| | Genuine BMW Z Watch !!! The world's first <<Automatic Digital Watch>> !!! Limited Edition. You will own #2233 of 2000 pieces ever made (they also made 2000 pieces simple models, which I also have for sale, just browse my collection). Swiss made. Hand assembled. Ultra super rare as brand new in the box.
The innovative Z-Watch, a digital watch with automatic movement, that won the Red Dot for Supreme Quality in Design on account of its particular qualities created by BMW's designers !!!"The really good news is that the jury has awarded prizes to the entire range of products made by our studios", stated at that time, the BMW's Chief Designer Chris Bangle, lauding the success of his team on a very positive note. "Particularly the design award going to our Z-Watch proves that our designers apply the same high standard of design to our accessories and lifestyle products as to the cars and motorcycles we create."The BMW Z-Watch did indeed receive great attention from the jury, this innovative time-piece leaving a great impression on the experts for the simple fact that on a small scale it bears out all the features that make BMW cars and motorcycles so outstanding in their design on a large scale: the sophisticated and clear outer lines forego any exaggerated decoration, making the watch a genuine sculpture from the start. And it is at the same time the outer "shell" of the watch that gives the highly functional and elaborate technology the right look in a very understated, unpretentious style. Naturally, the Z-Watch also displays its superior technology whenever the owner would like to marvel at this achievement: all you have to do is take off the watch to see the power pack providing the energy through the glass bottom. Inside the Z-Watch a micro-generator converts the kinetic energy you generate on your wrist into electric power fed to the digital electronic drive. This direct symbiosis of sophisticated mechanical components and innovative electronics also reveals the common philosophy shared by the Z-Watch and BMW cars. The name of the watch, incidentally, comes from the Z-shaped closing mechanism, although there is no denying that this name also - quite intentionally - bears a certain resemblance to specific BMW products.
I also have it in my personal collection and simply adore it. The display is very clear and the digits are very crisp. It's so simple in design and yet is so magical, that whenever I look at the time, I am amazed of it's beauty. The Z Watch will never leave my collection. The design of the watch is simple, not complex. Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing !!!
This piece of art was created in a joint development of BMW with Ventura, renowned Swiss watch manufacturer. The BMW Digital Watch runs on power supplied by a micro generator system (MGS) transforming wrist movements into electricity; there is no need for a battery. Time, date and the display format (12h am/pm or 24h military time) are intuitively set with the winding crown. A <<Sleep mode>> switches of the LC display automatically if the watch is not moved for an hour and thus conserves energy. In the normal mode (watch running), the power reserve is approx. 3 months; in storage mode (crown pulled), the energy is stored for a long time, in fact, even after 5 years, about 50% of the power remains available to run the watch instantly. A flashing symbol warns when the remaining power reserve falls bellow 12 hours. Add to this a unique font for the numerals on the electronic displays, created on advice of none less than Adrian Frutiger, the founder of modern typography.
The BMW designers have wrapped this state of the art technology into an elegant and timeless form. The case is made of stainless steel with a light grey finish; the two crystals are made of scratch resistant sapphire. The watch is secured on your wrist by a black fine calfskin waterproof leather band and a stainless steel buckle with a grey finish to match the case. The BMW Digital Watch withstands a pressure of 3 bar, equivalent to a water depth of 30 meters /100 feet.
Sapphire crystal glass. Diamond hardness is 10, Sapphire is 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Virtually scratch proof.ATTENTION !!! I also have the simple model, the ,,small brother", brand new in the box. Just browse my collection or simply message me.
BMW Digital Watch specifications:functions:
time - 12 am/pm or 24 military time hour indicationdate
Automatic digital movement:
movement - automatic
movement/Caliber - VEN99
8 JewelsSwiss madebase caliber - ETA 18701 PC6BMW Logo on the rotor
Case:case material - all stainless steelsize:width with crown - 35.2 mmwidth without crown - 32.6 mmlength - 46.6 mmthickness - 12 mmwater resistance: 30 meters / 100 feet (unsuitable for prolonged contact with water e.g. swimming, bathing)serial number engraved on the backBracelet/strap: finest calfskin leather; black; waterproof treatedThis item will be shipped with EMS service. Per request I can use other well known services: DHL, UPS, FedEx, etc.Any question, please ask BEFORE buying !!! I DON'T ACCEPT RETURNS, unless the item is not as described (logically, this will never happen, I provide 110% accurate info, and besides that, you have 12 close up, zoom in activated, pictures) !!!
I had tried to make pics from all angles. I do have many watches, but you will get what is seen in the pictures. They are not stock photos.
Please review the pictures carefully. They are part of the description. I try my best to provide accurate descriptions and pictures, but occasionally I miss something. Ask before buying, not after. I will consider that you accepted my terms and description.If you are looking for a specific model and I don't have it listed, please ask me. I may have it in my collection or I can find it for you.I am always happy to combine shipping on multiple items, so please take a look at my other watches / items !!!I use priority shipping with tracking number. Available at your request EMS shipping too.
Estimated delivery time after item shipped:
EUROPE 5-10 business days
REST OF WORLD 10-30 business days
I ship within 3 business days of your payment. Please don't hold me responsible for the carriers performance.Water Resistance
....a never-ending source of misunderstandings often caused by the irresponsible advertising of certain competitors, who are usually the ones to refuse any responsibility when damage by water occurs.
Here are the facts in plain English:
1. Every known brand submits the watch to a 2-phase test in a chamber, where it has to withstand to pressure for the minimum length of time required by industrial standards. It may seem a paradox, but low pressure-resistance, say at 0.5 bar equivalent to 50 cm depth is more critical to achieve, because increasing pressure tends to compress the seals, thereby increasing the resistance; the second phase test conducted at 3 bar (30 m.) is confirmatory.
Because of a solid case-construction, the known brands watches will resist to 10 bar (100 m. or 300 ft) and we could confidently call it a «diver’s watch»
The water resistance of a wristwatch is constantly challenged by mechanical wear caused by bumps, shocks etc., rapid changes in temperature, caustic acids, chemicals, etc. and can therefore not be guaranteed as a permanent condition. I renounces to using inflationary «theoretical» claims; the decision to wear your valuable timepiece for swimming, diving or in the Sauna is yours. On a side-note: only very few specially trained and equipped divers reach depths of 100 m and wear professional computers to indicate the life-saving compression- and decompression data; at such depths, normal watches will just not do.Thanks for looking and buying a great and unique item. Have a great day !!!