Log in
6,669 results for "

Zenith

"

Popular Models

  • Zenith El Primero

    Zenith

    El Primero

    from C$ 2,543
  • Zenith El Primero Chronomaster

    Zenith

    El Primero Chronomaster

    from C$ 4,308
  • Zenith Elite

    Zenith

    Elite

    from C$ 2,036
  • Zenith Defy

    Zenith

    Defy

    from C$ 597
  • Zenith Captain

    Zenith

    Captain

    from C$ 1,197
  • Zenith Port Royal

    Zenith

    Port Royal

    from C$ 524
  • Zenith Pilot

    Zenith

    Pilot

    from C$ 732
  • Zenith Star

    Zenith

    Star

    from C$ 1,032
  • Zenith Stellina

    Zenith

    Stellina

    from C$ 553
Brand
Model
Price
Case diameter
Year
Location
More
Your selection
Clear selection

Your selection
Clear selection

Your selection
Clear selection

Unfortunately, you cannot filter these listings by model.
Your selection
Clear selection

Unfortunately, you cannot filter these listings by model.
Your selection
Clear selection

Unfortunately, you cannot filter these listings by model.
Basic information
Type of watch
Categories
More...
Reference number
More...
New/Pre-owned
Offer type
Gender
Availability
Condition
More...
Scope of delivery
Characteristics & functions
Movement
Case material
More...
Dial
More...
Glass
More...
Functions
More...
Thickness
More...
Bezel material
More...
Dial numerals
Water resistance
More...
Others
More...
Bracelet/strap
Bracelet material
More...
Clasp
More...
Lug width
More...
Bracelet color
More...
Clasp material
More...
Save this search Cancel

View

Sort by

Zenith Steel 45mm Automatic 11.2430.679/21.C801 new
TOP
Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Ton-up Grey Steel/Leather...
C$ 5,711
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
1545
US
Zenith Steel 42mm Automatic 03.2040.4061/69.M2040 new
TOP
Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Open Silver Steel 42mm -...
C$ 8,750
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
1545
US
Zenith Titanium 41mm Automatic 95.9001.670/77.R791 new
TOP
Zenith DEFY CLASSIC RANGE ROVER 41mm - 95.9001.670/77.R791
C$ 8,061
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
1545
US
Zenith Titanium 44.00mm Automatic 95.9000.9004/78.M9000 new
TOP
Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Titanium / Skeleton / Bracelet -...
C$ 12,329
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
1545
US
Zenith White gold 44mm Automatic 65.0520.4026 pre-owned
TOP
Zenith Grande Class Grande Date Rattrapante, Split Second,...
C$ 18,833
Verified Dealer
19
CH
Zenith Ceramic 41mm Automatic 49.9000.670/77.R782 new
Zenith DEFY CLASSIC
C$ 7,058
Verified Dealer
193
HK
Zenith Ceramic 44mm Automatic 49.9000.9004/78.R582
Auction
Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Ref. 49.9000.9004/78.R582 in Ceramic
C$ 5,537
Estimated price
Fortuna
 
Zenith Silver 54mm Manual winding 2366962 pre-owned Canada, Kingston
TOP
Zenith Serial No. 2366962, circa 1840. Fine silver purse...
C$ 2,400
Private Seller
 
CA
Zenith Ceramic 44mm Automatic 49.9000.9004/78.R782 new
TOP
Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Skeleton Dial Ceramic 44mm Automatic...
C$ 12,828
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
434
US
Zenith Steel 50mm Manual winding pre-owned
Zenith Rare Military Pocket Watch of the German Army wk2 ww2
C$ 1,212
Verified Dealer
842
AT
Zenith Steel 37mm Automatic 03.A384.400/21.C815 new
Zenith El Primero 50th Anniversary A384 Revival
C$ 8,237
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
21
US
Zenith Steel Chronograph pre-owned
Zenith Rainbow Fly-Back 1865 (C24-125)
C$ 5,199
Verified Dealer
10
US
Zenith Gold/Steel 45.5mm Automatic 51.2061.405/75.R516 pre-owned
TOP
Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback 51.2061.405/75.R516 Watch...
C$ 9,110
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
488
US
Zenith Rose gold 37mm Automatic 62.1125.680 pre-owned
Zenith Elite 18k Rose Gold Automatic 37mm
C$ 6,077
Verified Dealer
19
US
Zenith White gold 38mm Automatic 65.A386.400/69.C815 pre-owned
Zenith 65.A386.400/69.C815 El Primero 50th Anniversary A386...
C$ 24,984
Verified Dealer
390
US
Zenith Yellow gold 35mm Automatic 824238 pre-owned
TOP
Zenith Chronometre vintage automatic Captain 18k gold serviced
C$ 4,189
Verified Dealer
56
IT
Zenith Steel 42mm Automatic 03.2272.6150/51.C700 pre-owned
Zenith Elite 6150
C$ 5,130
Verified Dealer
 
US
Zenith Steel 37.5mm Automatic 03.1230.4002/01.C508 new
TOP
Zenith Chronomaster Star El Primero Chronograph 37.5mm Watch...
C$ 3,353
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
434
US
Zenith Steel 37mm Automatic 16.1925.4062/01.c725 pre-owned
TOP
Zenith Star Heritage Manufacture Love Diamonds 37mm - 16.1925....
C$ 4,937
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
502
NL
Zenith Steel 48mm Automatic 03.2430.693/21.C723 pre-owned
TOP
Zenith Pilot Type 20 GMT
C$ 5,142
Verified Dealer
10
HK
Zenith Steel 38mm Automatic 03.2150.400/26.C714 new
Zenith El Primero - Chronomaster - 38mm - Original 1969
C$ 6,989
Verified Dealer
270
US
Zenith Steel 45mm Automatic 11.2430.4069/21.C773 pre-owned
TOP
Zenith Pilot Cafe Racer 11.2430.4069/21.C773 Watch with...
C$ 5,713
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
488
US
Zenith Titanium 47mm Automatic 96.0529.4021 pre-owned
Zenith Defy Xtreme Open Sea El Primero - 96.0529.4021 -...
C$ 6,685
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
95
US
Zenith Titanium 44mm Automatic 95.9000.9004/78.R582 pre-owned
Zenith 95.9000.9004/78.R582 Defy El Primero 21 Titanium 44MM...
C$ 11,141
Verified Dealer
390
US
Zenith Steel 38mm Manual winding pre-owned
TOP
Zenith Chronograph 38mm steel manual 146DP serviced
C$ 5,086
Verified Dealer
56
IT
Zenith Yellow gold 35mm Manual winding Zenith 135 pre-owned
TOP
Zenith 135 Port Royal chronometer in 18k yellow gold, NOS
C$ 18,699
Verified Dealer
 
ES
Zenith Steel 40mm Automatic 03.2020.3001/01.C493 new
TOP
Zenith Captain Port Royal Silver Dial Automatic Men's Watch...
C$ 3,353
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
434
US
Zenith Steel 34.5mm Manual winding pre-owned
TOP
Zenith Military style watch cal 12-4-P-6
C$ 1,264
Verified Dealer
474
NL
Zenith Steel 45mm Automatic 03.1260.4021 pre-owned
TOP
Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Open
C$ 4,970
Verified Dealer
10
HK
Zenith Steel 42mm Automatic 03.2040.400/69.C494 new
Zenith El Primero - Chronomaster - 42mm - Brand Strap - 36'000...
C$ 6,989
Verified Dealer
270
US
Zenith Titanium 46mm Automatic 96.0525.4021/21.R642 pre-owned
Zenith Defy Xtreme El Primero
C$ 6,751
Verified Dealer
 
US
Zenith White gold 45mm Automatic 65.0520.4035/21.C492 pre-owned
Zenith Grande Class Tourbillon 65.0520.4035/21.c492 18k White...
C$ 121,537
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
112
US
Zenith Titanium 44mm Automatic 95.9005.9004/01.M9000 pre-owned
Zenith 95.9005.9004/01.M9000 Defy El Primero 21 Titanium (33093)
C$ 10,129
Verified Dealer
390
US
Zenith Steel 38mm Manual winding pre-owned
TOP
Zenith Chronograph 38mm steel manual 146DP serviced
C$ 5,685
Verified Dealer
56
IT
Zenith Steel 43mm Manual winding pre-owned
Zenith Cronometro Tipo CP-2 for A. Cairelli, Roma circa 1960’s
C$ 20,933
Verified Dealer
63
US
Zenith Steel 33mm Automatic pre-owned
TOP
Zenith Ladies Hennessy 250 Year Celebration Ultra Thin Gray...
C$ 1,987
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
434
US
Zenith Ceramic 41mm Automatic 49.9000.670/77.R782 new
Zenith Defy Classic model 4 9.9000.670/77.R782
C$ 7,948
Verified Dealer
564
US
Zenith Steel 33mm Automatic 03.2311.679/27.C760 pre-owned
Zenith : Elite Ultra Thin 'Hennessy' 33MM : 03.2311.679/27.C7...
C$ 2,397
Verified Dealer
455
US
Zenith Bronze 40mm Automatic 29.1940.679/57.C808 new
Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special - 40mm - Bronze
C$ 6,178
Verified Dealer
270
US
Zenith Titanium 48mm Automatic 87.2430.4054/21.C721 pre-owned
Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aeronef Type 20 Annual Calendar Gold &...
C$ 11,478
Verified Dealer
71
US
Zenith 45mm Automatic 1124334069 pre-owned Canada, hamilton
Zenith 522758
C$ 8,500
Private Seller
 
CA
Zenith Titanium 44mm Automatic 95.9000.9004/78.R582 pre-owned
Zenith 95.9000.9004/78.R582 Defy El Primero 21 Titanium (32891)
C$ 11,141
Verified Dealer
390
US
Zenith Rose gold 45mm Automatic 18.2400.4046/01.C721 new
TOP
Zenith 18.2400.4046 Doublematic Chrono Alarm GMT Mens Rose Gold
C$ 23,228
Verified Dealer
107
US
Zenith 45mm Manual winding pre-owned
Zenith Enamel Dial Pocket Watch circa 1924
C$ 1,013
Verified Dealer
63
US
Zenith Steel 40mm Automatic new
TOP
Zenith Ultra Thin Hennessy 40mm Men's Automatic Watch 03.2017....
C$ 3,355
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
434
US
Zenith Steel 32mm Automatic 03.1965.670/91.C591 new
Zenith JFK New Vintage 1965 model03.1965.670/91.C591
C$ 6,449
Verified Dealer
564
US
Zenith 46mm Automatic 24.2060.405/21.C714 pre-owned
Zenith : El Primero Stratos Flyback Chronograph: 24.2060.405/...
C$ 6,644
Verified Dealer
455
US
Zenith 42mm Automatic 24.2041.400/21.R576 new Canada, Langley
Zenith El Primero Chronomaster
C$ 8,500
Verified Dealer
31
CA
Zenith Steel 45mm Automatic 03.2430.3000/21.C738 pre-owned
Zenith Pilot Montre D'Aeronef Type 20 Extra Special 03.2430.30...
C$ 4,659
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
668
US
Zenith Titanium 44mm Automatic 95.9000.9004/78.R582 new
Zenith DEFY El Primero 21
C$ 10,008
Verified Dealer
193
HK
Zenith 03.1925.692/21.C714 new
Zenith Star Moonphase, Ref: 03.1925.692/21.C714
C$ 4,187
Verified Dealer
35
US
Zenith Steel 32mm Automatic SC 6708 pre-owned
Zenith Respirator X
C$ 561
Private Seller
 
IT
Zenith 35mm pre-owned
Zenith SS “Moderne Mid Century” Automatic 1960’s MINT
C$ 3,376
Verified Dealer
63
US
Zenith Steel 44mm Automatic 03.0520.4010/21.R511 new
TOP
Zenith Grande Class Grande Date 44mm Chronograph Automatic...
C$ 4,968
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
434
US
Zenith Steel 38mm Automatic 53.0030.682 pre-owned
Zenith Elite Ref 53 0030 682 18k Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel...
C$ 2,964
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
112
US
Zenith Steel 40mm Automatic 03.2140.691 pre-owned
Zenith : Elite Captain Moonphase : 03.2140.691 : Stainless...
C$ 5,422
Verified Dealer
455
US
Zenith Steel 44mm Automatic 03.2050.4035/21.C630 pre-owned
Zenith El Primero Tourbillon Chronograph Black 03.2050.4035/21...
C$ 22,282
Verified Dealer
598
US
Zenith Steel 42mm Automatic 032041405269C496 pre-owned
Zenith El Primero Striking 10th Chronograph Limited Edition...
C$ 10,331
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
668
US
Zenith Steel Automatic 03.2020.670 new
Zenith Elite Captain Central Seconds 03.2020.670
C$ 4,045
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
90
US
Zenith Steel 37.5mm Manual winding pre-owned
Zenith Jumbo in stainless steel with caliber 126
C$ 1,074
Verified Dealer
100
US
Zenith Steel 42mm Automatic 03.2110.400/21.M2110 pre-owned
Zenith Captain Black Dial Steel Automatic Mens Watch - Mint B/P
C$ 6,332
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
95
US
Zenith Titanium 41.00mm Automatic 95.9000.670/51.M9000 new
Zenith Defy Classic Titanium / Blue / Bracelet - 95.9000.670/5...
C$ 7,075
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
1545
US
Zenith Steel 38mm Automatic 01.0451.682.22/C492 new
TOP
Zenith Port Royal Dual Time 38mm Automatic Mens Watch 01.0451....
C$ 3,105
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
434
US
Zenith Titanium 41mm Automatic 95.9001.670/77.R791 pre-owned
Zenith デファイ クラシック レンジローバー 95.9001.670/77.R791
C$ 6,841
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
351
JP
  • 30
  • 60
  • 120

Precision and High Performance since 1865

Luxury watches from Zenith represent precision, quality, and reliability. The El Primero was the first automatic chronograph caliber developed in the world. Its 2017 successor can measure 1/100th of a second.


Highlights

  • Zenith El Primero: first automatic chronograph worldwide
  • El Primero 21 with two escapements, measures 1/100th of a second
  • Top chronographs made of gold and feature a tourbillon
  • Current watches in the Pilot collection have a vintage look

Zenith: Ahead of the Curve

The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Zenith is inseparable from their famous chronograph caliber, the El Primero. This movement was released as 3019 PHC in 1969 and was the first automatic chronograph movement ever produced. Thanks to a balance frequency of 36,000 A/h, it can measure 1/10th of a second. Most chronographs can only measure 1/8th of a second, as they oscillate at 28,800 A/h.

In 2017, the company presented the ultra-modern Zenith El Primero 21 caliber. The successor to the famous El Primero has two escapements, one for displaying the time and the other for chronograph functions. One oscillation system vibrates at 360,000 A/h, allowing it to measure 1/100th of a second, while the other vibrates at 36,000 A/h.

Haute horlogerie highlights from Zenith include the intricate watches in the Academy Christophe Colomb (French for Christopher Columbus) series. The model Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Equation of Time is a true example of 21st-century watchmaking art. This timepiece won the Best Complicated Watch Prize at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève in 2011, one of the most prestigious awards in the world of mechanical watches. Zenith even developed a self-regulating mechanism for this ultra-precise watch, the so-called Gravity Control module. It ensures that the escapement and oscillation systems constantly remain in a horizontal position, regardless of the position of the watch on a wrist. This pioneering system guarantees optimal precision.


How much does a Zenith watch cost?

Zenith is a part of the luxury goods concern LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH), nestled in between TAG Heuer and Hublot. Zenith watches are meant for the young at heart who have an appreciation for tradition, high-quality in-house work, and innovative technology. Movements developed and produced in-house are even featured in some of the Elite collection's introductory models. These women's and men's watches have predominantly classic designs, making them ideal dress watches. Zenith offers high-quality luxury watches that are comparatively affordable. Jean-Claude Biver, the head of LVMH, was instrumental in this strategy of offering affordable luxury watches.

You can find a number of good deals in the vintage market. There are countless pre-owned Zenith wristwatches and pocket watches which you can purchase for just a few hundred euros. Even chronographs with the famous El Primero movement are available pre-owned starting at 1,700 euros. These are often from the 1990s and are in very good or good condition. You should plan on spending at least 3,300 euros for a new model.


Detailed Price Information

Model Price (approx.) Features
Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane, Ref. 18.2212.8805/36.C713 270,000 euros Gravity Control module, rose gold case, power reserve display, 45 mm
Academy Christophe Colomb Equation of Time, Ref. 65.2220.8808/01.C630 170,000 euros Gravity Control module, white gold case, power reserve display, 45 mm
Chronomaster El Primero Tourbillon GFJ, Ref. 18.2520.4805/98.C713 73,000 euros Tourbillon, fusée-and-chain transmission, rose gold case, 45 mm
Chronomaster El Primero Tourbillon, Ref. 18.2280.4035/01.C713 55,000 euros Tourbillon, rose gold case, chronograph, 45 mm
Elite Classic 39, Ref. 18.2290.679/18.C498 7,400 euros Timeless, elegant dress watch; rose gold case; 39 mm
Defy El Primero 21, Ref. 95.9001.9004/01.R582 7,200 euros El Primero 21 with two escapements, measures to 1/100th of a second, power reserve display, titanium case, 44 mm
Chronomaster El Primero 42, Ref. 24.2041.400/21.R576 6,600 euros Ceramic-coated aluminum case, 42 mm, chronograph
Chronomaster El Primero 38, Ref. 03.2150.400/26.C714 5,100 euros Current version of this chronograph with a case size of 38 mm, just like the original
Chronomaster El Primero 42, Ref. 03.2040.400/69.C494 5,000 euros 42 mm, chronograph
Pilot Type 20 Extra Special, Ref. 29.2430.679/21.C753 5,000 euros Retro pilot's watch with an oversized crown, bronze case, 45 mm
Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Ton-Up, Ref. 11.2430.4069/21.C773 5,500 euros Chronograph, aged stainless steel case, 45 mm

Zenith El Primero: The Chronograph Legend

The El Primero is, without a doubt, one of the most famous and best chronograph movements worldwide. Therefore, it's not a surprise that manufacturers other than Zenith utilize this movement in their timepieces. Even Rolex used a heavily modified El Primero known as the 4030 from 1988 to 2000 in their Daytona watches. TAG Heuer also uses this high-frequency movement in their Carrera Calibre 36, albeit a modified version.

The origins of the classic caliber reach all the way back to 1969 when Zenith, Seiko, and a cooperative alliance between Breitling, Heuer, and Büren raced to be the first to make an automatic chronograph caliber. This race brought the Swiss manufacturer Zenith into the spotlight. Models with an El Primero from 1969 are comparatively rare today and not as expensive as one might think. Depending on its condition, you can purchase such a timepiece for around 5,000 euros. Yellow gold models in very good condition can cost over 10,000 euros, which is still comparatively inexpensive. For comparison, a Rolex Daytona from 1969 can cost over 180,000 euros.

Pre-owned models from the 1980s and 90s are especially affordable. Prices for these El Primero watches start around 2,000 euros. Models from the 1970s only cost a few hundred euros more.


Current Models with the El Primero

The current collection features a 38-mm watch (03.2150.400/26.C714) which closely resembles the original model from 1969. New, the stainless steel model costs around 5,100 euros. If you prefer a 42-mm case, then the Chronomaster El Primero 42 is a good choice. Like the 38-mm model, it's available in stainless steel, rose gold, or bicolor rose gold/stainless steel. Stainless steel versions (03.2040.400/69.C494) cost around 5,000 euros. If you want a 42-mm gold watch to call your own, then you should be prepared to spend around 11,000 euros.

The model with reference number 24.2041.400/21.R576 stands out due to its ceramicized aluminum case. This material is made of aluminum, the surface of which is converted into oxide ceramic via a special oxidation process. After the procedure, the watch case is hard, scratch-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and lightweight. You will need to spend at least 6,600 euros on this timepiece.


Top El Primero Models

Highlights from Zenith include their gold watches with an El Primero tourbillon movement. These luxury watches cost around 55,000 euros new. With a stainless steel case, they cost around 10,000 euros less. In very good condition, a pre-owned rose gold variant with a tourbillion costs around 30,000 euros. Even more exclusive is the Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Tourbillon GFJ, which utilizes a fusée-and-chain transmission. This mechanism is rarely used. Unlike the more common systems, a fusée-and-chain transmission ensures the movement has a constant driving force. A new, gold Chronometer El Primero Tourbillon GFJ (18.2520.4805/98.C713) costs more than 70,000 euros.

Completely skeletonized watches with El Primero movements are also highlights from this company. The Le Locle-based manufacturer uses "Full Open" as an affix to the name in order to emphasize the skeletonizd design. Thanks to the skeletonized dial, you can view the movement from the front side of the watch, too. A sapphire glass case back gives you a clear look at the beating heart of the timepiece. New bicolor variants (51.2081.400/78.C810) cost about 7,000 euros.


The Chronograph of the 21st Century

Zenith presented the Defy El Primero 21 at Baselworld 2017, one of the most important watch trade shows in the world. This wristwatch is powered by a successor to the El Primero chronograph caliber and catapulted the brand into the 21st century. The movement has two separate, independent escapements. The first ticks at 36,000 A/h and ensures the time is displayed. The second oscillates at 360,000 A/h (50 Hz), enabling the watch to measure 1/100th of a second. Currently, the Defy El Primero 21 is available with a ceramic or titanium case. The titanium version is available with a skeletonized dial or in a retro design with a silver dial and black numerals. Prices for this titanium watch start at 7,200 euros. The skeletonzied titanium and ceramic watches cost around 8,500 euros.


Pilot's Watches

Although wristwatches with the El Primero caliber are Zenith's most famous timepieces, the Swiss manufacturer has other beloved series, such as the Pilot collection. It consists of classic pilot's watches, as Zenith has a longstanding relationship with aviation. During the early years of flying, they were supplying pilots and airplanes with their timepieces.

The Type 20 Extra Special is reminiscent of historical models from the 1940s with its retro design. Its large case, hands, numerals, and oversized onion crown (which can be used with gloves on) are all distinctive features. The Pilot Type 20 Skeleton and Pilot Type 20 Hommage à Louis Blériot are especially rare models. Both were limited to five pieces each and cost 205,000 euros.

Watches produced in larger numbers are significantly more affordable. A bronze watch with three hands (29.2430.679/21.C753) costs around 5,000 euros. As a new chronograph, the 45-mm pilot's watch costs around 6,000 euros. If you're not a fan of bronze, there are many stainless steel options. These watches feature artificially aged cases, giving them vintage charm. The variant with three hands costs 5,000 euros, while the chronograph costs 5,500 euros.


Timeless and Elegant Dress Watches

The Zenith Elite series was introduced to the market in 1994, when mechanical watches were gaining in popularity. These elegant wristwatches are powered by ultra-thin automatic movements with long-lasting power reserves. In 1994, the Elite caliber was only 3.3 mm thick and could run for 55 hours uninterrupted. Pre-owned models from the 1990s only cost around 1,000 euros, and newer versions in very good condition cost a bit more at 1,600 euros. The price for new watches starts at around 2,700 euros. Top models made of 18-karat rose gold and featuring a tourbillon cost over 50,000 euros. If you don't necessarily need a tourbillon, you should plan on spending around 16,000 euros for a new gold watch with a matching gold bracelet. With a leather strap, a gold Zenith Elite only costs 9,000 euros.


Watchmaking Tradition since 1865

Zenith has over 150 years of watchmaking experience and history. Watchmaker Georges Favre-Jacot founded his company in 1865 in Le Locle. According to legend, Favre-Jacot named the company "Zenith" after creating a watch of extraordinary quality. A five-pointed star serves as the company's logo; together, the name and logo symbolize the manufacturer's aspiration to create timepieces of the highest quality.

In the early years, Favre-Jacot focused on the production of pocket watches. He brought all of the important players in watchmaking together in his company to achieve independence from third-party suppliers. From the very beginning, the manufacturer was producing incredibly precise timepieces, which later competed in the Neuchâtel Observatory's chronometer competition and won multiple times starting in 1903. Favre-Jacot left the company in 1911 and left it in the hands of his nephew, James Favre. Zenith has belonged to the luxury goods concern LVMH since 2000.

In addition to pocket watches, Zenith also produced countless deck clocks. At the beginning of the 20th century, they introduced one of the first wristwatches with an alarm function. Around this time, easily readable pilot's watches were also being developed and used in the First World War. Chronographs have been a part of this manufacturer's repertoire for about a century. Still today, the El Primero caliber is Zenith's most famous product. It was the first automatic chronograph in the world and has been reliably and precisely keeping time since 1969.


You might also be interested in: