1969 has gone down in history as a legendary year. Six months before Neil Armstrong took “a giant leap for mankind” on the moon, Zenith took a giant leap for watchmaking by presenting its El Primero model, the first ever automatic chronograph. Embodying an entire swathe of modern horological history, this exceptional model houses an avant-garde movement: not only was it the first integrated automatic column-wheel movement, but this calibre also beats at the exceptionally high frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour. It takes an average of nine months to make a single watch in the El Primero Collection.
The El Primero caliber has constantly evolved over the years, regularly enriched with additional complications, original mechanism and new materials. It now comes in 23 different versions. Impelled by its creative boldness and its longstanding determination to unite the full range of watchmaking skills within its Manufacture, Zenith will continue writing some of the finest chapters in the epic adventures of watchmaking for many decades to come.
The Timepiece Collection is a Zenith authorized dealer in Bergen County, New Jersey with an excellent assortment of Zenith watches and chronographs from the Zenith El Primero and Heritage collections to the Zenith Captain, Pilot, Elite and Star watches.
We also carry a large selection of certified preowned luxury watches at great prices from many of the same brands and more including Rolex, Bovet, Chronoswiss, Ebel, Frank Muller, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin and more.