Zenith 135, chronometer icon from 50ies, black dial
Zenith 135 steel chronometer-watch with the most sought after black dial in all original condition. This movement is one of the most famous and aesthetic movements ever built. Only around 10000 were produced by Zenith in the 50ies and early 60ies, but many were not fitted into cases. The whole watch is in a stunning condition. The dial is not restored, signed crown. Movement in extraordinary condition, no scratches. Just serviced.
Dial double signed by maker (Zenith) and retailer company Favre Leuba (watch manufacturer also Le Locle)
Signed crown. Diameter approx. 35mm
An icon of watchmaking!
The crunchpoint with Zenith 135 watches are the movements which are often corroded or the plates are scratched by unqualified watchmakers.
This movement is perfect!
With cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring and cam-type patented regulator. Besides its large size and general high quality of design and execution, there seems to be at least a couple of notable features to this movement. Of particular interest is the distinctive arrangement of the gear train wherein the minute wheel is placed off-center, thus allowing exceptionally large balance and barrel, manual wind.
Comes with original box and open papers
A piece of history!