A famous person considered to embody a set of beliefs or way of life; one that is worthy of veneration; a person or thing that is revered or idolized; a person regarded as a sex symbol or as a symbol of the latest fashion trends.
The Szanto brand is evolving. Welcome to Szanto ICONs, collections of watches tied to famous individuals who have made their mark in a variety of fields. Our ICONs are masters at their respective crafts, and share a passion for quality timepieces. Szanto will begin with six ICONs, and continue to add more over time as the brand grows and expands.
Each ICON worked closely with our team of experts to define, design and craft their specific vision of “their” timepiece, so that each felt their watch connected to them. Our ICONs are involved in every step of the design process in order to create ‘their’ unique watch. They collaborated with our experts to craft a timepiece that is elegant, original, and embodies the Szanto commitment to excellence. The end result is a watch that reflects the true tastes of each ICON, a singular design and style that perfectly represents each individual ICON. Some of our ICONs are designers themselves – in such cases they designed their watch and we offered guidance on their design to ensure it is salable and well conceived to be manufactured effectively.
At the heart of every ICON watch is the person (the ICON) who inspired them. Their ideas and sensibilities inform each step of the creative process. The final product is a watch that is superbly designed and fully conceived for ease of manufacturing and reliability.
ICON watches reflect the tastes of the people who inspired them, and the superior craftsmanship and reliability that Szanto prides itself on.
So go ahead…Dare to be ICONic!
A few years ago, a veteran watchmaker was struck by the beauty and simplicity of military watches from nearly 100 years back, and set out to create a modern watch with the same classic vintage appeal.
Shortly after World War 1, civilians started wearing the newly popular ‘wristwatches’ that military officers had been relying on for on-the-spot accuracy. The originals were purpose-built, meant to be reliable in harsh conditions, with the convenience of a leather wrist strap for accessibility in the trenches. Those servicemen who proudly wore their new wristwatches when they returned home set the trend for generations to come. Today, Szanto has re-imagined watch designs from the early 20th century up to the 1970s, and gone well beyond military designs.
Szanto’s vintage style watches evoke the feeling of a time gone by, when making top-notch products was the standard. Szanto uses the highest quality workmanship, and stands behind every watch, crafting each one for outstanding fit, finish, and style.
Szanto is an old family name – the Z has been silent for generations – an apt moniker for the century-old design inspiration, and an homage to the those who were first afforded the luxury of checking time with a mere flick of the wrist.
42mm 316L Brushed Stainless Steel Case
Unidirectional Rotating Timing Bezel
Screw Down Locking Crown
Screw Case Back
Thick Swiss SuperLuminova Lume Hands and Dial Numbers
Japan Quartz 3 Hand + Date Movement
K1 Hardened Mineral Crystal
22mm Genuine NBR Rubber Strap with Signature Buckle and Easy Change On/Off Fingernail Pull Spring Pins
Black Rubber Strap comes on watch. Green is available for separate purchase.
200 Meters Water Resistant