Nevertheless, Zenith Watches are very famous Luxury timepieces. Moreover, the Zenith watchmaker possesses one of the world’s most accurate column-wheel chronograph movement known as the El Primero. In fact, Rolex used to use the El Primero calibers in the Cosmograph Daytona watches. At that time they didn’t manufacture their own calibers. In doing so and also for their many other horological achievements, Zenith became a prestigious and respected brand in the luxury watch community. At the same time, Zenith becomes very well known because they produce very accurate mechanical Chronographs. Remarkable also remains their high-beat El Primero movements. These mechanisms reach also a 36,000 VpH. As we all know the mechanical watches run on the incremental release of tension in the watch’s spring.
Frequently, starting from 1969, the brand asserts itself as the king of the chronographs with its El Primero (meaning ‘the first’ in Esperanto). Thus, the Swiss Watch Manufacturer Zenith launched this beautiful Defy El Primero 21 during SIHH 2018. Nevertheless, it was a supplement of the first celebrated El Primero Foudroyant 1/100th launched already in 2017.
Today the Company is a subsidiary of the luxury group LVMH (Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Hublot). Zenith produces all watch movements in-house and is famous for the 1969 El Primero caliber, one of the first automatic chronograph calibers. In 2012 the brand released El Primero Stratos Flyback Striking 10th.