ZENITH - Academy
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Considered as the most successful expression of watchmaking art, the Minute Repeater was created for clocks and pocket watches over 300 years ago when candles were in use in order to allow time to be • read. at night. Nowadays, only very few watchmakers are capable of manufacturing such a marvel in a wrist watch. ZENITH not only did it, but ZENITH was capable of combining the Minute Repeater mechanism with the mythical EI Primero Chronograph. This Hyper Complication, a world record in the watchmaking industry is equipped with the new 4043 caliber, comprising a total of 461 components and 45 rubies. 

1n order to combine these two complications, ZENITH has engineered and patented a system enabling the chiming mechanism to encircle the chronograph's axes. For this reason the striking mechanism rack is made in one extremely complicated piece with teeth having concentric levers for the hours and minutes. 

By actioning the slide lever, it will chime: low for the hours, high for minutes, double tone for the quarter hour. A series of transparent openings in the dial reveal a fascinating ballet of hammers. And for those who wish to better see how the mechanism functions - rack triggering or the vibration of the cathedral tones - the Concept model is equipped with an entirely sapphire dial. 

Made of solid gold, 45mm case, dial, applied indexes and hands, the Open Minute Repeater is for lovers of beautiful pieces and in particular for connoisseurs of Haute Horlogerie. Classical in rose gold with a hand guilloche silver dial or contemporary in the concept version in white gold with a transparent dial, these timepieces are available in numbered edition with a date stamp. 

TECHNICAL DATA :

Academy QP Chrono rose gold, white gold & concept
Movement : El Primero 4003, Automatic, COSC Certified. Calibre : 13 1/4``` (Diameter : 30.00 mm). Height : 8.10 mm. Components : 321. Jewels : 31. Frequency : 36’000 V/h (5 Hz). Power reserve : min. 50 hours. Finishings : 22-carat White Gold oscillating weight with “Grain d’Orge” guilloché pattern.
Functions : Hours and minutes in the center. Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock. Perpetual calendar : Date at 3 o’clock, moon phases at 6 o’clock, day at 9 o’clock, month and leap year at 12 o’clock. Chronograph : Central seconds-hand. 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock.
Case & Hands : Material : 18-carat White or Rose Gold. Diameter : 45 mm. Diameter opening: 35 mm. Crystal : Curved sapphire glass with antireflection treatment on both sides. Case-back : Transparent sapphire glass. Water-resistance : 30 meters. 
Dial : Handmade “Grain d’Orge” guilloche in 18-carat Gold or Sapphire transparent dial. Indexes & Numerals : Hand-mounted applied indexes in 18-carat Gold. Hands : Faceted, 18-carat Gold.
Strap & Buckle : Strap : Handmade, Black Crocodile Leather strap lined with Silky Alzavel calfskin. Buckle : 18-carat Gold triple folding buckle.

Strap : 27 00 2218 505 Black crocodile leather.
Buckle :27 31 0009 940 White Gold / 27 17 0009 940 Rose Gold.


Academy Open Répétition Minutes
Movement : Open El Primero 4043, Automatic. Calibre : 13 1/2``` (Diameter : 30.50 mm). Height : 10.36 mm. Components : 461. Jewels : 45. Frequency : 36’000 V/h (5 Hz). Power reserve : min. 50 hours. Finishings : 22-carat Gold oscillating weight with “Côte de Geneve” or “Grain d’Orge” guilloché pattern.
Functions : Hours and minutes in the center. Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock. Minute Repeater. Chronograph : Central seconds hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock.
Case & Hands : Material : 18-carat White or Rose Gold. Diameter : 45 mm. Diameter opening: 35 mm. Crystal : Curved sapphire glass with antireflection treatment on both sides. Case-back : Transparent sapphire glass. Water-resistance : 30 meters.
Dial : Handmade “Grain d’Orge” guilloché in 18-carat Gold or Sapphire transparent dial Opening at 10 o’clock revealing heart of 4043 Caliber.
Indexes & Numerals : Hand-mounted applied indexes & numerals in 18-carat Gold. Hands : Faceted, 18-carat Gold. 
Strap & Buckle : Strap : Handmade, Black Crocodile Leather strap lined with silky Alzavel calfskin. Buckle : 18-carat Gold triple folding buckle.

Strap : 27 00 2218 505 Black crocodile leather.
Buckle : 27 17 0009 940 Rose Gold / 27 31 0009 940 White Gold.