Sunday, May 14, 2017

Zahnd & Kormann ZK No. 1 – Swiss Made Automatic Chronograph Featuring Full Calendar and Moonphase

Zahnd & Kormann watch brand was founded by Florian Kormann and Roger Zahnd in order to create high quality timepieces bearing the prestigious Swiss Made label. Based in Bern, the capital of Switzerland, the brand has an easy access to the expertise and services offered by world renowned companies involved in traditional watchmaking industry.
For its debut watch collection Zahnd & Kormann has selected the legendary ETA Mecaline Chronograph 7751 Valjoux self winding calibre that can offers Chronograph, full calendar and moon phase functions. This 25 jewels movement finds its place in a classically designed stainless steel case measuring 41mm diameter, a size that perfectly suits for a contemporary dress watch. The movement featuring a customized rotor is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback.
Two models are available in this collection based on its dial colour and case finishing: ZK No. 1 Black Moon and ZK No. 1 Blue Moon. Black Moon model features a Black PVD coated stainless steel case and black dial whereas Blue Moon dial boasts a blue dial inside the stainless steel case. Production of both timepieces is limited to 2’016 pieces per model.
Zahnd & Kormann has launched an online crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter in order to start the initial mass production of this watch collection. Offered with an early bird price starting from CHF 1’229.00 per piece, these watches will carry 2 years warranty.

Update 14 May 2017:-
1.     Zahnd & Kormann announces following changes in some specifications in the final product (note that the pictures shown here are that of prototype model):-
- All watches are 10 ATM (100 meter) water resistant not 5 ATM
- All watches do come with the ETA Valjoux 7751 version TOP not standard version
- On the dial there will be written "Bern" not "Automatic"

2.    Zahnd & Kormann’s Kickstarter crowd funding campaign has already reached 169% of its goal ($141,917 CHF OF $83,707 CHF goal funded). The campaign will be finished on 24 May 2017.

For more details please visit Zahnd & Kormann Kickstarter page.

Technical details
Movement
ETA 7751
Chronograph mechanism with cams
2 push buttons
Self-winding mechanism with ball bearing
Hours, minutes, small second
Stop second device
Regulator system ETACHRON and regulator corrector
28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz
Chronograph 60 seconds
30 minutes and 12 hours counters
Date indication by hand
Day, month, and moon phases showing in dial apertures
Quick correction of date, day, month, and moon phases
24 hours hand
25 Jewels

Case
Material: 316L stainless steel / 10 ATM (100 meter)
Diameter: 41 mm
Thickness: 13.6 mm
Caseback: sapphire crystal
Glass: sapphire crystal

Straps
2 interchangeable straps: One with stitching in the same color as the strap and one strap with differently colored stitching

Production
Limited and numbered series of 2’016 pieces per model; only the first 300 are numbered

Warranty
2 years

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