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

The new Breguet Type XX and Type 20 move the needle forward while being more faithful to the OGs than ever
The Accutron Spaceview Evolution is a more decorative twist on the Spaceview 2020
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Citizen to open new NYC flagship, JLC announces Golden Ratio Music Show
The Grand Seiko SBGH283 you can only buy at their Studio Shizukuishi in Japan
FAST X: The watches of the Fast & Furious cast
Can you ever really retire from being a watch collector or enthusiast?
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: AP has a MARVELous week with a new watch, new CEO and US$6.2M auction result
Audemars Piguet unveils new Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon “Spider-Man” 42mm
5 sleeper picks from the upcoming Sotheby’s Fine Watches auction starting next week
Two Rolex Daytonas owned by Paul Newman and a full-set Comex Sea-Dweller headline Sotheby’s Important Watches auction on June 9
VIDEO: Andrew and Fabrizio break down the new Bulgari Octo Roma and the first-ever Octo Roma chronographs
New Ulysse Nardin Ocean Race Diver Chronograph Limited Edition honours the 50th anniversary of the legendary sustainability-focused race
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: The Breguet x Frieze exhibition is back in NYC until May 21
Should watch brands cancel orders placed with the intention of immediately flipping them?
Omega revisits the Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer with new titanium and steel models with coloured ceramic bezels
New Kurono 2023 Anniversary Calendrier ‘Azuki’ : アズキ is your last chance to purchase the model – but it is not limited!
First 2023 Rolex novelties hit the secondary market – where does the new GMT Master II sit?
Zach’s visit to the IWC manufacture in Schaffhausen reveals the importance of ‘IWC-manufactured’
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: New Massena HOUSE, Father’s Day watchmaking coming to UK and Ferragamo watches
Swatch wraps up their 2023 Art Journey with new Jean-Michel Basquiat triptych
HANDS-ON: The Speake-Marin Ripples Blue Jeans & Ripples Date bring new colour and complication
WHAT IF… Grand Seiko finally made a smaller dive watch
10 of the best watches for small wrists under US$15K (and 46mm or less lug-to-lug!)
KISS, MARRY, KILL: The Time+Tide team reveal their picks from Watches & Wonders
The Frederique Constant Classic Tourbillon Manufacture Steel takes the value proposition a step further
New Indiana Jones trailer shows Harrison Ford wearing a Hamilton for the saga-ending film
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: James Harden gifts NBA MVP Joel Embiid engraved Rolex Day-Date
Ressence give their entry-level Type 8 a distinct sage-green treatment with new Type 8S
Piaget finds themselves in the limelight with new Polo Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin
Norqain unveil 5 new Independence watches in honour of 5 years of independence
Our favourite IWC releases from Watches & Wonders 2023
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Phillips to auction Roger Smith’s handmade pocket watch, Hublot drops two new special editions
Carl Suchy & Söhne waltzes into the sports segment with new Belvedere collection
Zach & Kylie react to the Cartier 2023 Watches & Wonders novelties
The new Norqain Wild One Zürich Marathon Limited Edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the race
Andy Richter shares the painful story of how his Rolex, gifted to him by Conan O’Brien, was stolen