Hey! We are Nikita and Tayumika, the dynamic duo behind Kitai Watches, a Black and Woman-owned watch brand based in the vibrant heart of Brooklyn, NY.

Our journey started at Colgate University, where our paths crossed and our friendship began. After a momentous experience as runner-ups in a Business Plan Competition during our senior year, we made a pact to venture into the business world together. Fast forward a few years (wink, wink), and that promise has become a reality with Kitai Watches. Our shared passion for watches and a determination to challenge the conventional norms of the watch industry, which often result in exorbitant prices, served as the catalyst for our venture.

Join us on this journey, and together we'll make a statement with every tick of Kitai's exquisite watches. We can't wait to be a part of your story!

Kitai Meaning

Kitai is a combination of the co-founders' names, Nikita and Tayumika. In addition, it carries a deep meaning in Japanese, symbolizing hope, expectation, and anticipation. This name encapsulates the heart of the brand.

Our Mission

As best friends and co-founders Kitai Watches, we wanted to design minimalist timepieces made exclusively for modern men and women who crave high-quality sophistication without breaking the bank. Whether you’re dressing for a day at the office or a night out with friends, Kitai Watches serves a distinct, classic look that makes an elegant statement.

Nikita and Tayumika