In 1865, the founder of the watch factory Georges Favre-Jacot gathered all watchmaking craftsmanship in order to design the most accurate and reliable watch at the time, so that the production technology could be continuously developed and updated. The birth of the first comprehensive watch factory in the history of watchmaking has established ZENITH’s unremitting pursuit of the goal: to achieve the highest precision. Nearly 150 years later, the brand still adheres to the founder’s forward-looking spirit and has become a leader in the field of precision timing, winning a total of 2,333 awards. ZENITH’s watch works embody cutting-edge technology and become a milestone in the history of contemporary watchmaking. So far, the brand has more than 300 patents, and has developed more than 600 movements. These movements are developed and manufactured by the watch factory.
The most precious chronograph in the world
In 1969, ZENITH launched the El Primero chronograph, a legend. This is the first automatic chronograph in the history of the watch factory, with a vibration frequency of up to 36,000 times per hour, and the timing can be accurate to one tenth of a second. Today, it is still the most precious chronograph in the world. Therefore, at the request of the French Ministry of Defense, the development of a pilot watch suitable for fighter aircraft is the most natural thing for ZENITH, which has enjoyed a good reputation in the aviation industry since the beginning of the twentieth century. The content of the project plan is very clear: develop a watch that can keep the time accurate under various extreme environmental conditions (such as sudden acceleration from 9G to 11G, rapid changes in pressure and temperature, severe vibration, and magnetic field effects). . Facing such severe challenges, the watch factory has once again broken through the limitations, making the reliability and ruggedness of the watch more perfect. In 1997, the watch factory launched the Rainbow Flyback.
ZENITH designed the RAINBOW FLYBACK model based on a project plan developed by the French Air Force in 1997. Today, ZENITH draws inspiration from this accurate timepiece and designs the EL PRIMERO STRATOS FLYBACK RAINBOW watch
Reinterpretation of legendary models
Today, the watch factory reinterprets this legendary watch. The new El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow watch is equipped with an El Primero 405 B column wheel automatic movement, running silently. This chronograph vibrates up to 36,000 times per hour and can be timed to the nearest tenth of a second. It also features a calendar display, a telemeter scale and a flyback function that is especially important during flight. Ordinary chronographs need to press the button three times to stop timing, reset to zero and re-time, and the flyback function of this watch, you can complete the above three operations with just one touch of a button.
An El Primero STRATOS FLYBACK RAINBOW watch that is in the same vein as the ZENITH military chronograph. The column wheel automatically winds the chronograph with flyback.
The case is made of stainless steel with a diameter of 45.5 mm, and the rotating bezel is equipped with an aluminum ring. The curved sapphire crystal mirror draws inspiration from the fuselage portholes of the aircraft used for navigation. Through the transparent sapphire crystal case back, the watch is equipped with the world’s most accurate movement movement mechanism at a glance. The colored minute counter at 3 o’clock on the dial is exactly the same as the original model used by the pilots on the fighter, and it can read the time clearly in the cockpit of the aircraft illuminated by infrared light at night. In addition, the hour counter is at 6 o’clock and the small second hand is set at 9 o’clock. The white superluminova hour-markers are in sharp contrast to the black dial and case, while the chronograph seconds hand is in dazzling red. The outer edge of the watch is engraved with a telemetric scale, which makes the overall effect deeper. The El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow watch has a unique style, reflecting masculinity, with a stainless steel bracelet.