Zenith’s top mechanical craftsmanship is now available: Academy Tourbillon Georges Favre-Jacot pushes fine watchmaking into the future. The powerful exterior and innovative materials highlight an unprecedented movement, the El Primero 4805, combining two of the watchmaker’s most iconic complications: the tourbillon and the sesame chain. This world-renowned limited timepiece of only 150 pieces features a 45mm black ceramic case that clearly reveals a modern, high-vibration movement.
The Academy Tourbillon Georges Favre-Jacot watch exposes the mechanical structure to the world, vividly showing the superb watchmaking skills of Zenith. The masculine black ceramic case houses the El Primero star speed movement with tourbillon and sesame chain. For the first time, Zenith’s two complication features appeared simultaneously on the high-frequency movement developed by the brand. Abandoning the dial, it perfectly presents the powerful structure of El Primero 4805 automatic movement and the beauty of ingenious machinery. The unquestionable aesthetic and technical achievements are the result of long-term efforts in research and development, and create a new horizon for the movement structure.
Contemporary superb craftsmanship
Zenith’s exquisite manufacturing technology and future-oriented spirit have been deeply rooted in the brand’s genes more than 150 years ago. The founder of excellence, Georges Favre-Jacot, was one of the first watchmaking factories to realize industrial production when he founded Zenith in 1865 with a pioneering spirit. . Audacious expertise has now spawned the Academy Tourbillon Georges Favre-Jacot, limited to 150 pieces worldwide. Advanced watchmaking technology and modernity are combined in the stunning tourbillon sesame chain mechanism, assembled into a new high-vibration movement El Primero 4805 entirely developed and manufactured by Zenith. Prominent experience and up to 36,000 vibrations per hour can be traced back to the legendary chronograph movement series launched by Zenith in 1969. In addition, the exquisite mechanical structure connects the tourbillon with the sesame chain drive connected to the barrel. The mechanism is perfectly combined to ensure constant power.
Zenith Academy Tourbillon Georges Favre-Jacot Watch
Official price: 62,7200
Through the extreme darkness
Mastering the craftsmanship of watchmaking, this 807-manually wound movement features modern, structured lines. Without the cover of the dial, only covered with an impressive 45mm black ceramic case, Academy Tourbillon Georges Favre-Jacot generously displays the tourbillon at 6 o’clock and the sesame chain drive at 10:30 and 1:30 mechanism. Three inky bridges are fixed on the main splint with polished screws to support the shaft of the sesame mill and barrel, and the tourbillon frame orbits once a minute. The central hour and minute display indicates time through striking black faceted luminous hour markers and hands. With a power reserve of more than 50 hours, the red tip pointer at 4.30 points to ‘High’ to ‘Low’ to indicate the remaining energy. The sapphire crystal case back makes the dark gray main splint and bridge plate alternately sandblasted, chamfered and matte polished.
Academy Tourbillon Georges Favre-Jacot is water-resistant to 50 meters, equipped with a perforated rubber strap and PVD-coated titanium three discounts. Only 150 pieces are issued worldwide. At the same time, a limited edition of 150 rose gold models are also available. Zenith constantly injects modern blood into timepieces and writes new chapters in brand legends.