Martin is a fan of watches with a clean, subtle design. "I work at a bank, so I could never wear anything that screams 'Look at me!'," he says, without any disappointment. "I love watches that someone sitting across from me wouldn't notice unless they're a true watch fanatic. That's one of my favorite things about IWC." His collection spans several decades, includes many special editions, and is comprised primarily of elegant, timeless pieces that fly under the radar.
Given his personal taste and the fact that he did his military service in an infantry unit of the German Army, it's no wonder that he would eventually fall in love the IWC Ocean BUND (short for Bundeswehr or “German Federal Armed Forces”) line of watches.
"It all started at a watch fair in Munich - I spotted an Ocean BUND 3314, the quartz version, in near mint condition, and said hmm …" It had all the grit and purpose of a proper tool watch, yet it was also sleek and elegant, with a unique titanium bracelet. Dohrmann was immediately fascinated, but he wanted more information and decided to wait. He went home and immersed himself into the history of the Ocean BUND watches. And what he found was quite convincing indeed.