Posts tagged with : "Zenith Le Locle"

 

The new Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT 1903

The new Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT 1903

Zenith was one of the first watch manufacturers to create flight instruments to equip various aircraft and spaceships manned by the aviation pioneers. The Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT 1903 plays tribute to this area.

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The new 2014 Zenith El Primero 410 unlimited edition

The new 2014 Zenith El Primero 410 unlimited edition

Last year we saw a 500-piece limited series featuring a slate grey dial to reintroduce the legendary calibre 410 from Zenith. In 2014 now an unlimited edition follows…

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Cool or not cool? Zenith presents the El Primero 410 Limited Edition

Cool or not cool? Zenith presents the El Primero 410 Limited Edition

During Baselworld I was able to take pictures of the first prototype, now I have new ones and all its technical specifications for you. Please, tell me what you think!

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My insight view of Zenith … Part 11 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

My insight view of Zenith … Part 11 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

The following last pictures are atmospheric pictures I took during my visit at Zenith in December 2012.

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My insight view of Zenith … Part 10 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

My insight view of Zenith … Part 10 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

In the R & D workshops Zenith is developing prototypes and testing new movements. My photographs also show you the new fusee and chain transmission. Ladies and gentlemen … this is a world premier …

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My insight view of Zenith … Part 9 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

My insight view of Zenith … Part 9 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

Within this workshop Zenith produces his complicated watches. Come with me and watch the master watchmakers at work.

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My insight view of Zenith … Part 8 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

My insight view of Zenith … Part 8 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

Bracelets are mounted, the waterproofness is tested, the functions are tested a last time and a quality check is made.

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My insight view of Zenith … Part 7 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

My insight view of Zenith … Part 7 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

See the setting of the hands and the embodying of the movements in the cases.

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My insight view of Zenith … Part 6 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

My insight view of Zenith … Part 6 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

Now let´s discover how the movements are assembled and regulated.

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My insight view of Zenith … Part 4 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

My insight view of Zenith … Part 4 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

Now let us discover how the jewels are pressed in the main plate and other components to later reduce the friction in the movement.

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My insight view of Zenith … Part 3 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

My insight view of Zenith … Part 3 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

After the manufacturing process the movement plates have to be cleaned. Oil and chipping have to be washed away. Therefore the plates are plunged into an ultrasonic bath and several liquids.

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My insight view of Zenith … Part 2 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

My insight view of Zenith … Part 2 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

Now we will discover how various components of the movement are manufactured.

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