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The Watch News You Missed This Week

Zenith reissues a military chronograph, Lenny Kravitz designs a Rolex, a beautifully designed table clock and more.


The watch industry is awash with too much news to cover. Each week, we’ll break down everything worth knowing. This week: Zenith reissues a military chronograph, Lenny Kravitz designs a Rolex, a beautifully designed table clock and more.

A (Mostly) Faithful Reissue from Zenith

Zenith, who is killing it with its recent limited-edition chronographs (see its collaborations with Land Rover and Hodinkee), has released another: the Heritage Cronometro TIPO CP-2. It’s a reissue of the original TIPO CP-2, a pilot’s chronograph Zenith was commissioned to make for Italian Navy and Air Force pilots in the early 1960s. The modern iteration is a dead ringer for the original, keeping the same rotating bezel, dial layout and even the same 43mm case diameter. The only big departure here is the choice of movement: a dateless, two-sub-dial variant of the high-beat El Primero. Zenith says only 1,000 pieces will be made.

Buy Now: $7,700

Crystal Clear

Jaeger-LeCoutre has been enlisting the help of famed industrial designer Marc Newson since 2008 to create special editions of their Atmos table clock. The 568 is the latest and features a slightly tweaked version of the mechanical movement used in the standard Atmos clocks, indicating time, date and phase of the moon, but the movement is put on display in a sleek, rounded, Baccarat crystal case.

Learn More: Here

Are You Gonna Chrono My Way?

Musician, actor and watch fanatic Lenny Kravitz has just released a collaborative watch design with watch-modifying company Les Artisans de Genéve — a Rolex Daytona with a black dial, a case treated in black DLC and gold on the bezel, crown and pushers. The watch comes on a wide leather strap and is presented in a box that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker.

Buy Now: ~$41,783

Their Watch Fair Is a Great Watch Fair

Love Watches? Live in New York? Between October 21 and 23, watch blog Worn & Wound will be hosting a pop-up shop/watch fair called Wind^Up, which will feature over 30 independent watch brands, including Oris, Oak and Oscar, Squale and Autodromo. Go and ogle some watches and meet with other collectors and watch enthusiasts.

Learn More: Here

Review: An Affordable, Practical Take on the Vintage Watch

Farer’s first automatic watch captures the look and feel of an older watch, but can actually handle daily wear and tear.

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Found: 1960s Universal Genève Aero-Compax

Like the original Zenith CP-2, this Universal Genéve is a pilot’s chronograph from the ’60s with a chunky rotating bezel. But it’s fairly unique, with its a 24-hour dial; after a full day, the hour hand will have gone around the watch only once. The corresponding 24-hour bezel here can be used to track a second timezone as well.

Learn More: Here

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