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 : Box
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Month NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original red Zenith box, no original paperwork is provided with the watch. The watch comes paired with a well-suited 17mm leather 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.
Here we have a 1965 Zenith Manually Wound "Explorer Dial" with Box that has a 33.5mm round stainless steel case which gently curves over your wrist with tapered lugs a lug-to-lug length of 41mm and a thickness of 9mm ensuring a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side, is 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” 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 leather strap & comes with its original red Zenith red presentation box.
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 as a dress watch or on the suede we have paired on a very versatile piece.
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 own 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.