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.