The history of Oostpoort

The beginning

The watchcase of the Oostpoort is designed with an eye for aesthetics and ergonomics. All individual elements merge almost organically, creating a pleasant and dynamically appearance, both visually and tactile. We don’t like boring straight surfaces!

Clever details, such as the polished recessed surface between the bezel and the case band, not only look beautiful, but also disguise any visible tool marks after opening the case at periodic maintenance. Furthermore the expressive contrasts between hand-polished surfaces and brushed details, and the super elegant cutouts in in the side of the case – perhaps our biggest achievement – provide an elegant, refined and sporty look that really emphasizes the modern character of this refined timeless design.


For our watch we choose the STP caliber STP1-11. STP stands for Swiss Technology Production, owned by the Fossil group. A reliable Swiss made automatic watch movement with 26 jewels. The Perlage on the movement and the Geneva stripes on the rotor arrange for an attractive aesthetics.  

A dial with a lot of depth, with a new experience from every other angle, that is what we aimed for. This quest resulted in a dial that built in three layers. The indexes are projected on top of the brushed outer ring, rising out above the dial. As a third layer the recessed inner dial determines the appearance of the watch. With three inner dials, there is something special for everyone.

First there is the Blue dial, which refers to the city where it all started: Delft, famous for their Delft blue pottery. This dial is an homage, the sunburst gives it an extra special feeling when a light shines on your watch.

Secondly there is a matt grey, brushed dial. A modest design

The most outstanding design is a translucent dial. By sandblasting the dial we made the beating heart of the watch visible, its caliber. Also, we added a date display making it more sporty.