In 1965, Felix W. Huber developed the first mechanical ZENO watch which set the tone for all future ZENO models. When the company was taken over by the Huber family in 1967, the assembly of wristwatches and the service department were transferred to Basel, on the river Rhine.
The very first Basel creations included the first vacuum wrist watch “Compressor”, which was launched in 1969 at the watch and jewelry fair, and the very successful legendary ‘Spaceman’ produced between 1972 – 1978. In addition to in-house manufacturing, the Huber family took over commercial representation for the whole of Switzerland.
As in the case of the manufacture of the first watches back in 1868, ZENO-WATCH BASEL still sets great store by the manufacture of high quality measuring instruments with their distinctive character and timeless elegance. We owe it to the energy of Felix W. Huber that over one hundred new watch creations are developed every year and often manufactured in extremely small series based on the historical original models. These are mechanical precision time measuring instruments which combine traditional workmanship, technology and design at the very highest level.
As it was not easy to find sufficient qualified personnel in the Basel region, cooperation with other watch making workshops was sought at an early stage. Zeno pocket watches have been produced in the sunny southpart of Switzerland where the dials have been created since 1975. Fashionable Quartz watches are mostly made in the in the French-speaking part of Switzerland around La Chaux-de-Fonds or Neuchâtel.
With the new addition of the first airmen’s watches, ZENO is celebrating the renaissance of a truly great classic. The wristwatches in the latest Air Force collection follow on from the great tradition of professional airmen’s watch making. The mechanical timepieces are intended for Connoisseurs of timeless design and those who appreciate a transparent cost-benefit ratio. Zeno invests in the product, not in the advertising.
Experience for yourself the quality, love of detail and expert workmanship with which the different materials are crafted. We invite you to visit a retail store near you to have our watch collection presented to you in person. We thank you for your interest in our watches and very much hope that you will like our timepieces made with such care. We would be happy to pass inquiries on to your regional representative. Please contact us for further information.
· Huber-Mudge Chronometer
· Johann Jakob Huber (1733 – 1798)