New Zenith Academy and Columbus Hurricane



The brand with the star has its ori­gins in the will of his cre­ator, Georges Favre Jacot, to tran­scend the watch mak­ing exper­tise, and reach heights of sophis­ti­ca­tion, it went where no man has ever gone before, the aim zenith.

 Zenith Academy and Columbus Hurricane

Today, the brand remains true to its his­tory, we will tell you very soon, that con­tin­ues to inno­vate; espe­cially with the watch mak­ing Acad­emy Colum­bus Hur­ri­cane that com­bines two great inno­va­tions signed Zenith El Primero move­ment a beat­ing at the excep­tional fre­quency of 36,000 vibra­tions per hour, and a Zenith patented gyro­scope unit, Grav­ity Con­trol, the ulti­mate evo­lu­tion marine chronome­ter. These two guar­an­tors of absolute pre­ci­sion add a sys­tem of rocket-channel trans­mis­sion that allows the removal of the isochro­nous and you get a gem of watch mak­ing technology.

 Zenith Academy and Columbus Hurricane

This watch comes the ranks of the great Christo­pher Colum­bus col­lec­tion and impressed the whole world with the watch with top 45 mm.

The start­ing point is the fol­low­ing: the very fact that keep­ing the reg­u­lat­ing part in a hor­i­zon­tal posi­tion causes the ampli­tude of the bal­ance bet­ter and there­fore pro­vides best time accu­racy; Zenith designed has built the famous self-regulating gyro­scopic mod­ule so that the reg­u­lat­ing part and the bal­ance are always kept per­ma­nently in that position.

This design there­fore solves the triple equa­tion that arises for a wrist­watch: the high fre­quency oscil­la­tion for sequenc­ing the time for bet­ter accu­racy, neu­tral­iz­ing the effects of grav­ity, and the elim­i­na­tion of vari­a­tions isochro­nous (the loss of isochro­nism, is the fact that the oscil­la­tions of the reg­u­lat­ing part to dif­fer­en­ti­ate as the watch runs down, while they are expected to remain constant).

The ori­gins of this tech­nol­ogy, fea­tures an inspi­ra­tion and a trib­ute to both marine chronome­ters pro­duced by Zenith, and which we bor­rowed the prin­ci­ple of sus­pen­sion dial, which could cor­rect the errors in caused by the move­ment of the boat. Too big for a pocket watch, this sys­tem was aban­doned in favor of the vor­tex. Sur­pass this tech­nique by giv­ing the watch a con­stant hor­i­zon­tal exhaust: this was the chal­lenge per­fectly real­ized with this Zenith watch. And com­plex­ity is pushed to its cli­max on this cal­iber, with a beat with excep­tional fre­quency 36,000 vibra­tions per hour.

 Zenith Academy and Columbus Hurricane

The prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in Geneva in 2011 cat­e­gory com­pli­cated watches gyro­scopic mod­ule has neces­si­tated the devel­op­ment of novel com­po­nents, and not less than sixty new tools. The num­ber of these minia­ture items which must then patiently assem­bled is impres­sive, since the only sphere con­sists of 175 components.

Man­u­fac­ture Zenith prides itself on being the only one who mas­ter this tech­nique and was proud of this achieve­ment, is the result of a very good agree­ment between the trades and dis­putes work­shops; but also an exem­plary expe­ri­ence on which we will be happy to come back very soon.


The dig­i­tal side

It is a plea­sure to see more infor­ma­tion about this horo­log­i­cal mar­vel at the new Zenith Watch site that recently made a new start.

Val­ues ​​and know-how of the brand returned to the heart of the site that was redesigned before the Basel fair, because those are the ones that have gen­er­ated the enthu­si­asm of an ever grow­ing audi­ence. At the same time a good com­mu­ni­ca­tion cam­paign came cor­rob­o­rate rel­e­vant and easy positioning.

Audac­ity authen­tic­ity and fun

The stated goal of this cam­paign sug­gests the high­est level of exper­tise and with the brand that makes mil­lions of enthu­si­asts dream come true. Zenith was found in 1865 and has always been inno­v­a­tive and know-how has become essen­tial due to suc­cesses that have marked its his­tory, this is what appears on this new site that show­cases the haute hor­logerie, the uni­verse punc­tu­ate the life of Zenith, in con­nec­tion with the sky, the sea … and unusual events that marked the spirit like no oth­ers, such as jump­ing Felix Baum­gart­ner, who was then a spe­cial edi­tion of Zenith.

 Zenith Academy and Columbus Hurricane

The DNA of the brand now clearly claimed and in a beau­ti­ful way, with a nice clear nav­i­ga­tion makes the site more than ever want to stroll on the site, or to dis­cover new infor­ma­tion and his­tory of Zenith, as you could be told bet­ter than ever.