Uhuru is the Swahili word for freedom, and independence. We strive to capture this sense of freedom by creating uniquely designed timepieces, with bold, distinctive features. The Impi Automatic is the first watch from Uhuru Watches.
Uhuru Watches was born from a desire to build an African brand that has a global market appeal. We believe that Africa has a place in the world defined by success and prestige and we want Uhuru Watches to be a part of building that successful image.
Nick Warner, the creator of Uhuru Watches, was born and raised in South Africa and growing up it was his dream to create an exciting international brand that remained true to its African roots. Uhuru draws on South African roots, is based in New Zealand and manufactures in Hong Kong. It is truly a global brand that brings South African design to the world.
There is a philosophy in South Africa known as “Ubuntu” The basic principle of this philosophy is ‘A person is a person through other people’, that we are interconnected and defined by our connections with others. Together we can be more than the sum of our parts. That is why we are so excited to be a part of the micro brand watch world and to have the opportunity to be a part of your world too.