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Only a couple months after releasing their in-house ZM1 and ZM2 flagship timepieces, Leica has just expanded their watch offerings with three new ZM11 models. Featuring automatic movements, dual-layered colored dials and a unique Leica Easy Change Band Locking System, the 41mm ZM11 watches look absolutely stunning. Available in three base metal and dial color combinations, along with three different bracelet and strap options for each one, we've had a hard time picking which one looks best.

All three models showcase the same dual-layer dial motif under a domed sapphire crystal, with horizontal cutouts providing a design element and depth to the watch face. Complications are kept to the essentials here with just hours, minutes, sweeping seconds hand, and date window at three o'clock, controlled with a standard single screw-down crown. Super Luminova infilled stick indices along with hashed markings on the rehaut make for easy reading and a clean look. All watches are rated to 10ATM, which equates to 100m or 330ft, perfect for swimming, snorkeling or lounging in the hot tub after a long day of photography.

Three Watch Head Options

Initially, there will be three watch heads available. The stainless steel model features a dual-layered sunburst Midnight Blue dial with brushed case, while the two aviation Grade 5 titanium case options sport a subtle textured finish and either a Coffee Black dial with warm-toned hands and indices or the special Launch Edition featuring a two-tone black/red dial with silver hands and indices. The Launch Edition will be limited to just 250 pieces worldwide, and showcases a two-tone dial that changes from black to red when viewed at different angles.

Stainless Steel with Midnight Blue Dial
Grade 5 Titanium with Coffee Black Dial
Grade 5 Titanium Launch Edition with Black/Red Dial

The Movement

Departing from the ‘Made in Germany' limited production ethos of the ZM1 and ZM2, Leica opted for a customized Swiss-made movement developed in collaboration with Chronode SA to make the ZM11 a bit more of a mainstream option with higher production numbers. Instead of the hand-wound calibers found in the earlier releases, the ZM11 is powered by the Leica Calibre LA-3001 self-winding movement. Beating at 28,800bph, the new movement has a generous 60-hour power reserve and an impressive accuracy of -4/+6 seconds per day, measured in five positions, which is in line with COSC standards.

Viewed through the edge-to-edge sapphire glass display back, the movement is downright gorgeous and right in-line with Leica's design aesthetic, with sandblasted surfaces, brushed chamfers and striking dark grey galvanic Ruthenium plating on the bridges and rotor. It's understated yet impressive all at the same time, with a mix of dark tones and polished surfaces.

Easy Change System

The ZM 11’s innovative Easy-Change locking system allows effortless switching between different strap options, including stainless steel, titanium, rubber, and fabric. The mechanism is integrated into the lugs section of the case, with the bands holding simple counter-pieces that interlock, ensuring a safe connection. To release the strap, simply press the red dot on the underside, mirroring the lens release button found on Leica M cameras. This intuitive design adds a sense of familiarity and elegance to the strap-changing process and was created specifically for the ZM 11 collection.


  • 41mm case diameter
  • Automatic Swiss Movement – Chronode Signature Caliber LA-3001 with 60 hour Power Reserve
  • 10 ATM Water Resistance
  • Multiple Strap Variations with Leica Easy Change Band Locking System
  • Swiss Made
  • 5 Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Transparent sapphire display back
  • Hands and indices filled with Grade A Super-LumiNova for visibility in low-light
  • Exclusive dual-layered dial
  • Aviation Grade 5 Titanium Case


Pricing depends on the watch model and band. Here's how the options break down. The watch head must be purchased together with a strap or bracelet. The paired strap options for each will come with a matching stainless or titanium buckle, depending on the model.

ZM11 Titanium Launch Edition with Rubber Strap$7,325
ZM11 Titanium Launch Edition with Textile Strap$7,325
ZM11 Titanium Launch Edition with Titanium Bracelet$8,150
ZM11 Titanium Coffee Black with Rubber Strap$7,325
ZM11 Titanium Coffee Black with Textile Strap$7,325
ZM11 Titanium Coffee Black with Titanium Bracelet$8,150
ZM11 Steel Midnight Blue with Rubber Strap$6,775
ZM11 Steel Midnight Blue with Textile Strap$6,775
ZM11 Steel Midnight Blue with Steel Bracelet$7,450

Additional straps and bracelets will also be available a la carte, to allow for quick change of look. Pricing is straightforward, and while stainless and titanium options can be mixed and matched, Leica's recommendation is to stick with titanium for titanium and steel for steel.

Extra Band OptionsPrice
ZM11 Textile Strap with Titanium Buckle$575
ZM11 Rubber Strap with Titanium Buckle$575
ZM11 Titanium Bracelet$1,400
ZM11 Rubber Strap with Steel Buckle$525
ZM11 Textile Strap with Steel Buckle$525
ZM11 Stainless Steel Bracelet$1,200


Ordering and Availability

The Leica ZM11 Watches will be available in limited quantities starting at the end of 2023, with wider distribution in early 2024. If you are interested in ordering one of the Leica Watches, you can do so at Leica Store Miami by clicking the button below, calling 305-921-4433 or sending an email to





Tech Specs

CaliberLeica LA–3001 in collaboration with Chronode SA, Switzerland
Movement typeMechanical Automatic, self-winding
Frequency28’800 A/h, 4 Hz
Power reserveApproximately 60 hours
Precision-4/+6 seconds per day, measured in 5 positions
Classic functionHours, minutes and center seconds
ComplicationsDate with quick set function
Special featureEasy-Change System (strap change)
Case Material316L Stainless Steel or Grade 5 Titanium
Case Thickness13mm
WeightSS: 78g / Ti: 61g (watch head only)
Water-resistance100m | 10ATM (ISO 2281 standard)
CrownScrew down crown, with quick date change and time-setting
DialDual-layered dial with inner bezel and printed minute track
Front glassDouble-domed sapphire crystal, with hardened anti-reflective
coating on both sides
Case-back glassSingle domed sapphire crystal, with inside-laser-print
Hands and IndicesIndices and hands filed with Swiss Grade A Super-LumiNova
BandsVulcanized rubber strap | Cordura fabric strap
Integrated 316L stainless steel or titanium grade 5 bracelet
BuckleRubber and textile straps: Leica tang buckle with logo
engraving, in stainless steel 316L or titanium grade 5 Metal bracelets: Butterfly Clasp with 2 pushers in stainless steel 316L or titanium grade 5
Warranty5-year International Warranty

Press Release

Discover seamless transitions with the Leica ZM 11, an ode to a history of innovation and dedication to watchmaking. A celebration of timeless design and exquisite craftsmanship, the new Leica ZM 11 represents transformation, serving as a symbol of time itself through an interplay of light and shadow. The ZM 11 reminds one to approach things from a different angle in order to discover something extraordinary.

Engineered by Chronode, the Swiss movement developer, the automatic Leica Caliber LA 3001 stands out with the precision of 4/+6 seconds per day and an impressive 60 hours of run time. The ZM 11 is measured in five positions, always guaranteeing accuracy and is adorned with 35 jewels. The attention to detail is evident in the meticulous sandblasting, brushing and polishing techniques, reminiscent of the movement finishes found on the Leica ZM 1 and ZM 2 watches. Encased in a 10 ATM water resistant titanium or stainless steel 41mm shell, this Caliber not only paves the way for future innovations in the ZM 11 collection but also encapsulates the hallmark aesthetics of Leica design.

A single dial; infinite impressions. The watch face of the Leica ZM 11 is more than just a surface – it's the canvas, where light and shadow create depth. The dual-layered dial of the Launch Edition transforms from a sleek black to vibrant red, depending on the viewer's perspective. It is the first watch face of its kind to create the impression of a gradient that is accomplished through fine mechanical craftsmanship, instead of relying on printed visuals. The brushed indexes with polished edges have a luminous filling to ensure ensure high-visibility in any lighting condition. The hands are diamond-cut, softly faceted, and feature a combination of deep brushed and sand–blasted surfaces that reflect beautifully as they catch the light.

Adapt to every occasion seamlessly with the Leica Easy Change system – a mechanism reminiscent of the lens release button on a Leica camera. Simply press the red dot and transform the appearance of the ZM 11, with the option of the elegant titanium and stainless steel, vulcanized rubber, or resilient fabric watch strap. Each band is designed with an emphasis on comfort, specifically created to complement the watch design and continue its linear aesthetics. The ZM 11 is incredible to wear and even more alluring to look at.

An embodiment of engineering excellence and unparalleled craftsmanship, the Leica ZM 11 represents over 150 years of Leica taking bold steps to create new perspectives within innovation and design. Every second is a first with the new Leica ZM 11 collection, transforming with every glance. The ZM 11 adds three unique timepieces to the Leica Watch Collection with the choice of three options: The ZM 11 Titanium Launch Edition limited to 250 watches, with a black and red dial; the ZM 11 Titanium Coffee Black with a warm black dial; and the ZM 11 Steel Midnight Blue with a blue and black dial.

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