The Zeitwinkel 032° automatic watch features a classic three hand configuration: hour, minute and sweep second hand with an additional date display at the 3 o’ clock position. The model 032° houses Zeitwinkel manufacture movement ZW 010 with automatic winding.
The main purpose of the classic three-hand configuration of the Zeitwinkel 032° is to display the time. One hand each for the hours and the minutes give you a quick view of the current time. In addition, a clearly defined, long, sweep second hand enables the measurement of shorter periods.
The length of the hands was coordinated precisely to the minute markers and the indexes that are located at intervals of five minutes. The edges of both the two large hands and the indexes always break incident light in such a manner that there is a high contrast with the dial, so that the time can be read clearly.
In contrast, the second hand remains decently in the background so that it cannot distract the user from what is important. Dial of Zeitwinkel 032° is accentuated with a fine latticework which can only be seen from certain angles.
Thanks to the large size of the ZW 0102 manufacture movement, the smaller version of the date display can also be read well at any time. It reliably moves to the next day at exactly midnight; the date display only needs to be corrected in months with fewer than 31 days.
The crown of the Zeitwinkel 032° can be pulled out in several steps. Due to its easy-to-grip surface structure and the ample dimensions, the watch can be wound and the time can be set precisely. The date display is changed easily using a quick adjustment in the second position.
The Zeitwinkel caliber ZW0102 is a mechanical manufacture movement with automatic winding. Developed by Zeitwinkel especially for watches from the first series, it is manufactured in small-quantity lots in Jura (Switzerland) with high precision machinery and meticulous diligence.
Zeitwinkel caliber ZW0102 is a robust, accurate and versatile basic movement that can be equipped either with a sweep of a small second and has a relatively large date display as an option. The running time is 72 hours.
The movement has the formidable diameter of 30.4mm, 30 jewels and a total of 257 components, a frequency of 28,800 oscillations, a Glucydur balance and a robust three-quarter plate that plays a significant role in the mechanical stability of the movement. All plates and bridges are made of German silver. This material is noticeably harder than the brass that is usually used and requires the greatest precision in its manufacture and ornamentation.
ZW 0102 caliber is chamfered and hand decorated. After thorough quality inspection and five-stage calibration, it is installed in house and subjected to a running test that lasts several days. Only when the measured accuracy lies within a strict tolerance range is the caliber ZW 0102 sent on its journey to a new owner together with its Zeitwinkel watch.
The case for the Zeitwinkel 312° was developed over a period of 14 months in precise accordance with the Zeitwinkel caliber ZW 0102 movement. It is constructed of 1.4435 steel alloy which, due to its high resistance to intercrystalline corrosion and non-oxidizing acids, protects the valuable manufacture movement especially well. In addition, this alloy is especially well suited for products that are in continuous contact with the skin.
To attain interplay between polished surfaces and those with a matte structure, the casings are prefabricated using precision machinery at a traditional german business and construction is then completed, primarily by hand. In this process, 26 parts are assembled in more than 80 individual steps for each case.
The casing is water resistant up to a tested pressure of five bar due to the back cover, which is attached with six screws. Despite a diameter of 42.5 mm and a height of 10.97 mm, the Zeitwinkel case displays an elegant and well-proportioned appearance. The case’s unique design becomes immediately apparent the very first time you take a glance at the side of the watch.
In particular, the interplay of polished surfaces with strikingly structured, precisely worked areas provides a Zeitwinkel watch with its distinctive appearance. This clear-cut design is continued on the back, with its large window showing the movement, as well as in the design of the crown.
Sapphire crystal is used on both the front and back sides of the timepieces. The convex lunette crystal has a diameter of 35.4 mm. It has multiple anti-reflection coatings on the inside so that the hands do not reflect on the interior surface; a coating on the outside of the crystal could wear down.
The case back glass is flat and has an anti-reflection coating on the inside as well. As a result, the time can always be easily read, even under extreme lighting conditions. Both crystal and back plate glass are tightly inserted into the housing of the Zeitwinkel watch using a complex sealing system, ensuring that the watch is sealed up to a pressure of 5 bar.
On the back, there is an extraordinarily large (30.9 mm) window to match our manufacture movement, which also has the extraordinary diameter of 30.4 mm. This allows you to admire the details of the hand decorated inner workings of your Zeitwinkel watch, instead of an industrial retainer ring.
Due to its 12 grooves and large diameter, the crown is very easy to grip. With its easy pull, the crown allows you to set all the functions of your watch and then disappears into a precisely sunken, space-saving notch.
Screwed-down crowns are often difficult to handle and must always be wound completely to ensure that the watch remains sealed. Zeitwinkel 032° has a multi-stage sealing system with dual O-rings.
The dial Zeitwinkel 032° represents the classic three-hand configuration, with hour and minute hands and a sweep second hand. In addition, we have added a date display at the 3 o’ clock position.
Due to the diameter of the ZW 0102 manufacture movement, the size of this display is appropriately large. Appropriately, the date display uses numerals from Zeitwinkel font. Nothing distracts from the most basic and distinctive function of a watch: the reliable display of the time.
Despite this, the face is striking due to its discreet latticework of Zeitwinkel logos, which becomes apparent only when the watch is viewed from an angle. The indexes set every five minutes and supplementing the minute markers, have the classic arrow shape and are coordinated precisely to the length of the hands. With their beveled edges, they always form a strong contrast to the face, and are thus easily visible in all lighting conditions.
The Zeitwinkel 032° is available with a choice of a black or a silver-faced dials.
Hands are carefully balanced and produced in one of the best specialized manufactures in Switzerland. The silver hour and minute hands and a blued second hand make their rounds.
Precisely coordinated to the indexes and the minute markers, they always make the time easy to read. The large hands are diamond cut to facilitate easy reading of time in varying lighting conditions.
This ensures that one side of the hand always reflects incident light in such a manner that there is a strong contrast to the dial. In turn, the second hand provides this contrast by utilizing a starkly different color than the background – blue for the silver dial and silver-colored for the black dial. However, the brand intentionally omitted the coating of hands with any fluorescent compound.
Model: Zeitwinkel 032°
Display of hours and minutes, sweep seconds, date indication
Running autonomy: 72 hours
Material: Stainless steel 316 L
Height: 11.7 mm
Diameter: 42.5 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex & with anti-reflection on interior
Back: Sapphire with anti-reflection on interior
Water resistance: 5 atm
Crown: Diam. 6.70 mm, bi-O-ring seal, 12 grooves
Caliber ZW0102, Manufacturer Zeitwinkel Montres S.A., CH St-Imier
Diameter: 13½ lines, 30.40 mm
Height: 5.70 mm
Winding: Rotor, bi-directional
Running autonomy: >72 h
Bridge and plate material: German silver
Bearing jewels: 28
Frequency: (4Hz) 28,800 alternations/hour
Adjustment: Regulated in five stages
Screws chamfered and polished
¾ plate and balance cock with Geneva
Stripes (Côtes de Genève)
Pearlage on interior surfaces of plates and bridges
Straight graining on wheel bridge and rotor edges of ¾ plate and bridges
Chamfered and polished
Galvanic black, Zeitwinkel logo background
Galvanic silver, Zeitwinkel logo background
Appliqués: facetted & diamond-worked
Hands: Facetted & diamond-worked
Brown or black leather Hand sewn calfskin leather strap with flawless Louisiana alligator structure
Real Louisiana alligator full cut if desired
Black rubber strap
Width: 20 mm
Leather strap: Folding clasp with Zeitwinkel engraving
Rubber strap: Folding clasp with applied logo