Based down under in the party-disguised-as-a-metropolis that is Sydney, Australia, Deus Ex Machina is a multidisciplinary motorcycle workshop that also successfully creates apparel and accessories for its audience. Drawing on the gruff, hard-wearing attitude of its clientele, Deus is one of the more genuine entrants in the whole motorcycle-lifestyle scene, effortlessly (yet meticulously) creating shirts to spill oil on, hats to sweat in, and of course, an array of custom motorbikes on which to roam. Aside from this, the brand has gone on to create an entire portfolio of Deus Ex Machina experiences – cafés, flagship stores, killer surf videos – to help underline their way of life, which admittedly, is quite fun.
Rob Fairweather, Deus Ex Machina’s UK brand manager, is a huge proponent of this lifestyle. You might remember him from our Essentials installment back in February – Fairweather is a beach-bound polymath: part-surfer, part-gearhead; wholly committed to his passions with little time to spare in between. Constantly hunting for everyday pieces that combine classic aesthetics with functional utility, Fairweather makes a perfect teammate for Swiss watchmaker Tudor. In the above lookbook, Rob can be seen sporting the Black Bay wristwatch with a steel bracelet. Featuring a 41mm case, sharp lines, and a midnight blue bezel, this model is infused with a decidedly tech allure. Its deep black dial provides contrast to the silver hour makers and their luminescent material. Its vintage design aesthetic is heightened by precision and functionality, similar to that of Deus Ex Machina.