Zenith pays tribute to legendary explorer Christopher Columbus through the creation of one of its most fascinating watch creations. The unique timepiece offers a complex mechanism housed in an exceptional exterior and decoration. This timepiece showcases Zeniths virtuosity in creating horological works combining technical refinement with magnificent artistry. This is an entirely handcrafted time piece, with there being only 10 pieces being created. The impressive Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage expresses the true sense of adventure that goes hand in hand with this historic explorer.
While Christopher Columbus pushed back known horizons, the watch bearing his name also pushes the limits of craftsmanship. The technical craftsmanship of this limited timepiece sets the stage for three major breakthroughs in watchmaking history: a patented Gravity Control system, fusée-chain transmission, and an exceptional frequency of 36,000 vibrations/hour.
Such an exceptional timepiece deserved an equally exceptional presentation box. The Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage II comes in a precious mahogany box featuring ox bone inlays and that can also serve as a humidor with a capacity of 80 cigars. In tribute to Christopher Columbus, this box is adorned with a screen-printed motif on parchment-style papyrus reproducing Waldseemüller’s planisphere (1507), the first world map to mention the name “America”.
A magnificent ocean voyage and a splendid voyage to the heart of the infinitely small: with this limited edition combining fine watchmaking and artistic crafts, Zenith is setting out to conquer fascinating new horizons, sailing as ever under the banner of daring, authenticity and pleasure.