This year’s BASELWORLD embodies the brand’s watchmaking strength with the Academy Tourbillon Georges Favre-Jacot watch. The powerful appearance and innovative materials highlight the unprecedented movement-El Primero 4805, combining two of the watchmaker’s most iconic complications: tourbillon and sesame. This world-renowned limited timepiece of only 150 pieces features a 45mm black ceramic case that clearly reveals a modern, high-vibration movement.
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.
The 45 mm black ceramic case perfectly embodies the powerful construction and ingenious mechanical beauty of the El Primero 4805 self-winding movement.
The black dial reveals the tourbillon at 6 o’clock and the sesame chain transmission mechanism at 10:30 and 1:30. 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.
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