The exhibition includes Zenith’s first tourbillon watch: a pocket watch from 1920, which is equipped with a finely assembled movement and Guillaume tourbillon. The case back is clearly visible.
Visitors will also appreciate the brand’s first GMT watch. In 1955, Zenith Zenith military-style manual winding chronograph vigorously promoted its pioneering and innovative spirit, because it can display the so-called world time function, so that we can know the time in any region of the world at a glance. It has a chronograph function, a central seconds hand, a small 45-minute dial at 3 o’clock, and a small seconds hand at 9 o’clock. The major cities representing the local time zone have become an inner circle engraved with code and minute scales, with an old-fashioned pointer in the center.
At the core of these watches is undoubtedly the first El Primero Stratus watch, the 3019 PHC movement, which dates back to its birth in 1969. Zenith, as a leader in the field of high-frequency watches, launched the world’s first fully integrated self-winding chronograph movement in 1969, a celebrity in watchmaking history.
The El Primero Stratocloud watch claims to have the world’s most accurate mechanical movement, and has become a generation legend, vibrating ten times per second, capable of measuring one tenth of a second. This mechanical achievement has never been done before, but this is not the only thing that distinguishes this chronograph from the Manufacture Zenith, which has been launched for more than 40 years. In the age of 1969 when black and white photos were still very popular, El Primero Stratosphere watch was able to stand out: its dial is colorful, there are three small dials of different colors, and a red chronograph with a second hand in the middle Convenient to watch the time.