begins in 1868 with watchmaker Jules Godat, the founder of a small
pocket watch manufacturing company (Godat & Co.) in La Chaux-de-Fonds,
located in the heart of Swiss watch manufacture. He produced,
in very small quantities, fine pocket watches featuring solid
silver cases and lady pendant watches. He built a small factory,
which was taken over in 1920 by the company, A. Eigeldinger &
business, Eigeldinger, specialized in wrist watches for the army.
They produced watches in stainless steel, silver, gold and platinum,
with mechanical movements up to 43mm. They assembled different
guaranteed horology. Their registered brands were ZENO, STRAND
and SOLVEX. The son of the owner, Andre-Charles Eigeldinger, introduced
Zeno. The name was influenced by the Greek philosopher, Zeno,
and comes from Zenodopolus, which means "Gift of Zeus."
ZENO watches were made in 1922. Each piece was marked with a Swiss
cross on the back of the casing. The company has since continued
to innovate watch manufacturing techniques. In 1949, the ZENO
watches were exhibited for the first time at the Swiss Watch Fair
In 1966, wholesalers
Dr. Peter Atteslander and Eric Enggist bought the rights to ZENO
and sold them to Mr. Felix W. Huber in 1973. Mr. Huber had worked
for the company since 1964.
gained international attention in 1969 with the legendary and
futuristic "Spacemen," with the production of the vacuum diver
watch "Compressor," and the takeover of several well-known Swiss
star of ZENO is the famous "Pilot Classic" collection (40mm).
A remake of our pilot watches from 1965 (37mm), today's model
compares very favorably with the vintage ZENO Pilot Basic 1965
original. Their technical features, however, give them an undeniable
watches are produced by one of the last independent Swiss watch
manufacturers and traditional company, ZENO-WATCH BASEL.
brand name ZENO symbolizes an excellent choice in marketable wrist
watches. We are proud of our small, but traditional, watch factory
and our stylish watch collection. The watches are known and recognized
internationally for their quality, design and innovation, exhibiting
exceptionally high standards of quality while offering competitive
of products extends from mechanical to quartz technology wrist
watches with analogue display for ladies or gents in every combination
of materials: mechanical and quartz technology wrist watches with
analogue display, collectors' wristwatches, pocket watches, military,
scuba diving watches or sport chronographs in every combination
we have enlarged our successful Pilot family. Since 1999 we have
produced the very special "Pilot Oversized" watches (47.5mm),
a huge range of pilot watches in new sizes and many COSC certificated
you to contact a retail shop in your
area. Feel the quality, note the impeccable attention to detail
and see the flawless craftsmanship of our complete watch collection.
We thank you
for your interest in our watches.
Workshop in Basel with the owner of ZENO-WATCH, Mr. Felix W. Huber
(Photo: Timm Delfs)