Baselworld 2019: Zenith - hands-on some technically sophisticated novelties

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Baselworld 2019: Zenith - hands-on some technically sophisticated novelties

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:06
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In this video I will show some technically sophisticated novelties. Zenith might not be the sexiest brand, but Zenith stands for innovations, for real watchmaking and value for money...

Take the Zenith Defy Inventor ... With its Defy Inventor Zenith is the brand to present a new revolutionary oscillator - a monolithic regulating organ made out of silicon. It is a new oscillator forming a monolithic whole, made of monocrystalline silicon (with details finer than a human hair), replaces replaces the traditional Swiss Lever Escapement including its balance spring. The 30 or so components of the Swiss Lever Escapement (which requires assembly, adjustment, timing, testing and lubrication) are thus replaced by a single element measuring just 0.5 mm thick (compared with the usual 5 mm.) Beside of watching the video I do recommend you to read the article I published in September 2017. There I explain the new Zenith Oscillator, I show pictures and I spoke to Guy Sémon the inventor of the Zenith Oscillator... Please click here:

You will also be able to discover the Zenith Defy El Primero Double Tourbillon in this video. The Zenith Defy El Primero Double Tourbillon is powered by the El Primero 9020 calibre and its two separate escapements. One of the latter belongs to the chronograph while the other ensures the lasting precision of the watch. The chronograph's tourbillon balance wheel is oscillating at the exceptional frequency of 50 Hz, the cage of the tourbillon turns every five seconds. The chronograph can measure the 1/100th of a second ...

I hope you are curious now! Enjoy and let me know what you think by writing a comment just here underneath ...


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