ZENO-WATCH BASEL

ZENO-WATCH BASEL is an independent Swiss watch manufacturing and specialized in producing mechanical timekeepers, pilot and oversized wrist watches, with headquarters in Basel, Switzerland and independent affiliates in Europe and Japan. Zeno was founded by Jules Godat in 1868. In 1922, ZENO was registered as an independent brand.

It all began in an idyllic house in La Chaux-de-Fonds, where Jules Godat set up a modest workshop. Like many watchmakers in those days, he spent the cold winter months as a seasonal worker. In 1868, he set up his own business and by doing so laid the foundation for ZENO watch production as we know it today. In his workshop, he made silver pocket watches. When Jules Godat left, the workshop was expanded to manufacture railway clocks and watches. In 1900 the workshop was further enlarged and equipped with electric power to drive the machines.

In 1920, André-Charles Eigeldinger took over the Godat watch production. He specialized in the manufacture of observation watches for military purposes, slide rule watches and pocket watches in silver, gold and platinum. In 1922, Eigeldinger & Söhne registered the ZENO brand. This name is a reminder of the Greek philosopher Zeno of Kition and means “gift of Zeus” or “God given”.

In the manufacture of ZENO watches, great care is taken to produce high quality timekeeping instruments with a good cost-benefit ratio. Since 1922, the watchmakers at ZENO have been making individual pieces with a distinctive character and timeless beauty.

Demand for wristwatches rose constantly and between the Great Wars production was converted to wristwatches. The first ZENO wristwatches were made of gold and intended solely for export. In 1937, to mark the 15th anniversary of the ZENO brand, the first watches with an integral stop function and acoustic telemeter were made. In 1949, ZENO took part for the first time in the Swiss watch fair in Basel. In the years that followed, ZENO engineers developed a number of digital watch models with jumping hours, pendant watches for nurses and watches for boys. In 1960 production was temporarily moved to the Atteslander workshops in Biel where the first mechanical pilot watches were developed, returning to Basel in 1965.

When the company was taken over by the Huber family, the assembly of wristwatches and the service department were transferred to Basel, on the river Rhine. The very first Basel creations included the first vacuum diver’s watch, the “Compressor”, which was launched in 1969 at the Watch and Jewellery Fair. In addition to in-house manufacturing, the Huber family took over commercial representation for the whole of Switzerland.

As in the case of the manufacture of the first watches back in 1868, ZENO-WATCH BASEL still takes great care in the manufacture of high quality measuring instruments with their distinctive character and timeless elegance.

Many new innovative watch creations are developed every year and often manufactured in extremely small series based on the historical original models. These are mechanical precision time measuring instruments which combine traditional workmanship, technology and design at the very highest level.

As it was not easy to find sufficient qualified personnel in the Basel region, cooperation with other watch making workshops was sought at an early stage. ZENO pocket watches have been produced in the sunny Ticino canton since 1975 where the dials are also printed. Fashionable quartz watches are made in La Chaux-de-Fonds and Neuchâtel (Switzerland).

Today, ZENO-WATCH BASEL is an independent Swiss family business. As a watch designer, Felix W. Huber has been the driving force behind the success of this Basel-based family business for over 40 years.

Contact details

ZENO-WATCH BASEL
CH-4013 Basel
Switzerland
https://www.zeno-watch.ch/

ZENO-WATCH OVERSIZED SPECIAL

ZENO-WATCH presents a new edition from its Oversized watch collection. Inspired from the deck watches of bygone era, this new watch is equipped with a manual winding pocket watch movement Unitas 6498.

Deck watches were primarily designed to identify a place. Often these were produced for military use for the infantry or artillery. For use sometimes under extreme conditions, a solid case design and a precision heavy duty watch movement was of particular importance.

These new watches pay homage to the traditional sleek watches of the 1940s. They are not military watches but instead watch for watch enthusiasts who treasure mechanical watches and classical design.

Therefore this watch has an extra large observation glass case back, thus captivating the beautiful but sleek pocket watch movement. The Swiss watch movement has been produced since the 1950s and is used by various, well-known watch brands.

The large watch movement has a power reserve of up to 50 hours, blued stainless steel screws, 17 red ruby bearing jewels and a classic Incabloc shock protection system. The sleek, matt stainless steel case has been used for more than 20 years for the renowned Pilot Oversized watches.

The watch is available with various robust leather straps or optionally also with a solid stainless steel strap.

ZENO-WATCH SKELETON WATCH SERIE 4187

Watch enthusiasts have been crazy about filigree skeleton watches for decades now. Zeno presents a new skeleton watch Serie 4187, equipped with a skeletonized pocket watch movement Unitas 6497. These watches only produced in a small number enhance this year’s Vintage-Design collection by Zeno-Watch Basel.

The Swiss winding movement with a power reserve of more than 50 hours has beveled movement bridges, blued stainless steel screws, 17 red ruby bearing jewels, and an Incabloc spring-loaded shock protection system. The sleek, large stainless steel case has a screw observation glass back and scratch-resistant sapphire glass.

The new skeleton watch is available with a black or brown calf-leather strap, with a classic pin buckle or optionally also with a folder clasp.

ZENO-WATCH Amelia Collection

Swiss wristwatches leverage timelessly classic horological design with dependable micromechanical ingenuity. The design of the new Vintage Style watch collection presented by ZENO-WATCH BASEL owes its appeal to proficiency as well as long-standing traditions. This latest project challenged the proficiency and efficiency of the company’s watchmakers. The result: the Amelia Collection, which combines an elegant and graceful design vocabulary with rugged materials and proven caliber engineering.

Amelia wristwatches with superb mechanical movements are available in simple self-winding versions with a date display or as chronographs with stop functions. The timepiece cases and metal bracelets are crafted from highly corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel with black PVD or rose-gold PVD coatings.

The meticulously crafted yet sleek metal dials with sunburst patterns and applied, polished classic numerals as well as matching hand-setting crowns and chronograph pushers are noteworthy style elements.

The Swiss precision movements, with 21 or 25 bearing jewels, can be admired through the screwed display back. The movements are self-winding, powered by rotors suspended in ball bearings, which use the energy of wrist movements to wind the mainspring. A slip clutch prevents over tensioning of the spring and assures that the watch is always wound with a uniform amount of energy.

ZENO-WATCH H3 Fashion Diver

Many watches are not really legible, especially in the dark. But watches with the T25 Trigalight® system are different. Each H3 watch by ZENO-WATCH BASEL features 14 hermetically sealed tritium tubes with the luminescence system developed in Switzerland by MB Microtech.

Legibility under water is an especially important asset for a diver’s watch. Although most diver’s watches are typically purchased for style reasons rather than actually for diving, a good scuba watch should also comply with the requirements defined by the DIN standards.

The rugged, PVD-coated stainless steel watches are equipped with a Swiss-made precision quartz movement, have a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and are water-resistant to 200 meters. The heavy-duty textile straps have a colorful skin-friendly neoprene coating on the inside that matches the numerals and hands of the watch.

After their highly successful debut in Asia, ZWB H3 watches are now available in Europe as well.
The design is protected by intellectual property laws and dates back to the Army Diver model first produced in 1970.

ZENO-WATCH BASEL already produced the first diver’s watches for diving with or without decompression in the late 1960s. The compression diver’s watches featured vacuum stainless steel cases.

ZENO-WATCH Pilot Oversized Chronograph 7750 Saphir

This year, Oversized watches celebrate their 20th anniversary. They rank among the bestselling mechanical watches made by ZENO-WATCH BASEL. To commemorate the anniversary, all Oversized Aviators’ watches are available with scratch-resistant sapphire crystals.

Design follows function. Originally designed for observation functions, aviators’ watches are made of particularly tough, non-reflecting stainless steel. The high-contrast dial, the white Bauhaus numerals, and the nostalgic luminescent hands are extra large and eminently legibly even in diffuse light, thanks to the Superluminova compound. The handsetting crown is grip-fluted and not screwed for convenient operation with gloves.

As all Oversized models, these watches are also endowed with a high-precision self-winding mechanical movement that can be admired through the display back. The winding rotor is suspended in ball bearings.

The design is protected by intellectual property laws and dates back to the Basic Pilot model first produced in 1965. ZENO-WATCH BASEL produced the first large wristwatches in the 1940s. They were used as observation watches mainly by the military. Their size is due to the incorporation of pocket watch calibers. ZENO originally did not believe in watches for the wrist and only later began to manufacture wristwatches.

ZENO-WATCH Gentleman Collection

ZENO-WATCH BASEL announces the expansion of its popular Gentleman Collection to reflect the sophisticated tastes of today’s image conscious gentleman. In combining classical design influences from the stylistic 1950s era with the attributes of fine watchmaking and diligent workmanship, ZWB have successfully achieved its objective with the superb new collection of fine mechanical timepieces. The ZWB Gentleman Collection is available in the classic three-hand model, or a more sporting look with the chronograph option.

With the expanded Gentlemen watch line, ZENO-WATCH BASEL has created a collection that meets every requirement, successfully emphasizing the contemporary tastes of the twenty-first century gentleman.

The classical styling is echoed in the Gentleman Collection’s rounded case-forms, measuring 42mm and available in polished stainless steel or PVD gold plated stainless steel case. The transparent observation caseback provides a captivating study in constant motion as the inner workings of the mechanical movement beating within faithfully keep time.

Beneath the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, the thoughtfully laid out dials perpetuate the collection’s theme of simplistic elegance, and ensures that the time is always easy to read in daytime or in low light, thanks to clearly defined luminous hands.

Timepieces from the ZWB Gentleman Collection are available with a black or a brown calf leather strap, which comes with a solid pin buckle or optionally with a fold-over clasp.

Zeno-Watch H3 Diver Look Quartz

For the first time ever, Zeno-Watch Basel is launching a watch with permanent illumination that guarantees unprecedented readability in darkness. The watch emits light without requiring a battery, a charging process of any kind, or the actuation of a push-button.

This is possible thanks to a new gaseous tritium light source system with the name Trigalight®. It never needs to be recharged and requires no servicing whatsoever. These sources are 100 times brighter than any other comparable illumination systems available on the market. Trigalight® vials have a service life of more than 10 years.

The exceptionally brawny timepiece features a teflon-coated steel case with a diameter of 45 mm. The crown is a screw-down type, and a sapphire-crystal glass protects the dial of the 3-hand quartz watch.

The eye-catching nylon strap is decorated with an orange-colored stripe. The strap and the rotatable bezel with red numerals are prominent features that inspire confidence in extreme situations.

Zeno-Basel Pro Diver II

With an impressive diameter of 48 mm, the Pro Diver II will make waves in a big way. The diver’s watch, incorporating a self-winding ETA movement or a Ronda quartz caliber, is in a category of its own.

The rugged matt steel case frames a black dial with Superluminova-coated baton markers and hands to assure crisp legibility in any situation. For safety reasons, the bezel can only be rotated clockwise. This prevents inadvertent prolongations of the intended dive time. The Pro Diver II with a helium valve is an indispensable companion for professional divers.

The valve prevents the ingress of tiny helium atoms into the case and rules out an explosion of the anti-reflective sapphire crystal as a result of over-pressure. The diver’s watch persuasively combines superb functionality and advanced technology. The screw-down crown assures water resistance to 500 meters.

With its robust, stitched silicone strap and the double safety clasp, the Pro Diver II is a reliable companion in the underwater realm.

ZENO-WATCH EVENT

Accommodating the current gentlemen’s trend, Zeno-Watch Basel is presenting its Event model with a classic silhouette and in various colors. It is reminiscent of the 1950s, when men placed considerable emphasis on proper attire, quality, and craftsmanship.

Given the ergonomic yet decidedly classic shape of its stainless steel case with a diameter of 43 mm, the casually elegant Event chronograph is the perfect match for the masculine wrist. Sleek purity, superb artisanship, and an appealing price-performance ratio are the persuasive attributes of this fine wristwatch.

A cambered, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the dial with the three counters that are crowned by the maker’s signature. The graceful luminescent Dauphine hands and dots at the hour markers are subtle accents. The chronograph is powered by a Swiss-made Ronda precision quartz movement.

The watch comes with an embossed or smooth stitched calfskin strap and a prong buckle or a fold over clasp.

The dial color choices are black, white, brown, and blue. In all of its configurations, the Event cuts a dashing figure, regardless of the occasion.

ZENO-WATCH – The Zeno Winner 2010 Collection

Exhibiting classic finesse as the signature of Zeno-Watch Basel, the Zeno 2010 is the archetype of what constitutes a high-quality mechanical timepiece. It positions itself as the precursor of a new watch generation that erases the dividing line between work and leisure, and cuts an appealing figure in both domains. The tripartite case is crafted from stainless steel with a matt finish that radiates an atmospheric glow in the light. The Tachymeter glass ring is made of scratch resistant ceramic in black or white.

The black carbon fiber dial features luminescent Zeno Bauhaus numerals and three counters in a subtly balanced configuration that seems to embrace the aperture day and date. All models of the Zeno 2010 collection have their serial numbers engraved in their case flanks.

The display back allows the owner to admire the beautifully finished self-winding Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement. The supple calfskin strap assures a comfortable fit on the wrist. Both ends are looped around the spring bars and secured with screws. By its sheer weight, the watch manifests a delightful presence on the wrist.

Technical details

Functions
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds, day- and date indication, Chronograph stop watch (h/m/s)

Case
Diameter 45 mm, thickness 12.5 mm – Three-part stainless steel (316L) with satin-finish to prevent reflections, screw down stainless steel back with crystal, big cylindrical push pieces (for totalizing time measurements), protected crown with double O-ring gaskets and enameled swiss cross – shock resistant, antimagnetic, water resistant to 5 ATM / 160 feet (tested for DIN 8308, DIN 8310, DIN 8309)

Movement
Valjoux 7750 mechanical self-winding movement with integral chronograph mechanism with actuating cam, slide lever control, day and date display with fast correction, Glucydur balance 28,800 vibrations per hour, Nivaflex® mainspring, 25 jewels, 48 hour power reserve, Incabloc® shockproof system, Etachron® precise adjustment by means of an eccentric gear and index pointer, ball-bearing rotor with heavy metal rim (147 components)

Glass
Sapphire crystal (flat)

Dial
High contrast carbon dial with printed minute circle, luminous Superluminova® numerals and skeleton-type hands

Band
Extra strong padded calfskin leather strap with special stainless steel buckle (other straps and deployment clasp optional)

ZENO-WATCH GLADIATOR

Crafted in a limited edition of 1000 watches, the Gladiator is a remarkable example of how receptive the world market is to systematically implemented 1970s design artistry. With its conspicuous helmet-like face protectors, the Gladiator is indeed reminiscent of the legendary “Spaceman” model of that epoch. It is up to the owner to decide how much of its personality this prominent watch reveals.

The optional lower cover can be opened like a helmet visor on a new horizon. Zeno-Watch Basel went all the way with this design, even to the extent of piercing triangular “vents” in the strap.

The dial comes in black, brown, red, and green versions.

Technical details

Ref. 3882-i1

Functions
Date, hours, minutes, and seconds indication

Case
52 x 58 mm, thickness 17 mm – Multipart stainless steel construction (316L) with satin-finish, with or without optional top cover bellow, protected crown (shock resistant to DIN 8308, 3 ATM (100 feet) water resistant to DIN 8310)
Glass: Hardened mineral glass (domed)

Movement
ETA 555.115 – 11 ½’’’, Ø: 25.60 mm, h: 2.75 mm, Renata® Battery 371; 6 jewels, EOL (End-of-life display), plated and bridges in gilt brass

Dial
Available in black (3882-i1), brown (3882-i6), red (3882-i7), green (3882-i8), with orange indications, square illumination tritium hands (T<25) for hours and minutes

Band
Special calfskin leather strap with stainless steel buckle (strap width 30 mm)

ZENO-WATCH NIDOR

Following the success of the models “Anniversary” and “Record” the Basel watchmakers have created a further highlight for collectors and enthusiasts. For this new project, the company has been acquired very special watch movements from the 1920s.

Around 1918, the firm Buser & Cie in Niederdorf in the valley of Waldenburg near Basel developed the NIDOR 8-day mechanical watch movement for the automobile industry. This could be mounted on the dashboard or at the centre of the steering wheel. Unfortunately, sales were not good and production was thus stopped. Until 1965, when the company was taken over by MSR-Holding, the on-board movements were thought to have been lost. It was only in the year 2000 that Roland Buser designed a matching silver pocket watch-case for the movement, which has now been redesigned as a pocket watch for the wrist.

The historic movements were refurbished in the workshops of ZENO-WATCH BASEL and the silver case was deliberately only slightly modified. Unfortunately, only a few collectors will be able to enjoy these beautiful watches, as only 50 were produced.

The watch is available from selected dealers for € 2,960 (recommended retail price).

Nidor was a trademark of the Manufacture d’Horlogerie BUSER FRERES & Co., founded in 1916. The high quality armature lever movements were used by Buser, Esta, Frenca, Neo, Tip Top and Gruen for pocket watches and on-board car clocks.

Technical details

Ref. Buser-i2
Available from selected dealers for € 2,960 (recommended retail price)

Functions
Hour and minute display

Case
Ø: 54.5mm (21.45 inch), h:16mm solid Sterling silver (925), four-part special construction (high-gloss polish) with side fluting and hinged back, classic pocket watch onion crown

Movement
New Old Stock movement, approx. 1918
NIDOR- mechanical 8-day manual wound movement from Buser Frères, bridgework construction with simple factory decoration, polished steel screws, Swiss lever escapement, no shock-protection, 17 jewels

Glass
Hardened mineral glass (domed)

Dial
White high-gloss dial with printed minute divisions, filigree Roman numerals and elegantly blue-toned cathedral hands

Strap
Robust calf leather strap (crocodile embossed) with stainless steel buckle,
Wristband lug width 26 mm (other straps and fold-over clasp optional)

ZENO-WATCH GIANT CHRONOGRAPH

As for the ZENO-WATCH Air Force collection, a clean, straightforward design was the main focus, regardless of current fads and fashions. This watch collection was also developed on the same core principles of supreme functionality, precision and user friendliness – These truly unusual watches from the Big Star collection are designed to be worn by strong men.

Just as André-Charles Eigeldinger did back in 1922 upon producing the first ZENO watches, ZENO watchmakers today continue the tradition of making mechanical timepieces with designs that stand the test of time – XXXL in size, design and character.

The GIANT CHRONOGRAPH comes in a massive 50mm case in stainless steel with easy-grip special crown, slightly domed hardened mineral glass and high contrast pilot-style dial. The watch houses a Valjoux 7750 mechanical self-winding movement.

Technical details

Functions
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds, day- and date indication,
Chronograph stop watch (h/m/s)

Case
Diameter 50mm, thickness 17mm – Three-part stainless steel design (316L) with satin-finish to prevent reflections, screw down stainless steel back with crystal, big cylindrical push pieces (for totalizing time measurements) and easy-grip special crown with double O-ring gaskets – shock resistant, antimagnetic, water resistant to 5 ATM (tested for DIN 8308, DIN 8310, DIN 8309)

Movement
Valjoux 7750 mechanical self-winding movement with integral chronograph mechanism with actuating cam, slide lever control, day and date display with fast correction, Glucydur balance 28,800 vibrations per hour, Nivaflex mainspring, 25 jewels, 48 hour power reserve, Incabloc shockproof system, Etachron precise adjustment by means of an eccentric gear and index pointer, ball-bearing rotor with heavy metal rim (147 separate components)

Glass
Hardened mineral glass (slightly domed) – Sapphire crystal optional

Dial
High contrast pilot-style dial with printed minute circle, luminous Superluminova numerals and skeleton-type hands

Band
Extra strong padded calfskin leather strap with safety rivets, with large stainless steel buckle (other straps and deployant clasp optional)

ZENO-WATCH TOURBILLON

Felix W. Huber of ZENO-WATCH Basel designed this unique watchmaking masterpiece to honour company founder, Jules Godat. The Tourbillon watch has a power reserve and retrograde date display. This handmade, numbered and certified limited edition of fifty watches is a modern, technical take on a classic design. Each watch contains a highly intricate, patented limitation mechanism that balances out mechanical positioning errors caused by gravity.

Each movement is hand-decorated and hand-adjusted. The development time for this watch was over 4 years. Four to five months of work go into each piece. The second pinion is attached to the rotating cage at the bottom. The rotating cage rotates around the fixed fourth wheel. At the centre of the rotating cage, the balance wheel rotates precisely around the axis of the fourth wheel.

The escapement wheel is driven by this. This means that if the fourth wheel rotates once per minute, the entire tourbillon moves in the same way. Thanks to this, errors of position or gravity are either completely prevented, or balanced out once per minute.

The casing of this unusual timepiece is a special, painstakingly produced construction based on state-of-the-art technology. Only around eight of these timepieces are produced per year. The finishing touch is applied to each case by hand. Polishing the surface creates a flawless watch casing that protects the precious mechanical movement of the watch.

Technical details

Ref. 6791TT-f2

Functions
Hours, minutes, subsidiary propellor second hand on tourbillon cage
Retrograde date indication, retrograde power reserve indication

Case
Diameter 44mm, thickness 14.3mm – special Duoblock construction, in 18ct. (750/000) polished rose gold, plane bezel ring, special exposition back (skeleton), double protected onion gold crown. – shock resistant, antimagnetic, water resist, (tested for DIN 8308, DIN 8310, DIN 8309

Movement
Manual-wound movement TT791.04 – hand-decorated bridges, polished and steel screws (blued or steel), 37 jewels, Tourbillon escapement, polished steel pallet and escapement wheel, blue twin barrel, TT shock absorber, antimagnetic, elinvar spiral, 28´800 v/h. Approximate power reserve to 5 days (120h with full winding), tight tolerance of adjustment)
Glass: Sapphire crystal (curved)

Dial
Fine decorated guilloché silver-coloured metal, rose marks (inlaid), printed indications, the Breguet stainless steel hands are blued in a curing oven by means of a painstaking procedure. The Tourbillon cage is stamped with the company logo using a special “suspension bridge” construction. Each marker on the dial is applied individually by hand.

Band
High quality leather strap, padded with large stainless steel buckle (other straps and deployant clasp optional)

ZENO-WATCH RECORD

The  ZENO-WATCH BASEL obtained 300 Record movements (formerly Longines), and immediately came up with the idea of using these in a large wristwatch. The stainless steel casing combines the design of both a pocket watch and a classic 1940s wristwatch.

In order to make the watch look as authentic as possible, the original enamelled dial was incorporated, thus giving the Record watch the real finishing touch.

The enamel is coloured with metal pigment and has a trademark shimmer. The original Record pocket watch mechanism, manufactured around 1940, was reassembled and adjusted by hand in the ZENO workshop.

The watch features a 49mm stainless steel with big onion crown and genuine, original enamelled Record dial with railway-track-style minute divisions. The watch houses a vintage caliber Record 1460 mechanical hand-wound movement.

Technical details

Ref. 1460-i2

Functions
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds

Case
Diameter 49mm, thickness 14mm – special stainless steel construction (316L) with polished finish, screw down stainless steel back with crystal, big onion crown with double O-ring gaskets – individually numbered shock resistant, antimagnetic, water resist, (DIN 8308, DIN 8310, DIN 8309

Movement
Mechanical/Manual Hand Winding – Record 1460 – 15 Jewels, Swiss lever escapement, Antimagnetic, 18´000 Vibrations Per Hour, Chronometer balance, special fine adjustment. Approximate power reserve of 44 hours with full winding

Glass
Sapphire crystal (flat)

Dial
Genuine, original enamelled Record dial with railway-track-style minute divisions, black nostalgic numbers and Louis XIV-hands

Band
Extra strong padded calfskin leather strap, with large stainless steel buckle (other straps and deployant clasp optional)

Zeno-Watch Airplane Diver – XL Divers’ Watches with Pilot’s Instrument Dial

These new divers’ watches from  Zeno-Watch are the product of the constant further development of the first divers’ watches of the 70’s. They are a good example of the fact that the requirements of the wearer can positively influence the design of the watch. The new generation is easier to read, even exceeding the Swiss DIN-norm.

The extra large Airplane Divers’ watches have a dial in strong contrasting colours, actually developed for pilots. Furthermore the lens glass improves the readability of the date notifier.

The robust, reflex-free stainless steel cases have been tested at 50 ATM, which means a 66% improvement on the required Swiss DIN-norm 8310. The screwed crown is easily gripped and can be handled even whilst wearing diver’s gloves.

The hardwearing polyurethane straps used for the first time with the Fellow watches (with interior turning ring), and an extra large stainless steel strap are also available in this collection. The Airplane Diver watches are also available with precision quartz works.

ZENO-WATCH MAXIMUS

If you look closer to this timepiece, you will mark the big size of this watch and also the special form of the moving stainless steel case. The Latin meaning of Maximus means the Biggest. It is the biggest watch of the ZENO-WATCH BASEL collection, if you measure the length of the watch.

The construction of this watch was a big challenge. This exceptional watch has two moving band connections and a unique form like an arena or a battle helmet. To protect the case against scratches, it has a solid rubber ring around the stainless steel case. This limited edition watch is available from May 2008 by authorized retailers only (approx. 1’100 €uro)

Technical details

Ref. 3783-6-i3

Functions
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds (h/m/s)

Case
65 x 52mm, h:15mm, Three-part stainless steel design (316L) with satin-finish to prevent reflections, screw down stainless steel back with crystal, big cylindrical push pieces (for totalizing time measurements) and easy-grip special crown with double O-ring gaskets – shock resistant, antimagnetic, water resistant to 5 ATM

Movement
High Quality fine decorated Swiss-Made Mechanical, manual winding – Unitas 6498 – 17 Jewels, Swiss lever escapement, Shock-resistant, Incabloc, Antimagnetic, 18´000 Vibrations Per Hour. Approximate power reserve of 48 to 55 hours with full winding, tight tolerance of adjustment (34 parts)

Glass
Sapphire crystal (curved)

Dial
Silver metallic dial with printed indications and blue dauphin hands (stainless)

Band
Black calf skin strap, saddle stitched, with stainless steel ZENO buckle (strap width 30mm)