Fine 35mm 1970's Zenith Gentleman's Manual Winding Watch
A Superlative quality Zenith watch, a Trust House Forte 21 year presentation watch - To A Forte - The dial is marked at 2 , otherwise in good condition, running and keeping good time, gold on brass case with very good plating . This watch has a calibre 2562 movement and is 35mm wide excluding the winder,
We have replaced the strap and the crystal during the cleaning process. the movement runs well and well within a minute a day.
Zenith Watches History
The vision of Georges Favre Jacot was to bring together all the trades necessary to produce watches and base them in one location. The centralised and serial production of watches, unusual in 1865, conferred benefits in terms of quality control. Indeed, Zenith watches earned an enviable reputation for the reliability and precision of its timepieces. Such was the exceptional precision of Zenith watches that they won many prizes in chronometric competitions.
Over the years, Zenith grew, occupying a greater amount of the neighbouring land with additional buildings. The design of the buildings paid due consideration to working practices, ensuring the production environment was conducive to the creation of fine watches.
The original Zenith buildings continue to be used today and remain striking with their red and white brick walls. Large windows bathe the production areas with essential natural light. The premises continue to prove ideal for the creation of timepieces but are also historically significant. The architectural importance of the buildings, home to the early industrialised production of watches, has been recognised by UNESCO and are listed on the World Heritage List, together with the cities of Le Locle and La Chaux-de-Fonds.