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History of Zenith watches

Browse the history of the Zenith Manufacture online, from its foundation by Georges Favre-Jacot and the creation of the first pocket chronograph.

  • Captain Winsor Annual Calendar

    Captain Winsor Annual Calendar

    A unique combination

    The most precise of all series-produced calibres beats at a rate of 36,000 vibrations per hour and is combined with an innovative complication, the annual calendar.

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  • Georges Favre Jacot

    Georges Favre-Jacot

    The manufacture concept

    In 1865, Georges Favre-Jacot constructed spacious, bright buildings where he brought together all the watchmaking professions, creating the manufacture concept.

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  • Extrait de registres


    Extract from the Zenith registers

    Discover the model, functions, calibre and production date of your timepiece based on its serial numbers.

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  • Certificat d'origine


    Zenith certificate of origin

    To certify that your timepiece originates from ZENITH, and to obtain a detailed description of it based on an in-depth examination in our ZENITH Workshops in Le Locle.

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