The company was created in 1865 by Georges Favre-Jacot at the age of 22, in Le Locle. The idea was to use a star as a symbol, comparing the complexity of the gears of a clock to that of the cosmos and giving it the name of the highest point of the universe: hence its name.ZENITH.
In 1903, he won the gold medal at the Swiss National Exhibition, a prize he received with much praise from the Neuchâtel Chronometry Observatory.