Zenith’s Ultra-Light All-Carbon Defy Classic Wristwatch

65 grams of layered carbon fiber compose an entire watch case—and its bracelet

From its geometric, open-worked dial (which reveals the mechanisms at the heart of the watch underneath) to its sci-fi camouflage aesthetic, Zenith‘s new DEFY Classic Carbon wristwatch sets a new standard for the brand. It’s the Swiss luxury manufacture’s debut carbon watch with an integrated carbon bracelet—an attribute composed of more than 50 individual carbon fiber components itself. This means that the timepiece weighs a mere 65 grams …

Essence Sustainable Materials Wristwatch

$205

For their new Essence collection, Swiss watch brand Mondaine emphasizes sustainability. Produced at the brand’s now 80% solar-powered factory in Biberist, Switzerland, the watch incorporates recycled PET bottles for its multi-purpose pouch and natural rubber for its strap, glass powder for its crystal and Rizinus (aka castor oil) for the 41mm watch case. The brand does not sacrifice any of its signature design either. Image …

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The Return of the Accutron Watch Inspires a Podcast on Culture

When the Accutron wristwatch launched in the ’60s, it redefined what timepieces could look like—and how they could draw their power thanks to a proprietary tuning fork movement. With a new Accutron on the horizon, the brand tapped COOL HUNTING Editor in Chief David Graver to join entertainment reporter Bill McCuddy and editor Scott Alexander for The Accutron Show, a podcast about more than watches—in …