History

An alliance of aestheticism and passion

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.
 

Philosophy

A new philosophy of time

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.
 

Design

Skip the hour and live the minute

A superb exercise in style, the watch reveals power and elegance, liberated from the sweep of hands. We 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 figure 8, an allusion to the vortex of tornados and the whirlwind of cyclones, is formed on three levels: the first 8 is delimited by the chiselled alveoli bordering the dial; the second 8 is formed by a narrow border that joins the two windows displaying the hours and minutes; the third 8 is defined by the discs themselves.
Spanned by two bridges, the dial is punctuated by a highlight with twelve facets recalling the traditional divisions of a clock. The ingenious mechanism can be glimpsed by rear projection through the midnight blue tinted glass, as mysterious and elusive as the passing of time.
The refined, pure, precursory aestheticism of the Tornade and Cyclone models make them fascinatingly modern. Anyone attracted to independence, self-assertion and distinction is unlikely to be immune to the power, the character and the equilibrium emanating from these watches.
 

Distinguished and reliable

ZZ watches come in two collections, Tornade and Cyclone, each offered in three variations of materials: steel for its robustness and sobriety, with a DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating for its class and its wear resistance, and rose gold for its refinement and its nobility.
Emerging from their dials as a symbol of perfection, of eternity and infinity, an 8 bearing harmony, prosperity and good fortune.
 

Quality and exclusivity

ZZ watches meet the most demanding criteria of the Swiss horological tradition. Their precision, their strength and the refined craftsmanship of their finishes are vouched for by the “Swiss made” label. The tasks of polishing and bevelling, entrusted to specialists at the very top of their craft, culminate the aesthetic qualities of each piece. Fitted snugly into watch cases made in Geneva, the movements are assembled in the heart of the Jura Mountains, a region for long the home of watch-making. Meticulous attention is given to every detail, so that ZZ watches fit the wrist in unequalled ergonomic comfort. This high quality allows us to offer a two-year guarantee on ZZ watches.
 

The art of exclusivity

To wear a ZZ watch, to adorn oneself in its uniqueness, to glimpse in its dial the infinity of time, is a rare privilege, an exclusive luxury reflecting a lifestyle replete with elegance and finesse.
The exclusive models in the Tornado and Cyclone collections come in limited numbered editions of 888 pieces.