Leica stands for the highest quality of German engineering excellence, as well as innovative products. The Leica Watch represents everything the company stands for, building upon a long-standing tradition of functional design, fine mechanical craftsmanship and a commitment to exceptional quality.
The Leica watch collection consists of two models, both of which are equipped with hand-wound mechanical movements developed and produced in-house: the Leica ZM 1 and the Leica ZM 2, which are now available in the new Monochrom Edition.
The Depth of Simplicity
Inspired by the latest Leica M11 Monochrom camera, the new Leica Watch Monochrom Edition honors the core principles of black and white photography: contrast and light.
The edition is without color or silver tones to achieve a truly minimalist aesthetic, with the exception of the iconic red dot on the patented push-crown and the watch movement that is visible on the back. Beneath the anti-reflective and strongly curved sapphire crystal are the black rhodium-plated, diamond cut, sandblasted indices and hands. The new dial also incorporates a glossy black logo print, white minute divisions, and a deliberate exclusion of numbers from the small seconds area. The push-crown, the date setting buttons and the 41mm case of the Monochrom Edition have a completely satin-finished surface with slightly beveled, polished edges and a black PVD coating. The new design is rounded off by a thick, strong-grained, black calf leather strap, identical to the grain used on the Monochrom M11 and crafted using a cut-edge construction with hand-stitching to give a sturdy, and yet refined appearance. The ZM 1 and ZM 2 Monochrom Edition models are also completely “Made in Germany”.
A Unique Timepiece
The Leica ZM is one-of-a-kind, even in a highly developed and competitive watch market. The watches of the Leica ZM collection have their own unmistakable design language, paired with unconventional solutions for classic timekeeping functions. The patented push-crown is designed for convenient time setting as it stops the movement with a simple press to reset the second hand. The push-crown solves a function used by all watch brands in a completely original way, making the Leica ZM a typical Leica product, though not for taking pictures. The Leica ZM 2 has an additional feature as a GMT-watch (Greenwich Mean Time), which together with a day/night indicator allows the wearer to read two time zones with a single set of hands.
The new Leica ZM Monochrom Edition will be available in selected Leica Store worldwide, including Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, Portugal, UK, USA, China, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates and Australia.
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