Zenith – Academy Georges Favre-Jacot
The year 2015 will be very important year in the Zenith brand history, namely it will be 150th anniversary commemorated. To signify this special moment, Zenith releases Academy Georges Favre-Jacot watch, which presents sophisticated experience in watchmaking included within this watch.
It’s a real windfall for a watches connoisseurs. At the first sight of the eye we can see the upper dial is fully revealed. We can see a chain transmission with a barrel at 10 – 11 o’clock and fusee, where the chain winds around itself at 1 – 2 o’clock. The movement takes more than 50 hours to unwind, for the chain to coil around the barrel. Two bridges screwed to the mainplate supports the axis of a barrel and fusee. It gives an additional vintage look to this watch. The most talented manufacture’s specialists were involved in creating this masterpiece, which is limited to 150 pieces due to this significant occasion. Academy Georges Favre-Jacot watch is a beautiful tribute, which underlines an impressiveness and a quality of Zenith manufacture through the years, and proves that watchmaking tradition linked with the modern approach harmonizes very well and gives great results. Perfectly preserved proportions in this watch appearance are giving amazing visual impressions. Slim bezel borders are according to the undisputed traditions in a horology.
Under 45mm of diameter case made of 18K rose gold it is a manual El Primero 4810 movement enclosed. We can see a part of this movement in a work through the upper dial revealed. The whole movement consists of exactly 222 parts. Domed sapphire glass with anti-reflection is sheltering this silver-toned dial, which features small seconds dial at 7:30 and power reserve indicator at 4:30. Blued hands contrast very well with this pretty bright dial. There is a transparent sapphire glass on the case-back also, so we can see the whole movement. The watch goes with brown alligator strap with a protective rubber lining.