When Zenith and the auction house Phillips thought how best to revive the few of the sacred Cal. 135-O observatory-grade chronometer movements one name came to mind: Kari Voutilainen – enter the Calibre 135 Observatoire Limited Edition
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A view on Watches & Wonders 2022 novelties through the imaginary eye of an eclectic GPHG Academician (Chronograph, Diver´s, Artistic Crafts, “Petite Aiguille”, Challenge)
Here’s our take on the Academy’s selection of the 2021 GPHG finalists – an event overdue for some fresh thinking…
After a few more or less limited re-editions, the lovely Zenith A86 resurfaces permanently as Chronomaster Original
‘Sustainability’ is a troubled keyword. In the watch industry, brands are adding ‘vegan’ straps. We had our hands on a charming option from Austria, the Hirsch WINE making use of real wine leaves. Is it a valid alternative yet?
The tourbillon turned from an ingenious device to fight gravitational errors into a place holder for fine watchmaking of inflationary abundance. We’ll attempt to highlight its highs and lows, and discuss its future
The one (and only!?) big watch industry show – Watches & Wonders 2021 – has just concluded. ‘the eclecticum’ considered what we saw, and there’s a few noteworthy developments to share – on a meta level
The venerable El Primero gets a first substantial upgrade (Cal. 3600) in 5 decades: 1/10 of a second, more autonomy, conventional crown positions, and revised chrono mechanics, clothed in a new old dress – ´Chronomaster Sport`
For its first novelty in 2021, the Chronomaster Revival A385, Manufacture Zenith looks once more back into its history
Thoughts on the future of the brand, the importance of retailers, & a jealous wife!