How A Zenith Watch Is Made

Watch the process of a Zenith watch being made, from start to finish.

In October 2015, MR PORTER visited Zenith’s artisans at the brand’s headquarters in Le Locle, Switzerland for a behind-the-scenes look at the artisanal techniques that go into its iconic 100% Swiss-made timepieces. Founded in 1865, Zenith is renowned for its products’ accuracy and fine craftsmanship.

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Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969

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Marc Judge says:

zenith. enough said.

hamzah ahmed says:


atl3630 says:

Lots of tattoos on the people who work there.

Garry Perkins says:

Switzerland is so cool

Redskins Pride WGIL says:

Very dramatic. I wish I could afford an El Primero.

Watch Geek says:

they were so advanced in the ’70’s, if these are the old tools from the attic, as I see computer controlled CNC machinery and testing equipment that other watchmakers have today!! WOW!!
Joking aside Zenith next to JLC, Rolex, Seiko, and Casio is one of my favorite manufacturers, and let’s not forget they and Seiko are the only watchmakers offering a high beat caliber these days, and that they also provided movements to Rolex for Daytona

Mehmet Güler says:

Yasemin Yazıcı, tebrikler

Eren Celebi says:

Turk abla sasirtti

George Vlahopoulos says:

I love this vid. Thanks for sharing

Pantheon says:

Laetitia muuuuaaaaa!

Leonid Semushev says:


pretehercules says:

Takdir ettiğim nadir mesleklerden biri: Watchmaker….mühendislik harikaları, hem hesap kitap işi hem de el becerisi, cerrah lık tan sonra ellerin önem arz ettiği en hassas mesleklerden biri. Maşallah Yasemin arkadaşımıza, tebrikler…..

Tim Archer says:

I’m sure this sold a few watches ; – )

Liam Costley says:

@MusicFanatic it’s “Downtime” by David Norland

Kevin Lenyatsa says:

There is no substitute for craftmanship

Osmanlı 1453 says:

Böyle bir saatim olsun çok isterdim

Bobby Ravel Moreno says:

this is what i like, i like the human touch on my watch

Thomas Lucia says:


chazshier says:

It’s a shame this video is more style over substance. Given the camera man/crew obviously spent time in the factory i would have thought we could have actually learned something or heard the thoughts from some of Zenith’s staff.

Crysus Bu says:

loved this video. Really loved the music and the ambience. the smiling faces and sophisticated product

Style Attorney says:

Zenith make no doubt some of the best chronograph movements in the world!

Menzy says:

Check my Zenith Fire Lighter !

MusicFanatic says:

Who is responsible for background music/score?

Elias Morales says:

muy bella y esa Dama con su tatuaje

Francois says:

WOW – Never heard of this watch company – but this video resembles what craftsmanship is all about – Greetings from South Africa

Mert Gedikli says:

Bir Türk’ün içlerinde olması gerçekten çok gurur verici bir şey.

Mitch Wakefield says:

Rather have an IWC

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