Zenith is set to celebrate its 150th anniversary with the introduction of the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot, it has been announced.
The 45 mm case, which is available in 18-carat rose gold, houses a hand-wound El Primero 4810 movement. The straps come in brown alligator leather with protective rubber and triple-blade folding clasps.
The power reserve of the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot is displayed on the lower right-hand side of the dial, between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock, topped by the inscriptions ‘Force constante’ and ‘High frequency’. To the left, a small seconds subdial is displayed between 7 and 8 o’clock, bearing the logo of the manufacturer with the guiding star.
The highlight of the watch is the upper dial, which reveals the fusée and chain transmission. It takes more than 50 hours to unwind, meaning for the chain to coil around the barrel, a few seconds of winding via the stem are enough to see the fusée and barrel turning counter-clockwise to the running direction in order for the chain to once again wrap around the fusée.
The design itself is styled after the late 19th century and features hours and minute hands which are blued, while the seven hour-markers are gold-plated and facetted. The barrel itself is finished off with the inscriptions Zenith/Manufacture Le Locle.
Zenith will release only 150 pieces of the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot.
- 45 mm diameter
- El Primero 4810, hand-wound movement
- Minimum power reserve of 50 hours
- Case available in 18-catar rose gold
- COSC-certified movement
- Strap available in brown alligator leather with protective rubber lining
- Triple-blade folding clasp in 18-carat rose gold
- Limited edition, only 150 timepieces available
- Water resistance up to a pressure of 3 bar (30 m / 100 ft)