Zach Blass

Zach Blass


“Hi I’m Zach, and my in-house movement has a beat rate of 3,600 bph” (resting heart rate of 60 bpm = 3,600 bph) 😂

Zach has been an avid watch enthusiast for over half a decade, but his roots with timepieces date back to being a young boy enamored with his grandfather’s Rolex Datejust. Even then, Zach could tell it was something special and the cyclops magnification over the date window immediately caught his eye. Zach’s first connection with Time+Tide was as an avid reader, taking in all of the content in his Watchville feed. He would later submit a story to Andrew about acquiring a rare Seiko grail, the SBWA001, and, at the time, he never would have imagined it would have led to him becoming a full-time contributor for one of his favorite watch publishers – and eventually their first US Editor. From reading Watchville, to leading Watchville – it still blows his mind to this day.

My first watch: Longines Mainliner from 1942 “The sweeping second hand and patinated dial signaled I had my first “big boy” watch”

Favourite watch: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Up/Down 221.021 “Whenever putting it on or taking it off, I always take a minute to admire the hand finished movement”

Finale watch: Dufour Simplicity 34mm “I set the bar extremely high because the truth is I never want the hunts to end”

Articles by Zach Blass

A new Panerai boutique in Chadstone + Jaeger-LeCoultre & Omega exhibitions coming to NYC in November
The Grand Seiko SBGW297 & SBGW299 bring back bracelets to 36.5mm 44GS cases
The Louis Vuitton x Akrivia LVRR-01 Chronographe à Sonnerie proves Louis Vuitton is a safe haven for independent watchmaking
The Vulcain Cricket Nautical celebrates its 62nd birthday with a sapphire upgrade
Horage Mission Independence – what you need to know
The new Speake-Marin Academic Rouge offers their entry design in a new hue
5 French watch brands you’ve never heard of but should know
The new Longines Spirit Flyback Titanium addresses a point of contention within the collection
Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet debuts in new 38mm size
WatchTime & Windup: NYC’s horologically-fueled weekend to return next month
The Zodiac x Worn & Wound Super Sea Wolf Laser Tag is a raver’s dream
Has the hype watch launch gotten out of hand?
The Zenith Defy Revival Shadow brings modern noir to a vintage design
Tom Brady continues on an absolute tear with his exponentially growing watch collection
A Question of Time: 10 questions with the Time+Tide team – Zach Blass
Is this really all the new Apple Watch has to offer?
Tudor Pelagos FXD Black US Navy
Ulysse Nardin Freak X OPS
The new M.A.D.1 Green raffle lottery is open for the next two weeks
5 of our favourite watches available via Sotheby’s x Bucherer Certified Pre-Owned
Grand Seiko Manufacture Tour Part 5: Seiko/Epson Shiojiri Studio Shinshu – home of all Spring Drive, 9F quartz, and the Micro Artist Studio
Ollech & Wajs OW M-110 AS
Swatch x Blancpain collab has debuted. But will it have the same lasting momentum as the MoonSwatch?
TAG Heuer Carrera Chronosprint x Porsche Editions
HANDS-ON: The Longines Spirit Flyback leverages the brand’s near-century of experience with the complication
Breguet CEO Lionel a Marca shares 3 key insights into the future of the Type XX
The IWC Ingenieur Automatic 40 is the the latest Genta watch to become a celeb favourite
The new Tissot PRX Digital looks back to a watch from 1977
Sotheby’s Fine Watches Auction: Zach picks 5 lots to keep an eye on
The new Citizen Black Washi Paper Dial maximises aesthetics and function
The new HYT Conical Tourbillon Infinity Sapphires is a high complication fit for Thanos
The Ulysse Nardin Blast Free Wheel Marquetry is the ultimate tribute to silicon
New MoonSwatch Mission to Moonshine Gold Blue Moon gets the Neptune treatment
The IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic 41 Black Aces is the brand’s first full lume dial
Game, set, match! Maurice de Mauriac return serve with a new Rallymaster II
The new Jacob & Co. The World Is Yours Dual Time Zone is a tribute to the watch that started it all