Zeitwinkel 082° «Email Grand Feu» with enamel dial
Our model 082° Enamel Grand Feu stands out from all other Zeitwinkel watches because of its enamel dial. Another special feature are the blue enamel numerals and the handmade and hand-blued hands for hours and minutes.
This exceptional watch is powered by our manufacture caliber ZW0102 with German Silver plates, automatic winding and 72 hours power reserve.
The Zeitwinkel 082° Enamel Grand Feu combines artisan watchmaking with the tradition of "Grand Feu" enamel.
In addition, the blue enamel numerals in our own Zeitwinkel signature typeface and the handmade hands make each watch absolutely unique.
The watch hands are made by one of our watchmakers who spends at least a day finishing every set of hands.
Exclusively for our watches with handmade hands, we additionally decorate the manufacture movement with blued screws.
Dial and hands
Thanks to the elaborate process and masterful control of materials and temperatures, our model 082° émail grand feu captivates with its brilliant enamel dial of lasting beauty.
The Zeitwinkel 082° émail grand feu model puristically embodies the classic three-hand configuration with hour, minute and central second hand.
We developed the hour and minute hands especially for this model and adapted them to the enamel dial. They are individually handmade in our Saint-Imier ateliers.
To ensure that the time can be read easily at all times, even in different lighting conditions, we have chamfered the hour and minute hands over almost the entire length of the hand and blued them just like the second hand.
Enamel in a modern interpretation
Our model 082° Enamel Grand Feu with enamel dial and display of hours, minutes and seconds is available with a case diameter of 39mm.
Due to the high effort in handcrafting the dial and hands, only a very limited number of this model can be produced. We ask for your understanding that there may be occasional waiting times.
Zur Gestaltung des aussergewöhnlichen Zifferblatts greift Zeitwinkel auf das traditionelle Verfahren des Emaillierens in „Grand Feu“-Technik zurück.
Der Begriff „Grand Feu“ bezieht sich auf die hohen Temperaturen von bis zu 900°C, bei denen das Emaillepulver im Brennofen geschmolzen wird. Diese traditionelle Fertigungsmethode bedingt hohe Sorgfalt, da beschädigte, gebrochene oder gerissene Zifferblätter nicht repariert werden können.
Auch alle Dekorelemente wie unsere blauen Ziffern in Zeitwinkel-Hausschrift werden aus Emaille gefertigt.
For these watches, we handcraft hour and minute hands, which we then blue over a flame.
Just like watchmakers did hundreds of years ago, we start with a carefully selected sheet of metal, which is cut and shaped. With a lot of patience, we then optimize the shape by hand, without using automated machinery or processes from mass production.
In the next step, our watchmakers polish the hands until they have exactly the right shape and surface finish. This can sometimes take a very long time, as the special steel we use is very hard.
The hands are then blued by hand over a flame until the desired shade is achieved. Only when this step is completed do we see whether there are any inclusions or impurities in the steel. In this case, all previous work was in vain and we start over again with the first step.
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.
For our watches with handmade blued watch hands, we equip our movement ZW0102 with blued screws.
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.
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.
Zeitwinkel 082° Email Grand Feu
Zeitwinkel Montres S.A., CH St-Imier
Zeitwinkel 082° Email Grand Feu
display of hour, minute and seconds
stainless steel 316 L
sapphire, convex & with anti-reflection on interior
sapphire with anti-reflection on interior
Ø 6.70 mm, Bi-O-ring seal, 12 grooves
Enamel „grand feu“
arabic numerals in Zeitwinkel typeface
Blue enamel numerals
hand-made in-house, thermally blued, sweep second polished / thermally blued
hand sewn calfskin leather strap with flawless Louisiana alligator structure
brown / black / blue / grey
folding clasp with Zeitwinkel engraving
manufacture caliber ZW0102
Zeitwinkel Montres S.A., CH St-Imier
optional date at position "3" with quick date setting
13½ lines, 30.40 mm
rotor, bidirectional winding
material plates and bridges
30 – sweep second version
(4Hz) 28800 alternations / h
regulation in five positions
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
price 082° Email Grand Feu
082° Email Grand Feu
price in CHF
price in EUR
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 model 082° Email Grand Feu.
If you would like to order this watch, please let us know your strap choice. We will gladly present the available options to you in a video call.