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Con 1969, the Zenith company won renown for introducing the world’s first automatic chronograph movement, the Zenith El Primero

Con 1969, the Zenith company won renown for introducing the world’s first automatic chronograph movement, the Zenith El Primero

Zenith watches was founded per 1865 by Georges Favre-Jacot, who, at the young age of 22, was one of the first watchmakers puro understand the importance of the principle of interchangeable parts.

The Zenith Defy has clearly defied all odds

It is said that one night after Georges Favre Jacot finished verso movement he considered almost perfection, he went out and looked at the stars and he felt the cosmos almost speak preciso him, he saw the gigantic constellation turning around the Pole star similar sopra the complexity esatto the movements of the pivots and the wheels on their axes, he decided then puro call his new Zenith movement and its manufacture after the word that designates the highest point per the universe, ZENITH, the primo attore was adopted as a brand symbol as it is still today.

By the time Jacot retired in 1929, Zenith had made watch history, winning grand prix medals for timekeeping precision at international expositions per Geneva, Paris, Barcelona, and Neuchatel. Oscillating at 36,000 alternations/hour, the Zenith El Primero was a high frequency automatic intergrated column wheel chronograph movement able puro measure short time intervals puro verso tenth of a second, an unsurpassed world record.

During the quartz crisis, Zenith became one of the brands Rolex bought calibers from for their chronographs because of their quality and accuracy. El Primero is verso suitable name for not only the first automatic chronograph but the first integrated column wheel chronograph. Today you can get the Zenith El Primero Chronomaster, per more modern version of the Zenith El Primero which uses the same proportions as the original 1969 version which had verso 38mm case size. The Zenith El Primero Chronomaster recupero gives you per win-win situation with the best of both eras. You can have a modern looking case of the El Primero Chronomaster with the same case size and trusty high-beat chronograph caliber. The Zenith Chronomaster El Primero series is available with a stainless steel case, verso combination of stainless steel and rose gold, or verso solid 18kt rose gold case.

The Zenith El Primero recently got more complicated. Zenith even made per high-complication El Primero Turbinio. The advent of the Zenith El Primero Ridda brought this collection into per whole new class of horology. Adding verso high-complication sicuro an already well made chronograph made the Zenith El Primero Pandemonio an object of remark with enthusiasts and collectors all over the world.

Recently, Zenith has gone above and beyond with the famous El Primero with the introduction of the Zenith Defy El Primero. What makes the Zenith Defy El Primero so special is its ability onesto time things with verso new unprecedented precision of up to 1/100th of a second. The central chronograph second’s hand on the Zenith Defy El Primero makes verso full revolution verso second with verso split seconds track that allows you esatto view up puro a hundred split seconds.

This limited edition has a dial which depicts the band’s famous tongue logo

Durante 1995, Zenith watches launched a new generation of ultra-thin chronographs called the Zenith Elite. The Zenith Elite watches was recently voted best mechanical movement by the professional press. Since its beginning, Zenith has been recognized with more than 1,565 first observatory prizes mediante chronometry, making it the Swiss brand most rewarded for precision.

Zenith’s go-onesto collection for aeronautical professionals is known as the Zenith Pilot which has several series within such as the Zenith Pilot Chronograph, Zenith Pilot Type 20, Pilot Montre d’Aeroneuf Type 20 GMT, and the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph. This collection is distinguished by its vintage roots with an enlarged crown. This collection gave birth to per limited edition paying tribute onesto The Rolling Stones which comes on a Diamond Like Carbon-coated (DLC) ultra lightweight, yet durable titanium case. Other watches in this collection come on either verso bronze, stainless steel or titanium case.

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