brands

Zenith

Founded in:
1865
Headquarters:
Le Locle, Switzerland

Zenith SA was started by Georges Favre-Jacot and is one of the oldest continuously operating watchmakers. Favre-Jacob invented the concept of "in-house movements", believing that only through control of the entire watchmaking process could perfection be achieved. At the 1900 Paris Universal Exhibition, Zenith won its first award for chronometry and in honour of that award, the manufacturer released the Grand Prix Paris 1900 pocket watch, which featured a depiction of the prize on the case. Currently, Zenith has the following collections: Defy, Chronomaster, Elite, and Pilot.

Zenith
Top 6 Monochromatic Watches to Die for
Aaron Jacob

Top 6 Monochromatic Watches to Die for

May 9, 2024

These watches offer minimalist aesthetics and often come with a minimum number of complications or decorations to keep the focus on the colour theme

Exploring the Best Summer Watch Straps
Rajrupa Biswas

Exploring the Best Summer Watch Straps

April 23, 2024

From rubber and nylon to canvas and stainless steel, there’s something for everyone!

W&W 2024: Zenith Presents the New DEFY Chronograph and Extreme Diver Novelties
Aaron Jacob

W&W 2024: Zenith Presents the New DEFY Chronograph and Extreme Diver Novelties

April 9, 2024

The new DEFY timepieces, most of which have impressive sunray-patten dials in blue, silver and black, attest to Zenith’s watchmaking excellence

Six Exceptional Stainless Steel Watches with Matching Bracelets
Aaron Jacob

Six Exceptional Stainless Steel Watches with Matching Bracelets

April 2, 2024

Watches with stainless steel cases and bracelets are popular for their durability, versatility, and sleek appearance

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024: 9 Exceptional Timepieces for the Women of Today
Aaron Jacob

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024: 9 Exceptional Timepieces for the Women of Today

March 8, 2024

Unique in every conceivable way, these watches have become trusted wrist companions for the twenty-first century woman.

Zenith Adds Two New High-Frequency Tourbillon Timepieces to its DEFY Skyline Collection
Aaron Jacob

Zenith Adds Two New High-Frequency Tourbillon Timepieces to its DEFY Skyline Collection

March 8, 2024

The stainless steel and black ceramic models now have a new dial pattern to showcase the El Primero high-frequency tourbillon movement.

The New Zenith Chronomaster Sport Titanium Is 30% Lighter than its Counterparts in Steel
Aaron Jacob

The New Zenith Chronomaster Sport Titanium Is 30% Lighter than its Counterparts in Steel

March 5, 2024

The new watch is a bolder, sportier and more contemporary variant of the brand’s successful high-frequency chronograph model.

LVMH Watch Week: Zenith Showcases New Variations of Chronomaster Sport and Chronomaster Triple Calendar Models
Aaron Jacob

LVMH Watch Week: Zenith Showcases New Variations of Chronomaster Sport and Chronomaster Triple Calendar Models

January 30, 2024

Zenith has added new references to its Chronomaster line. The collection gets its first gem-set model

Zenith Releases the New Pilot Automatic and Big Date Flyback Timepieces as Boutique Editions
Aaron Jacob

Zenith Releases the New Pilot Automatic and Big Date Flyback Timepieces as Boutique Editions

January 18, 2024

An elegant blue colour scheme has been introduced to the stainless steel variants, with no other major changes in comparison to previous models

Frédéric Arnault Named CEO, LVMH Watches, Ahead of the Group’s Watch Week
Aaron Jacob

Frédéric Arnault Named CEO, LVMH Watches, Ahead of the Group’s Watch Week

January 8, 2024

Formerly the CEO of TAG Heuer, Frédéric Arnault will now report to Stéphane Bianchi, CEO of the LVMH Watches and Jewelry Division

Watch Highlights 2023: A Year of Elegance, Innovation, and Game-Changing Styles
Rajrupa Biswas

Watch Highlights 2023: A Year of Elegance, Innovation, and Game-Changing Styles

December 27, 2023

From classic comebacks to futuristic collaborations, the watch scene saw it all this year. Here’s what stood out across all categories

 Mirror Magic: The New Zenith DEFY Extreme Variant Is More Enigmatic
Aaron Jacob

Mirror Magic: The New Zenith DEFY Extreme Variant Is More Enigmatic

December 12, 2023

Zenith has now showcased its brand new conceptual take on its signature 1/100th of a second chronograph, boasting a mirroring camouflage finish

NFL Star Aaron Rodgers Turns Designer for the New ZENITH Chronomaster Sport Limited Edition
Aaron Jacob

NFL Star Aaron Rodgers Turns Designer for the New ZENITH Chronomaster Sport Limited Edition

November 1, 2023

The 41 mm stainless steel watch, which can be comfortably worn by both men and women, sports the signature colour of Aaron Rodgers’ club, New York Jets

Zenith Reveals the All-Steel Chronomaster Sport Variant with a Blue Dial
Aaron Jacob

Zenith Reveals the All-Steel Chronomaster Sport Variant with a Blue Dial

October 11, 2023

Powered by El Primero 3600, the new Chronomaster Sport with tricolour subdials is a striking variant that can be worn by both men and women

Pink Ribbon, Strong Mission: The New Zenith Chronomaster Sport Watch Unveiled to Fight Breast Cancer
Aaron Jacob

Pink Ribbon, Strong Mission: The New Zenith Chronomaster Sport Watch Unveiled to Fight Breast Cancer

October 3, 2023

The new 500-piece limited-edition chronograph gets a 1/10th of a second movement on a pink dial

Zenith Teams Up with DJ Carl Cox to Unveil a Special Chronograph
Amrita Lall

Zenith Teams Up with DJ Carl Cox to Unveil a Special Chronograph

September 21, 2023

Powered by the El Primero 9004, the DEFY Extreme Carl Cox is a limited edition of 100 pieces that draws inspiration from the DJ’s favourite set of turntables

Zenith Opens its First Boutique in Southern Europe, Releases the New DEFY Skyline Sapphire Watch
Aaron Jacob

Zenith Opens its First Boutique in Southern Europe, Releases the New DEFY Skyline Sapphire Watch

September 20, 2023

Celebrating the boutique opening in Cyprus, the new DEFY Skyline Sapphire timepiece is an amalgamation of vintage DEFY elements and modern watchmaking

Zenith Releases the New Chronomaster Original with a Black Dial and Three Counters in Signature Colours
Aaron Jacob

Zenith Releases the New Chronomaster Original with a Black Dial and Three Counters in Signature Colours

September 8, 2023

Showcased as a successor to the A386, the new Chronomaster Original watch with a black tricolour dial underscores Zenith’s technical prowess

Zenith Brings Back Rainbow Colours in its Defy Chroma II Collection
Aaron Jacob

Zenith Brings Back Rainbow Colours in its Defy Chroma II Collection

August 24, 2023

Through the Defy collection, the watchmaker has always showcased its unrivalled technical prowess and edgy design language.

Wristside Story: A Throwback to Pre-Independent India’s Love for European Timepieces
Vidya Prabhu

Wristside Story: A Throwback to Pre-Independent India’s Love for European Timepieces

August 14, 2023

India’s deep connection with European watch brands goes all the way back to her pre-Independence days. GMT India explores this unique slice of horological history

Cool Radiance: Zenith Reveals Three New DEFY Timepieces with Ice Blue Dials
Aaron Jacob

Cool Radiance: Zenith Reveals Three New DEFY Timepieces with Ice Blue Dials

July 3, 2023

The luxury watch brand’s new DEFY ice blue models are a modern collection steeped in the watchmaker’s rich history

 Only Watch 2023: 10 Timepieces that Have Caught Our Attention
Aakriti Jadwani

Only Watch 2023: 10 Timepieces that Have Caught Our Attention

July 3, 2023

From a Gérald Genta Mickey Mouse timepiece to Hublot’s first ever central tourbillon watch, here are GMT India’s top picks from the forthcoming auction

Zenith Introduces the New DEFY Skyline Skeleton Boutique Edition
Aaron Jacob

Zenith Introduces the New DEFY Skyline Skeleton Boutique Edition

June 5, 2023

Taking the DEFY legacy forward, the new stainless steel model sports an impressive silvery-grey look with golden highlights

This Unique Piece for Susan G. Komen® Shows ZENITH’s Commitment to Fighting Breast Cancer
Rajrupa Biswas

This Unique Piece for Susan G. Komen® Shows ZENITH’s Commitment to Fighting Breast Cancer

May 29, 2023

ZENITH and Phillips have put forth the Chronomaster Original Pink timepiece; 100 percent of the proceeds from the watch sale will benefit Komen

Zenith Goes Fast, Furious and Green with the New DEFY Extreme E Limited-Edition Watch
Aaron Jacob

Zenith Goes Fast, Furious and Green with the New DEFY Extreme E Limited-Edition Watch

May 12, 2023

The carbon fibre watch incorporates recycled materials. The iconic automatic Calibre El Primero 9004 movement is partially visible through the dial

Geneva Watch Auction XVII Set to Display Rare Timepieces from 20th and 21st Centuries
Rajrupa Biswas

Geneva Watch Auction XVII Set to Display Rare Timepieces from 20th and 21st Centuries

April 13, 2023

Around 200 watches have been chosen for their quality, rarity and overall relevance. What’s more, the auction will have something for every budget

Zenith Reveals Pilot Automatic and Pilot Big Date Flyback Timepieces at Watches and Wonders
Rajrupa Biswas

Zenith Reveals Pilot Automatic and Pilot Big Date Flyback Timepieces at Watches and Wonders

March 27, 2023

Underscoring the brand’s close association with the world of aviation, the new timepieces sport a contemporary yet timeless design

Check Out the Second Generation ‘Permanent’ Defy Revival
Aaron Jacob

Check Out the Second Generation ‘Permanent’ Defy Revival

January 19, 2023

Each of the two new watches, Ref. A3690 and Ref. A3691, has a 14-sided bezel and a 37 mm stainless steel octagonal case, just like its predecessor

ZENITH Makes Four New Additions to the DEFY Collection at LVMH Watch Week
Amrita Lall

ZENITH Makes Four New Additions to the DEFY Collection at LVMH Watch Week

January 19, 2023

ZENITH announces four new DEFY watches at LVMH Watch Week 2023: the Skyline Skeleton, the mid-sized Skyline, a boutique-exclusive Skyline, and the Extreme Glacier

Zenith DEFY Extreme E ‘Energy X Prix’: A Lesson in Sustainability
Aakriti Jadwani

Zenith DEFY Extreme E ‘Energy X Prix’: A Lesson in Sustainability

November 26, 2022

With the launch of its DEFY Extreme E ‘Energy X Prix’, Zenith has proved that sustainability or upcycling is indeed the name of the game

Zenith Showcases Newest Defy with Double Tourbillons
Aaron Jacob

Zenith Showcases Newest Defy with Double Tourbillons

November 24, 2022

Zenith has launched its most audacious complication to date — a 1/100th of a second chronograph that is equipped with two independent tourbillons

Defy Extreme Felipe Pantone: When Watchmaking Meets Art
Aakriti Jadwani

Defy Extreme Felipe Pantone: When Watchmaking Meets Art

October 24, 2022

Expect a technicolour collection of 100 pieces that will appeal to watch enthusiasts as well as to art aficionados