It's about time.
Capture time in a way that is distinctively Leica: inspired by our photographic history and engineering excellence, with a focus on the essentials. Named after the German term “Zeitmesser” (meaning “time measuring device”), Leica’s ZM watches represent a 150-year legacy of outstanding quality and visionary design.
All functional details contain subtle references to signature features from Leica’s rich history.
The domed watch glass reminiscent of a camera lens; The rhodinised and diamond indices and hands, including the elegant décor caressing the second dial, that follow the typical delicate and simple design principles by Leica; The patented, “red-dot” push-crown inspired by a camera’s shutter release, and developed as an homage to Leica M’s designers Ludwig Leitz II and Heinrich Janke.
THE PATENTED PUSH-CROWN
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.
LEICA ZM 1 AND LEICA ZM 2
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.
As a GMT watch (Greenwich Mean Time), the Leica ZM 2 also uses a single hand to indicate the second time zone on the dial. The 12-hour bezel facilitates rapid, exact, and interpretation-free time-telling within a global orientation system.
LEICA ZM MONOCHROM EDITION
Every detail is deliberate. The minimalist design of the Leica ZM Monochrom Edition removes all colour, 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 aluminium dial; the black rhodium-plated, diamond cut, and sandblasted indices; watch hands and a small second decor ring that reveal an impressive manufacturing quality.
The Monochrom Edition watch strap is made of thick, black calf leather with a strong grain, which is identical to the leather cover of the Leica M11 Monochrom. To support the slightly raw, powerful expression of the Monochrom watches its strap is crafted using a cut-edge construction and hand-stitched, thick black thread.Shop Leica ZM 1 MonochromShop Leica ZM 2 Monochrom
LEICA ZM 11
The ZM 11 is a watch for every moment: robust, sophisticated, and brimming with details, from its outstanding features to its luxurious finish. Leica's proprietary Easy Change strap system is a technical replica of Leica’s camera lens change system and allows easy, secure strap changes to suit any activity. The highly accurate Swiss automatic movement was designed and manufactured in partnership with Chronode SA. The ZM 11 is water resistant to 100m and comes with a 5-year warranty.
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LEICA ZM 1 Gold Limited Edition
Limited to 50 pieces, the Leica ZM 1 Gold Limited Edition is a modern homage to the first Leica camera made of gold – the Leica I Model A Luxus, introduced in 1929.
The distinctive dual-metal case of the ZM 1 Gold Limited Edition has been expertly forged by esteemed artisans. The case is made from 18k 4N gold (33.43 grams of fine gold) and features a horizontally brushed finish that sweeps elegantly across its surface and onto the lugs. The polished bevels cut a distinguished figure, offering a lustrous counterpoint to the matte sheen. The remaining structural elements are fashioned from robust Grade 5 Titanium, a material esteemed for its use in the aerospace and automotive sectors.Read MoreEnquire Store
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Experience THE Leica M11
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Besides the product demonstration, you may also look forward to a rare visual feast with a host of vintage Leica cameras and lenses, Henri Cartier-Bresson’s immersive photography and more! Come create a memorable keepsake at Leica Gallerie and enjoy a complimentary coffee to end off your experience.