Defakto-Akkord

Understated. Sleek. Quality equipment under the hood. Smooth lines. Black. Definitely descriptions of the latest BMW, but also impressions about the latest Defakto watch the Akkord. An exercise in elegant design and simple presentation, the Akkord is a 42mm (read: nowhere near ostentatious) stainless case (pvd covered in black if you’re anything like us) with fluorescent white dial markings, a sapphire crystal and a calfskin band. Along those cosmetic options, the reliable ETA 2824 movement powers the things out of sight. Those things are all great, but what we really love about this watch is everything that it isn’t. It isn’t huge. It doesn’t have 64 dials that require advanced aerospace degrees just to decipher. It isn’t made of plastic or rubber. It isn’t going to require a second mortgage to pay for. Ok, we lied. We also love the fact that it’s German and available blacked-out.

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A pocket square is a touch of old school class. It’s an element that casually lets people know you’re a gentleman. This knife from Gerber borrows its name from the humble pocket square because it too is sharp and dressy. Eschewing superfluous design elements for a sleek, clean appearance, the Gerber Pocket Square Knife is refined and mature. The machined aluminum handle is paired with a 3” drop point blade and an ambidextrous thumb lift for one stunning folder. If James Bond relied on a pocket knife, this would be it.