Zenith

Zenith is one of the premium Swiss watch brands. Zenith watches operates since 1865 and today 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 calibre, one of the first automatic chronograph calibers. In 2012 the Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Striking 10th watch has been released. We cover all of Zenith's watches with news on Zenith watch models, Zenith watch prices, and review of Zenith watches like the Zenith Pilot Doublematic, Zenith Captain Winsor, Zenith Academy, Zenith El Primero, Zenith Pilot, Zenith Capatin and Zenith Star. WatchTime is the authority on Zenith watches. We constantly review the new products of the Zenith watch portfolio and speak with Zenith executives about the product strategies and current Zenith watches.

9 Watch Brands That Make Their Own Metals

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We're all familiar with the most popular materials for watch cases — steel, rose gold, titanium, et cetera. But what about Rolesium, Ceragold, and Powerlite? While many watch brand take great pride … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Watches Under €10K With In-House Movements

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A regular reader of Watch-Insider.com, Nick Senn, inspired me to compile this Top 10 list recently, focusing on watch brands that offer models with in-house movements at what most aficionados would … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: 7 Iconic Chronograph Watches

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From my blog, Fratellowatches.com, I offer up my personal list of Seven Iconic Chronograph Watches. If you don’t count the date feature, the chronograph is probably the most popular complication for … [Read more...]


Zenith Pilot Doublematic

Zenith Pilot Doublematic

Zenith is best known these days for chronograph watches powered by the high-frequency El Primero chronograph movement, which it introduced in the milestone horological year of 1969. However, one would … [Read more...]


Five Affordable Zenith Watches for New Collectors

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Zenith is best known as the creator of the El Primero – an integrated, automatic chronograph movement that has earned a place in the pantheon of historic calibers. Today, the brand is also known and … [Read more...]


Above the Clouds: Testing the Zenith Pilot Big Date Special

Zenith Pilot Big Date Special

Whether in the air or on the ground, the Zenith Pilot Big Date Special is always at home. In this feature with original photos by our own Nik Schölzel, we put this high flyer through our rigorous … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Hublot’s Tonneau-Shaped “Spirit of Big Bang” Collection

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First glimpsed during last year's SIHH week in Geneva, The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang watches are a bit of a departure for the brand in that they are all in tonneau cases — a style Hublot has … [Read more...]


TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 36 Flyback Racing

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The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 36 Flyback Racing is the first Carrera powered by the brand’s souped-up version of Zenith’s El Primero chronograph movement. Scroll down to read more about this … [Read more...]


Zenith Launches Limited-Edition El Primero Chronograph at 2015 Paris Tour Auto

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Last week, I had the opportunity to join Zenith in Paris for the launch of the 2015 Tour Auto Optic 2000 classic car rally, which marked both the Swiss brand's inaugural year as the Tour's official … [Read more...]


Feeling Blue: 21 Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps

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Blue watches are one of the growing style trends seen in the watch world in the past few years — and on display at the watch shows in Switzerland and in the U.S.A. —, with blue-on-blue dial-strap … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: 10 Watches With That “Certain Something”

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Some watches simply "have it" and some do not. These 10 timepieces, to me, have that certain something that sets them apart. Scroll down to see my choices. … [Read more...]


Zenith Pilot Montre D’Aeronef Type 20 GMT Red Baron

Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aeronef Type 20 Red Baron

Before it became known as a pioneer in wristwatch chronographs with the development of the El Primero caliber in 1969, Zenith had secured a place in history as one of the first manufacturers of … [Read more...]


Watch Test: WatchTime Reviews the Zenith Captain Grande Date Moonphase

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Download this FREE article and find out what we thought of the Zenith Captain Grande Date Moonphase! This WatchTime Spotlight falls on Zenith watches, specifically the Captain Grande Date … [Read more...]


Star Time: 13 Celebrity-Branded Sports Watches

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There is no shortage of celebrities, many of them celebrity athletes, who serve as "brand ambassadors" for watch brands, appearing in ads and attending events wearing their watches. However, a few of … [Read more...]


Need for Speed: 13 Watches Inspired by Auto Racing

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The worlds of watchmaking and automobile racing have shared a strong connection for decades, with racing and high-performance cars often serving as a direct inspiration for watches, including classic … [Read more...]


Back is Beautiful: 11 Luxury Watch Wallpapers

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Discover the latest edition of our popular series of "Back is Beautiful" photo features, which showcases fine mechanical watches that are as intriguing from the back as they are from the front. Click … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: My Top 10 Chronograph Watch Movements; What Are Yours?

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A while back, I wrote an article on my top 5 iconic chronograph watches. Some of you readers wondered why Zenith wasn’t in there. Quite simply, it didn't make my personal Top 5. However, I do love … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: My Top 15 World-Time Watches

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Many who travel throughout the world have to frequently re-adjust our watches for a new time zone when arriving at our destination. And those of us with friends and business associates around the … [Read more...]


Pilots’ Watch Review: Zenith Captain Pilot Chronograph

Zenith Captain Pilot Chronograph

For this review of pilots' watches, we selected two three-hand pilots’ watches and seven pilots’ chronographs to accompany a trio of pilots – aerobatics champion Klaus Lenhart and his protégés … [Read more...]


Five Affordable Swiss Watches with In-House Movements

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When shopping for a fine timepiece, people often seek particular attributes, and two of the most popular are “Swiss made” and “In-house movement.” Here are five watches that meet these … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015: Zenith Introduces The Elite 6150 and New Caliber

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At Baselworld this year, one of Zenith’s headliners is a new automatic watch with a new caliber. The Elite 6150 highlights the brand’s ability as a manufacture and will also be the basis for its … [Read more...]


In The Balance: Zenith Espada vs. Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 3600

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  Two automatic watches with high-frequency movements, the Seiko Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 36000 and Zenith Espada, square off in a battle of the fast-beat balances in a piece by Martina Richter. … [Read more...]


Blackout: 17 Black-on-Black Watches

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Blue-on-blue isn't the only popular watch-color trend of recent years. "All-black" watches, with ebony-colored cases, dials, and straps, have also remained popular. Nearly every watch brand, from … [Read more...]


Comparative Review: Pilots’ Watches From Bell & Ross, IWC, And Zenith

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Martina Richter reviewed three pilots’ watches, each with one conspicuous feature in common: an extremely large case, like those of the earliest watches for aviators. Scroll down to read the … [Read more...]


6 Things to Know About the Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage II

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Christmas really comes to Geneva in January, when a host of watch brands present their new releases in the city and get a jump on the spring fair in Basel. One of Zenith’s debuts this year was the … [Read more...]


Watch Nerd Alert! Top 10 Chronograph Movements

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A while back, I wrote an article on my top 5 iconic chronograph watches. Some of you readers wondered why Zenith wasn’t in there. Quite simply, it didn't make my personal Top 5. However, I do love … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches From Baselworld

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I thought now would be an ideal time to look back on my personal favorite watches from Baselworld, first published on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. Let me know if you agree with my choices (listed here … [Read more...]


Escapement Watch Review: Zenith El Primero 410

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Angus Davies, on his Escapement watch blog, reviews the limited edition Zenith El Primero 410. The watch contains the legendary self-winding El Primero fully integrated chronograph movement. This … [Read more...]


Introducing the “Real” TAG Heuer Carrera CH80

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A few months ago, TAG Heuer presented a brand new in-house calibre called 1969. It was clear then that Baselworld 2014 would be the place where TAG Heuer would unveil a new watch containing that … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014 REVISITED: 4 DAYS, 47 WATCHES

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At last year's SIHH 2014 in Geneva, we saw and covered so many new watches, we're concerned our readers might have missed some of our  updates. To make it easier for you to see everything we covered, … [Read more...]