Founded in 1865 Zenith have a long history of fine horology, including the El Primero chronograph movement.

IN-DEPTH: The Zenith Chronomaster El Primero 38mm

Just a few short weeks ago, Time+Tide had the distinct pleasure of globally unveiling the last of the 50th anniversary special edition Zenith El Primeros. Called the Zenith Chronomaster Manufacture Edition, this gorgeous watch was the result of a surprise discovery that the team at Zenith had found in a dusty old cupboard in their fabled attic at the watchmaker's manufacture in Charles Vermot. It's a great story … in fact it was so good that we made an epic…

Purple reign, purple reign: Zenith Defy 21 Ultraviolet, a high-frequency colour for a high-frequency chrono

Watch press releases are guilty of purple prose on a daily basis. But you can forgive Zenith a poetic, purple turn of phrase or two here, because what they have brought together in the Defy 21 Ultraviolet – which is the highest frequency colour with a high frequency chronograph, able to measure time to 1/100th of a second. Touché Zenith's storytelling department. The Defy 21 Ultraviolet is the first standalone Defy 21 with a skeletonised dial paired with closed chronograph…

What Sealed The Deal: Daniel's Zenith Chronomaster El Primero 45mm

Editor's note: For many watch enthusiasts out there, including me, one of the biggest problems we can come across is timepieces that are just too… big. I'll freely admit it: I've got dainty wrists, and yes, it's a problem. Luckily, though, watchmakers are catching on that there are more than a few individuals like me who are slight of hand. As a result, we're seeing more and more timepieces being released that fall in the widely recognised Goldilocks zone of…

Three things we're *really* digging about the Zenith X Revolution El Primero A3818 Revival

Last week, Zenith and Revolution magazine, as well as sister publication The Rake, dropped this – the El Primero A3818 Revival "Cover Girl". This watch is a dead ringer for the original El Primero "Cover Girl", so-called because it was the watch featured on the cover of Manfred Rössler's book Zenith: Swiss Watch Manufacture Since 1865. The Cover Girl is considered to be one of the rarest and most desirable iterations ever to carry the El Primero moniker, with less than…

We asked you if the Zenith Defy was underrated, and this is what you said

A few days ago, we uploaded a photo of the Zenith Defy Classic Ref.95.9000.670/51.R790 and asked our 120,000 followers this question: "Is the Zenith Classic underrated?" The response was resoundingly confirmative, with many people opining that not only the Defy Classic but the Defy range in general was, more often than not, overlooked and it shouldn't be, because it's a great collection of timepieces. For example, @styleinternity wrote: "Think most of their lineup is underrated to be honest." @modernthrills commented: "Totally…

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