Jean-Claude Biver to take over as interim CEO of Zenith

Zenith will soon fall under the stewardship of Jean-Claude Biver for an as yet unknown period of time, as Aldo Magada exits the role of President and CEO. Magada took the top job at Zenith in July 2014, after Jean-Frédéric Dufour vacated the position to become CEO of Rolex.

Prior to joining Zenith as President and CEO, Magada was International Director of Sales & Business Development at Breitling.

Zenith launches the El Primero Range Rover Special Edition

Earlier this year Zenith launched watches to celebrate Cohiba’s 50th anniversary (Cuban cigar brand), and prior to that, it partnered with The Rolling Stones, the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association, Hero Cup, the Tour Auto and many other events and brands. Partnerships are obviously a big focus for the brand, and now Zenith has taken things a step further by announcing a watch to kickoff its partnership with Land Rover.

You don't have to own a Range Rover before you can buy this new timepiece.

You don’t have to own a Range Rover before you can buy this new timepiece.

Zenith launches the Heritage Pilot Cafe Racer

Several cool and interesting timepieces were unveiled at BaselWorld 2016, and Zenith’s Heritage Pilot Cafe Racer is one of the most fascinating yet. This piece’s undeniably-engaging looks are said to be inspired by the ‘cafe racer’ biker culture that came to the fore in England in the 1960s.

Going just on pictures, this watch packs a heck of a lot of character.

Going just on pictures, this watch packs a heck of a lot of character.

Zenith launches three new Type 20 references

Zenith is a 150-year old manufacture and while its iconic El Primero watches and movements are what brings the brand the most attention, we’ve always had a soft spot for the company’s Type 20 pilot watches. We were therefore delighted to hear that Zenith had three new and exciting Type 20 references at BaselWorld 2015 – one with a bronze case and two extremely exclusive pieces featuring a 5011K pocket-watch calibre.

If you're looking for a pilot watch, Zenith's Type 20 is a great place to start.

If you’re looking for a pilot watch, Zenith’s Type 20 is a great place to start.