Never offered for public sale, Zenith and Kari Voutilainen have taken the Caliber 135-O and created an all-new timepiece that celebrates what's considered to be the ultimate observatory chronometer. Meticulously restored and finished by Voutilainen, the movements are competition-winning pieces from the early 50s, each refined and perfected while maintaining the movement's acclaimed performance. The Caliber 135 Observatoire comes housed in a 38mm platinum case that surrounds a sterling silver dial with a black finish and a fish-scale motif engraving by Voutilainen's Comblémine atelier. The dial also features rhodium-plated German silver markers, solid gold hands, and a small seconds subdial that's printed with the watch's serial number.
Only ten watches will be produced.
CHF 132,900 (approx. $138,745), zenith-watches.com