Every glance at a Zeppelin watch shows the fascination of flying again. This exclusive series of chronographs in the “100 Jahre” series brings a thrilling era of aircraft history alive and like their role model, they represent robustness, persistence and a unique design.
With determination and hard work, Ferdinand von Zeppelin built the most successful airships of all time as they remain one of the largest aircrafts to ever fly stretching at around 420 feet long. Whether it features a date display, a tachymeter scale or a seconds sub-dial, the “100 Jahre” collection offers a variety of watches to choose from built with high German craftsmanship, including handmade calf leather straps and domed mineral crystals.
The 7680-1 watch has a silver stainless steel case with a screwed case back. It weighs 76 grams with a case diameter of 42 x 11 mm, making this watch a bit larger than average for the size of its dimensions. However, once you see what this watch has to offer, you’ll understand the need for it to be so heavy.
It has a water resistance of 5 ATM (50 meters). The case back features an image of the Zeppelin logo with “100 Jahre” written below, allowing you to carry a piece of history on your wrist wherever you go. The thin bezel allows the tachymeter and telemeter scales to be seen more clearly from a distance.
This watch is powered by the reliable Swiss Ronda 5130.D quartz movement with 6 jewels. it features hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph central seconds, a 30 minutes counter, a 12 hours counter, a date and an alarm function.
Its diameter is 28 x 4 mm thick with a hacking function. The 395 Renata battery has a life expectancy of 48 months. That’s 4 years. Its motor accuracy is -10/+20 seconds per month.
Its silver dial features three sub-dials, including a 12 hours sub-dial located at the 6 o’ clock position, a 30 minutes counter located at the 9 o’ clock position and a seconds sub-dial located at the 3 o’clock position.
The tachymeter and telemeter scales lie on the outer ring of the dial. A tachymeter scale measures distance based on speed between 60 to 360 miles, while a telemeter scale measures distance of an event that can be both seen and heard, such as a lightning bolt, between 1 to 19 km.
With a date display located at the 4 o’clock position and an alarm function located at the 6 o’clock position, this watch has all the information you’ll ever need. Its black Breguet-style hands create an antique look suitable with any casual and formal attire.
The 7680-1 has a dark brown 22 mm alligator-style leather strap with white stitching on the sides and a buckle closure for an elegant and stylish look.
With a busy dial such as this, its bound to have multiple crowns for easier function. The top pusher starts and stops the central seconds while the bottom pusher resets the central seconds to its original position. The main crown allows you to change the date by pulling once and change the hours and minutes by pulling it twice, which you will then see the alarm function reset in proportion to the correct time.
The 7680-1 is framed by a domed mineral glass crystal, which not only makes this watch reliable, but prominent as well. The domed feature creates a reflection of the dial.
This model is an epitome of a sophisticated, reliable and modern timepiece built under the highest German quality.