Zenith was founded in 1865 in Le Locle, the heart of the Swiss watchmaking region, by Georges Favre-Jacot, then only 22 years old. His dream was to concentrate, unite and perform the art of watchmaking under one roof.
Zenith is the only Swiss watchmaker to produce chronographs without outsourcing the movement, and to design and manufacture a complete line of mechanical movements and chronographs.
Amongst these is the legendary El Primero. Launched in 1969, it is the first integrated automatic chronograph movement in the history of watchmaking.
Heir to the finest Swiss watchmaking tradition, Zenith perpetuates it through a time-honored commitment to precision and quality. Today, more avid than ever for innovation and modernity, it is rising again, like a Phoenix, to hang its legendary star alongside those of the most prestigious watchmakers.
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