5 Iconic Zenith Watches to Add to Your Collection

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Zenith Watches ChicagoZenith Watches is known for creating functional luxury watches that become instant classics. The secret to the Swiss luxury watchmaker’s success is the delicate detail in their craftsmanship, precision, and authenticity.

The journey of creating valuable timepieces began over 40 years ago with the invention of their El Primero chronograph movement, quite probably one of the world’s most accurate column wheel movements.

The avid watch collector should have at least one of Zenith Watches incredible timepieces in their collection. Whether you are new to luxury watches or are a connoisseur, here are five Zenith Watches you should consider adding to your watch collection.

Zenith Chronomaster El Primero

Details: 03.2081.400/78.C813, Stainless Steel Case, Open-worked Dial

Luxury watch enthusiasts tend to not focus on diamonds, gold or platinum bands, and other ornate external features. Instead, most watch enthusiasts are more interested in the mechanical movements of a watch. The Zenith Chronomaster El Primero 03.2081.400/78.C813 is one such watch that enthusiasts love.

It has a 42mm stainless steel case and with an open-worked dial. The watch also features luminescent hour markers, hands, and three vibrant sub-dials. Like other Zenith chronograph watches, the El Primero has two reset pushbuttons with a stainless-steel winding crown and is water-resistant up to 100-meters.

Doublematic Zenith Pilot Men Chronograph

Details: ZE0324004046/21C721, Stainless Steel or Pink Gold Case

The accurate and sporty Doublematic Zenith Pilot Men’s Chronograph Watch is a quintessential aviation timepiece that features a second time zone display on its black and red accents calibrations on its thin ring.

Zenith Pilot models feature a black dial with luminous Arabic numerals. It features an alarm function with a power reserve indicator, with an ability to reserve power for 50 hours, using the El Primero caliber 4046. It also has a second chronograph with a double date function.

Zenith Defy Zero G Titanium

Details: 95.9000.8812/78.M9000, Titanium Case, Skeletonized Dial

Though watch enthusiasts generally focus on movement, watches with intricate designs are incredibly popular as they highlight the creativity and imagination of their designers. It’s this reason the Defy Zero G Titanium Watch is a fan favorite.

Making its debut at Baselworld 2018, the Zenith Defy Zero G Titanium has a reliable and unique, futuristic design that demands attention. The 95.9000.8812/78.M9000 is a limited edition watch with a 44mm brushed titanium case, skeletonized dial, with decentered hours and minutes at the 12 o’clock position. It also has a seconds subdial next to the 9 o’clock marker.

Zenith Type 20 Tourbillon Montre d’Aeronef

Details: 87.2430.4035-21.C721, 18k Rose Gold Case

The Zenith Type 20 Tourbillon Montre d’Aeronef is a stylish, modern, and accurate Pilot watch that is very difficult to acquire.

It has an elliptical, 48mm 18k rose gold case with ebony black dial fitted with Arabic numerals and three sub dials. The larger sub dial at 11 o’clock is made specifically for the tourbillon functions.

Zenith El Primero Original 1969

Details: 03.2150.400/69.C713, Silver Case, Leather Band

The Zenith El Primero Original 1969 combined modern technology with tradition and intended for speed enthusiasts. The original El Primero claims its place as the superior model with its aesthetic case design reminiscent of the 60s era of modesty but uniqueness.

It features a silver-toned dial with a red center second hand, three sub dials of blue, light grey, and dark grey, and the Zenith-star trademark. It uses the El Primero 400 self-winding movement, visible through its sapphire crystal case back.

To learn more about Zenith Watches and other luxury watch brands, contact Swiss Fine Timing.