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The ultimate guarantee of precision for a wristwatch thus consists of equipping it with a constant horizontal escapement that surpasses tourbillon mechanisms. That is exactly the feat accomplished by Zenith with its “Gravity Control” gyroscopic module. A feat unique in the world, especially since Zenith has pushed the limits of complexity still further by making its Academy Christophe Colomb movements beat at the exceptional frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour.

With its Gravity Control gyroscopic module,
Zenith has pushed the limits of complexity even further

The gyroscopic module involved the development of unusual parts, of which the making called for the creation of no less than 60 new tools. The number of miniature elements that must then be assembled is truly impressive, since the sphere alone is composed of 175 parts. Such an exceptional technical challenge could never have been met without the mastery of a Manufacture uniting the full range of watchmaking capabilities under one roof. A fine example of how a perfectly symbiotic relationship between skills and workshops devoted to technical matters, design, R&D, materials, Fine watchmaking, prototype making, casing-up and decoration combine to make the impossible happen.

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