We first came across DUFA watches when we reviewed their Albers Automatic 9010-03. It is a truly stunning watch and a high quality piece of German engineering. This time we are going to review a watch from their Van Der Rohe Chrono 9002. Will it still have the same aesthetic appeal and the unquestionable German engineering? Or will it be an overpriced watch from Germany? Do read on to find out!
Who is Van Der Rohe?
At first we thought, the name, Van Der Rohe, is a weird name to give to a watch. But after doing our research, we found out that Van Der Rohe is a German-born American architect, whose full name is Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
He created an influential twentieth-century architectural style, stated with extreme clarity and simplicity. Mies first called his designs for steel-and-glass skyscrapers and horizontally oriented houses and pavilions as “skin-and-bones” architecture due to their minimal uses of industrial materials.
He served as director of the Berlin Bauhaus before moving to America in 1937 where he found ample work and fame for his enduring masterpieces. Some of his well-known building are
- Alois Riehl House, Potsdam-Neubabelsberg, Germany (1907). His first ever design at the age of 21.
- Project for a Glass Skyscraper (1922).
- German Pavilion, Exposicio Internacional, Barcelona, Spain (1929)
- Seagram building in New York (1958)
To pay homage to the great man himself, DUFA Watches created the Van Der Rohe Chrono 9002 watch collection, where every detail and design of the watches reflects the principles and concept used by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Van Der Rohe Chrono 9002
So the watch, we are going to be reviewing from the Van Der Rohe Chrono 9002 collection is the 9002-0B. Let’s find out a bit more about this watch.
This was our review of DUFA Watches, Van Der Rohe Chrono 9002 -0B. We’d love to know what you think about the watch. Would you buy it, shortlist it or just avoid it? Do let us know in the comment below.
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