About Us – Today

MZB remains a privately held, family owned business. With offices in New York City, Bentonville, Toronto and Hong Kong and satellite offices across the country, we ship over tens of millions of units a year. Over the years, our reputation for quality, being on top of trends, and commitment to our retail partners has grown. This enabled us to take our company to the next level by expanding into new accessory categories.


MZB, recognized as one of the leading accessory companies, has been designing and manufacturing some of the world’s most renowned timepieces for nearly 60 years. In 1950, Michael Zachary Berger and Joseph Mermelstein had a vision to create quality watches and opened a small showroom off 5th Avenue opposite Lord & Taylor. Several years later, Joseph Mermelstein took over the business and expanded the company by selling watches to various retailers.


In 1970, his son Bernie Mermelstein joined the company and proceeded to grow the business by expanding sales to large corporations and major retailers. He also began new brands and licenses, focusing on product innovation and expanding into new channels of distribution. Under today’s leadership, the company has grown into one of the preeminent timepiece and accessory manufacturers in the industry.

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