Zenith Chronomaster Original: Breast Cancer Foundation Edition

Hats off to Zenith who have produced a special pink dial El Primero model, in a 38mm case, to support a breast cancer foundation. It’s an illness that affects men too of course, but the pink ribbon has become a symbol around the world, worn by women who want more research and treatments to be…

Watch Mag Collabs With Brands Are Short-Changing Readers

You see it more and more these days, collabs between watch websites or magazines and watch brands. It’s understandable, as it gives the website some kudos, plus the brand gets access to a ready made, often wealthy customer base.  At NWC mag towers…well, more of a basement flat with meat pies, we can only dream…

The Led Zeppelin Remasters Approach

Most Swiss watch manufacturers have an amazing heritage. Some even have old stocks of parts, or complete movements. NWC mag reckons that by taking a cue from the highly successful Led Zeppelin Remasters collection decades ago, watch brands can offer truly limited edition, bespoke pieces, which will attract high retail prices and collector interest. Let’s…

Watches & Wonders: For Zenith, The Song Remains The Same

How many variations on Stairway to Heaven can you create, without ever matching the power and majesty of the original? That’s the question watch designers must be asking at Zenith HQ, as another batch of El Primero watches make their debut, this time with some open heart skeleton novelties. Sure, the El Primero is a…

Zenith Defy Chroma is A Waste of Twelve Grand

The latest Defy 21 Chroma from Zenith is a limited edition, with some super bright rainbow colours. Is it your thing? Because it isn’t ours. Some other magazines won’t say it but we will, this looks like a £100 Swatch on your wrist and that isn’t a good thing if you’ve just splashed over TWELVE…

MOD Watches: Zenith Defy Classic, With a Bamford Twist

You can while away a pleasant tea break by using the Bamford London watch customiser, to create your very own variation on the latest Zenith Defy model. Bamford are famous for their reworked Rolex, TAG and Zenith El Primero designs but this puts the consumer in the driving seat on the Defy model. You can…

Bamford London: Limited Edition Zenith Pilot Type 20

If you love vintage Zenith watches, but like to MOD or customise your watch, then Bamford has a neat idea. They have 100 Zenith Pilot Type 20 models on their books, which you can customise online; dial colour, strap, stitching, chapter ring…you can even add your own initials. There are tons of possibilities and to…

Zenith Defy Zero G is a Planetary Delight

Zenith just reworked the whole idea of an automatic watch movement and y’know what, it’s baffling and fascinating in equal measure. The Zero G watch kind of suspends the balance function in mid-air, bit like the gimbal encased, ships chronometers of the Georgian era. Then the intricate works are set inside a sapphire case, with…