Jun 27 , 2020
An interesting fact about Zenith and our new wristwatch with Zenith vintage movement is on the auction!
Zenith was established by Georges Favre-Jacot back in 1865 in Le Locle, a small town in Switzerland. An interesting thing is that lays claim that G.Favre-Jacot was the first one who opened a real watchmaking 'establishment', where all the parts (movements, dials, and cases) were manufactured under a single roof. Previously, the traditional method of watchmaking was that movements, cases, and dials were produced by specialists in different ateliers. Georges Favre-Jacot was just 22 years of age when he eventually revolutionized the watchmaking industry.
The mechanism we used to build up a wristwatch was found in one of the online marketplaces. It was sold without a case, but with the dial, which was not in good condition. The movement was completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and calibrated. We have created a new gold-plated engraved case. The original dial was restored and repainted.
After all the parts were put together, we repaired the movement, fully serviced, and tested it.
On the example of this watch, we would like to show that our main concern is to restore a vintage timepiece (keeping original dial and case when possible) and make it usable again.