Who are We

OWC – Orange Watch Company – was born out of passion, frustration and the obsessive compulsion of one man – Daniel Fock – who is now following his dream and the legacy of his “overgrootvader” Willem Hugo Fock who studied at the Ecole d’Horlogie in Neuchâtel in the early part of the 20th Century.

Willem Hugo Fock at the watch school Geneva-1924

Daniel, son of a Dutch immigrants, grew up in the USA, Singapore & Australia, he has a Master’s Degree and spent far too much time in Banks, Finance and Corporations both here and abroad.

He has now planted his Dutch roots in a special place called Orange (a rural centre famous for cool climate wines and now watches). He has started a family, not of Orange Men, but of Orange Women, with a wife and 3 daughters. Life is a little slower and simpler, with the day punctuated by school drop-off and pick-ups.

It is a marriage of global experience tempered or sometimes lead by his obsessive compulsive nature to make what he likes to call, bespoke small production runs of time pieces. He has become the “Time Lord of Orange”. (Apologies to the BBC)

OWC is a small team of enthusiastic, introverted eccentrics both here and elsewhere, working to bring the passion, precision, spirit and execution of modern watchmaking to the world.

We make excellent luxury watches.