083°: Three hands and an easily read date display

Our 083° model completes the classic three-hand-configuration with a date display. In addition to the display of hours, minutes, and seconds, we have equipped this watch with a date-window at the position "3". Thanks to its generously sized manufacture movement, the date can always be clearly read regardless of the dial color.

The power and precision for all displays are provided by the manufacture movement ZW0102 with its 72 hour power reserve. So that you can focus on what is important, the Zeitwinkel 083° comes equipped with an automatic winder. Its functionality as well as the elaborately decorated German silver plates can be admired through the large view-window on the rear side of the watch.

 

The Zeitwinkel 083° provides all the information one wants to know when looking at a watch. Behind the classic exterior hides the high precision and Swiss workmanship from our workshops. And the well-proportioned housing with its 39 millimetre diameter provides for pleasant unobtrusiveness.

Convincing every day

The main purpose of the classic three-hand configuration of the Zeitwinkel 083° is of course 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 long and clearly defined sweep second hand enables the measurement of shorter periods. Also, the second hand also shows, even at just a glance, that the watch is running reliably. 

 

The length of the hands was coordinated to precisely fit the minute markers and the indexes that are located at intervals of five minutes.

 

We have accentuated the face of the Zeitwinkel 083° with a fine latticework which can only be seen from certain angles. 

 

Although the correct watchmaker's designation of the date display of our Zeitwinkel 083° would actually be "small date," we prefer not to use this term. Thanks to the large size of the ZW0102 manufacture movement, this version of our 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 date display is changed easily using a quick adjustment in the second position.

The Zeitwinkel ZW0102 caliber

he Zeitwinkel caliber ZW0102 is a mechanical manufacture movement with automatic winding. Developed by Zeitwinkel especially for its watches, it is manufactured in small-quantity lots in Jura (Switzerland) with high precision machinery and meticulous diligence.

 

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

 

The movement has 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 in the housing by our watchmakers and subjected to a running test that lasts several days.

The casing

The casing for the Zeitwinkel 083° was developed over a period of 14 months in precise accordance with the Zeitwinkel caliber ZW0102 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.

 

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; this is possible due to the back cover which is attached with six screws. 

 

Despite a diameter of 39.0 mm and a height of 11.6 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.

The glass

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

 

The convex lunette crystal has a diameter of 31.9 mm. It 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 30.9mm 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 casing of the Zeitwinkel watch using a complex sealing system ensuring that the watch is sealed up to a pressure of 5 bar.

The crown

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. Due to a multi-stage sealing system with dual O-rings, we were able to do without a screwed-down crown and even if the crown is raised, we guarantee that water cannot enter the valuable inner workings of your Zeitwinkel watch.

The dial

The dial of our Zeitwinkel 083° embodies puristically the classic three-hand-configuration with hour, minute and sweep second. Additionally, we have integrated a date display at the 3 o' clock position. Due to the diameter of our ZW0102 manufacture movement, the size of this display is appropriately large. As a matter of course, also the numerals used in the date display are our own Zeitwinkel font.

 

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.

 

Our Zeitwinkel model 083° is available with a choice of a Black, «Galvanic-Blue”, «Galvanic-Rhodium” or a Silver-faced dial.

The hands

We have also concentrated on the absolute essentials with the hands of our Zeitwinkel 083°. Carefully balanced and produced according to our design in one of the best specialized manufactures in Switzerland, hour and minute hands make their rounds. A clearly defined, long, sweep second hand enables the measurement of shorter periods.  Precisely coordinated to the indexes and the minute markers, always making the time easy to read.

 

To facilitate this even in varying lighting conditions, we have diamond-cut our hands, meaning that we have equipped them with two flat surfaces angled to one another over almost the entire length of the hand. 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. 

The Zeitwinkel leather bracelet

For our calfskin straps only selected skins are processed and refined with a special method (Vollumbugg method) and created with the highest craftsmanship. The result is a supple and extremely durable strap available in noble brown color or classic black.

 

The exclusive use of vegetable colorants, antiallergic lining and upper leather as well as caoutchouc-based glues provide for excellent skin friendliness and a pleasant wear comfort.

 

The leather bracelets are closed with our Zeitwinkel folding clasp which is made of the antiallergic stainless steel 316L. The clasp can easily be opened and closed with one hand and is at the same time as easily adjustable as a pin buckle.

 

Our Zeitwinkel leather bracelets are embossed in a perfect Louisiana alligator pattern. Due to endangered species protection and sustainability reasons we completely abstain from using reptile leather and, therefore, replace it by high-quality hand-sewn calfskin. Those who value the elegance of a »croco bracelet« and have so far abstained from buying one because of the dubious breeding methods will surely be delighted by our Zeitwinkel alligator-effect strap. 

Data Zeitwinkel 083°

Manufacturer Zeitwinkel Montres S.A., CH St-Imier
Model Zeitwinkel 083°
Functions Displays hour, minute
Sweep second and date
Running autonomy >72 h
Case
Material Stainless steel 316 L
Height 11.6 mm
Diameter 39.0 mm
Glass Saphire, convex & with anti-reflection on interior
Back Saphire 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
Zeitwinkel logo background
Hands Facetted & diamond-worked
Sweep 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

Data movement ZW0102

Caliber ZW0102
Version Zeitwinkel 083°
Manufacturer Zeitwinkel Montres S.A., CH St-Imier
Functions Automatic winding, minute, hour,
Sweep second and date
Balance stop
Quick date setting
Diameter 13½ lines, 30.40 mm
Height 5.70 mm
Winding Rotor, bidirectional winding
Running autonomy >72 h
Bridge and plate material German silver
Bearing jewels 30 – Version sweep second
Balance Glucydur
Spiral Straumann
Frequency (4Hz) 28800 alternations / h
Impact resistance Incabloc
Adjustment Regulated in five stages
Decoration Screws chamfered and polished
¾ plate and balance cock with Geneva
Stripes (Côtes de Genève)
Pearlage on interior surfaces of plates and
bridges
Lining on wheel bridge and rotor
Edges of ¾ plate and bridges
chamfered and polished

Color combinations