Category Archives: Zenith

Zenith Debuts El Primero Chronomaster Original Watch Series

Classic Chronomaster           When you are looking for vintage inspiration there certainly is no need to look further than the El Primero Chronomaster Original Series by the renowned Swiss watchmaker Zenith.  This new timepiece is a vision of the 1969 version, the world’s very first automatic high frequency chronograph, with two small differences. The changes ...

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Blueprint

Flying High Rich in history and designed with ingenuity, the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Blueprint truly is impressive in every aspect.  The schematics of the timepiece capture essence of the name, and helped the brand gain attention for the magnificent details.  The brand drew inspiration from a blueprint of a historical building and the early ...

Zenith Defy Classic Wrist Watch

Zenith introduced two new versions of the Defy Classic, some timepieces that are more affordable and more entry level than the 2017’s innovative and higher range Defy El Primero 21 and Defy Lab. These new watches offer a beautiful sunburst blue dial and openworked dial that certainly will be loved by those who longed for the Defy Lab. The pricing on these new pieces is so attractive and competitive allowing those who have longed for the brand collection to own their own.

Zenith El Primero

Toward the end of the 1960s in Switzerland watch manufacturers were working to develop the world’s first automatic chronograph movement. Leading brands Breitling, Heuer-Leonidas, Dubois Depraz, Hamilton/Buren worked to develop a micro-rotor caliber, and in Japan, Seiko was working on its own automatic chronograph movement. Zenith, coupled wth partner Movado managed the development of an automatic chronograph movement, and showcased a working prototype in Geneva, naming it El Primero, meaning ‘the first’. A technological victory for the brand, and using a dry lubricant based on molybenum sulfate to deliver a high precision rate, and a power reserve of over 48 hours.

Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Open Gold Watch

Rose gold is such a popular color from accent pieces to table runners, and jewelry, so it is no surprise that Zenith has crafted the new Chronomaster El Primero Open Gold Watch in rose gold. The brand has not wavered from their winning formula, the series with the tricolor dial, for over 50 years, until now, with the 18k rose gold case. However the brand is also not known for traditions even on this winning series. So stepping out with this latest timepiece shows how much of a risk the brand is willing to take.

Zenith El Primero Classic Cars

Technical excellence, passion for mechanics and innate sense of adventure written in the DNA of Zenith. It has long been a manufactory connects its name and expertise to the world of classic cars share the same true values. In 2016 Zenith Company with the support of numerous partners, plans to attract thousands of classic car fans all over the world to participate in more than 50 events. Lovers of strong sensations and changes, they love worn leather, exclusive engines and sophisticated line of legendary cars. A passion for it can only be compared with the pleasure of flight. Model El Primero 36000 VpH Classic Car is both the embodiment and a tribute to the world of luxury in which the accuracy, reliability and stability are fully disclosed in the flowing lines of timeless elegance.

Zenith El Primero Tourbillon

The noble combination of the modern world of watches: Zenith masters skillfully combined in models of the mechanism of El Primero Tourbillon Tourbillon with high-frequency (36,000 vibrations per hour), and the most accurate in the world serial chronograph El Primero, developed by the Manufacture Zenith in 1969. Another interesting feature of the model - an unusual display of the date, which has become the subject of a patent. Elegant chronograph, tourbillon is available in two versions, the classic rose gold or stainless steel with black or white lacquer dial, as well as in the version in matt titanium slate gray dial in the spirit of the latest trends.

Zenith: from Switzerland with love

In far 1865, in the town of Le Locle 22-year-old George Feb-Jacot founded a small workshop for making watches mechanism. Its main goal was to create the best value pocket watches. Starting very early to take advantage of automation, George led his American-style enterprise. And so he decided to bet on the production of watches using machines. Until 1911, the business of Georges Faivre-Jaco had no name, and only that year proliferating all over the enterprise acquired its name «Zenith SA». Since the beginning of the 1st World War «Zenith SA» are increasingly engaged in the watches manufacture. 

Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to Felix Baumgartner Timepiece

In October 2012 for the first time ever a man broke the sound barrier outside a vehicle when he jumped from a balloon that was floating on the edge of outer space. That man, Felix Baumgartner, was the inspiration for Zenith in creating the Christophe Colomb Tribute watch. Wearing the El Primero Stratos Flyback during the jump, it paid homage to an amazing feat.

The most spectacular aspect of this watch is the self-regulating gyroscopic module. This is the first time for this type system to be used on a timepiece, and it basically holds the escapement in a horizontal position no matter which way the watch is placed. This might not seem critical, but it happens to bring perfection to this watch, allowing the balance wheel and the hairspring to remain horizontal consistently, which results in almost perfect regulation.