Zenith 2014 – exclusive pictures of first novelties and interview with CEO Jean-Frederic Dufour

Zenith 2014 – exclusive pictures of first novelties and interview with CEO Jean-Frederic DufourZenith 2014 again takes off with its El Primero chronograph caliber and its Elite automatic caliber. But as Jean-Fred Dufour told me it will be a calmer year. Honestly who would have Zenith expected performing so strong after those crazy years with the former CEO Thierry Nataf. Since Jean-Fred Dufour took over Zenith five years ago... Read More »

Zenith Elite 6150 with new in-house calibre Elite 6150 @ Baselworld 2015

Zenith Elite 6150 with new in-house calibre Elite 6150 @ Baselworld 2015The Zenith Elite 6150 is equipped with a new manufacture movement: the Elite 6150 calibre.   This mechanical automatic movement is the contemporary version of the Elite base movement developed in the early 1990s. In response to the demands of our times Zenith has chosen to enhance its performance as well as its versatility by means... Read More »

Hommage à la Passion 2016

Hommage à la Passion 2016Fondation de Haute Horlogerie The “Hommage à la Passion” 2016 awards are presented to outstanding personalities in watchmaking. Each year, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie distinguishes two personalities whose style and expertise have made an imprint on watchmaking. Presented for the fifth time at a ceremony held Thursday March 30th at the Cité du... Read More »

Jean-Claude Biver, currently President of Hublot, will also take responsibility for the replica watch brands TAG Heuer and Zenith

Jean-Claude Biver, currently President of Hublot, will also take responsibility for the replica watch brands TAG Heuer and ZenithYesterday, this interesting announcement was distributed through the LVMH network. That´s not a surprise for ma at all. Honestly I already thought that LVMH would announce this change much earlier… This is the official LVMH press release… Having successfully led the integration of Bulgari within LVMH, Mr. Francesco Trapani has decided to relinquish his operational duties... Read More »

Pre-Baselworld 2014: Three new Zenith timepieces to discover

Pre-Baselworld 2014: Three new Zenith timepieces to discoverMy full respect – chapeau! – to the work of CEO Jean-Fred Dufour and his entire team! Zenith surprises me again and again and I am sure there is still more to come.   You will discover the Zenith novelties being presented on three seperate pages, so don´t miss to continue to read the post... Read More »

Zenith Rainbow Chronograph Fly Back from 1997 vs. Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow from 2014

Zenith Rainbow Chronograph Fly Back from 1997 vs. Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow from 2014Old vs. new … Simply have a look and tell me what you think…  In the late 1990s the French Ministry of Defence was seeking for a watch for its fighter pilots. The goal was to find a chronograph capable of maintaining excellent precision even in extreme conditions of use – including violent accelerations from... Read More »

Talking to Aldo Magada, CEO of Zenith on a special occasion

Talking to Aldo Magada, CEO of Zenith on a special occasionI was in Le Locle in the Swiss Jura Mountains yesterday and I talked to Aldo Magada about Zenith, “his” watchmaking pearl. Click on “read more” to get the story …    It was fun and cool to come back to Zenith HQ in Le Locle yesterday. The purpose of traveling there was Hans Knauss, a... Read More »

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Aldo Magada, CEO Zenith

Baselworld 2016: Interview with Aldo Magada, CEO ZenithI hate to write this, but Zenith still is underestimated and not yet recognised for its full potential. But things will change now…   I talked to Aldo Magada, the CEO of Zenith, and by listening to my conversation you will be able to discover some pretty interesting things concerning the future of this watchmaking... Read More »

This is the new Zenith Heritage Cronometro TIPO CP-2

This is the new Zenith Heritage Cronometro TIPO CP-2Finally I can officially write and show you the Zenith Heritage Cronometro TIPO CP-2. Until today Zenith kept this watch strictly under lock. Those who follow me on Instagram of course did see the new and the old CP2 much earlier this year.   There it is! The Zenith Heritage Cronometro TIPO CP-2 is here. In my eyes one of the... Read More »

It’s Viennatime! You can here the tick-tock everywhere. Vienna ticks like a giant clock.

It’s Viennatime! You can here the tick-tock everywhere. Vienna ticks like a giant clock.I am busy these days since Viennatime (www.viennatime.at) is the yearly horological highlight in Austria’s capital city. Let me give you some first impressions by showing you these pictures …   Viennatime at the MAK, the Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst. www.mak.at All Richemont brands exhibiting at Viennatime Cartier and many more brands exhibiting at Viennatime... Read More »