This watch comes with a moving personal story. The first of a run of 200 ‘Mark 1’ models that are keenly being awaited by their future owners, it was actually a present from Sydney watchmaker Nicholas Hacko to his wife: “It is a very special watch for her, and she is parting with it in both sadness and joy that the money will go to a good cause.” The watch is in mint condition with a new kangaroo strap fitted.
The Mark 1 is assembled from the components of 11 part manufacturers who make components based on Hacko’s design drawings. Once components are received, the MK1 will be completely assembled in the Nicholas Hacko Castlereagh Street workshop. Accordingly, the dial is proudly signed “Assembled in Australia”.
The caseback is also signed ‘67 Castlereagh St’ — a proud statement of the place where your watch was born and took its first breath. Again, each MK1 will be completely assembled by Nicholas Hacko, leaving only minor tasks to assistants (strap and buckle installation, water resistance testing, timekeeping checking, packaging, etc). The Nicholas Hacko Mark 1 is a Limited Edition production of 200 pieces, with this being the first piece from the production and marked 1/200.
What we like about it
Andrew – The build quality of this watch is exceptional, and it comes with all kinds of assurances that back it up – including a pretty crazy ‘24-hour return policy’ which promises you’ll have your watch back within a business day of dropping it back to Nick if something goes wrong. In addition, this one has a nice story. It was a gift from Nick to his wife. She feels so strongly about the cause that she donated it to the auction personally. Good vibes are guaranteed to the winning bidder of this one.
Nick — This is a special watch in the history of watchmaking in Australia, as it was totally assembled in Australia and represents a step in the path of Nick Hacko to making their own watches from start to finish. You couldn’t get a watch from a more passionate group of horology nerds than from the team at Nick Hacko.
James — Straight out of Sydney, Nick Hacko make some pretty cool watches. This Mark 1 is no different. Pilot watch styling with a super legible dial and big half-onion crown, this is a watch for watch lovers.
Manufacturer: Nicholas Hacko
Model Name: Mark 1
Dimensions: 40mm diameter
Calibre: Swiss automatic movement
Bracelet/Strap: Leather strap, pin buckle
View the lot right here.