Zenith is a renowned Swiss luxury watchmaker founded in 1865 by Georges Favre-Jacot. Inspired by the galaxy’s beauty and the ever-moving stars, Zenith is named after the Swiss horology and brings out the best in Swiss’ renowned watch-making expertise. Zenith watches are prized for their craftsmanship, accuracy, and elegant designs, making them highly sought after by watch enthusiasts and collectors worldwide.
Here is a look at the most exclusive Zenith watches of all time.
Zenith's current Chronomaster collection serves as the new home for all things El Primero. Here, you can find anything from faithful recreations of the most groundbreaking originals to the more obscure El Primero-equipped models of the 60s and 70s. With such a deep focus on their key achievement, Zenith also showcases new designs flaunting the El Primero, with a modern touch. Several of which stand as formidable competitors to modern offerings from the likes of Rolex, Omega, TAG Heuer, and others.
Inspired by Zenith's ties to some of the earliest days of aviation, the brand's Pilot collection presents designs that call back to their cockpit instruments and wristwatches meant for pilots. These designs highlight Zenith's position on what many collectors look for in a big, bold pilot watch. From chronograph options to bronze (and even silver) cases, this collection shows a lesser-known side of Zenith for those that aren't necessarily looking for the more typical iterations of El Primero watches.
Carbon, sapphire, brushed titanium, platinum — you name it. This is where Zenith goes to push the envelope when it comes to case materials, dials, movement technology and more. On the movement side, it should be no surprise that this collection houses Zenith's most modern takes on tourbillons, fusee & chain constant force mechanisms and what Zenith calls a "gyroscopic gravity control regulating organ module" built into a modern iteration of an El Primero. It's here where you'll find Zenith's most groundbreaking horological feats that stack up to designs from the likes of Hublot, Audemars Piguet and others.
In what almost seems like a callback to the traditional design set forth by the Zenith caliber pocket watch back in 1900, the Elite collection highlights a more classic, subdued side of the Zenith catalog. Here you'll find more modest, mid-20th-century-inspired designs with basic calendars, time-only displays and beautifully-executed moon phase complications. If there's anything that serves as an antidote to the brash designs of the Defy lineup, you'll find it tastefully nestled within the Elite collection.
Source: Gear Patrol