Dreams from the Black Forest
TEXT: THOMAS SCHROERS | PHOTOS © CRISTANO GMBH
Germany’s Black Forest may be known best for its incredible nature and growing appeal for tourists. With the Black Forest Watch Company Carl von Zeyten, the region has another visually appealing feature on its side.
In the middle of the last century, Carl von Zeyten, an ambitious and technically skilled watchmaker, dedicated all his efforts to the creation of unique pocket and wrist watches. Based in Freudenstadt in the Black Forest, he made a name for himself all over the country. In the following years he began to travel to Switzerland and also to England, gaining valuable new insights into the craft of manufacturing watches. Back home, he used these experiences to assemble singular watches for handpicked customers. Guided by the one principle to always improve his watches, he began to live his dream of a perfect mechanical watch.
Years later, this dream is still alive as customers of Carl von Zeyten receive an original chronometer of the highest quality. One particular watch is the model Urach, featuring a quartz clockwork with the calibre Ronda 706B. The dial is kept in silver, as is the steel chassis. The wristband is available in red, blue and black leather and also as a Milanese steel band. Furthermore, the distinctive feature of the Urach is a display of the phases of the moon, month, day and week; and at 325 euros it comes at a dream price.
All of the Black Forest Watches can be found on the respective website, where you can also find your closest merchant.