By bringing together all the watchmaking métiers under one roof, Georges Favre-Jacot revolutionized the watch manufacturing model for good. His visionary intuition gave the Zenith Manufacture a permanent place in history and paved the way for breakthroughs in production techniques. Since 1865, the Manufacture has crafted wristwatches and pocket watches, but also flight instruments that boast extraordinary timekeeping performance and combine technical prowess, innovation and emotion.
El Primero, a remarkable and now-legendary movement which the House’s craftsmen spent seven years developing, captures the magic of these beautiful mechanisms, a high-frequency magic that makes 10 vibrations per second. With over 300 patents filed, the House has built up an impressive bank of savoir-faire honored with over 2,300 awards for timekeeping precision. Year after year, these awards reward the level of excellence shared by the 80 métiers that come together to manufacture a Zenith watch and its components.