Swiss watches have always been considered the standard of quality and design. No matter how old the company that makes them is. Take, for example, Ikepod - this manufacturer has been operating since 1994 (the first collection appeared in 1995 - it was called Seaslug), but has already managed to gain fame as a creator of magnificent watches.
The company was founded by two: the famous Australian designer Marc Newson (Marc Newson) and the Swiss entrepreneur Oliver Ike (Oliver Ike). Name Ikepod is a derivative of the name of a businessman and the word "pod" by which the designer denotes his work (to Apple it has nothing to do with it). In 1993, they developed the first prototype watch, from which it all began.
|Ikepod Solaris Watches|
Absolutely all hours Ikepod produced in Switzerland, in the city of Bassecourt. They are made using special materials that greatly enhance the value of these purely mechanical certified chronometers, which are capable of diving to considerable depths. Most of the collections are produced in limited edition - 9999 copies. But the most famous development of the company was Ikepod Hourglass. This is an hourglass that can measure one hour. They are distinguished not only by their exceptional appearance, but also by all the same materials - inside they are not classic sand, but special carbon nanoparticles, the color of which varies. Of course, such watches do not have a serious application, being a kind of work of art and an excellent gift for a person who already has everything.
|Ikepod Hourglass, which cost 15,000 euros|
Watch cost Ikepod only starts from a few thousand US dollars. However, on the Internet it is not difficult to find stores that offer replicas. However, even their cost rarely falls below $ 200.
By early 2003, the company was in serious financial difficulty and heavily in debt. It was resold several times until it became the property of American businessman Adam Lindemann, who acquired the company and the trademark. Ikepod. As for Mark Newson, he is still responsible for design, remaining a key figure in the company.