Zenith is a brand that has been bringing style and substance to the wrists of watch-making cognoscenti all over the world for more than 150 years. Founded in Le Locle in 1865 by a visionary watchmaker, Georges Favre-Jacot, the Manufacture Zenith gained swift recognition for the precision of its chronometers, with which it has won 2,333 chronometry prizes in a century and a half of exis- tence: an absolute record. Having earned fame thanks to its legendary El Primero calibre — an integrated automatic column-wheel chronograph movement launched in 1969 and endowed with a high frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour that ensures short-time measure- ments accurate to the nearest 1/10TH of a sec- ond — the Manufac- ture Zenith has since developed over 600 movement variations. Zenith remains one of a select group of traditional luxury watch brands to produce all its movements in-house, the industry’s ultimate token of quality. Engaged on several vintage territories such as classic cars, Zenith currently offers a collection of exclusive and age- less finely crafted timepieces designed for sartorially minded men and women. Zenith’s rich heritage, tradition, passion and pursuit of excellence reflect the leg- acy of its slogan “Legends live forever”.
HERITAGE PILOT VINTAGE STYLE RIDING A FREE-SPIRITED BREEZE A new model with a strong character joins the Pilot collection from Zenith. Its broad 45 mm-diameter aged steel case houses a legendary movement — the automatic El Primero 4069 chronograph calibre — and displays a vintage dial boasting perfect readability. It proudly takes its place in this iconic line composed of sleek, powerful watches. Its virile charm and well-built mechanism infuse it with the “Café Racer” spirit: when speed and getting away from it all are synonymous with independence and authenticity.