“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”
~ Jim Rohn
Since its creation almost 150 years ago, Zenith has constantly played a pioneering role in developing and producing precise, reliable and complex timepieces. By integrating the entire range of watchmaking professions in-house, the Manufacture has all the expertise and independence required to create unusual mechanisms that constantly push the boundaries of time measurement.
From onboard instruments to wristwatches and pocket-watches, Zenith has filed over 300 patents in the course of its rich history, with a regularity worthy of a finely crafted timepiece. The brand is indeed the most titled ever in the field of precision, having won no less than 2,333 chronometry prizes to date.
The Zenith repertoire encompasses the full range of watchmaking complications, from the simplest to the most sophisticated. Over the decades, the brand has built up an impressive array of more than 600 movement variations entirely developed and produced within its Manufacture – a rare feat indeed.
The brand with the guiding star was thus one of the first to produce wristwatches, filing a patent for such a model as early as 1909.
Closer to the modern era, the Elite caliber was one of the first movements designed using Computer Assisted Design (CAD) technology, and was voted movement of the year by the professional press when introduced in 1994. Favoured for its extreme slenderness, its precision and its reliability, the Elite caliber currently equips a number of Zenith timepieces, from a classic ultra-thin model to a ladies’ jewellery watch.
An incredible record: 2333 chronometry awards won by Zenith