ACADEMY TOURBILLON GEORGES FAVRE-JACOT SHOWCASES THE ULTIMATE MICRO-MECHANICAL COMPLICATIONS
At Baselworld 2016, Zenith revealed one of the Manufacture Zenith masterpieces: the Academy Tourbillon Georges Favre-Jacot model offering a futuristic take on Haute Horlogerie and which is already much in demand among connoisseurs and collectors.
Traditional Haute Horlogerie meets contemporary virtuosity and futuristic design
Exquisite watchmaking technology and a far-sighted brand spirit have been deeply rooted in Zenith’s DNA for over 150 years. Today, building on this century and a half of watchmaking experience, the Manufacture has developed the Academy Tourbillon Georges Favre-Jacot watch featuring a boldly futuristic design expressed through innovative and contemporary materials. Issued in two 150-piece limited editions respectively equipped with a black ceramic or rose gold case that is water-resistant to 50 metres, it is powered by the equally El Primero Calibre 4805 proudly revealed on the dial. This resolutely Haute Horlogerie movement combines two iconic complications interpreted by the Manufacture: the tourbillon and the fusee and chain transmission system. Its 50-hour power-reserve indicator appears between 4 and 5 o’clock.
This fascinating chapter of the Zenith saga is thus being written in unmistakably modern ink.
ZENITH: Watch Manufacture Since 1865
Zenith is a brand that has been bringing style and substance to the wrists of watchmaking cognoscenti all over the world for more than 150 years. Founded in Le Locle in 1865 by a visionary watchmaker, Georges Favre-Jacot, the Manufacture Zenith gained 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. Having earned fame thanks to its legendary El Primero calibre – 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. Zenith remains one of a select group of traditional luxury watch brands to produce all its movements in-house, the industry’s ultimate token of quality. Engaged in several vintage territories such as classic cars, Zenith currently offers a collection of exclusive and ageless finely crafted timepieces designed for sartorially minded men and women. Zenith’s rich heritage, tradition, passion and pursuit of excellence reflect the legacy of its slogan “Legends are forever”.