Zenith Class New Vintage 1955 Chronometer - Ode to Elegance
The Zenith Class is destined for classicism lovers who will definitely appreciate sober lines and pure style of the watch.The Zenith Class New Vintage 1955 Chronometer introduced at Baselworld 2008 is created to pay tribute to a glorious age of classic design, and in particular to the company's historically important model unveiled in 1955.  read more

Zenith Class Traveller Open Multicity Alarm Watch
The highly-acclaimed Zenith Class collection boasts a new exceptional newcomer -Traveller Open Multicity Alarm watch. The timepiece accommodates the legendary El Primero chronograph mechanism. Moreover, it incorporates a 12-hour alarm complication.

The case of the new Zenith watch is sculptured in stainless steel or 18K rose gold. It is water resistant to 50 meters. The timepiece is presented on an alligator leather strap.

The elegant dial, black or silver, has an aperture revealing the rapidly pulsating balance wheel. The world time and 24-hour discs are found on the perimeter of the dial. read more

Materials in Watchmaking - From Traditional to Exotic
New Zenith Defy Xtreme sports watch collection comprises timepieces with the movement's bridges, balance and pallet cocks containing Zenithium, an exclusive, ultra-light and ultra-shock-resistant alloy, a combination of titanium and hyper-density steel for greater strength, and niobium for its form memory. The brand describes its innovative Zenithium as indestructible. read more

Zenith Grande Class Traveller - Entire World on Your Wrist
All the owner of the Zenith watch has to do is to set the city he finds himself in at twelve noon and activate the crown placed at 11 o'clock.In addition, the Zenith Grande Class Traveller Open Multicity has a Grande Date provided with a three-disk patented exclusive mechanism. read more

Zenith Presents El Primero Jumping Seconds (Foudroyante) Chronograph Watch
The Zenith iconic El Primero collection is to welcome a new chronograph watch – the El Primero Jumping Seconds (Foudroyante) Chronograph. The timepiece will be officially unveiled at Baselworld 2010.

The new Zenith watch boasts even greater precision due to the rapid balance frequency taken to a higher level of operational efficiency: the central chronograph hand performs 10 precise micro-stops around the dial in each complete revolution of one second. This remarkable elaboration for the chronograph mechanism is based on a number of smart technical solutions found by the brand’s specialists. To come up with reduced energy consumption and operating shocks, silicon has been used for the strategic components of the Caliber 4052 B movement.

The Zenith El Primero Jumping Seconds Chronograph watch fascinates the glance by its retro style. The case of the watch, measuring 43mm in diameter, is available either in stainless steel or in 18K rose gold, demonstrating a nice union of brushed and polished surfaces. The timepiece is 100-meter water-resistant. read more

Zenith Defy Xtrem Grande Date Stealth - Extreme in Every Detail
The avant-garde Zenith watch is characterized by a technically sophisticated nature, having incorporated a shock-resistant technology and Zenithium bridges. The timepiece accommodates the new Open Grande Date 4039 SX movement and an El Primero Chronograph with a 3-disk Grande Date, a one-of-a-kind, patented system. read more

Zenith Defy Watch Collection - Robustly Innovative
The Defy watches are based on a bold combination of innovative materials, with the famous Zenithium on the list. Zenithium is the name of an exclusive alloy applied to strengthen the regulating components. read more

Zenith Academy Open Repetition Minutes Watch
The Minute Repeater complication is one of the most sophisticated expressions of the Art of Watchmaking. First minute repeaters appeared more than 300 years ago and were incorporated by clocks and pocket watches. The initial minute repeaters allowed time-reading at night, when people used no electric lights but only candles.

Today, only most experienced watchmaking companies can boasts minute repeater watches in their collections, and Zenith is one of the very few of them.

Zenith has managed to unite the Minute Repeater mechanism with the brand's legendary EI Primero Chronograph. The extremely complicated Zenith watch accommodates the new 4043 caliber. The mechanism comprises 461 elements and 45 rubies. The mechanism, beating at 36,000 vibrations per hour, gives an advantage of a 50-hour power-reserve.

To unite the two complications, Zenith watchmakers have developed and patented a system that enabled the chiming mechanism to encircle the axes of the chronograph. The striking mechanism rack is elaborated in one super-complicated piece with teeth featuring concentric levers for the hours and minutes.

The Zenith Academy Open Repetition Minutes watch chimes low for the hours, high for minutes, and double tone for the quarter hours. The dial of the Zenith watch reveals a range of transparent openings that allow to drop a look at a majestic ballet of hammers. In case you are eager to better see the operating mechanism, there is one more version of the timepiece featuring an entirely sapphire dial.

The dial is completed with 18K gold hand-mounted applied indexes and numerals and faceted hands. The dial showcases hours and minutes in the center, and small seconds hand at 9 o'clock. The chronograph function is presented through the central seconds hand, 30-minute counter found at 3 o'clock, and 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock.

The 45mm case of the Zenith watch is crafted from solid gold. The first classic version of the timepiece demonstrates a rose gold case with a hand-guilloche silver dial. The second contemporary version demonstrates a white gold case with a transparent dial. The case construction incorporates a transparent sapphire glass case-back.

The Zenith Academy Open Repetition Minutes watch is secured to the wrist on a black crocodile leather strap lined with silky Alzavel calfskin and equipped with an 18K gold triple folding buckle.

The watch is 30-meter water-resistant.

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Zenith News
Zenith marked the first half of 2008 by the creation of the 8800 Tourbillon Zero-G (zero gravity) movement, a major innovation in the horology world. The groundbreaking system has incorporated a gyroscope cage tourbillon and constant horizontal escapement, implying the mechanism avoids the gravity effects, thus providing considerably greater accuracy.

The Defy Classic and Defy Xtreme collection is joined by the SEA ranges characterized by a distinctly nautical look. Defy Classic has housed three new complications into all-gold cases, while Defy Xtreme delivers a powerful message with a much bolder Stealth watch. The new Zenith watches are crafted in innovative materials such as ZENITHIUM. read more

Zenith Elite 681 Ultra Thin Watch - If You Love Classic Beauty
The Zenith Elite 681 Ultra Thin watch catches the glance by its classic beauty.

The ultra-thin case of the watch, sculptured in 18K rose gold or stainless steel, measures 40mm in diameter. The case accommodates the perfectly matching extra-slim Elite 681 self-winding caliber that is just 3.81 mm thick. The movement operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and provides a 50-hour power reserve.

The case construction incorporates a sapphire crystal exhibition back that allows to rest one’s eyes on the movement, featuring the tungsten oscillating weight embellished with a Cotes-de-Geneve motif.

The face of the watch is protected by a domed sapphire crystal provided with antiglare treatment on both sides. read more

Zenith Presents El Primero Chronomaster Open Power Reserve Watch
Zenith is pleased to unveil its new sophisticated timepiece – the El Primero Chronomaster Open Power Reserve watch to join the brand’s “Iconic” family. The timepiece represents a fine union of watchmaking tradition and bold contemporary design.

The glance is caught by the dial opening that reveals the legendary El Primero movement beating at 36,000 vibrations per hour. The 248-part, 39-jewel movement offers 50 hours of power-reserve.

The mechanism is famous in the horological world as the “best serial movement ever”, highly appreciated for its supreme performance and reliability. Its number of vibrations is 25% higher than in other movements available today. While other mechanisms perform 8 vibrations per second, the El Primero movement performs 10 vibrations per second.
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Meet Zenith El Primero Tourbillon Chronograph Watch
The watchmaking scene has recently welcomed a mind-blowing El Primero Tourbillon Chronograph watch, manufactured by the house of Zenith. Boasting a distinguished look, the new extraordinary timepiece is an upgraded interpretation of the Grande Class Tourbillon El Primero model, introduced in 2008.

The new Zenith watch has adopted a 44 mm case, crafted from stainless steel or 18-carat rose gold. It sports a bezel, produced from the same material. The case proudly reveals long lugs and an imposing winding crown, artfully marked with an appealing star symbol. Positioned at 3 o’clock, the crown is joined by two chronograph pushers, featured at 2 and 4 o’clock.

On its top, the case is armed with a box-shaped sapphire crystal, which features a double-sided anti-glare treatment. The company’s esteemed artisans have also used the sapphire glass for the back side of the model. The case is capable of withstanding water pressures down to 10 atm.
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Zenith Ambassador Alain Robert Climbs Ferris Wheel in Singapore
The Zenith family of ambassadors welcomes a new member - Alain Robert, aged 48, universally famous as the French Spiderman.

Alain Robert has conquered over 80 skyscrapers all over the world, without using any ropes or karabiners. The list of his outstanding feats performed by the bare-handed man includes the Empire State Building in New York, and the Taipei 101, known as the second tallest building in the world.

The majority of his exploits were performed with no permission from authorities and the celebrity climber has to face legal issues. It is important to mention that many of the climbs have been performed for humanitarian causes.

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Zenith Christophe Colomb Watch - Homage to Bold Explorer
The timepiece manufacture Zenith is excited to introduce an extraordinary watch, devoted to Christopher Columbus, who in 1492 sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, hoping to find a route to India. Similar to the 15th century traveler, that boldly explored new horizons, the brand pushes back the boundaries of technology to discover new perspectives.

A true accomplishment in the mechanical watchmaking, the new Christophe Colomb watch has adopted an appealing 45 mm case, crafted from 18 carat white, rose or yellow gold. It is built to be water-resistant up to 30 ATM.

At the heart of the new Zenith watch is beating a reliable manually-wound Academy 8804 movement. Set with 45 jewels, it operates at a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour and provides a 50-hour power reserve.
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Timepiece Devoted to the Queen of the Adriatic
Yet, Zenith Chronomaster watches are created in the spirit of modernity, displaying such innovations as the opening in the dial over the movement's heart, the titanium chosen for the Concept model and the smile-like power reserve. This year Zenith has enriched its signature line by some novel features. read more

Zenith - If You Appreciate Precision Timekeeping
The Zenith company was founded by Georges Favre-Jacot at the age of 22. The founder of the brand was one of the first watchmakers who came up with the idea of rationalizing the watch production with help of interchangeable parts read more

Zenith Delivers Captain Power Reserve Watch
The competitive horological world gladly welcomes the new Zenith Captain Power Reserve watch.

A blend of aesthetic appeal and technical sophistication, the new Zenith watch employs a 40mm case. It is produced from steel or 18-carat rose gold. The top of the model is armed with a double-sided glare-proofed sapphire crystal. The sapphire glass is also used for its bottom. The case is built to be 50-meter water-resistant.

The timepiece is designed around an automatic Elite 685 movement, which measures 25.60mm in diameter. It is composed of 179 individual parts, including 38 jewels. The mechanism operates at frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a 50-hour power reserve.

The new Zenith Captain Power Reserve watch boasts a silver or black guilloche dial. It indicates central hours and minutes. Small seconds are presented in the counter at 9 o’clock. The power reserve indicator is featured at 2 o’clock. The date appears in the aperture at 6 o’clock.
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Zenith Mega Port Royal Tourbillon
At Baselworld 2008, Zenith has unveiled a new Mega Port Royal Tourbillon. The watch reveals a tourbillon through a dial aperture, while the dial itself is covered with a grill, as though the creators of the timepiece wanted to put up an obstacle to admiring the complication.

The idea might have been suggested by the early wristwatches developed for soldiers in the first World War, with the grill protecting the glass crystal, or some of the earlier Cartier Pasha watches. The new Zenith Mega Port Royal Tourbillon features a black titanium case that goes on a striking rubber strap. The watch is equipped with the manufacture El Primero chronograph movement with its high-frequency tourbillon read more

Zenith El Primero Jean-Louis Etienne Watch to Honor Bold Adventurer
Zenith has created a timepiece to honor Jean-Louis Etienne, the first explorer who performed a solo flight over the desert of ice in the North Pole in a balloon. During his unique flight, Jean-Louis Etienne had to face the most extreme conditions. The Poles have the most extreme temperatures: -45°C in the North and -65°C in the South.

The bold explorer and French doctor has recently presented a sneak preview of the Zenith watch held on an “Ice” theme and commemorating his incredible Arctic expedition. The presentation, sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, took place in Los Angeles.

For every expedition, Jean-Louis Etienne thoroughly prepared the equipment characterized by the highest level of reliability necessary to bring him back alive from the extreme environment. For Zenith, these extreme conditions are the best to test the reliability and resistance of its equipment.
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Zenith Sponsors Felix Baumgartner - Breaking Sound Barrier with Human Body
Zenith is greatly pleased to announce its partnership agreement with Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian pilot, champion parachutist, and record-breaking BASE jumper. The brand will act as one of the major sponsors the pilot during a unique project, dubbed Red Bull Stratos.

Felix Baumgartner intends to jump out of a capsule suspended from a helium balloon in the stratosphere. The jump will be performed at an altitude of about 36.5 km. It is remarkable that this altitude is four times higher than most passenger airplanes fly.

It is remarkable that while performing his exploit, the Felix Baumgartner will be wearing a Zenith watch to become the first to break the sound barrier, and guarantee supreme reliability under extreme conditions, including extreme temperature, pressure, friction, speed, impacts, etc. At present moment, the team of Zenith watchmakers is working on the development of a model to be specially adapted to the jump. read more

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