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Nov 18, 2016

A Walk Through Zenith, An Historical Manufacture – Ep. 9 – WATCHMAKING ROADTRIP

Tags: El Primero, Industrial Manufacturing, Manufacture, Watchmaking Roadtrip, Zenith

Today'y adventure will let you enjoy a walk through the entire fabrication process of watch. From raw material to the actual finished product, Zenith has it all under one roof and is a fine example of what industrial watchmaking was in the late 19th century up to today, though we are now talking of much smaller and more exclusive volumes.

Zenith is also the creator of one of the most iconic watch movement, the El Primero, a movement which played a major role when it comes to accuracy and precision. This movement is still produced today and at one point equipped the famous Daytona from Rolex.



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  • Daniel Brei

    Daniel Brei

    My favourite watch brand. I have the Zenith Sporto Limited Edition for 200 pieces and the Zenith Grand Prix Paris 1900 pocket watch. I love my Zenith.

    Feb 12, 2018

  • Ducati Drew

    Ducati Drew

    I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for posting material like this. What started as a childhood horological curiosity into a mechanical and manufacture obsession in adulthood...this video is checked all the boxes for me.

    Jan 01, 2018

  • kenneth tape

    kenneth tape

    I had no idea that zenith was such a integral part of the movement industry :) ‘fantastic insight’ and a great video to boot :)

    Oct 11, 2017

  • giwr

    giwr

    Not 4Hz but 5Hz ;)

    Oct 06, 2017

  • MrVoayer

    MrVoayer

    Wonderful tour of Zenith factory, demonstrating various production phases. But, curiously, the first and most fundamental phase was not shown: that of development of a new movement. It would be nice to meet engineers who devise mechanisms and complications ! Anyway, very, very enjoyable video. Like the rest from your channel !

    Jul 20, 2017

  • mohamed kadaoui

    mohamed kadaoui

    THXX to share .. AMAZING

    Jun 06, 2017

  • Simon KYKwok

    Simon KYKwok

    you r great. a real presenter unlike some ol fart archy !

    Jun 04, 2017

  • Andrew Piatek

    Andrew Piatek

    Very nice hand made watches. CNC cutters, CAD design, robots, very impressive, almost as impressive as Citizen quartz movements put together by hand.

    Apr 25, 2017

  • Googlegenius

    Googlegenius

    A proud owner of the El Primero Chronomaster. Will never own a Rolex...never!

    Dec 14, 2016

  • salt2health

    salt2health

    how does one plan this trip? looks like a great time

    Dec 08, 2016

  • Abid Hassan

    Abid Hassan

    That watch tattoo on the woman's right foream @ 9:30 😍🙏👌

    Nov 27, 2016

  • Compmanben

    Compmanben

    Hey guys - I like the videos that you make. Keep up the good work.

    Nov 21, 2016

  • Peter Byford

    Peter Byford

    A fitting time to pay tribute to Charles Vermot who created the el primero movement. Due primarily to his efforts, it escaped being consigned to obscurity. "Cream always rises to the top " lol ! .....the el primero still regarded as one of the finest movements ever made. Many brands toyed with 36,000 bph movements but Zenith perfected it.....though it requires 20 different grades of lubricant, including 2 dry ones, to keep it on song. My Chronomaster 'T' triple date moonphase just keeps on going after decades of wrist time. Glad to see the Co is still moving in the right direction after the, IMHO, poor period with Thierry Nataf as CEO.

    Nov 20, 2016

  • markolml

    markolml

    Amazing!!

    Nov 20, 2016

  • Phil X

    Phil X

    love this channel.

    Nov 20, 2016

  • GT

    GT

    I was able to visit Zenith a bit more than a year ago and it really is a remarkable manufacture and one of the only one still producing 100% of the movements in-house. This was a great way to relive this awesome day, shoutout also to Paul Wirth for showing you around, I had a great time with him and Patrick Jaron that day. Cheers!

    Nov 18, 2016

  • JF schnell

    JF schnell

    With the money from the auction (the Patek) I think I would have a good time on a road trip of these Masters of Time!

    Nov 18, 2016

  • CarlWong510

    CarlWong510

    So if Zenith supply movement, can I get their movement and make the casing my self? And if possible, sold them commercially?

    Nov 18, 2016

  • Kwek Joo Chuan

    Kwek Joo Chuan

    5 hertz

    Nov 18, 2016

  • Mark Job

    Mark Job

    This was again a fascinating road trip episode ! Even a company which uses production machinery to produce its watches can result in a product of an incredibly high level of precision and sophistication !

    Nov 18, 2016


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