The time has finally come for Zenith to open the doors to its one and only boutique in Switzerland in the most symbolic location of all: its Manufacture in Le Locle. Long regarded as the birthplace of the very first vertically integrated Swiss watchmaking site in 1865, the Zenith Manufacture makes for a uniquely immersive watch shopping experience. Whether to immortalize a memorable tour of the Manufacture or to purchase a Zenith timepiece from the place of its creation, the Zenith Manufacture Boutique is the perfect place to dive into Zenith’s lore while shopping its full range of watches in a harmonious space blending centuries-old tradition with a contemporary atmosphere.
To celebrate the opening of its Manufacture boutique, Zenith introduces its latest boutique-exclusive special edition, the Chronomaster Original Boutique Edition. This special edition combines the instantly recognizable and lauded design codes of the earliest El Primero steel chronographs from 1969 with the iconic automatic high-frequency chronograph calibre’s latest iteration that measures and displays elapsed time in 1/10th fractions of a second. Making this Boutique Edition is the striking blue dial, paired with silver chronograph registers for a historically inspired yet totally original look. The Zenith Blue colour is central to the identity of the brand, from the starry night sky that inspired its founder over 150 years ago to the striking colour found in many of its movements and dials. Available on either a steel bracelet or blue calfskin leather strap, the Chronomaster Original Boutique Edition is available at all Zenith boutiques around the world as well its online shop.
The Zenith Manufacture is excited to be able to offer guided tours on a regular basis again. Whether group tours organized by the Neuchâtel Tourism Office or private group visits, the entire team at the Manufacture is eager to share its passion and unparalleled history with newcomers and seasoned Zenith aficionados alike.
Offering ever more immersive and educational experiences for those who embark to visit the Zenith Manufacture in Le Locle, a Watch Clinic workshop is now proposed with three distinct modules adapted to each visitor’s level of knowledge and interest. Lasting up to three hours and available in four languages, the modules include a basic course on how mechanical movements function, a chronograph course that delves into the specifics of the El Primero 3600 1/10th of a second chronograph function and finally, for those with a passion for vintage watches, a course on restoration watchmaking and how Zenith preserves its historical works. Whichever workshop one chooses, it is bound to be a unique and memorable experience to cherish.