By Jonathan Kopp
Looking to the future while following tradition, ZZ Watches approaches watch-making from a resolutely modern angle. It interprets the passing of time in a novel way by adopting an innovative approach to watch design. This fresh wind of change in the art of watch-making is also translated in the names of the collections : Tornade and Cyclone, complex and impetuous phenomena.
With the impetus of time as its philosophy, ZZ Watches is a pioneer in technical performance, a contemporary trendsetter at the apex of quality, which boasts a unique novel design.
About the brand:
Two forces of energy, two independent talents, two determined wills, two converging visions – eight defining elements which, in 2010, established a dynamic new force in the design of timepieces.
On one hand, an avid devotee of horology, an inveterate innovator always in pursuit of technological advances; on the other, an aesthete, a trend-setter, an architect of contemporary elegance. Out of their special interests and their collaboration was born ZZ Watches, a brand of de luxe Swiss watches launched in 2013. Each timepiece bears the finely engraved distinctive initials of the “ZZ” brand, an interlaced representation of the initials of the two founders.
About the Cyclone Watch:
A superb exercise in style, the watch reveals power and elegance, liberated from the sweep of hands. They each interpret time in different ways and see it from different perspectives : here, hours jump while minutes glide serenely by.
Born of a total mastery of the complexities of watch-making, the dial is made up of two windows, one at 12 o’clock to frame the jumping hours, the other at 6 o’clock to mark out the flowing minutes. The two windows are joined to form a slightly off-centre figure of eight, one window appearing to reflect the other in eternal motion.
The Calibre ZZ02 is a Self-winding mechanical movement with jumping hour complication, continuous minute display disc and oscillating mass engraved with ZZ logo.
The watch has a Power reserve of 38 hours, and oscillates at 28’800 alt/h.
COLLECTION : Cyclone
REFERENCE : CHSR
Jumping hour complication with continuous minute display disc
Self-winding mechanical movement
In-house calibre ZZ002
Power reserve: 38 hours
Oscillation: 28’800 alt/h
Oscillating mass engraved with ZZ logo
Diameter: 39 mm
Material: Pink Gold (5N)
Fluted crown with logo
Glass: Non-reflective sapphire crystal
Back: 6 three-hole screws, with tempography logo
Jumping hour window at 12 o’clock
Continuous minute display window at 6 o’clock
Decorative grill with honeycomb motif
Midnight blue tinted glass allowing the 2 discs to be viewed: one for hours and one for minutes.
2 polished/satin finish bridges fixed with 2 hexagonal socket head screws
Hand-stitched in black alligator, stitching in matching tones
Deployant clasp engraved with ZZ logo
Water resistance : 100 meters
Guarantee : 2 years
Delivered in a grey oak wood case
Limited numbered edition of 888 pieces
Available in Pink Gold 5N and Steel
That’s a really interesting watch.
What do you think about it?
Jonathan Kopp – Contributing Writer
Jonathan Kopp has an avid enthusiasm for timepieces of all genre, from vintage timepieces to modern Luxury Haute Horology. His preference goes to small and independent high-end watchmakers. He loves the difference rather than classicism, although if he admits to being in love with several ultra-classics pieces. Jonathan was caught by the passion for watchmaking there are almost 6 years. For about 5 years, he wanders in this industry and was Communication-Marketing-PR Consultant for several brands. He has worked for over 2 years as a freelance for the development of the Swiss brand Arthur Oskar Stampfli (AOSWatches). Read his articles here.
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