. Abbeville Press.
  2. ^ a b "Startseite - Uhrenmanufaktur Damasko". damasko.de.
  3. ^ "Blog - Interview with Damasko Founder - Konrad Damasko - Page & Cooper". Page & Cooper.
  4. ^ "Damasko DA36 Review".
  5. ^ "First Impression: Damasko's Latest Releases - Wound For Life". Wound For Life. 11 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Damasko: Ein kleine und feine Uhrenmanufaktur strebt nach oben" [Damasko: A small and fine watch manufacturer strives upwards]. Mittelbayerische (in German). Regensburg. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2015-09-21.
  7. ^ US 6102563, "A case for wrist watches" 
  8. ^ GQ. "GQ Time Awards 2015: Leserwahl : Kategorie: Einsteigeruhr". GQ.