NTN is a design-orientated watch brand based in Dublin, Ireland. Our small team designs, prototypes and produces timepieces all in the one studio. 

We care deeply about designing and building high-quality, honest and uncomplicated products with longevity. We care equally deeply about where those products are made, the people who make them and the people for whom we build them.

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Originally conceived in 2014 by product designer Ian Walton, NTN began by quietly producing small batches of W1 watches as a side-project within design studio notion for two years. Believing strongly that the design and provenance of the watches had potential beyond this format, Walton officially established NTN as a brand in September 2016 with an inaugural collection released on the 1st of December of the same year.

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We are designers first and foremost, and design is at the very centre of every decision we make. The design of our watches represents an aim to distill products to their most essential components. This is not about simplification for the sake of being simple - instead it is about eliminating noise. We do this in order to create objects that are as clear and as honest as we can. 

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Our products are built by qualified professional horologists in small quantities. From the setting of the hands to the silk-screen printing of our crystals, from the die cutting of our leather to the hand stitching and assembly of our straps, everything happens here. Making our products in Ireland was not initially the plan, having experience of manufacturing around the world, but once we started we couldn’t stop. Seeing raw materials come in one door and watches go the other has given us a connection to the products and the people involved in them that we wouldn’t change.