The Man Who Saved The El Primero

The Man Who Saved The El Primero

Postby koimaster » October 10th 2016, 11:48am

Charles Vermot, The Man Who Saved The El Primero (And Possibly Zenith)




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Monday October 10, 2016


A local lad, born just about five miles away from Zenith’s manufacture in Le Locle, Charles Vermot spent the majority of his career working for Zenith's main chronograph supplier, Martel Watch Company, before finally joining Zenith in 1959 when it acquired his then-employer. Though no one could have known it then, Vermot would go on to play a seriously important part in Zenith's ongoing history, saving the vaunted El Primero movement from extinction.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/charl ... bly-zenith
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1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
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