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Visiting Zenith means visiting the workshop of an artist: for just a fleeting moment, you almost enter his secret garden? From the meticulous cut of a main plate to the patient assembly of their watches, from the plans for a mechanical movement by the construction engineer to the design of the case by the artist, beauty is eternally present. From the calculated selection of finely scaled alligator skin to the precision of the digitally controlled machines, from the eye to the hand or from the sketch to the watch, each and every step aims at the production of beauty. Each piece is polished with tender, loving care to perfection.
Founded in 1775 by Abraham Louis Breguet, these magnificent timepieces not only have deep roots in history and tradition, they are the perfect essence of what a true manufacture symbolizes. Breguet has earned a pedigree that is the envy of the industry. The most distinguished of competitors, can't help put acknowledge the incredible artistry and contributions that Breguet has made to the world of horology.
Based on the respect from the past and fascination for the future, Patek Philippe is a true "watch manufacture" controlling all stages in the making of their timepiece. As an independent family owned company, Patek Philippe has total creative freedom to design, produce and assemble what experts agree to be the finest timepieces in the world. These timeless elegant watches, proudly handed down from one generation to the next are the epitome of true elegance and refinement.
Who would have thought that two young men back in 1875 would have been able to build and construct what the world has come to know as Audemars Piguet? This partnership between two childhood friends, who shared a passion for fine watch making, has meticulously transformed into one of the most recognizable watch manufactures. Their bold designs, luxurious elements and aesthetically pleasing timepieces is what continues to cradle Audemars Piguet, and keep the brand a true favorite amongst the critics, royalty, and heads of state.
Commissioned exclusively by the Royal Italian Navy, Officine Panerai has been creating precise optical and mechanical instruments for the Ministry of Defense, since the early 1900s. With no watches available at the time, to meet the complex standards of the Navy, Panerai was commissioned to develop a timepiece able to withstand the extreme conditions it would be subjected to. With obvious success, Panerai has now secured a place as one of the most sought out timepieces, and is appreciated by particular horological connoisseurs.
Nestled in the small town of Glashutte, and secluded by the Saxony Ore Mountains is the home of A.Lange & Sohne. The precious watches that bear the A. Lange & Sohne signature are extreme personalities that are based on technical ingenuity, one of a kind creativity, and tradition. In name and by way of reputation, they are amongst the titans of the watch world. The enormous investment in craftsmanship as well as the passion with which Lange's master watchmakers poses is a rarity, and therefore limits production to unique masterpieces.
The absence of tradition and the presence of innovative watch making skills is what embodies every Richard Mille timepiece. Inspired by the automotive and aerospace industries, every piece gives extreme attention to detail, while using the most innovative tools and materials. Richard Mille's new horological concepts have captivated experts, and are respected by collectors. Richard Mille is truly extreme watch making at its best.
Stemmed from 175 years of heritage and watch know-how, Jaeger-LeCoultre is the best blend of innovation and style. While representing absolute leadership in the history of watch making, Jaeger continues to design and manufacture all of their timepieces in house from conception to completion. The perfect mixture of feminine elegance and innovative styling is the essence of any Jaeger-LeCoultre timepiece.
"Do better if possible and that is always possible," is the credo in which every Master Watchmaker works by at Vacheron Constantin. Combining century-old craftsmanship with the latest in modern horological technology, is the recipe in which Vacheron uses to produce their sophisticated timepieces. As one of the oldest manufactures, Vacheron continues to show its mark of excellence with a philosophy of technical expertise, harmonious and artistic design, and immaculate and superior finishing.
With their unusual approach to time indication, Urwerk has been able to establish themselves as an avant-garde brand. The company has a forward-thinking mentality, yet relies on traditions of the past to create their timepieces. Never once has the watch world seen such extreme complications stemming from such a young and innovative design team. Urwerk is the future of watchmaking.
What differentiates one brand from another? Why does the TAG Heuer range currently encompass lines such as the TAG Heuer Formula 1, Monaco, Carrera, the SLR Chronograph or the Grand Carrera? Why is TAG Heuer the only watch brand to offer instruments that are accurate to 1/10th, 1/100th and 1/1000th of a second for wristwatches, and to 1/10,000th of a second for timekeeping? The answer is simple: it is all a matter of DNA, just like human beings. The unique combination that makes each person different from another and implies that right from birth we are endowed with certain characteristics inherited from our parents and from their combined DNA.