ZENITH | CALATRAVA 1940s
Elegant and timeless beauty in Calatrava style Switzerland, 1940s
# ZENITH CALATRAVA
# GOLD PLATED CASE WITH 20 MICRON FANCY LUGS
# NEW ORIGINAL CROCODILE LEATHER STRAP
# IVORY DIAL (RESTORED)
# CAL. 12 4-P
# 35MM (37MM WITH CROWN)
# HAND PULL
# ACQUIRED BY PORTUGUESE COLLECTOR
Technically, the Zenith works perfectly and has been freshly revised: (272°; +8s/d).
The watch shows hardly any signs of wear. There are no deep scratches, dents or similar, the glass is scratch-free.
The Zenith watch brand has a fascinating company history and some special features that set it apart from other watch brands:
#1 Lange Tradition
Zenith was founded in 1865 by Georges Favre-Jacot in Le Locle, Switzerland. The brand has a long history and can look back on more than 150 years of watchmaking tradition.
#2 Innovative strength
Zenith is known for its technical innovations and outstanding craftsmanship. They have registered numerous patents and made revolutionary developments in the field of watchmaking. A prime example is the El Primero movement, which was launched in 1969 as one of the first automatic chronograph movements with a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour.
#3 precision watches
Zenith has made a name for itself with its precise timepieces. The El Primero movement is considered one of the most accurate mechanical movements around and has a remarkable power reserve. Zenith is also one of the few manufacturers to manufacture its movements entirely in-house, including the escapement, balance spring and escapement wheel.
#4 Achievements in Space
Zenith watches have a remarkable history in space travel. Chosen by NASA for the Apollo program, they were worn by astronauts such as Charles Conrad and Felix Baumgartner. The Zenith Stratos worn by Baumgartner during his stratosphere jump holds the record for highest free fall.
#5 Diverse collections
Zenith offers a wide range of watch collections including the El Primero, Defy, Pilot and Heritage. Each collection has its own style and characteristics to meet different tastes and needs of customers.
#6 Prestige and exclusivity
Zenith watches are valued for their high quality, unique design and technical sophistication. Embodying luxury and elegance, they have a certain exclusivity as the brand focuses on producing a limited number of watches per year.
Zenith's company history is characterized by technical masterpieces, innovations and outstanding craftsmanship. The brand has established itself as one of the most respected watch brands and is highly regarded by watch lovers and collectors worldwide.
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1. STRICTLY CONTROLLED QUALITY GOODS
We only offer handpicked watches from our own stock as well as watches from private sellers. In both cases, the watches are physically with us and are checked according to strict quality criteria.
2. CERTIFIED WITH "BUYER SEAL - SECURE SHOPPING"
Trust is good, security even better. That's why we have had ourselves checked and certified by the Händlerbund to give you maximum purchasing security. The "Safe Buyer" seal is our investment - it is of course free of charge for you. All watches are sold through this certified service.
3. GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY
We guarantee the authenticity of the watches we sell. If you have any doubts about the authenticity of the watch after purchasing it, please contact us via our contact form within 14 days of receipt of the goods. We will examine the case and together we will find the best solution for you.
4. 1 YEARGUARANTEE ON FUNCTIONALITY
Our watchmakers check every watch for functionality and guarantee this for 12 months from the date of purchase. If the movement should fail or cause problems during this time, we will take care of the repair at our expense.
5. PERSONAL SUPPORT
Throughout the browsing and purchasing process, you can contact us directly with any questions about the watch, the process, or the purchase. We are personally available to you at any time via several channels and will support you in the best possible way.
6. HIGH QUALITY PACKAGING
We ship collector's items, and our shipping box shows it. It protects your valuable purchase and is also an incomparable statement of what is true, beautiful and good inside. It shouldn't get to you otherwise.