The starry sky gives the watch manufactory its famous name.
Georges Favre-Jacot founded the "Fabrique des Billodes" in Le Locle, Switzerland, in 1865 at the age of 22. While at first only precision pocket watches were produced, production expanded to include table clocks, on-board chronometers and marine chronometers. Since the starry sky reminded the company founder of the play of the wheels and pins of a movement, he named the watch manufactory after the highest point in the night sky, the Zenith. This is how the company symbol, a five-pointed star, was created. After the First World War, the watch manufactory began producing its first wristwatches. Together with TAG Heuer, Zenith became part of the luxury goods group LVMH in 1999.