Boutique watchmakers TEMPTION designs, produces, assembles and tests all its own products from its workshops in Herrenberg in Germany. They make 700 individual watches a year which are hand-made; and each piece is made to further the brand’s reputation for craftsmanship and professionalism. Temption build watches for those looking for what they believe is a true masterpiece, for purists and true collectors.
Their latest model release is CALLA, a unisex watch imbued with the brand’s pure Bauhaus design influence, with all the quality features a watch should have. It features the date, is water resistant 100 meters, it’s protected by a screw- down crown, and comes with a solid all screwed bracelet with a deployment clasp. In another sign of quality it also has a see-through back (sapphire) and a domed top sapphire anti-reflex coated glass.
In terms of design CALLA adheres to the principle ‘less is more’ which the brand believes is mandatory for unbeatable readability and ergonomics. The 35mm watch, which may be a little on the small side for guys used to 40mm+ watches, weighs only 63 grams (with the leather strap) and comes with both the leather strap and steel bracelet encased in one box. Designed as a watch for life, CALLA offers quality, readability, ergonomics and clean, clear design with a timeless appeal. No word on price as yet.