Movement : Automatic Zenith Cal. 2562PC
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : Circa. 1973
Case Size : 33mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 39.5mm
Lugs : 18.5mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Booklet
Case Material : 9ct Gold
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Here we have a 1973 Zenith Automatic Date Box & Booklets with a 33mm 9ct Yellow Gold Tonneau case. The curve of the case leads your eye to the stubby flat-ended lugs, and a lug-to-lug length of 39.5mm and a thickness of 11mm ensure 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 edges, gold accents and black-painted centres. Between the 4 and 5, we have a framed date window. Slender sword hands have the same gold and black combination for a sophisticated yet simple design, a tapered sweeping second hand completes the dial. The text is minimalist with the applied gold Zenith star and “Zenith 28800” printed underneath at 12 o’clock. On the reverse, a 9ct Yellow Gold case back, inside we have an automatic Zenith Cal. 2562 PC, 23 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour, this quality Swiss movement was in production from 1972 until 1975. The watch comes fitted on an 18mm leather strap and comes with its Zenith presentation box and booklet.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for a vintage Zenith, so when the opportunity comes to sell a solid 9ct gold super clean example with its box and booklet for under £1,000... I have to jump on it! I wouldn't hesitate on this gem if you are interested, so snap it up today.
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.