For a period of months, I’ve been searching for the perfect dress watch. Perfect for me, I mean, of course.
For a while, my craving was sated by the Omega Aqua Terra with the blue hands and markers; eventually, though, that one was moved on. It was succeeded by the rather beautiful Grand Seiko that almost fulfilled the purpose completely. To be honest, I don’t know why it was “almost”, but it was, and that too has now found another home. More recently, I owned a rather lovely Oyster Perpetual Date – for a day. I loved it but knew the moment it went on my wrist that it wasn’t the answer.
Over recent weeks, my head has been turned by a couple of watches that I keep stumbling across. The first was a Junghans Max Bill, that appealed because of the simplicity of its design; and the second was the JLC Grande Ultra Thin – perfect, but just too expensive. This watch is almost a hybrid of the two, so I suppose it shouldn’t be a surprise that I wanted it the moment I saw it.
With all of that in mind, I give you, then, my new dress watch – the Zenith Elite Ultra Thin. Like the GMTIIC and Striking 10th, it won’t be going anywhere in a hurry.