Zenith’s 150th Anniversary

After 150 years in the fine watchmaking business, Zenith have not simply rode the waves of horology – they’ve defined them.

To celebrate such a milestone anniversary, the brand has developed a timepiece to really show what 150 years of expertise looks like: enter the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot. The watch itself utilises an innovative fusée and chain system to balance the power released from the mainspring and steady out the subsequent unfurling. What we’re left with is a slick movement that places Zenith one step closer to a constant force throughout: no easy feat by any stretch.

A 45mm diameter makes the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot a sizeable watch yet a rose gold casing and traditional design throughout adds another level of balance. This watch is undoubtedly a showpiece but opts for volume through craftsmanship as opposed to statement – a difficult chord to strike that comes as second nature to Zenith. Throw in a 50 hour power reserve, typical El Primero influence and a limited production of just 150 pieces and you know you’re onto a winner.

Happy anniversary Zenith – here’s to what the next 150 years could bring.