Elite Traveler Meets Roland Iten

In just ten years, Roland Iten has redefined wearable luxury with his pioneering mechanical belt buckles. An inventor, designer and connoisseur of Swiss micro-mechanics, Roland Iten combines the traditional hallmarks of craftsmanship with unprecedented innovation to subsequently transform gentleman’s accessories from mere ornamentation into experiential enhancements. With the recent announcement of the grand opening of the company’s first dedicated manufacturing facility, in Neuchatel, Roland Iten sat down to speak with Elite Traveler on the understated branding of his “mechanical luxury.”