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On February 4th, 2013.Zenith Timepieces sponsored The Hollywood Reporter’s star-studded event honoring the nominees of the 85th Oscar awards at the beautifully renovated Spago of Beverly Hills. The Hollywood Reporter Nominees Night hosted by editorial director Janice Min and publisher Lynne Segall welcomed notable guests such as Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, Julia Stiles, Steven Spielberg and Tim Burton.
Zenith Timepieces had one of their best watchmaking artisans on site who entertained guests with a watchmaking demonstration illustrating the fine craftsmanship and skill involved in making a Zenith movement.
Founded in Le Locle in 1865 by a visionary watchmaker, Georges Favre-Jacot, the Manufacture Zenith earned swift recognition for the precision of its chronometers with which it has won 2,333 chronometry prizes in a century and a half of existence – an absolute record in terms of pocket watches, onboard timers and wristwatches. Having earned fame thanks to its legendary El Primerocalibre – 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 measurements accurate to the nearest 1/10th of a second – the Manufacture Zenith has since developed over 600 movement variations. All Zenith watches are now fitted with an in-house Zenith movement and are developed and produced from start to finish by the Manufacture in Le Locle. The latter currently stands at the exact spot where its founder built the first company workshop – thus physically embodying a continuity that is a rarity in itself.