Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2016: A hand-engraved and enamelled gold dial. A tobacco leaf replicated all the way down to its minute texture. Five unique timepieces, presented in a rose gold case, ticking to the rhythm of an exceptional movement, equipped with the Gravity Control gyroscopic module. This limited edition, produced in honour of our partnership with the legendary brand Cohiba, is sure to fire up enthusiasm!
Two legendary manufacturers – Zenith and Cohiba – united in a spirit of authenticity and expertise. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cohiba, the flagship brand of Habanos, Zenith is presenting five unique timepieces featuring a hand-engraved and enamelled Havana gold dial – a watch designed for Haute Horlogerie and luxury cigar enthusiasts.
The tobacco leaf on display
Connoisseurs will be fighting to get their hands on this timepiece. And not without reason: Only a handful of Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to Cohiba pieces have been manufactured. They celebrate Zenith's collaboration with the most prestigious cigar brand in the world. Displayed in an elegant rose gold case of 45 mm in diameter, the timepiece boasts a unique amber-coloured dial. Crafted in gold and engraved by hand, it reproduces the texture and feel of a tobacco leaf to perfection, while the shimmering brown enamel brings with it the feeling of an authentic puro. Just like a hand-rolled Habanos, this masterpiece has a complex aroma, combining strength and finesse. Beneath the domed sapphire crystal, the applique hour-markers and the faceted, gold-plated hands showcase the spectacular self-regulating Gravity Control module, encircled by the Zenith and Cuban brand emblems.
Precision hour wheel
The uniqueness of the Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to Cohiba is also reflected in its Manufacture movement, which combines two mechanisms ensuring unequalled precision: On the one hand, a regulating organ with high-frequency oscillations (5 Hz) enabling tenth of a second time sequencing, and on the other, a patented Gravity Control gyroscopic module which neutralises the effects of gravity on the watch operation. Housed in a case with a water resistance of up to 30 metres and equipped with a total of 308 components – 171 of which are used for the gyroscopic module – the hand-wound El Primero 8804 calibre features off-centred hours and minutes functions, small seconds, a self-regulating Gravity Control module and a power reserve indicator boasting an autonomy of more than 50 hours.
A heads up for enthusiasts: Each Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to Cohiba is a unique piece equipped with a brown alligator rubber-lined strap with a rose gold triple folding clasp, and presented in an exclusive wood humidor box which transforms into a tobacco case. Reserve yours now, before it's too late!