Image: Zenith SA
Measures 38.6mm x 13.5mm. Dial displays month, day, date, and moonphase and features three registers. Weighs 72 grams with leather strap.
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George Favre-Jacot founded Zenith SA in Switzerland in 1865 at the tender age of 22.
The company soon established itself as a stand-out brand in the saturated Swiss market, its timepieces renowned for the high quality of their construction.
It soon branched out into the development of onboard instruments, which carried a sterling reputation for accuracy.
Today it is one very few Swiss makers that produces its own movements. The majority of companies now outsource this crucial aspect of the process.
The El Primero was introduced in 1969. It was among the first watches to boast a chronograph movement with a 5HZ frequency, a feature that greatly enhances its timekeeping.
It remains the most accurate mass produced chronograph ever produced, ensuring an enduring popularity with collectors. Its low price makes for an appealing investment.Â
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