Watches with decentral second

These Zeitwinkel models feature a decentral second and date display and are available in a choice of dial colors.

All versions are powered by our manufacture caliber ZW0102 with German Silver plates, automatic winding and 72 hours power reserve.

Hand-assembled Swiss watch Zeitwinkel 181° with manufacture movement ZW0102

The Zeitwinkel models with decentral display of seconds pick up on the design of classic pocket watches. In a variation of the usual three-hand configuration, the hands for hours and minutes are supplemented by a harmoniously arranged off-center seconds display and a date display at the "3" position.

 

The harmonious design of the "small seconds" can only be realized in this form with a movement specially adapted to the size of watch. In contrast to many comparable designs, the date display is also easy to read thanks to its size.

 

These models are available in 39mm and 42.5mm:

model 181°

model 181° - 42.5mm: one hand each for hours and minutes, off-center second at position "6" and large date display at position "3".

 

case diameter 42.5mm

 

dial colors: silver, black and blue

 

model 188°

modell 188° - 39mm: one hand each for hours and minutes, off-center seconds at position "6" and large date display at position "3".

 

case diameter 39mm

 

dial colors: silver, black, rhodium and blue

 

Dial and hands

The dials of this model series are available in silver and black for model 181° with 42.5mm case and additionally in rhodium-gray and galvano-blue for model 188° with 39mm case.

Hour and minute hands are precisely matched to the indices and minute track. They are diamond-set, i.e. have two straight surfaces that are at an angle to each other over almost the entire length of the hand.

As a result, one side always reflects the incident light, creating a strong contrast with the dial.

On models with a silver or rhodium dial, we have finished the second hand in blue. Due to its coordinated length and color contrast, it can always be read accurately.

The date display advances by one day at midnight, so it only needs to be corrected in months with less than 31 days. Manually, the date display is easily corrected by means of a quick adjustment in the second crown position.

Hand-assembled Swiss watch Zeitwinkel 181° with manufacture movement ZW0102
Hand-assembled Swiss watch Zeitwinkel 181° with manufacture movement ZW0102

 

Hand-assembled Swiss watch Zeitwinkel 188° with manufacture movement ZW0102

The Zeitwinkel caliber ZW0102 is our mechanical manufacture movement with automatic winding. Developed by Zeitwinkel especially for its watches, we manufacture it in small-quantity lots in the Swiss Jura with high precision machinery and meticulous horological diligence.

A robust, accurate, and versatile basic movement that can be equipped either with a sweep or a small second, it also has a comparatively large date display as an option. The running time of the movement is 72 hours.

The ZW 0102 caliber has a diameter of 30.4mm, 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, chamfered, and hand-decorated. After thorough quality inspection and five-stage calibration, it is installed into the watch housing by our watchmakers and subjected to a running test that lasts several days.


The casing for our “Midsize” models was developed in precise accordance with in-house caliber ZW0102.

It is constructed of 1.4435 steel alloy which has a high resistance to intercrystalline corrosion and non-oxidized acids, so it is particularly suited for products that are in continuous contact with skin.

To attain the characteristic shaping, each watch case is prefabricated using precision machinery. We then complete the construction primarily by hand. In this process, 26 parts are assembled in more than 80 individual steps.

The interplay of polished surfaces with strikingly structured, precisely worked areas provides every Zeitwinkel watch with its distinctive appearance. With a diameter of 39 mm, the casing has an elegant and well-proportioned appearance. It is water resistant up to a tested pressure of five bar.


The casing for our 42.5mm models was developed in precise accordance with in-house caliber ZW0102.

It is constructed of 1.4435 steel alloy which has a high resistance to intercrystalline corrosion and non-oxidized acids, so it is particularly suited for products that are in continuous contact with skin.

To attain the characteristic shaping, each watch case is prefabricated using precision machinery. We then complete the construction primarily by hand. In this process, 26 parts are assembled in more than 80 individual steps.

The interplay of polished surfaces with strikingly structured, precisely worked areas provides every Zeitwinkel watch with its distinctive appearance. With a diameter of 42.5 mm, the casing has an elegant and well-proportioned appearance. It is water resistant up to a tested pressure of five bar.


We use sapphire glass on both the front and back sides of our timepieces. Sapphire is extremely hard and scratch-resistant and ideally suited for use in high-quality timepieces.

The convex lunette crystal has multiple anti-reflection coatings on the inside so that the hands do not reflect on the interior surface and because a coating on the outside of the crystal could wear down. The case large back glass is flat and equipped with 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 front crystal and back plate glass are tightly inserted into the casing of the watch, using an elaborate sealing system.


Due to its twelve grooves and its large diameter, the crown is very easy to grip when you set the functions of your watch.  The surface is polished, but is kept matte surrounding the raised Zeitwinkel logo.

Screwed-down crowns are often difficult to handle, so we decided to use a multi-stage sealing system with dual O-rings. Even when the crown is raised, water cannot enter the valuable inner workings of your Zeitwinkel watch.


For our leather straps, only selected skins are processed and refined with with the traditional full-bugg technique. The result is a supple and extremely durable strap available in various colors. For animal welfare reasons, we completely abstain from using reptile leather and replace it by high-quality hand-sewn calfskin.

The exclusive use of vegetable colorants, antiallergic leather as well as caoutchouc-based glues provide for excellent skin friendliness and pleasant wear. Our Zeitwinkel folding clasp is made of antiallergic stainless steel 316L and can easily be opened and closed with one hand, while at the same time being as easily adjustable as a pin buckle.


Our watches with 42.5mm cases can optionally be ordered with our durable caoutchouc watch straps. Caoutchouc has proven to be very skin-friendly and extremely durable not only for the use in warmer climates, but also in sports. It is waterproof, UV-resistant, tearproof and dimensionally stable.

We have redesigned this antiallergic strap from scratch from synthetic caoutchouc free from harmful substances such that it does not bulge even when worn for a longer period of time. The Zeitwinkel logos which are embossed on the inner side of the strap provide for a better ventilation of the skin and improve wear comfort.

The Zeitwinkel caoutchouc watch strap is closed with a high precision manufactured folding clasp made of polished stainless steel 316L that can be opened and closed with one hand.


Zeitwinkel 188°

manufacturer Zeitwinkel Montres S.A., CH St-Imier
model Zeitwinkel 188°
functions display of hour, minute, small seconds and date
running autonomy >72 h
case  
material stainless steel 316 L
height 11.6 mm
diameter 39 mm
glass sapphire, convex & with anti-reflection on interior
back sapphire with anti-reflection on interior
water resistance 5 ATM
crown Ø 6.70 mm, Bi-O-ring seal, 12 grooves
dial galvanic black / galvanic silver / galvanic blue / galvanic rhodium
  Appliqués facetted & diamond-worked
  small seconds with guilloches
hands facetted & diamond-worked, small second polished / thermally blued
strap  
leather hand sewn calfskin leather strap with flawless Louisiana alligator structure
  brown / black / blue / grey
impulse 18 mm
clasp  
leather strap folding clasp with Zeitwinkel engraving

Zeitwinkel 181°

manufacturer Zeitwinkel Montres S.A., CH St-Imier
model Zeitwinkel 181°
functions display of hour, minute, small seconds and date
running autonomy >72 h
case  
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 Ø 6.70 mm, Bi-O-ring seal, 12 grooves
dial galvanic black / galvanic silver
  appliqués facetted & diamond-worked
  small second with guilloches
hands diamond-worked, small second polished / thermally blued
strap  
leather hand sewn calfskin leather strap with flawless Louisiana alligator structure
  brown / black / blue / grey
rubber black / blue
impulse 20 mm
clasp  
leather strap folding clasp with Zeitwinkel engraving
rubber strap folding clasp with applied logo

manufacture caliber ZW0102

caliber ZW0102
versions decentral second
manufacturer Zeitwinkel Montres S.A., CH St-Imier
functions automatic winding
  small second
  balance stop
  optional date at position "3" with quick date setting
diameter 13½ lines, 30.40 mm
height 5.70 mm
winding rotor, bidirectional winding
running autonomy >72 h
material plates and bridges german silver
bearing jewels 28 – small second version
balance Glucydur
spiral Straumann
frequency (4Hz) 28800 alternations / h
impact resistance Incabloc
adjustment regulation in five positions
decoration screws chamfered and polished
  ¾ plate and balance cock with Geneva Stripes (Côtes de Genève)
  perlage on interior surfaces of plates and bridges
  lining on wheel bridge and rotor
  edges of ¾ plate and bridges chamfered and polished

Hand-assembled Swiss watch Zeitwinkel 181° with manufacture movement ZW0102

Prices for watches with decentral second

handmade Swiss watches Zeitwinkel 188° with 39mm and 181° with 42.5mm diameter, decentral second and inhouse caliber ZW0102
model 188° 181°
case 39mm 42.5mm
movement ZW0102 ZW0102
price in CHF 7,990 7,990
price in EUR 7,990 7,990

All prices ex manufacture in Saint-Imier / Switzerland. Prices in Euro (EUR) for customers with billing and shipping address in the European Union, including 19% VAT. Prices in Swiss Francs (CHF) including 7.7% VAT. Recommended retail prices, all prices are subject to change without notice. Please contact us regarding options for dials and straps as well as current delivery times.

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our models with decentral second.

If you would like to order one of these watches, please let us know the model, dial color and strap choice. We will gladly present the available options to you in a video call.

 

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