1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
Ref: 874A894

1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box
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The Watch

Zenith was founded in 1865 by 22-year-old watchmaker Georges Favre-Jacot. Their manufacturing was based in Le Locle, Switzerland. Famously 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 produce their in-house movements still. 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 1965 Zenith has a 33.5mm round stainless steel case. Tapered lugs with a lug to lug length of 41mm and a thickness of 9mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side, a domed crown. A slim bezel holds a domed acrylic crystal. The silver dial has applied numerals at 12, 3, 6, and 9 with thin batons between marking the hours at 6 o’clock a sub-seconds. The dial is reminiscent of an “Explorer dial” ref. 6580 of the same time period. Slim sword hands complete this classic minimalist dial. On the reverse, a screw-down case back. Inside a Manually Wound Zenith Cal. 2531, 19 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on a 17mm suede strap & comes with its original Zenith red presentation box.

Points of Mention


This watch is sold with its original Zenith box, no original paperwork is provided with the watch. The watch comes paired with a well-suited suede strap. The watch is from Circa. 1965 and is sold in worn, vintage condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

Personal Note


What a stunning Zenith we have here, I have called it the "Explorer Dial", some call this design from this period the "Calatrava" due to its straight lugs and simple yet classic design. Either way, it is a stunning watch, perfect on the wrist, and really works perfectly as a dress watch or on the suede we have it paired on a very versatile piece.

Specification

Reference : 874A894
Movement : Manually Wound Zenith Cal. 2531
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : Circa. 1965
Case Size : 33.5mm
Case Thickness : 9mm
Lug to Lug : 41mm
Lugs :
 17mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Original Box
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty:
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty