ZENITH: tradition and innovation in the Swiss watchmaking
Zenith put down roots in Le Locle over 150 years ago, in 1865, the year when young Georges Favre-Jacot founded a watchmaker’s that was the only one of its kind, with the aim to create complete watches at a time when movement components were made by artisans working in various different locations.
Since its establishment, Zenith has consistently redefined the notions of precision and innovation, including the first Pilot Watch at the dawn of aviation and the first serially produced ElPrimero automatic chronograph calibre.
As a platform for original watchmaking innovation, Zenith Manufacturing features in-house developed and manufactured movements in all its watches, such as the DEFY Inventor with its monolithic oscillator of exceptional precision, and the DEFY El Primero 21 with its high frequency 1 100 th of a second chronograph.
Zenith works on new standards of performance and inspired design, shaping the future of Swiss watchmaking and accompanying those who dare to challenge time itself and reach for the stars.
The Defy collection includes timepieces perfectly combining tradition and innovation. These characteristics make these models unique for style and precision.
DEFY 21 Blue
DEFY 21 Black Ceramic
DEFY Classic Skeleton
DEFY Classic Classic
DEFY Classic Black Ceramic
To celebrate the 50° anniversary of the legendary El Primero, Zenith introduces an original revival of the 1969 reference A386. Zenith keeps on writing new chapters of its own history as well as of high watchmaking.
El Primero A384 Revival
Chronomaster Open 42mm
Zenith Pilot watches are the perfect embodiment of the audacious spirit distinguishing the pioneers of aviation. In 2019, the Maison integrates the collection with new models in black and in blue.
Pilot Type 20
Pilot Type 20 Chronograph