Zenith Academy Georges Favre-Jacot
A watch made of 797 components, 575 of which are needed to make the fusée and (18cm) chain transmission of the highly complicated movement. We’re talking about a strictly limited and expensive birthday watch. Birthday as in ‘anniversary piece’, not ‘present’.
Zenith was established in Le Locle 150 years ago by passionate watchmaker Georges Favre-Jacot, who, among other things, build a system consisting of a fusée and minuscule chain. In the ship’s chronometers of that time this transmission mechanism provided highly accurate functioning because it enabled a consistent supply of power from the main spring. In the 150th anniversary model, the Zenith Academy Favre-Jacot, that mechanism has been made even smaller to fit it into a 45mm watch. The result is astonishing. The price won’t be mentioned on this birthday. That is just not done.