A New Aperture: Meet the New Leica ZM 11

With the new ZM 11, Leica Watches presents its third timepiece. Like the previous editions, the three-hand timepiece with date indication beautifully reflects the photographic legacy and evokes some hallmarks of the legendary camera heritage through carefully selected details and refined craftsmanship.

The dual-layered dial– available in black and red, warm black, and midnight blue– transforms its appearance depending on the wearer’s angle. Rather than relying on printed visual effects, the upper layer boasts a grill that showcases gradients in either sunray or horizontal brushing, and even alters its hue when the watch is tilted. The brushed indexes are accentuated by gleaming edges and Superluminova filling for night readability. The diamond-cut hands are subtly faceted to further enhance the play of light. A black ring, placed between the sapphire crystal and bezel, echoes the lens design of a Leica camera.

The ZM 11 is powered by a genuine caliber produced in collaboration with the Swiss movement specialist Chronode. Operating at a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour, the self-winding movement boasts an impressive accuracy of -4/+6 seconds per day and a power reserve of 60 hours. Like the dial it embodies the essence of Leica’s design aesthetics, with sandblasted bridges and brushed chamfers, complemented by polished sides.

The movement is enclosed by a titanium or stainless-steel case with diameters of 41mm, each equipped with the brand’s Easy Change system, which allows seamless switching between different strap options, including stainless steel, titanium, rubber, and fabric. This mechanism is also inspired by Leica cameras, with a red dot on the underside of releasing the straps when pushed.

Pricing for the new Leica ZM 11 is approximately marked between $7,150 (steel and fabric or rubber strap) and $8,570 (titanium and titanium bracelet) when converted to USD.

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