Zenith was founded in 1865 by 22-year-old watchmaker Georges Favre-Jacot. Their manufacturing was based in Le Locle Switzerland. Famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, who was the first person to reach the South Pole in 1911 and the North Pole in 1926, wore Zenith watches on his expeditions. In 1999 Zenith was purchased by LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) joining brands like TAG and Hublot. Zenith is one of the only Swiss manufacturers to still produce their in-house movements. Their most recognised movement is the El Primero; it was released in 1969, went into production in 1975, and was re-issued in 1986.
Our 1973 Zenith 28,800 9ct Gold Presentation Watch has a 33mm 9ct Yellow Gold case. The curve of the case leads your eye to the stubby flat-ended lugs. A lug to lug length of 39.5mm and a thickness of 9mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. A slim bezel holds a domed crystal above a white dial. An outer minute track has applied baton indexes with chamfered-edged gold accents and black painted centers. Slender sword hands have the same gold and black combination for a sophisticated yet simple design. A tapered sweeping second hand completes the dial. Text is minimalist with the applied gold Zenith star and “Zenith 28800” printed underneath at 12 o’clock. On the reverse, a snap-off case back with an inscription “M. Guernari 1950-1975 Moler Products Limited” engraved into it. Moler Products based in Sheffield South Yorkshire produced refractory ceramics used in industry to line hot surfaces. The company was founded in 1925 and dissolved in 2004. Inside we have a Manually Wound Zenith Cal. 2562 C, 17 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on an 18mm leather strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold Watch Only. The watch comes paired on an 18mm leather strap. The watch is from Circa.1973 in very good worn condition, some "gold burns" can be seen where the gold has patina'd, this is very normal and can be removed on request. The dial, hands, and indexes are in very good condition for their age. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.