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Zenith Aluminum 42mm Automatic 24.2041.400/01.R576 new
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Zenith 24.2041.400/01.R576 CHRONOMASTER EL PRIMERO
Rp. 83,823,520
Seller
COHERENTHK 時尚站
6
HK
Zenith Steel 37mm Automatic 16.1925.4062/01.c725 pre-owned
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Zenith Heritage Manufacture Love Generation TOP Wesselton...
Rp. 61,506,712
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Pawndeluxe
402
NL
Zenith Yellow gold 34mm Automatic Cal 2542PC pre-owned
TOP
Zenith vintage automatic 18K Gold 1968 Full set
Rp. 27,142,832
Seller
qualityextra
42
HU
Zenith up to Rp. 64,000,000
Zenith Rp. 64,000,000 - Rp. 128,000,000
Zenith White gold 44mm Automatic 65.0520.4026 pre-owned
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Zenith Grande Class Rattrapante, SplitSec ElPrimero, Ltd one...
Rp. 188,239,840
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
12
CH
Zenith Steel 34mm Manual winding Ref. 220 S - Acciaio pre-owned
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Zenith Stellina Cal. 2531, Sub Second, 19 Jewels, Vintage 1960s
Rp. 4,776,756
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A e G Smart S.r.l.
6
IT
Zenith Steel 40mm Automatic 03.0510.400 new
Zenith El Primero Sport
Rp. 45,530,944
Seller
AesseA Orologi e Creazioni srl
 
IT
Zenith Steel Automatic pre-owned
Zenith Respirator
Rp. 17,573,348
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
331
NL
Zenith Steel 46mm Automatic 03.0526.4000 pre-owned
Zenith Defy Classic Chrono
Rp. 67,897,024
Free shipping
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
631
DE
Zenith Ceramic 42mm Automatic 24.2041.400/21.R576 pre-owned
Zenith エルプリメロ クロノマスター 2017年新作 腕時計24.2041.400/21.R576 自動巻 セラミック...
Rp. 66,040,580
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Daisinyoko & Co.
 
JP
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Zenith 35mm Manual winding Sporto pre-owned
Zenith Sporto Handaufzug vergoldet von ca. 1962
Rp. 14,058,677
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Watchplanet
113
DE
Zenith Steel 38mm Automatic 010180434 pre-owned
TOP
Zenith Movado El Primero First Chronograph Ultra Rare - 3019PHC
Rp. 43,933,368
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Pawndeluxe
402
NL
Zenith Steel 45mm Automatic 03.2280.400/91.R576 new
Zenith El Primero Sport
Rp. 93,967,584
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Swiss Watch And Diamond Exchange
 
US
Zenith Steel 39.9mm Automatic 02.0240.410 new
Zenith Chronomaster Chronograph NEW
Rp. 87,866,736
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1104
NL
Zenith Rose gold Automatic 18.2170.4613/01.C713 pre-owned
Zenith El Primero Synopsis 18KT Rose Gold Openwork
Rp. 124,672,848
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fitzroviawatches.co.uk
197
UK
Zenith Gold/Steel 42mm Automatic 51.2040.400 pre-owned
Zenith El Primero
Rp. 87,067,944
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Chronothek Uhrenhandels GmbH
58
AT
Zenith Steel 42mm Automatic 03.2040.4061/69.C496 pre-owned
Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Chronomaster1969 03.2040.4061
Rp. 63,411,640
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Deep Arrow Inc. Fujihan
67
JP
Zenith Steel 33mm Automatic 90/02 0100 670 pre-owned
Zenith Elite
Rp. 19,969,712
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
631
DE
Zenith Steel 40mm Automatic 16.1930.681/31.C725 pre-owned
Zenith Pilot Type 20 Lady
Rp. 91,061,888
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Horlogerie Maillot
 
FR
Zenith Steel 54mm Automatic 03.2530.4047/78.C813 new
Zenith ゼニス クロノマスター エルプリメロ グランドデイト フルオープン サン&ムーン 03.2530.4047/7...
Rp. 106,716,512
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nanaple Ltd.
 
JP
Zenith Rose gold 37mm Automatic Elite pre-owned
Zenith Elite 37mm 18K Rose Gold Ultra Thin Automatic Watch B&P
Rp. 71,203,432
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WT Time Pieces
63
UK
Zenith Steel 42mm Automatic 03.2043.4052/01.C496 new
Zenith El Primero Striking 10th 03.2043.4052/01.C496
Rp. 105,424,104
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Montres & Bijoux
39
IT
Zenith Steel 44mm Automatic 03.0520.679 new
Zenith Grande Class NEW
Rp. 53,119,432
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1104
NL
Zenith Steel Automatic 03.2270.4069/26.C493 new
Zenith Elite Chronograph Classic Fume Dial 03.2270.4069/26.C493
Rp. 71,203,432
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fitzroviawatches.co.uk
197
UK
Zenith Steel 40mm Automatic 03.210.681 pre-owned
Zenith Elite Ultra Plate 03.210.681
Rp. 35,146,696
Seller
Chronothek Uhrenhandels GmbH
58
AT
Zenith Steel 42mm Automatic 03.2110.400/01.C498 new
Zenith Captain Chronograph 03.2110.400
Rp. 52,843,032
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Deep Arrow Inc. Fujihan
67
JP
Zenith Titanium 46.5mm Automatic 96.0528.4021/21.M528 pre-owned
Zenith Defy El Primero Xtreme Open 96.0528.4021/21.M528
Rp. 120,963,872
Seller
LuxWatch.Com
62
US
Zenith Yellow gold 40 mmmm Automatic G 382 pre-owned
Zenith EL PRIMERO "DISCO VOLANTE" G382 SERIE TOO RARE
Rp. 140,586,784
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LAURENTI
82
IT
Zenith Steel 50mm Automatic 03.2040.4061/23.M2040 new
Zenith ゼニス クロノマスター エルプリメロ オープン 1969 クロノグラフ 03.2040.4061/23.M20...
Rp. 92,448,888
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nanaple Ltd.
 
JP
Zenith Yellow gold Automatic 86.2062.405 new
Zenith El Primero Stratos Limited Edition 50pcs
Rp. 206,400,448
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Watch Republic Karol Kałużny
121
PL
Zenith Steel 42mm Automatic 03.2041.400/51.C496 new
Zenith El Primero 36'000 VpH 03.2041.400/51.C496
Rp. 94,097,288
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Montres & Bijoux
39
IT
Zenith Steel 40mm Automatic 03.2170.4613/02.c713 pre-owned
Zenith El Primero Synopsis
Rp. 63,104,292
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1104
NL
Zenith Yellow gold Automatic El Primero pre-owned
Zenith El Primero Chronograph Model G382 18ct 1969 1st Launch...
Rp. 258,435,488
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Vintage Gold Watches London Limited
 
UK
Zenith Rose gold 42mm Automatic 18.2041.400/76.C795 CHRONOMASTER EL PRIMERO LEGEND new
Zenith Chronomaster 18.2041.400/76.C795 CHRONOMASTER EL...
Rp. 174,135,888
Seller
Mall of the Watch
1564
MC
Zenith Steel 40mm Automatic 01.0240.410 pre-owned
Zenith El Primero Chronomaster
Rp. 78,281,272
Seller
Juwelier Lutz Reuer e.K.
13
DE
Zenith Titanium 46.5mm Automatic 95.0527.4021/01.M530 pre-owned
Zenith El Primero Defy Xtreme Open Stealth 95.0527.4021/01.M530
Rp. 89,655,576
Seller
LuxWatch.Com
62
US
Zenith Yellow gold 40mm Automatic 30.0240.400 pre-owned
Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Yellow Gold Full Set
Rp. 63,903,080
Seller
Pyramide Chrono GMBH
184
AT
Zenith Steel 51mm Automatic 03.2040.400/53.C700 new
Zenith ゼニス ZENITH クロノマスター エルプリメロ 36000VPH 42mm 03.2040.400/53....
Rp. 66,027,372
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nanaple Ltd.
 
JP
Zenith Steel 42mm Automatic 03.2272.4069/51.C700 pre-owned
Zenith Elite Chronograph Classic BLUE - SUPER OFFER
Rp. 63,421,228
Seller
Watch Republic Karol Kałużny
121
PL
Zenith Steel 42mm Automatic 03.2040.400/21.m2040 new
Zenith El Primero 36'000 VpH
Rp. 93,522,160
Seller
Montres & Bijoux
39
IT
Zenith Steel 39.9mm Automatic 01.0240.410 pre-owned
Zenith Chronomaster Chronograph
Rp. 71,092,176
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1104
NL
Zenith Yellow gold Manual winding pre-owned
Zenith Cal.12/4/P/50 18ct 1945
Rp. 52,578,256
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Vintage Gold Watches London Limited
 
UK
Zenith Ceramic 44mm Automatic 49.9000.9004/78.M9000 new
Zenith Defy 49.9000.9004/78.M9000
Rp. 151,769,808
Seller
Mall of the Watch
1564
MC
Zenith Titanium 44mm Automatic 95.9000.9004/78.R582 pre-owned
Zenith Defy El Primero 21 - Chronograph - Titanium - Skeleton...
Rp. 103,842,504
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Monaco Watch Company
559
MC
Zenith Steel 49mm Manual winding pre-owned
Zenith Réveil
Rp. 21,575,180
Seller
Curtit Swiss Watches SARL
38
CH
Zenith Steel 44.5mm Automatic 03.2067.405 pre-owned
Zenith Stratos El Primero Flyback Chronograph Steel Blue B+P...
Rp. 87,850,752
Seller
Uhrenkapital
480
DE
Zenith Steel 50mm Automatic 03.2040.400/69.C494 new
Zenith ゼニス エル プリメロ 自動巻き クロノグラフ 03.2040.400/69.C494 ZENITH 腕時計...
Rp. 79,238,128
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nanaple Ltd.
 
JP
Zenith Titanium Automatic 96.0525.4000/21.R642 pre-owned
Zenith Defy
Rp. 94,257,040
Seller
Pentor Watches
19
ES
Zenith Steel 44mm Automatic 03.0520.685/01.C492 new
Zenith Grande Class Reserve de Marche 03.0520.685/01.C492
Rp. 87,866,736
Seller
Montres & Bijoux
39
IT
Zenith Titanium 46.5mm Automatic 96.0525.4000 pre-owned
Zenith Defy Xtreme Chrono
Rp. 71,890,960
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1104
NL
Zenith 34mm Automatic pre-owned
Zenith Automatic 18ct 1972 Hi-Beat 28,800
Rp. 47,231,312
Seller
Vintage Gold Watches London Limited
 
UK
Zenith Rose gold 42mm Automatic 18.2043.400/69.C494 new
Zenith Chronomaster 18.2043.400/69.C494
Rp. 142,184,352
Seller
Mall of the Watch
1564
MC
Zenith Steel 42mm Automatic 03.2041.4052 pre-owned
Zenith El Primero - Chronograph - Limited Edition - With Box...
Rp. 103,842,504
Seller
Monaco Watch Company
559
MC
Zenith Steel 42.5mm Manual winding CP-2 pre-owned
Zenith Cairelli CP-2 steel civilian
Rp. 245,068,144
Free shipping
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A Collected Man
20
UK
Zenith Rose gold 37mm Manual winding 17-1125-680 pre-owned
Zenith Class Elite 37 Gold 18K Klassiker Hadn Wind Date...
Rp. 79,862,872
Seller
Uhrenkapital
480
DE
Zenith Steel 50mm Automatic 03.2040.4061/52.M2040 new
Zenith ゼニス クロノマスター エルプリメロ オープン 1969 クロノグラフ 03.2040.4061/52.M20...
Rp. 92,448,888
Seller
nanaple Ltd.
 
JP
Zenith Yellow gold 37mm Automatic G583 pre-owned
Zenith El Primero Chronograph G583
Rp. 124,611,008
Seller
Sabiwatches
31
FR
Zenith Steel 42mm Automatic 03.2110.400/01.C498 new
Zenith Captain Chronograoh El Primero 03.2110.400/01.C498
Rp. 88,665,520
Seller
Montres & Bijoux
39
IT
Zenith Steel 45.5mm Automatic 03.2060.405/21.C714 pre-owned
Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback
Rp. 77,482,480
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1104
NL
Zenith Yellow gold 34mm Automatic pre-owned
Zenith Automatic 18ct 1966
Rp. 42,775,528
Seller
Vintage Gold Watches London Limited
 
UK
Zenith Rose gold 33mm Automatic 22.2310.692/75.C709 new
Zenith Elite 22.2310.692/75.C709
Rp. 116,623,120
Seller
Mall of the Watch
1564
MC
Zenith Steel 38mm Automatic 16.2150.4062 pre-owned
Zenith El Primero LADY Chronomaster - Steel with Diamonds - 2...
Rp. 67,098,236
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Monaco Watch Company
559
MC
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Precision and High Performance since 1865

Luxury watches from Zenith represent precision, quality, and reliability. The El Primero was the first automatic chronograph caliber developed in the world. Its 2017 successor can measure 1/100th of a second.

Highlights

  • Zenith El Primero: first automatic chronograph worldwide
  • El Primero 21 with two escapements, measures 1/100th of a second
  • Top chronographs made of gold and feature a tourbillon
  • Current watches in the Pilot collection have a vintage look

Zenith: Ahead of the Curve

The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Zenith is inseparable from their famous chronograph caliber, the El Primero. This movement was released as 3019 PHC in 1969 and was the first automatic chronograph movement ever produced. Thanks to a balance frequency of 36,000 A/h, it can measure 1/10th of a second. Most chronographs can only measure 1/8th of a second, as they oscillate at 28,800 A/h.

In 2017, the company presented the ultra-modern Zenith El Primero 21 caliber. The successor to the famous El Primero has two escapements, one for displaying the time and the other for chronograph functions. One oscillation system vibrates at 360,000 A/h, allowing it to measure 1/100th of a second, while the other vibrates at 36,000 A/h.

Haute horlogerie highlights from Zenith include the intricate watches in the Academy Christophe Colomb (French for Christopher Columbus) series. The model Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Equation of Time is a true example of 21st-century watchmaking art. This timepiece won the Best Complicated Watch Prize at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève in 2011, one of the most prestigious awards in the world of mechanical watches. Zenith even developed a self-regulating mechanism for this ultra-precise watch, the so-called Gravity Control module. It ensures that the escapement and oscillation systems constantly remain in a horizontal position, regardless of the position of the watch on a wrist. This pioneering system guarantees optimal precision.

How much does a Zenith watch cost?

Zenith is a part of the luxury goods concern LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH), nestled in between TAG Heuer and Hublot. Zenith watches are meant for the young at heart who have an appreciation for tradition, high-quality in-house work, and innovative technology. Movements developed and produced in-house are even featured in some of the Elite collection's introductory models. These women's and men's watches have predominantly classic designs, making them ideal dress watches. Zenith offers high-quality luxury watches that are comparatively affordable. Jean-Claude Biver, the head of LVMH, was instrumental in this strategy of offering affordable luxury watches.

You can find a number of good deals in the vintage market. There are countless pre-owned Zenith wristwatches and pocket watches which you can purchase for just a few hundred euros. Even chronographs with the famous El Primero movement are available pre-owned starting at 1,700 euros. These are often from the 1990s and are in very good or good condition. You should plan on spending at least 3,300 euros for a new model.

Detailed Price Information

Model Price (approx.) Features
Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane, Ref. 18.2212.8805/36.C713 270,000 euros Gravity Control module, rose gold case, power reserve display, 45 mm
Academy Christophe Colomb Equation of Time, Ref. 65.2220.8808/01.C630 170,000 euros Gravity Control module, white gold case, power reserve display, 45 mm
Chronomaster El Primero Tourbillon GFJ, Ref. 18.2520.4805/98.C713 73,000 euros Tourbillon, fusée-and-chain transmission, rose gold case, 45 mm
Chronomaster El Primero Tourbillon, Ref. 18.2280.4035/01.C713 55,000 euros Tourbillon, rose gold case, chronograph, 45 mm
Elite Classic 39, Ref. 18.2290.679/18.C498 7,400 euros Timeless, elegant dress watch; rose gold case; 39 mm
Defy El Primero 21, Ref. 95.9001.9004/01.R582 7,200 euros El Primero 21 with two escapements, measures to 1/100th of a second, power reserve display, titanium case, 44 mm
Chronomaster El Primero 42, Ref. 24.2041.400/21.R576 6,600 euros Ceramic-coated aluminum case, 42 mm, chronograph
Chronomaster El Primero 38, Ref. 03.2150.400/26.C714 5,100 euros Current version of this chronograph with a case size of 38 mm, just like the original
Chronomaster El Primero 42, Ref. 03.2040.400/69.C494 5,000 euros 42 mm, chronograph
Pilot Type 20 Extra Special, Ref. 29.2430.679/21.C753 5,000 euros Retro pilot's watch with an oversized crown, bronze case, 45 mm
Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Ton-Up, Ref. 11.2430.4069/21.C773 5,500 euros Chronograph, aged stainless steel case, 45 mm

Zenith El Primero: The Chronograph Legend

The El Primero is, without a doubt, one of the most famous and best chronograph movements worldwide. Therefore, it's not a surprise that manufacturers other than Zenith utilize this movement in their timepieces. Even Rolex used a heavily modified El Primero known as the 4030 from 1988 to 2000 in their Daytona watches. TAG Heuer also uses this high-frequency movement in their Carrera Calibre 36, albeit a modified version.

The origins of the classic caliber reach all the way back to 1969 when Zenith, Seiko, and a cooperative alliance between Breitling, Heuer, and Büren raced to be the first to make an automatic chronograph caliber. This race brought the Swiss manufacturer Zenith into the spotlight. Models with an El Primero from 1969 are comparatively rare today and not as expensive as one might think. Depending on its condition, you can purchase such a timepiece for around 5,000 euros. Yellow gold models in very good condition can cost over 10,000 euros, which is still comparatively inexpensive. For comparison, a Rolex Daytona from 1969 can cost over 180,000 euros.

Pre-owned models from the 1980s and 90s are especially affordable. Prices for these El Primero watches start around 2,000 euros. Models from the 1970s only cost a few hundred euros more.

Current Models with the El Primero

The current collection features a 38-mm watch (03.2150.400/26.C714) which closely resembles the original model from 1969. New, the stainless steel model costs around 5,100 euros. If you prefer a 42-mm case, then the Chronomaster El Primero 42 is a good choice. Like the 38-mm model, it's available in stainless steel, rose gold, or bicolor rose gold/stainless steel. Stainless steel versions (03.2040.400/69.C494) cost around 5,000 euros. If you want a 42-mm gold watch to call your own, then you should be prepared to spend around 11,000 euros.

The model with reference number 24.2041.400/21.R576 stands out due to its ceramicized aluminum case. This material is made of aluminum, the surface of which is converted into oxide ceramic via a special oxidation process. After the procedure, the watch case is hard, scratch-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and lightweight. You will need to spend at least 6,600 euros on this timepiece.

Top El Primero Models

Highlights from Zenith include their gold watches with an El Primero tourbillon movement. These luxury watches cost around 55,000 euros new. With a stainless steel case, they cost around 10,000 euros less. In very good condition, a pre-owned rose gold variant with a tourbillion costs around 30,000 euros. Even more exclusive is the Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Tourbillon GFJ, which utilizes a fusée-and-chain transmission. This mechanism is rarely used. Unlike the more common systems, a fusée-and-chain transmission ensures the movement has a constant driving force. A new, gold Chronometer El Primero Tourbillon GFJ (18.2520.4805/98.C713) costs more than 70,000 euros.

Completely skeletonized watches with El Primero movements are also highlights from this company. The Le Locle-based manufacturer uses "Full Open" as an affix to the name in order to emphasize the skeletonizd design. Thanks to the skeletonized dial, you can view the movement from the front side of the watch, too. A sapphire glass case back gives you a clear look at the beating heart of the timepiece. New bicolor variants (51.2081.400/78.C810) cost about 7,000 euros.

The Chronograph of the 21st Century

Zenith presented the Defy El Primero 21 at Baselworld 2017, one of the most important watch trade shows in the world. This wristwatch is powered by a successor to the El Primero chronograph caliber and catapulted the brand into the 21st century. The movement has two separate, independent escapements. The first ticks at 36,000 A/h and ensures the time is displayed. The second oscillates at 360,000 A/h (50 Hz), enabling the watch to measure 1/100th of a second. Currently, the Defy El Primero 21 is available with a ceramic or titanium case. The titanium version is available with a skeletonized dial or in a retro design with a silver dial and black numerals. Prices for this titanium watch start at 7,200 euros. The skeletonzied titanium and ceramic watches cost around 8,500 euros.

Pilot's Watches

Although wristwatches with the El Primero caliber are Zenith's most famous timepieces, the Swiss manufacturer has other beloved series, such as the Pilot collection. It consists of classic pilot's watches, as Zenith has a longstanding relationship with aviation. During the early years of flying, they were supplying pilots and airplanes with their timepieces.

The Type 20 Extra Special is reminiscent of historical models from the 1940s with its retro design. Its large case, hands, numerals, and oversized onion crown (which can be used with gloves on) are all distinctive features. The Pilot Type 20 Skeleton and Pilot Type 20 Hommage à Louis Blériot are especially rare models. Both were limited to five pieces each and cost 205,000 euros.

Watches produced in larger numbers are significantly more affordable. A bronze watch with three hands (29.2430.679/21.C753) costs around 5,000 euros. As a new chronograph, the 45-mm pilot's watch costs around 6,000 euros. If you're not a fan of bronze, there are many stainless steel options. These watches feature artificially aged cases, giving them vintage charm. The variant with three hands costs 5,000 euros, while the chronograph costs 5,500 euros.

Timeless and Elegant Dress Watches

The Zenith Elite series was introduced to the market in 1994, when mechanical watches were gaining in popularity. These elegant wristwatches are powered by ultra-thin automatic movements with long-lasting power reserves. In 1994, the Elite caliber was only 3.3 mm thick and could run for 55 hours uninterrupted. Pre-owned models from the 1990s only cost around 1,000 euros, and newer versions in very good condition cost a bit more at 1,600 euros. The price for new watches starts at around 2,700 euros. Top models made of 18-karat rose gold and featuring a tourbillon cost over 50,000 euros. If you don't necessarily need a tourbillon, you should plan on spending around 16,000 euros for a new gold watch with a matching gold bracelet. With a leather strap, a gold Zenith Elite only costs 9,000 euros.

Watchmaking Tradition since 1865

Zenith has over 150 years of watchmaking experience and history. Watchmaker Georges Favre-Jacot founded his company in 1865 in Le Locle. According to legend, Favre-Jacot named the company "Zenith" after creating a watch of extraordinary quality. A five-pointed star serves as the company's logo; together, the name and logo symbolize the manufacturer's aspiration to create timepieces of the highest quality.

In the early years, Favre-Jacot focused on the production of pocket watches. He brought all of the important players in watchmaking together in his company to achieve independence from third-party suppliers. From the very beginning, the manufacturer was producing incredibly precise timepieces, which later competed in the Neuchâtel Observatory's chronometer competition and won multiple times starting in 1903. Favre-Jacot left the company in 1911 and left it in the hands of his nephew, James Favre. Zenith has belonged to the luxury goods concern LVMH since 2000.

In addition to pocket watches, Zenith also produced countless deck clocks. At the beginning of the 20th century, they introduced one of the first wristwatches with an alarm function. Around this time, easily readable pilot's watches were also being developed and used in the First World War. Chronographs have been a part of this manufacturer's repertoire for about a century. Still today, the El Primero caliber is Zenith's most famous product. It was the first automatic chronograph in the world and has been reliably and precisely keeping time since 1969.

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