2012/02/03 - Zeitwinkel 273° embodies the ultimate echelon of high-precision mechanical watchmaking

As an independent manufacturer of highest quality wrist watches from Switzerland, Zeitwinkel decided to develop own, proprietary solutions for its mechanical movements and for the design of its watches. Credibility, sustainability and optimism – these are the terms Zeitwinkel products stand for, as well as for precision engineering and a distinctively timeless design. Zeitwinkel currently has four different models and presents its new «midsize» collection of watches at Baselworld 2012.

The Zeitwinkel 273° model adds a patented large date display at the 11 o' clock position and a power reserve indicator to the classical three hand configuration. Its manufacture movement caliber ZW 0103 is always worth a glance through the sapphire crystal back with its luxuriously decorated German silver plates. It is exclusively designed, developed and manufactured in the heartland of swiss-made timepieces, in the Jura region and features small second, balance stop, quick date setting, large date display, and power reserve indicator.

A further characteristic of a Zeitwinkel watch is the case with its interplay between polished surfaces and those with a matte structure that gives these timepieces a unique appearance.

Every detail shows the founders’ concept of how a «watch for life» should be built. As a result, all Zeitwinkel timepieces represent a real, long-term value - no matter what its owner just came up with. The Zeitwinkel model 273° is available with galvanic-black dial or galvanic-silver dial and black or brown leather resp. black rubber straps.

Technical specifications

  • automatic, Cal. ZW 0103, 49 jewels, 28,800 vib/hour, >72-hour power reserve

  • display of hour, minute, small second, balance stop, large date display with quick date setting, power reserve indicator, rotor bidirectional winding, Straumann hairspring.

  • plates and bridges of German silver, ¾ plate and balance cock with Côtes de Genève, pearlage on interior surfaces of plates and bridges, lining on wheel bridge and rotor; screws, edges of plate and bridges chamfered and polished.

  • stainless steel 316 L, polished and structured, 42,5 mm, height 13.8 mm, nonreflecting sapphire crystal on the front and the back, screwed case. Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 atm.

  • galvanic black / galvanic silver, large date display at position «11», hands and appliqués facetted & diamond-worked.

  • hand sewn calfskin leather strap with flawless Louisiana alligator structure, black, impulse 20 mm. Folding clasp (stainless steel) with Zeitwinkel engraving.