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Nkarhi, Exceptionally & Fairly Crafted.

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FREE RETURNS ON ORDERS OVER R1500

36 MONTHS WARRANTY ON ALL TIMEPIECES

100% SAFE & SECURE CHECKOUT

Design Inspiration

Nkarhi is an African timepiece brand, inspired by AFRICA and designed for the world. It was while travelling the African continent installing solar energy systems that the founder, Elmond Khoza, noticed the distinctive characteristics of African cities. “African cities are alive with a heart and soul of their own, and hold hopes and dreams of many, like myself who left their home to seek a better life in the city”. He then vowed to one day create a product that celebrated and paid homage to African cities. He made an observation that in recent times African flair and design styles have been the lifeblood of the fashion industry across the world, and this is easily noticed on international fashion runways.

Our Story

Further recognising that the watch industry has been lagging behind with traditional, outdated and overpriced watches. His history with watches started from a very young age .

His father is a watch repairer, so he grew up around all kinds of watches. It is true that an apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. It was only in his adulthood that he grew interested into watches and he started fixing watches as a hobby. In 2017, he challenged himself to fix 2000 watches, running a #hashtag on social media, #Fix2000Watches. Needless to say he reached his goal of fixing over 2000 watches for friends on social media. He noted that while he was busy fixing all kinds of watches, he never came across an African inspired timepiece, and never once a luxury African timepiece brand.

Africa’s Time

The idea was hatched then. Nkarhi, A luxury timepiece brand that celebrates African cities and draws its features from the characteristics of the cities. The culture, architecture, soul and history of the cities, are all on display. “Nkarhi” is a word from a South African language, Xitsonga, meaning time, with emphasis that “IT’S AFRICA’S TIME TO SHINE”. It would take him two years of evolving designs and ideas, and several months of ensuring that they procured quality components. Elmond’s ultimate dream is to manufacture most components on the mineral-rich continent of AFRICA.