Founded in Le Locle in 1865 by visionary watchmaker, Georges Favre-Jacot, the Manufacture Zenith gained swift recognition for the precision of its chronometers that have won a record-breaking number of prizes for pocket watches, onboard timers, and wristwatches.
Zenith's fame can be attributed to its legendary El Primero calibre from 1969. An integrated automatic chronograph movement, it was endowed with a high frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour that ensured short-time measurements accurate to the nearest 1/10th of a second. Since then, it has developed over 600 movement variations. Today, the Zenith Manufacture stands at the exact same spot as where its founder built the first company workshop.
Still located in the premises where it was founded in 1865, the Manufacture Zenith currently houses 80 professions exercised by its 250-strong personnel. Whether experts in artistic crafts or in technical skills, all are engaged in the task undertaken by Georges Favre-Jacot almost 150 years ago: mastering each gesture in order to enable free-spirited creation of mechanical marvels, combining noble watchmaking traditions with avant-garde innovations.
Zenith joins British rock stars the Rolling Stones with the launch of a new El Primero Chronomaster 1969.
Bringing vintage sports cars together side-by-side, this endurance event includes circuit races, relay rallies, and pack racing, among other challenges.
Zenith ambassador and Oklahoma City Thunder Point Guard.
Austrian skydiver who broke the speed of sound in a freefall in 2012 while wearing the El Primero Stratos Flyback watch.
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