A design classic for your wrist

There are pieces of design from the early and mid twentieth century that are so beautifully modern that they make one question the whole notion of progress. This sublime re-imagination of a classic Zenith watch is such an item.

The only obvious change to the original is the new, larger 40mm size, but while the old watch contained the well-regarded 135 calibre movement the contemporary mechanism is Zenith’s revered Elite. However, what really excites us are the overall simplicity and the perfection of the white gold ‘double dagger’ hour indexes.

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Rose gold watch with alligator skin strap by Zenith, £10,500 (01204 424085)