Zenith launches the new Zenith Christophe Colomb watch
February 2011: Zenith Christophe Colomb, the new watch from manufacture Zenith, is a horological accomplishment stemming from over five years of intense development. This highly sophisticated model has been christened in tribute to Christopher Columbus, the bold 15th century explorer who was the first to tackle the ocean head-on rather than following coastlines.
The hand-wound 45-jewel, 36,000 VpH Academy 8804 manual winding movement with 50-hour power reserve, features a unique gyroscopic system ensuring perfect horizontal positioning of the regulating organ. This system consists in a cage composed of 166 parts, 10 conical-geared wheels (with 6 spherical wheels) and 6 ball bearings.
The 45 mm-diameter case comes in a choice of white, rose or yellow gold and is fitted with cambered glare proofed sapphire crystals on both sides, with the Gyroscopic system topped by its own sapphire crystal ‘dome’. The eminently readable silvered dial is adorned with a barleycorn guilloché motif. The off-centred hour and minute subdial appears at 12 o’clock opposite the gyroscopic cage, while the small seconds are displayed at 9 o’clock and the power reserve on a segment extending from 2 to 4 o’clock.
This extraordinaire timepiece is secured with a crocodile leather strap and fastened by an 18-carat gold triple folding clasp.
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Available at: Chennai: Helvetica, Spencer Plaza; New Delhi: Johnson Watch Co. (C.P. & South Ex.); Mumbai: Times of Lord, Kemps Corner, Swiss Paradise Luxury Timepieces Borivali (W); Kolkata: The Prime, Luxury Watch Boutique, Forum Mall