German watch company, DuFa, has shown two sides of its personality in with the release of two seemingly opposite collections, one with a numerals-free dial, and the other a chronograph with a day and date feature.
The Gropius 2H 38mm piece does not sport any numbers round the dial, instead the DuFa logo and subtle round indexes are embossed into the porcelain-finished dial.
The minimalist dial boasts only minutes and hour hands, in stainless steel, as well as the logo and “Made in Germany” message at the bottom of the dial.
The watch, which comes in black, brown, stainless steel or rose gold plate, comes fitted with a leather or Milanese strap. It is powered by a Japanese quartz movement.
DuFa explains that the minimalist approach to the watch was inspiration from the Bauhaus, an art school specialising in combining art and industrialism, resulting in numerous minimalist and modernist designs.
The next watch unveiled by DuFa is The Barcelona chronograph, “a tribute to the iconic German pavilion built for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona.” it explains.
The Barcelona is again a 38mm piece, powered by a Japanese quartz, allowing for the chronograph day date features.
The dial, which comes in black, silver white, champagne or blue, has a Valijoux inspired layout, with functions displayed at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock.
Similar to the previous watch, it sports a leather strap and a crystal front.
The Gropius starts at €229 (around £200), whilst The Barcelona starts at €349 (around £305).