Since 1865, Zenith excelled in accuracy and innovation. Soon after its founding in Le Locle by visionary watchmaker Georges Favre-Jacot, Zenith gained recognition for its precision, source of 2,333 chronometry prizes. Famous for its legendary 1969 El Primero caliber enabling short-time measurements accurate to the nearest 1/10th of a second, the Manufacture has since developed over 600 movement variations.
Driven by tradition and dynamic, avant-garde thinking, Zenith today offers new vistas in time measurement, including 1/100th of a second timing. Zenith is writing its future. Zenith perpetuates the idea of pushing the boundaries of the impossible and inspires individuals to make their dreams come true.
The Chronomaster collection showcases the Manufacture's mastery of the automatic high-frequency chronograph movement and the unique design language it established in over 50 years. From faithful reproductions of its most emblematic references from the 1960s and 1970s to reaching new levels of precision with the 1/10 th of a second function in the evolved version of the famed calibre, the Chronomaster collection bridges the past and present of the most prized automatic chronograph ever made. The Chronomaster Sport combines elements of past Zenith chronograph references such as the tri-colour dial, pump-style pushers and steel bracelet with a black ceramic bezel, all in a modern 41mm case. This version features a white dial paired with an integrated steel bracelet. Powered by the El Primero 3600 1/10th of a second automatic chronograph movement. Ref 03.3100.3600/69.M3100
Crafting the future of watchmaking. The Zenith DEFY collection of watches for men and women is the epitome of Zenith's endless pursuit of precision through innovation. Combining cutting-edge manufacture movements with futuristic forms and materials, the DEFY collection continues Zenith's legacy of always surpassing itself and setting new standards of performance and style. The DEFY Extreme 1/100th of a second chronograph is made in light yet robust titanium with a mix of polished and satin-brushed finishes. The sapphire dial with applied counters reveals the blue El Primero 21 automatic movement with two escapements beating at 50Hz and 5Hz. The DEFY Extreme watch comes with a titanium strap as well as a rubber strap and a Velcro strap. Ref 95.9100.9004/01.I001
PILOT ADVENTURE TYPE 20 EXTRA SPECIAL
Born during the dawn of man’s earliest flights over a century ago, Zenith’s watchmaking heritage in the world of aviation is unrivalled, having created the very first “Pilot Watch” and even trademarking the term in 1904, and has remained the only watch brand with the rights to bear the term “Pilot” on its dials. The modern Zenith Pilot collection pays tribute to the extraordinary pioneering spirit of the time, built for the adventurers of today. The Pilot Type 20 Adventure is crafted in a 45mm bronze case that develops a unique patina, paired with a khaki green gradient dial featuring oversized Arabic numerals made entirely of SuperLuminova. The "Matrix" calfskin strap with rubber lining gives the watch a distinctly adventurous look. Powered by the El Elite automatic manufacture movement. Ref 29.2430.679/63.I001
Zenith revisits its own past from the vantage point of today through the Elite collection of unisex automatic watches. Sleek and minimalistic yet strong in its graphic identity and confident in its timeless lines and proportions, the Elite collection doesn’t repeat the past, but rather rejuvenates the codes of mid-20th century watchmaking. The Elite Classic and Moonphase models set the tone for Zenith’s vision of contemporary elegance. The Elite Classic watch is made in a 36mm steel case with a diamond-set bezel and blue sunray-patterned dial paired with a blue jean alligator leather strap. Ultra-thin in its proportions and irreproachable in its performance, the Elite manufacture calibre provides a power reserve of 50 hours with its automatic winding mechanism. Ref 16.3200.670/02.C832