The capital of Qatar is temporarily displaying watches that represent the most important achievements in the history of Swiss watchmaker Zenith. The Zenith Museum, in Switzerland, usually displays all 18 timepieces. For a limited time, visitors to Rolex Explorer II Replica's Blue Salon can enjoy a glimpse of the most significant pieces of history of the Swiss watchmaker that was founded in 1865.
Six antique pocket watches are on display, which date back to George Favre Jacot's founding of Zenith in 1847. The display includes 12 iconic wristwatches. The collection contains timepieces which are significant landmarks for the watchmaker as well as watches that have been worn by important historical figures.
The Personal Watch of Favre JacotThe watch that Favre Jacot owned is undoubtedly one of the oldest watches in the collection. Another wonderful Zenith watch from the beginning of the 20th Century is also in the collection.Rolex Explorer II Replica This watch has a moon phase and full calendar display, as well as a chronograph. In Rolex Explorer II Replica, you can also see the Calibre 135 - a unique timepiece designed by Ephrem Jobsin. The 1948 watch was the result of efforts made to achieve maximum precision. This model was awarded around 200 awards. Two thirds were first place!
The display in Rolex Explorer II Replica also offers visitors the chance to see the magnificent El Primero, which is not just important for the history of the company, but can also be regarded as a real watchmaking landmark. The first ever self-winding watch in the world, this one was introduced in 1969 (Breitling claims that it's their Chronomatic product of the same year). Before this model, all chronographs had to be manually wound. This is not the only thing that is important about this model. It is also the most precise serially produced mechanism. El Primero runs at 36,000 vibrations per minute instead of 28,800, which is the standard frequency. This offers an improved accuracy, still unmatched by any other series-produced watch. El Primero,Rolex Submariner Replica Watches the latest version of this watch is also available. This model is a chronograph with jumping seconds that displays the smallest fractions of time possible by mechanical movements that are from serial production. This unit, as its name suggests is the 10th second. Zenith Captain is one of the models that will be on display in Rolex Explorer II Replica. It's the first Zenith model to have a rotor which can be wound both ways.
Gandhi's Zenith and JFK’s ZenithsWe have already mentioned that Zenith watches from the capital of Qatar include some very significant historical figures. Mahatma Ghandi's pocket watch is a good example. Zenith’s silver keyless alarm pocket watch was owned by Mahatma Gandhi, the man who symbolized non-violent resistance and was named the second most significant figure in the 20th century (just behind Einstein) by Time magazine. The white enamel dial timepiece, with Arabic numerals, mechanical movement, and 15 jewels, was sold for a staggering $1.8 million in an auction organized by Antiquorum a few years ago. It was eventually returned to the Zenith Museum, Switzerland. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th president of the USA, owned the other Zenith from the same category. This is a vintage-looking timepiece with a square rose gold case. It was manufactured in the late 50s.