4.0258 ZENITH No. 116666, Swiss, 1950’s

£800.00

Historical, 1950’s high-grade ZENITH movement, in perfect technical condition, and still a great timekeeper. A rare find for any horology connoisseur. Original, unrestored metal dial with original gilt hands. Original movement and dial re-housed in a new, custom-made 45mm solid stainless steel case. Gilt movement can be viewed through the crystal display caseback. The watch has been serviced with full disassembly, cleaning, oiling and adjusting. Comes with a 20mm genuine leather strap.

Out of stock

Key Features

Historical high-grade movement dating to the 1950’s, from the famous Swiss brand, Zenith. This movement was originally produced as a precision pocket watch during the 1950’s. The timepiece is in perfect technical condition, and is still a great timekeeper. A rare find for any horology connoisseur.

The metal dial is original and unrestored, with original gilt hands. The spectacular gilt movement can be viewed through the glazed caseback. This really is a highly unusual and perfect-looking gentleman’s chronometer from the famous historical Swiss manufactory. The movement ticks strongly, keeping great time. Everyone and anyone will be impressed by this watch.

About Zenith

The famous Swiss manufactory ZENITH, was founded in 1865 by Georges Favre-Jacot. From the early 1900’s Zenith implemented a production line of high-grade chronometers, and continues to keep to this highest quality level of workmanship still today.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly in our Bristol workshop. Please make sure to follow the usage and care guidelines.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • New, custom-made case with ‘crab’ type lugs.
  • Solid stainless steel 316L.
  • Mineral crystal.
  • Mineral crystal display caseback.
  • Antique style, silver-tone crown fitted snugly between two protective pieces between top lugs.
  • New, dark brown, genuine leather strap with clasp.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 45.5 mm.
  • Strap width 20 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original, classic metal cream dial.
  • Stylised Arabic numerals with mirror-gold finish.
  • “Zenith” signature.
  • Small seconds subdial over numeral 6 position.
  • Gilt, ‘pencil’ style hands.
  • In perfect condition.

Movement

  • Swiss-made movement.
  • Made circa 1950’s.
  • 15 jewels.
  • Manual winding.
  • 116666 serial number and “Zenith signature.
  • Power reserve more than 35 hours.
  • Thick gilt plates and bridges.
  • In perfect mechanical condition.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 20+ days, winding every day at 12am.
  • Average timekeeping range: less than 20-40 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Case material

Solid stainless steel

Dial tone

Beige/White/Silver

Origin

Swiss

Size grade

42-45 mm

Year approx

1950