ZEPHYR

SPECIAL EDITION

A tonneau throwback to the Jazz Age.

Evoking the elegance of early 20th century Art Deco, the Zephyr's slim, retrofuture case dances with light, deftly balancing lines and curves, while its guilloché dial captivates the eye. Classicists will recognize the two-handed movement as an older, purer form of art on the wrist. The clean aesthetic allows the Zephyr's intricate finishes to take center stage.


Though the tonneau case shape is synonymous with formality today, it was worn without pretension in the early 20th century. We’d like to revive that idea—you don’t need a special occasion to dress with class.    



Specifications

  • Miyota 9029 automatic movement (no-date), 28800 bph
  • 316L marine-grade stainless steel case
  • Water resistant to 30 meters / 90 feet
  • Sapphire crystal with 7-layer antireflective coating on inner side
  • Included: 2 quick-release leather strap (exact make not yet pictured)

Dimensions

  • 31mm case width (similar fit to a round 35mm)
  • 8mm case thickness
  • 42mm case length / lug-to-lug
  • 18mm lug width

Shipping & Policies

Orders placed within the Continental U.S.A. ship for free via FedEx Express.


International orders ship via FedEx International Priority for $35.This does not cover any taxes, duties, and fees that may be levied by your customs/border authority upon delivery. 

Note to EU and UK customers: All prices are shown excl. VAT. 
International customers: all prices are shown excl. taxes

For more information, please consult our store policies page.


TIME MACHINE

In our quest to design a dress watch, we discovered the distinction might be a slight misnomer. In the early era of wristwatches, the great majority of them simply had an aesthetic we would consider dressy today.


The most prominent examples would be the Omega Marine and the LeCoultre Reverso, marketed as the premium sports watches of their time.


Not that we think the concept is outdated! The Zephyr surprised us with its easy versatility, adding a touch of class without ever looking out of place.


PURE ROMANCE

Our mission statement for the Zephyr was to distill everyday elegance into a wristwatch. To do this, we realized we needed to go back to an era before the circle was the ubiquitous shape for a timepiece. We love how the elongated silhouettes of the '20s and '30s exude a sophisticated swagger. You can practically smell the cigar smoke.


On the left, Clark Gable with a Cartier Tank in Red Dust (1932), and Duke Ellington on the right with his Cartier Tank à Guichets.


POSITIVELY RADIANT

The Zephyr’s diminutive size belies its visual impact. Light ripples from the center of the guilloché dial in undulating waves. Reflective antique gold accents on the black variant, and heat-blued hands on the silvery white, elevate its aesthetic while calling back to vintage design touches that have stood the test of time.


Pictured here (and further below) on a 6 in. wrist. 



REFERENCES

Our favorite Jazz Age references, each one an icon in its own right, served as the starting point for the Zephyr's design.


Left to right:


Rolex Tonneau

LeCoultre Reverso (1931)

Cartier Tank Louis


Photos: 1st Dibs, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Analog/Shift



PROUDLY MECHANICAL

Ticking inside the Zephyr is the 9029, a no-date, two-handed variant of Miyota's 9 series premium automatics.


It offers a combination of thinness, reliability, and accuracy unlike any other movement on the market. 

YOURS, TRULY

A watch is a companion, a talisman that reflects its wearer's personality, history, and memories. Make your mark with a special message, dedication, or monogram.


ZEPHYR

SPECIAL EDITION

$499

OR 4 INTEREST-FREE INSTALLMENTS WITH SHOP PAY

ZEPHYR

SPECIAL EDITION

$499

OR 4 INTEREST-FREE INSTALLMENTS WITH SHOP PAY


We anticipate Zephyr production and assembly to finish in October. No pre-orders; we should have more than enough and they will ship within 1-3 days when in stock.


As soon as we have more precise dates, we will make an announcement via the newsletter.

Note:

There is no character limit, but please keep in mind the engraving area is only about 3 cm in diameter.

$35

Please note:


We only had early prototypes for the photography on this page. Once we receive the final production models, this page will be updated with a greater number and variety of pictures.


Thank you for your patience!