Inspired by the Bauhaus movement of the 1930s, and driven by a love for precision and design and a belief in affordable luxury, we at Huckleberry & Co, based in Melbourne Australia, have created our first automatic timepiece - the Atticus. We wanted the Atticus to be a contemporary take on the classic Bauhaus style, while remaining traditional enough to stand the test time.
In an industry that is fast heading towards smart functions and sensors, with watches rendered obsolete every few years due to constant change in technology, it was important for us to go back to the traditional roots of mechanical watchmaking, an art that requires no batteries or ageing chips, and bring it into the 21st century.
The case design of the Atticus is both striking and simple, with polished vertical sides and a thin bezel making a bold statement that compliments the dial, without drawing focus from it. On the dial itself, the hour markers are presented in a small, sans-serif typeface, for a look that combines legibility and functionality with the clean lines that characterise Bauhaus watches. The crown is slim, keeping the profile minimal, and has a knurled pattern to improve grip and usability. The soft leather strap connects to the case via wired lugs that are both delicate and elegant, in keeping with the overall aesthetic.