Interview: Waldan Watches President, Andrew Waldan

"These watches are only the beginning," he says of the American-made line he launched to commemorate his father's legacy

Oscar Waldan, the namesake behind Waldan Watches, was a Polish watchmaker trained by a man named Manek, a fellow prisoner at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp during WWII. Oscar, in between apprenticing for Manek, endured unthinkable conditions and torture under the Nazis, until liberated, when he fled to Switzerland. While there, he furthered his passion for watchmaking and maintenance, and formulated a plan to relocate to …

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 …

Collective Horology + H. Moser & Cie’s Pioneer Center Seconds Rotating Bezel C.02

A group of watch-lovers collaborate with a Swiss industry darling on a limited edition travel timepiece

To glance upon independent Swiss watch manufacturer H. Moser & Cie‘s special edition Pioneer Center Seconds Rotating Bezel C.02, designed with US-based collector group Collective Horology, is to become transfixed by its vibrant green fumé dial. Those familiar with Moser understand the power of their shimmering dials—and the metaphoric electricity they exude. The special edition’s textured green palette with griffé (or high satin) finish is unique to …