The King Of The Movement Five Recommended Zenith Self-produced Movement Watches

In 1962, Zenith decided to design a movement with a timing function to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the factory. This product finally affected the entire Swiss watchmaking industry. After a long period of research and development, Zenith created the world’s first automatic timing movement with a frequency of up to 36,000 times in 1969. The timing device can achieve 1/10 second accuracy. ZENITH named this movement ElPrimero, which means ‘first’ in Spanish. Today I will introduce you to several Zenith self-produced movement watches.

Zenith flagship happy watch series 18.2080.4021 / 01.C494

Watch Series: ELPRIMERO
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: 18K rose gold
Strap Material: Crocodile Leather
Case diameter: 42 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 140,000
Watch details: style = ‘# * # family: 宋体; # * # size: 10.5pt;’> Review of the watch: Zenith Happy Series watch, with ElPrimero4021 automatic movement produced by Zenith The vibration frequency is 36,000 times per hour, making the timing accurate to one tenth of a second. The 42-mm dial features a sunburst design and blue steel hands for a beautiful look. The small seconds hand at 9 o’clock is designed on a semi-hollowed bearing, showing its superb skills.

Zenith Ultrathin watch series 18.2010.681 / 01.C498

Watch Series: HERITAGE
Movement Type: Automatic
Case material: 18K rose gold
Strap material: crocodile leather
Case diameter: 40mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 97,000
Watch details: zenith / 820 /
Brief review of the watch: This watch is equipped with an Elite681 self-winding movement with a frequency of 28,000 vibrations per hour. The heavy metal pendant is decorated with the ‘Côtes de Genève’ pattern and KIF shock absorption. The 40-mm curved dial is decorated with sun-print processing and inlaid hour markers, a small seconds dial at 9 o’clock, and the watch is water-resistant to 50 meters.

Zenith ‘TYPE20 Aircraft’ Watch Series 95.2420.5011 / 21.C723

Watch Series: Pilot Series
Movement type: manual winding
Case material: Titanium
Strap Material: Belt
Case diameter: 57.5mm
Watch details: zenith / 19619 /
Brief review of the watch: This watch is equipped with a 5011K manual winding movement, the movement diameter reaches 50 mm, is composed of 134 precision parts, and the power reserve can reach 48 hours. The case is made of grade 5 titanium alloy, a 57.5 mm large black dial, a small seconds dial at 9 o’clock, and a power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock. A special feature of the watch is that it is equipped with an oversized onion crown, which is particularly convenient for adjusting the time.

Zenith Commander Central Seconds Series 03.2020.670 / 21.C493

Watch Series: Commander
Movement Type: Automatic
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: crocodile leather
Case diameter: 40mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 34,700
Watch details: zenith / 6477 /
Brief review of the watch: The classic Zenith traditional watch, equipped with an Elite670 automatic movement, is composed of 144 precision parts, and has a vibration frequency of 28,000 times per hour. There is a date display at 6 o’clock, and the 40-mm dial is smoked and inlaid with hour markers. Black alligator leather strap and 50m water resistance.

Zenith ACADEMY 18.2220.8808 / 01.C631 rose gold watch

Watch Series: ACADEMY
Movement type: manual mechanical
Case material: 18K rose gold
Strap material: crocodile leather
Case diameter: 45mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 1,680,000
Watch details: zenith / 19540 /
Brief review of the watch: This watch is inspired by the legendary marine astronomical clock used by the Navy. It is equipped with the ElPrimero8808 manual movement and unique gyroscope system to ensure that the adjustment mechanism maintains a perfect horizontal position. The surface is anti-glare treated with sapphire crystal, and the Christopher Columbus module is covered with curved crystal glass. The design is eccentric.

Summary: Zenith is one of the few watch manufacturers that can develop and produce movements by itself. The EL movement independently developed by it is called one of the best movements today. The watch design combines the precision of a mechanical watch with the feeling of beauty with bold creativity, and can keep the timepiece accurate and precise.