Haute Time recently traveled to Le Locle, Switzerland, to go Inside The Zenith Manufacture ahead of the brand’s 150th anniversary, and during our stay in this small border town, we got a small preview of the new collection. Right away we knew the brand was in festive mood this year, and this was all but confirmed on the first day of Baselworld 2015 with the official release of the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot.
The timepiece adds verve to the Academy family, which is reserved for the brand’s most exclusive models, and offers an intimate look at the in-house fusée and chain constant force mechanism, which is fully exposed at the top half of the piece.
It’s a creative and daring concept inspired by the open-cases the brand introduced in 2003, and a fitting tribute to a founder defined by his risk-taking. It also exemplifies Zenith’s new direction, driven by new CEO Aldo Magada.
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