Milan, October 20, 2023: Artist, creator, storyteller and ZENITH friend of the brand Klaus has released a new soundtrack for ZENITH, incorporating sounds recorded during his visit to the ZENITH Manufacture in Le Locle.
From electronic music production and DJing to sharing his adventures, emotions and encounters on his popular Youtube channel, Klaus is an Italian multimedia artist and storyteller with a global audience. Always sharing his stories in the most unexpected ways and taking his audience on sensory journeys, Klaus sought to take listeners on a unique musical trip through the ZENITH Manufacture. Inspired by the different and unfamiliar sights and sounds he came across at the Manufacture, Klaus recorded different audio tracks there to incorporate in a special musical soundtrack tailored exclusively for ZENITH.
Prior to the unveiling of this truly unique creative endeavour, guests in Milan were invited to an exclusive experience with a cocktail exchange moment with Klaus, a pre-release discovery of the soundtrack, as well as a ZENITH Watch Clinic experience, allowing guests to step in the shoes of a watchmaker and learn how luminescent pigments are carefully applied to the revamped Pilot collection.
Unveiled earlier this year, the new Pilot collection has become Klaus’ go-to watch ever since its introduction. The latest in a long line of ZENITH Pilot watches, its newest iteration foregoes the vintage aesthetic for something that draws inspiration from the entire span of aviation – past and present. The Pilot Big Date Flyback in black ceramic takes on a utilitarian look, while incorporating two functions to the El Primero 5Hz automatic chronograph calibre: the big date and the flyback function. For a creative globetrotter like Klaus, it’s a perfect fit.
On the soundtrack created, Klaus shared “I’ve been in Le Locle for the first time in March this year and what impressed me the most was the heritage preserved by Charles Vermot thanks to the hidden attic. The initial idea to create a soundtrack of our visit, but once there, I had so many ideas of how to translate what I was seeing into music. The soundtrack “Le Locle” is the representation of my feelings when I reached the manufacture in Le Locle: a peaceful and quiet space, wondrously distorted just by subtle industrial machines.”
Additional tracks produced by Klaus for ZENITH will be unveiled in the coming months.