2.0446 ZENITH LADIES Cal. 16.5, 1970s

£220.00 (incl. VAT)

This sharp looking ladies Zenith features an original silver and brown dial with delicate gold tone indices and includes an original Zenith branded crown.

The case itself is chrome plated and is in good condition, only showing a few minor scuffs but keeping its sharp edges and unique tapered case shape which frames the dial perfectly.

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About Zenith 

The ‘Fabrique des Billodes’ was founded in 1865 in Le Locle by Georges Favre-Jacot. The company first produced precision pocket watches signed with his name. However, not long after 1900 the company expanded their product line and underwent a name change. The new company name, Zenith, refers to the highest point of the universe: the zenith.

Zenith truly rose to popularity due to its creation of The El Primero calibre in 1969, which at the time was the first high frequency automatic chronograph movement. However, the current owners of the brand decided to abandon the idea of a mechanical chronograph and focus on Quartz timepieces in 1975. Amazingly, Charles Vermot, one of the original watchmakers who worked on the movement, gathered all the necessary technical plans and tools for the brilliant calibre, and hiding them in a walled-off attic at the Zenith manufacture to protect the El Primero for future generations.

Zenith watches have been owned by many notable figures, including none other than Ghandi. His silver pocket watch, gifted to him by his friend Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s Prime Minister, became one of his rare few material possessions and accompanied his daily life, notably signalling his prayer due to its alarm function.

Zenith was purchased by LVMH in November 1999, becoming one of several brands in its watch and jewellery division that included TAG Heuer and Hublot. They still create stunning, high-quality timepieces to this day.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. Make sure to follow the usage and care guidelines.


Case and Strap


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Dial and Hands

  • Original silver brown tone dial.
  • Applied, gold-tone indices.
  • “Zenith” signature and square emblem below numeral 12 position.
  • Date aperture at 3.
  • Original gold-tone ‘stick’ style hands.
  • Long gold-tone centre second hand.


  • Swiss-made movement.
  • Zenith Calibre 16.5

Servicing and Guarantee

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