The Spirit of Zino Davidoff Impeccable designs and the builder, the visionary, the businessman
With a combination of energy and determination, Zino Davidoff built the family business and steered it towards success. His expertise, tenacity and intuition made him a natural leader, while his unique personality earned him the status of legend.
When Zino took over his father’s store in the 1930s, it was just one of many similar stores found in Europe’s larger cities. Twenty-five years later his name was internationally renowned and his store had a list of prestigious and impressive clients including actors, writers and politicians.
Zino’s prime focus was quality. Forever determined to offer the best, he received inspiration in his travels to the four corners of the earth. Working with craftsmen on their products, he understood the long and indispensable sequence of gestures required to produce impeccable quality. Throughout his life, he never ceased expressing his respect for this craftsmanship.
The nomadic spirit, the enthusiastic traveller
Zino was an artisan of a happy life. His ideas were simple: take the time to enjoy what nature and hard work offer; enjoy the simple pleasures of life and share them with friends. Zino had an unquenchable thirst to discover the world and learn more about different cultures - to scour the continents. He was some 20 years of age when he embarked on a five-year-long voyage around the world. This was in the 1920s, when travelling was harsh and difficult and social expectations were different from those of today.
Through his travels, he not only gained valuable experience for his business, but also lived out his great passion for music, dancing and art. Even after having sold his business, Zino’s desire and enthusiasm to explore new places, experience new things and seek out the best did not diminish. Indeed, it was his destiny, and travelling remained his great passion.
Zino’s life, with its extraordinary experiences and encounters, is a constant source of inspiration for the Davidoff team of today.
Davidoff - new models perfectly complementing the Very Zino watch collection
At Baselworld 2010, Davidoff added two interesting watch collections to the Very Zino watch line successfully launched in 2008. The Very Zino Champion Collection and the Very Zino Navigator Collection persuade with their strong masculinity and fascinate with their different interpretation of this theme. Now, as before, all designs reflect the spirit of Davidoff and harmoniously combine elegance and modernity with the highest quality. Craftsmanship merges with innovation, resulting in new designs radiating a sense of endurance combined with a confident character. The high-quality Swiss production ensures the impeccable standard of perfection shared by all Davidoff watches.
Davidoff Very Zino Champion Collection
Destined to be a true champion in every way, the Champion Collection is made for men who appreciate a timepiece that reflects their personality and embodies the character of a winner. The designs represent the power, agility and dynamism of men who know exactly what they want. Naturally, the watches are equipped with Swiss precision timing provided by a self-winding mechanical Valjoux movement with a 46-hour power reserve, and a 46-mm case with a double-integrated sapphire case back. The PVD-treated stainless steel case (316 L) is water-resistant up to 5 ATM. This collection of fine timepieces embodies the robust character and finesse it takes to be a champion.
Davidoff Very Zino Navigator Collection
Impressive masculinity also meets Swiss craftsmanship in the Navigator Collection, presenting the Gent Automatic (45mm) and Gent Automatic Chronograph (46mm) versions. Robust yet stylish, these individual timepieces have what it takes to conquer oceans or faraway roads. The watches are equipped with a Swiss-made, self-winding mechanical movement with a 42-hour, and 46-hour power reserve. A stainless steel case (316 L) with a double-integrated sapphire case back and water-resistance up to 10 ATM complete the dynamics of this inspiring collection.
All these features are highlighted by powerful colours paired with deep black rubber straps. They not only emphasize the masculine character of the watches but provide contrast when you are active. The harmonious alliance of high-end quality, innovative design and a sense of endurance make the Navigator watches the perfect choice for men who like to live off the beaten track.
Since 2008, Zino Davidoff Trading AG has been successfully expanding its Very Zino concept. The exclusive Swiss watches, writing instruments produced by German craftsmen, and leather goods manufactured in Italy, have become synonymous with cosmopolitan finesse and individuality.
At Baselworld 2010, the new Very Zino from Zino Davidoff watches were launched, adding a new masculine facet to the brand’s travel-oriented approach.
You can find Very Zino watches from Zino Davidoff at the Tanagra stores in Salhiya and Arraya.
First Published in Men's Passion Issue #22 May 2010