Today on the Worn & Wound podcast, we’re happy to be joined by Romain Marietta, Director of Product Development and Heritage at Zenith. Zenith is a favorite brand here at Worn & Wound for their fascinating history, and the way they straddle the line between paying tribute to their heritage and looking ahead. Romain has been with Zenith for 16 years, starting as an intern and working his way up under a total of five different CEOs. In this conversation, we cover Romain’s personal history with the brand, the importance of the El Primero, and why he’s so interested in continuing to tell Zenith’s story. We also talk quite a bit about what makes the Zenith Defy so special, and why it’s important for watch brands to continue to take risks as the watch market expands. This is a really fun conversation with a watch executive who is a true enthusiast. If only one thing comes through in this interview, it’s that Romain is definitely one of us.
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