D1 Milano is an Italian watch manufacturer of watches. The company was founded in Milan in 2013.

D1 Milano
TypePrivately held company
IndustryWatch manufacturing
Founded2013; 9 years ago (2013) in Milan, Italy
Dubai and Hong Kong
Key people
Dario Spallone - (President & CEO)
ProductsFashion Watches


The company was started by Dario Spallone in 2013, who currently heads the company as President & CEO.[1] During his interview by Snap Italy Magazine, Dario Spallone defines the unique customer experience of D1 milano as the added value that distinguishes his brand from the others.[2]

Founded in Milan during the 2013 Milan Fashion Week,[3][4] it became part of Bocconi University's business incubator in 2014, and moved its headquarter to the Dubai Design District in 2015.[5][6]

Currently D1 Milano has headquarters in Dubai and Hong Kong[7] and is distributed in 28 countries including retailers such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Lane Crawford, Galeries Lafayette and seven Directly Operated Stores in Bahrain, Dubai,[8] Japan, Lebanon, Panama and Brazil.[9]

Monochrome Black D1 Milano

The company has been featured in several fashion magazines such as: Vogue (magazine), Elle (magazine), GQ, L'Officiel, Forbes, Vanity Fair, Millionaire, and Esquire Middle East.


  1. ^ "Gli orologi che si trasformano con la luce del sole". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 10 April 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  2. ^ "D1 Milano: Design italiano, successo mondiale per la giovane startup". 9 April 2015.
  3. ^ Priest, Matthew. "D1 Milano: stylish watches in the UAE". Esquire Middle East. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Love of the week: D1 Milano". Vogue Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  5. ^ Eytan, Declan. "Meet the 22-Year-Old Who Is Set to Launch the World's First Thermochromic Watch". Forbes. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Fashionable or geeky -- the modern watch dilemma". GMA News Online. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  7. ^ "D1 lascia Milano per Dubai e oggi vale oltre 11 mln di dollari/Adnkronos". Libero Newspaper. Archived from the original on 2017-04-20. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  8. ^ "D1 Milano: stylish watches in the UAE". Esquire Middle East. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  9. ^ "D1 Milano traz seus relógios para o Brasil". Vogue. Retrieved 5 February 2018.

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