Leica ZM 1 Monochrom

SKU: 799429982918   Mfg Code: 98291


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  • Please note, initial supply of the Monochrom edition watches will be limited.

    Handcrafted foreverness and engineering excellence focused on the essential: The Leica watches are called ZM, originated from the German “Zeitmesser” and bring together 150 years of German precision, visionary design, and outstanding quality.

    The new Leica Watch Monochrom Edition takes its inspiration from the latest Leica M11 Monochrom camera, honoring the most fundamental principles of black and white photography: contrast and light. The distinctive design delivers remarkable tones and nuances of black and grey, that reveal a depth of detail that touches and inspires.

    Every detail is deliberate. The minimalist design of the Leica ZM Monochrom Edition removes all color, with the exception of the Red Dot; letting the exquisite craftsmanship speak for itself. The fine satin finish of the stainless steel case and the bezel is coated in black (PVD coating), with beveled edges that seem to absorb light rather than reflect it. Beneath the domed sapphire crystal is the sandblasted, high-strength aluminum dial; the black rhodium-plated, diamond cut, and sandblasted indices; watch hands and a small second decor ring that reveals an impressive manufacturing quality.

    Inspired by the shutter release button; the patented push-crown is the first of its kind in the watchmaking segment, as it solves a function used by all watch brands in a completely different way. The mechanism is pushed, rather than pulled, which resets the small seconds hand to zero, offering a convenient way to set the time. This is coupled with a separate display that switches between red and white to indicate the status of the watch. The patented push-crown is an intricate mechanism in which form follows function, representing both the iconic design principles of Leica, as well as the brand’s passion for innovation.

    Unique features and technical excellence: Each Leica watch is “Made in Germany” and developed in close cooperation with Lehmann Präzision GmbH – from the initial vision through to the final implementation. Concept design, manufacturing, and the majority of the integrated components are being produced in the company’s very own Black Forest manufactory. Most of all, because Leica watches promise exquisite functionality – which couldn’t have been achieved with movements currently available on the market. The manually wound movement was developed from scratch. It’s all evidence of the symbiosis of visionary technology, traditional engineering craftsmanship, and typical Leica quality. The result is an exclusive timepiece, handcrafted in Germany, which reveals Leica’s impressive vertical range of manufacturing.

    Mechanically, both models are manually-wound watches displaying hours, minutes, and seconds, a date window, status, and power reserve. Both Leica ZM 1 and ZM 2 are fitted with a scratch-proof domed sapphire crystal, and a transparent case back, and are both water-resistant to a depth of 50 meters I 5ATM. The power reserve guarantees at least 60 hours of motion and is decked by evenly closing blades reminiscent of the shutters of a Leica camera.

    • Leica’s first watch with an in-house movement, providing a 60 hour power reserve
    • Patented push-crown-system with mode and power reserve indicator
    • Highly domed watch crystal, reminiscent of the spherical front element of a camera lens
    • 41 mm case with special black PVD coated finishing (“Physical Vapor Deposition” providing specific scratch resistance requirements), satin surfaces with polished, beveled edges, coated pusher, crown
    • New dial design with glossy black logo print and white minute indication
    • Front and back anti-reflective sapphire glass
    • Strap made from thick black calf leather, identical in texture to M11 Monochrom. Cutedge construction with hand stitching and black PVD-coated pin buckle
    • Black rhodium-plated and diamond-polished indices, watch hands, and small second décor ring, with a black lacquered second hand
    • Red ceramic inlay in crown (homage to the Leica M designers Ludwig Leitz II and Heinrich Janke, father of the Leica “red dot”)
    • Two-year Leica warranty
    • Made in Germany
  • Order Number 98291
    Diameter 41mm
    Movement type Leica caliber ZM 1, manual wound
    Jewels 26
    Frequency 28,800 A/h, 4 Hz
    Power reserve 60 hours
    Classic function Hours, minutes and small second display
    Complications 1) Push-crown; 2) mode indicator; 3) date display; 4) quick date setting; 5) power reserve indicator;
    Special features Patented push-crown to enter the time setting mode, with seconds reset function and setting mode indication.
    Power reserve indicator with 2 gradually closing blades.
    Quick date setting with pusher.
    Case Material Stainless steel (316L) with black PVD coating
    All satin surfaces with polished, beveled edges
    Case Dimensions Total height 14.5 mm, total length 48 mm
    Water resistance 50 m | 5 ATM (ISO 2281 standard)
    Front glass Domed sapphire crystal glass, anti-reflective coating on both sides, scratch-resistant coating, screw-mounted bezel
    Case back glass Flat sapphire crystal glass, anti-reflective coating on both sides, scratch-resistant coating, screw-mounted
    Dial and hands Dial in high-strength aluminum, milled from the full; with black rhodium-plated and diamond polished indices, watch hands and small second décor ring, with a black lacquered second hand
    Strap Black calf leather with Monochrom embossing, cut-edge construction with ton-sur-ton stitching, black latch stitching, and black Alcantara backlining
    Buckle Leica tang buckle, stainless steel (316L) with black PVD coating, polished and brushed finishing, with LEICA logo engraving
    • Leica ZM 1 Monochrom watch head
    • Monochrom Edition black leather strap with mounted pin-buckle PVD black coating
    • Guarantee certificate
    • Watch packaging including glass container
    • Instruction manual
    • Microfiber cloth
    • Fold-out "Time to Watch" brochure

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