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    Zenith, the height of high frequency

Zenith, the height of high frequency

Zenith El Primero A384 Revival Blog

Since 1865, the values of authenticity, boldness and passion have guided Zenith as it tirelessly pushes back the boundaries of excellence, accuracy and innovation. Founded in Le Locle by watchmaker Georges Favre-Jacot, the brand soon became a rising star of extremely accurate chronometry. Since it shot to fame with the legendary El Primero, the watch manufacturer has developed over 600 movement variants.

Zenith is now bringing thrilling new possibilities to timekeeping, such as the 1/100th of a second display presented on the Defy El Primero 21. Fuelled by the drive to break fresh ground, Zenith is shaping the future of Swiss watchmaking as well as its own.

El Primero Collection

Last year, the legendary El Primero high-frequency chronograph celebrated half a century of groundbreaking design and accuracy since it was first presented to the public on 10 January 1969. El Primero was the first ever self-winding chronograph and its accuracy revolutionised the fine watchmaking industry. Today this piece has earned definitive cult status.

Incorporating innovative features like a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour, a fully integrated construction with a column wheel, a central rotor on ball bearings, and a 50-hour autonomy, it became the most accurate chronograph in the world and the only one able to measure short time intervals in tenths of a second.

Chronomaster

Incorporating innovative features like a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour, a fully integrated construction with a column wheel, a central rotor on ball bearings, and a 50-hour autonomy, it became the most accurate chronograph in the world and the only one able to measure short time intervals in tenths of a second.

Chronomaster2 El Primero 42Mm Blog

There is simply no mistaking a Chronomaster – its commanding size, iconic design and high-frequency mechanism capture the brand’s essence.

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The future of watchmaking

The Defy El Primero chronograph, an ultra-modern interpretation of the legendary El Primero, paves the way for the future of watchmaking.

Zenith Defy Blog

Housed in an imposing 44 mm titanium case is a revolutionary mechanical movement that oscillates at a frequency of 360,000 vibrations per hour (50 Hz) – ten times faster than its predecessor. It can measure hundredths of a second, displayed on a graduated flange marked from 1 to 100. Aesthetically, the timepiece’s skeletonised dial and contemporary lines give it an exclusive and dynamic signature.

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Elite collection, new lines for a timeless look

The Elite collection embodies Zenith's vision of timeless elegance thanks to an ergonomic, sophisticated and eternally refined design.

Zenith Elite Duo Blog

Featuring subtle contrasts of shadow and light, smooth surfaces and textured lines, the Elite collection celebrates simplicity. The collection is powered by Zenith's eponymous self-winding movement: the Elite.

Whether displaying the time and date or housing complications like a moon phase, the Elite calibre presents all the practicality of a self-winding mechanism with the benefits of exceptional accuracy. The Elite collection is available in 40.5 mm or 36 mm diameter case sizes in various combinations of metals.

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