1865: Founding of the "établissements Georges Favre-Jacot" by 22 year-old Georges Favre-Jacot who develops some
revolutionary construction principles for industrialised movement production, without sacrificing the all-important accuracy of
the watches thus manufactured.
The latter bear the name "Billodes", after the street and district where the factory was located.
1875: Zenith employs one-tenth of the population of Le Locle.
1896: The manufacturer wins a gold medal in the National Exhibition held in Geneva.
1900: Grand Prix award at the Paris W...