Since its foundation in 1865, Zenith has created exceptional timepieces for extraordinary men. With the revolutionary idea of integrating all professions related to watchmaking under one roof, the first Swiss watch manufacture was born.
Today Zenith expresses its unique vision of the past, present and future of mechanical watchmaking through its numerous collections of watches for men.
For those who appreciate innovation
At the forefront of Zenith’s spirit of innovation is the DEFY collection. A resolutely forward-looking line of watches, the DEFY range stands out with its futuristic design and exceptional mechanical watch movements. Whether it's the use of high-performance materials like titanium and carbon fiber or the groundbreaking movements include the El Primero 21 1/100th of a second chronograph or the revolutionary Zenith oscillator made of a single component, Zenith DEFY watches represent the future of mechanical watchmaking for those who appreciate innovative watchmaking in a modern, stylish execution.
For those who cherish chronographs
In the last 50 years, Zenith has become synonymous with the automatic chronograph. With the launch of the El Primero in 1969, the world’s first automatic high-frequency chronograph movement, Zenith cemented its position as the leading, most innovative maker of chronograph watches. This mastery of the chronograph is captured in the Chronomaster line, featuring iconic Zenith design traits and a host of additional complications. And for those who want the look and feel of an iconic, historical Zenith chronograph watch, the Revival series faithfully reproduces chronograph watches from the past.
For those who seek adventure
The Zenith Pilot collection of men’s watches draws inspiration from the brand’s unparalleled history in the world of aviation. Whether it was Louis Blériot’s flight across the English Channel during the dawn of aviation in 1909, or Franky Zapata’s crossing of the same Channel on his Flyboard 100 years later, Zenith Pilot watches have accompanied pioneers for over a century. The current Pilot collection features vintage details inspired by Zenith Pilot watches and dashboard instruments from the past. Cases in steel or aged bronze, oversized “onion” crowns for easy manipulation while wearing gloves, large luminescent numerals and hands for effortless legibility in the dark are just some of the historical design elements that have been incorporated into the Pilot line of watches, made for the adventurers of today.
For those who value timeless design
For men desiring a timelessly classical watch with its own unique visual identity, the Zenith Elite collection is bound to leave a lasting impression. Whether it's a minimalistic three-hand watch or a poetic moon phase, the Elite line of watches combines mid-century aesthetics with the proportions and pure elegance of modern watchmaking. Crafted in stainless steel or red gold, and with a number of different dial colors, the Elite can take on an even more personal look with a vast choice of straps that are easily swappable, thanks to a quick strap-change mechanism. All the Elite watch models are powered by the namesake Elite calibre, an in-house automatic movement that provides a power reserve of 50 hours.