IKEPOD

Famous for its cult disc-shaped design watches, IKEPOD was founded in 1994 by Oliver Ike and Marc Newson as a luxury, Swiss Made watch brand.

Ikepod unleashed several trends in the watchmaking of the 1990s by boldly increasing watch size and promoting craftsmanship and limited editions. Preempting the vogue of concept watches and independent manufacture, Ikepod adorned the wrists of artists, designers and Silicon Valley stars. The brand is often remembered for its cult 1998 Hemipode watch of elliptic forms and UFO allure.

By 2008 Ikepod was swimming against the tide of the watch industry crisis and it maneuvered a repositioning of its brand in the luxury market with exclusive collections in gold and platinum and cool collaboration with artists Kaws and Jeff Koons.

Despite global distribution in leading premium retailers (Colette, Westime, The Hour Glass) the brand was put on hold, the creator left Ikepod but the brand retains its legacy for innovative watchmaking design and its allure for collectors of iconic timepieces. In 2017, the brand was acquired by new investors.

In 2018, Ikepod made a grand comeback with a highly successful Kickstarter crowd funding campaign. Bygone is the era of Swiss Made and complicated mechanical movements. Designed in Switzerland and assembled in Hong Kong, the new Ikepod timepieces boast the same iconic cases and pushers but house quartz movements. The ikepods from the re-launch collection were designed by famed watch designer, Emmanuel Gueit.

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Contact details

DOPEKI sàrl
Chemin des Champs Prodon 4a
1453 Mauborget
Switzerland
Website: https://ikepod.com/en/

12 thoughts on “IKEPOD

  1. […] Ikepod, which has produced Newson’s timepieces, now brings timekeeping, design and sculpture together in the form of The Hourglass. Marc Newson’s Hourglass is a feat of engineering made using borosilicate glass and millions of stainless steel nanoballs. […]

  2. […] 7750, this Hemipode Chronograph boasts the distinctive design and high technical quality of the Ikepod watches. The watch comes dressed in a 43mm yellow or pink gold case. This chronograph is equipped with a […]

  3. […] the Hemipode family unites the grand tradition of watchmaking with the famous avant-garde design of Ikepod watches. Produced in limited edition of 99 pieces, the Potoroo features a pink gold case fitted with […]

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