Zenith Zenith Elite Movement Precision Ultra-thin Return To Glory

In the 1970s and 1980s, the Swiss watchmaking industry was hit by quartz and experienced an unprecedented crisis. The main production tools of the El Primero movement were protected and quickly re-produced in 1984. Other movements were not so fortunate. During that time, Zenith decided to develop a new and precise movement to enrich the watch category, as there were no other movements produced by itself for the classic watch series, which also demonstrated Zenith’s consistent watchmaking. Philosophy: Build everything from the most complex to the most subtle.

The original idea of ​​the watchmaking experts was to still use the frequency of 36,000 times per hour, but it was not implemented for technical reasons (at the time the brand had a good grasp of the technology and had sufficient experience), but they did not think that timekeeping was needed A functional watch did not really need to be equipped with a high vibration frequency, so it was finally decided to use a vibration frequency of 28,800 times per hour to develop a new movement. This research and development project started in 1991, and after three years of research on the ultra-thin modular automatic winding movement, the Elite movement finally came out.

Elite 682 movement exploded view

Become famous: ‘Best Movement of the Year’ at Basel 1994
In 1994, the Elite movement debuted at the Baselworld Watch Fair and was immediately well received. Watch experts praise its many outstanding features, and its slim shape is even more amazing. Professional media consistently voted it the ‘Movement of the Year’. It is the first multi-function movement with the aid of computer-aided design (CAD), which is not only sold to other brands, but also developed in multiple versions. This 11-leg sub-calibration has a power reserve of more than 50 hours, which can stand the test of time and derive a new shape in the future.

Elite ultra-thin watch

Elite 6150 movement reappears glory of the past
Although the Elite movement has attracted much attention since its inception, and its impeccable quality has been impeccable for more than two decades, it has been hailed as one of the most accurate and reliable movements on the market. However, it has always been enveloped in the brother’s movement El Primero. Under the legendary halo, he gradually forgotten the fame of the first life.
Therefore, Zenith Watch Factory is determined to revitalize the splendor of the Elite movement, optimize the existing functions of the movement, and improve this basic movement according to contemporary aesthetic standards to tap the endless potential of this series and create a new one for it. Style. The Elite 6150 movement is the cornerstone of many new versions of the movement in the future. Zenith will open up a unique development direction for it in the long time in the future, which will definitely bring great changes to the watch industry. It will regain the glory of the past under the shining of the star.

Qatar Rider Wins The 2017 Longines World Championship Tour In Doha

The 15th leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour was staged in Doha, Qatar this weekend. After a round of compact events, Bassem Mohammed won. The Qatari rider overpowered opponents Janika Sprunger and Peder Fredricson to win. In addition, Harrie Smolders topped the 2017 “Longines World Championship Tour” championship with a steady and impressive performance in this season’s competition. He scored 278 points, while Maikel Van Der Vleuten and Lorenzo de Luca finished second and third with 263 points and 260 points, respectively. The Dutch rider made history and became the first rider to win the championship without reaching the final.

   Longines is proud to be the title partner and official timekeeper of the 2017 “Longines World Championship Tour”. The event was unveiled in Mexico City in April. Since then, many of the world’s top riders have moved to many famous Cities such as Monaco, Paris, Shanghai, London and Rome continue to compete. At each stage of the event, Longines invited the brand’s elegant image ambassadors to cheer each rider, Andre Agassi attended the first race, Ingeborga Dapkunaite Debuted in Monaco, Guo Fucheng appeared in Shanghai. In addition, Swiss watch brand Longines has also set up a carousel in some venues, so that young and old audiences can feel a different riding experience.

   The ‘Longines World Championship Tour Doha’ was held at the magnificent Al Shaqab Equestrian Centre. This first-class venue is the ideal occasion for a fine-tuned race watch, a blue watch from the Longines Master Collection. This series of watches combines the classic elegance and superior quality of the brand, and the fashionable blue models match the classic and subtle design style of this series. The crocodile leather strap of the watch is the same color as the dial, creating a beautiful and harmonious effect.