Zenith Abandons Political Correctness

Zenith Abandons Political Correctness

Postby koimaster » September 2nd 2015, 3:37pm

Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World is immortalised on the Zenith Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage II wristwatch, completed with natives wearing feathers bearing fruit and a parrot.
The Zenith Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage II is the second instalment in a series of watches dedicated to the Italian explorer. Like the first edition, the Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage II is equipped with Zenith's unique gyroscopic escapement as well as chain and fusee constant force mechanism. On its back Columbus and the indigenous peoples of the New World are depicted in hand-engraved relief.


On the back the bridges of the movement provide the canvas for the miniature. Each element is a piece of gold, engraved and painted by hand. The detail and depth is impressive, though the theme is a contentious one (bringing to mind another Zenith, the Latin American revolutionary-themed Hurricane Revolución).


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Re: Zenith Abandons Political Correctness

Postby conjurer » September 2nd 2015, 4:30pm

I'm guessing Zenith realized that not too many collectors would want a watch showing Columbus forcing Squanto to give him skull with a musketoon aimed at his head.
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Re: Zenith Abandons Political Correctness

Postby foghorn » September 2nd 2015, 4:58pm

Anyone reading this and pronouncing the brand "Zee-nith" like the olden times TV's can kizz my azz. It's Zen (like in den)-ith.
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Re: Zenith Abandons Political Correctness

Postby Tzimisces » September 2nd 2015, 5:06pm

conjurer wrote:I'm guessing Zenith realized that not too many collectors would want a watch showing Columbus forcing Squanto to give him skull with a musketoon aimed at his head.

Yes. They are now designing the "Victims of Genocide" collection, which is only matched by the sistem51 in the esteem of collectors.
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Re: Zenith Abandons Political Correctness

Postby Jamesbee » September 2nd 2015, 7:00pm

conjurer wrote:I'm guessing Zenith realized that not too many collectors would want a watch showing Columbus forcing Squanto to give him skull with a musketoon aimed at his head.


Historical and genocidal issues aside, that would certainly be a tymepiece that would arouse a certain, um, interest.
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Re: Zenith Abandons Political Correctness

Postby jason_recliner » September 2nd 2015, 8:13pm

conjurer wrote:I'm guessing Zenith realized that not too many collectors would want a watch showing Columbus forcing Squanto to give him skull with a musketoon aimed at his head.


Hehehe!

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Re: Zenith Abandons Political Correctness

Postby Mortuus » September 2nd 2015, 9:03pm

foghorn wrote:Anyone reading this and pronouncing the brand "Zee-nith" like the olden times TV's can kizz my azz. It's Zen (like in den)-ith.

That would be "Thenith" in the original, high-brow Spanish... :?

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Re: Zenith Abandons Political Correctness

Postby Falstaff » September 3rd 2015, 7:45am

"Zenith abandons political correctness"? How so - by depicting a historical scene? What if the injuns are wearing feathers and toting fruit? Isn't that what they wore? What does the PC crowd expect 'em to be wearing - Dockers and carrying a pizza? Jee-bus!
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Re: Zenith Abandons Political Correctness

Postby foghorn » September 3rd 2015, 8:47am

Falstaff wrote:"Zenith abandons political correctness"? How so - by depicting a historical scene? What if the injuns are wearing feathers and toting fruit? Isn't that what they wore? What does the PC crowd expect 'em to be wearing - Dockers and carrying a pizza? Jee-bus!


Many learned historians claim that CC wasn't the friendliest visitor the "Indians" ever saw.
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Re: Zenith Abandons Political Correctness

Postby Falstaff » September 3rd 2015, 12:52pm

foghorn wrote:
Falstaff wrote:"Zenith abandons political correctness"? How so - by depicting a historical scene? What if the injuns are wearing feathers and toting fruit? Isn't that what they wore? What does the PC crowd expect 'em to be wearing - Dockers and carrying a pizza? Jee-bus!


Many learned historians claim that CC wasn't the friendliest visitor the "Indians" ever saw.



...and vice versa from what I read. Nonetheless, why not commemorate an historic occasion?
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Re: Zenith Abandons Political Correctness

Postby tiktok » September 3rd 2015, 7:09pm

Falstaff wrote:...and vice versa from what I read. Nonetheless, why not commemorate an historic occasion?


Long live the watches of imperialism series...these watch companies are really out of touch like many of us.
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