258. ZENITH No 116666, Swiss, 1950s


  • Historical high-grade movement from famous Swiss brand
  • Original unrestored metal dial, original gilt hands
  • Spectacular gilt movement seen through glazed caseback

Historical & antiquarian notes

Famous Swiss manufacture ZENITH was founded in 1865 by Georges Favre-Jacot. From early 1900s Zenith implemented production of high-grade chronometers and keeps highest quality level until nowadays.
This movement originally was produced as precision pocket watch in 1950s. Technical condition is perfect, great timekeeper. A rare finding for any horology connoisseur.

Technical data


type: swiss lever, thick gilt plates and bridges, 15 jewels
balance type: uncut invar balance with screw weights, Breguet hairspring
numbers: 116666 serial
signature: ZENITH
age & origin: Swiss made in circa 1950’s, all original
condition: Perfect (10/10), mechanical status is PERFECT
restorations: NONE


type: classic metal dial, mirror-gold finiish arabic numerals
signature: ZENITH
age & origin: original to the movement
condition: Perfect
hands: gilt “baguette” hands, original
restorations: NONE


type, size: custom made new wristwatch case, “crab” type, display back, diameter w/o crown 45,5 mm
metal, crystal: solid stainless steel 316L, front & back mineral crystals
age & origin: new custom made one piece
condition: NEW UNWORN


size, material, type: 20 mm, dark-brown natural leather, deployant clasp
condition: NEW UNWORN


testing time: 20+ days, winding every day at 12am
running duration: more than 35 hours
day error (static/dynamic): less than 20/40 seconds/day
conclusion: guaranted to keep resonably good time for 6 months

Final notes

Unusual and perfect-looking gentlemans chronometer from famous historical Swiss manufacture. The movement ticking strongly, keeping great time. Everyone will be impressed seeing this watch.

PRICE (£): 800
Status: Sold