The history of Damasko Ltd. begins with a childhood dream of Konrad Damasko to construct a mechanical watch to require very little maintenance while being extremely robust.
Konrad Damasko realized this dream together with his wife Petra Damasko with the establishment of the Damasko Collection in 1994. In the meantime, they are also supported by their children - Nadja, Christoph and Isabella. From the very beginning, the focus was on the creation of meaningful innovations through a profound and uncompromising re-design of the timepiece with all its control elements.
Right at the outset Konrad Damasko filed the first groundbreaking patent for hardenable stainless steels. The story runs its course from this moment on and can be read as a small miracle showing how the love for precision engineering evolved into a leading technology company with countless technical inventions to its name. Konrad Damasko developed a lubricant-free escapement by means of nano-technology based coatings using DLC (Diamond Like Carbon), a double eccentric ratchet winding system with low-friction ceramic ball bearings. This increases the longevity of the winding while also making it extremely low-maintenance. To fulfill the wish that the watch speed be made as accurate as possible, he tested oils for extreme temperature ranges so as to withstand both freezing temperatures and Sahara-like conditions. With the development of a spring and an escapement of polycrystalline silicon, the watch has become even more accurate and possesses its own protective shield against shocks, centrifugal- and gravitational forces. The grand finale is the midsize company’s start and successful completion of its own movement.
The year 2010 sees the completion of the first DAMASKO automatic movement named A35 – 1, integrating all previous technologies. From this point on, the family business ascends into the circle of manufacturers and boasts a vertical range of manufacture up to 90% for manufactory models. To do justice to this title, yet another masterpiece, the manual winding movement H35, ensued. Both movements boast beautiful decorative finishing – cock and bridges are provided with Geneva stripes. The base plate is circular-grained and also rhodium-plated. The winding wheels shine with a sun-brushed finish.
Since 2013, DAMASKO Collection and DAMASKO Metallverarbeitung are now called DAMASKO GmbH, with the registered trademark “Damasko Uhrenmanufaktur”.
DAMASKO GmbH strives to be one of the leading companies in the fields of research and implementation of new materials, processes and individual solutions in the watch industry.