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The Apollo

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THE SIMPLE

The Apollo or ‘Handsome Youth’ is the first timepiece from Zion Manufacturing Company, it’s simple, yet complex, engineered to perfection. The Apollo combines the complicated, intricate mechanics of the elusive Tourbillon movement with a classic, elegant design and a strap made from the finest Kangaroo Leather.

The Apollo boasts a beautifully elegant case which houses the complex automatic Tourbillon movement. The case itself has been designed to complement the gracefully simple dial design, whilst leaving room for the Tourbillon to flourish. With a case diameter of 42mm, and depth of 12mm, this watch sits comfortably on the wrist and leaves nothing to the imagination.

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The Apollo’s dial is classic and elegant, letting the focus rest solely on the perpetual kinetic force that is the Tourbillon. The 36mm, multi- layer dial can be enjoyed through the perfectly crafted, double-dome sapphire crystal, which has been finished with an anti-reflective layer, to avoid distraction. Much like the the incredible views that the Surf-Coast has to offer, the double-dome sapphire crystal gives the owner access to something equally as amazing, the Tourbillon. The stunning Tourbillon movement can also be experienced through the sapphire crystal case-back, which also has an anti-reflective coating applied, yet again, to give the owner ultimate access to the complexity of the beautiful Tourbillon movement.

CROWN--

The crown; often an overlooked aspect of watch design, has been a major focus of the design process. The 7.5mm crown is the perfect gateway to the mechanical heart of the Apollo. Whilst it remains subtle, with aim to avoid distraction from the beautiful dial and movement, the crown is robust and gives the owner total control over the complicated Tourbillon movement. Finished with the distinctive Zion logo on its convex face, the crown is subtle, yet a beautifully well-designed aspect of the Apollo. To finish off the elegant design, this timepiece has been paired with our very own strap made from Genuine Kangaroo Leather, sourced locally from Victoria, Australia. This leather is amazingly soft, yet rugged and has 10 times the tensile strength of any cow-hide leather on the market. The 22mm strap will be connected with curved spring bars which compliment the bold case design. The tapered strap finishes with a 20mm deployment buckle which features a subtle Zion logo. The deployment buckle completes the experience; full circle.

Tourbillon

THE COMPLEX

The Tourbillon, first created in 1795 by Abraham Louis-Breguet is a complicated and intricate time-keeping system. Initially, it was designed to perform the role of a watch movement more accurately. Since it’s inception, the Tourbillon has become an icon; an example of ingenious engineering and perfect design. The Tourbillon movement has is one of the most important pieces of watchmaking history, and it’s exclusivity has caused it to be a distant dream for watch collectors and gentlemen alike. For the Apollo, we’ve chosen the Hangzhou 3A00 Tourbillon Movement, a sleek automatic Tourbillon movement that has a frequency of 28,800bph, with a total of 33 jewels. This movement is a modern take on the Tourbillon created in by Breguet in 1795, and continues the intricate and complex legacy of the Tourbillon. When fully wound, this Tourbillon will run for up to 60 hours.

CASE_BACK--

We recognise that the Tourbillon is just not a realistic option for everyone. As well as being expensive, a high quality, beautifully designed Tourbillon watch is a hard item to find. This is where we set out to bring the Tourbillon to the people, whilst respecting its historic past and exclusivity. The Apollo comes standard with the exclusive Tourbillon movement. When we began this project, creating a premium, extremely well imagined product was the sole focus. It was important for us to give owners the opportunity to experience the most important piece of horological history ever created. The Apollo gives you the opportunity to take that piece of history with you, wherever you go.

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Much like the Great Ocean Road, the Tourbillon movement required absolute elite engineering knowledge at the time of its creation. Both projects not only needed the perfect design, but meticulous preparation, and the finest of engineers to complete the production. The Apollo, the first watch from Zion Manufacturing Company incorporates the fine engineering of the Tourbillon design with a classic, elegant and simple case and dial design, deeply inspired by life on the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road.

CloseUp

THE SIMPLE

The Apollo or ‘Handsome Youth’ is the first timepiece from Zion Manufacturing Company, it’s simple, yet complex, engineered to perfection. The Apollo combines the complicated, intricate mechanics of the elusive Tourbillon movement with a classic, elegant design and a strap made from the finest Kangaroo Leather.

The Apollo boasts a beautifully elegant case which houses the complex automatic Tourbillon movement. The case itself has been designed to complement the gracefully simple dial design, whilst leaving room for the Tourbillon to flourish. With a case diameter of 42mm, and depth of 12mm, this watch sits comfortably on the wrist and leaves nothing to the imagination.

The Apollo’s dial is classic and elegant, letting the focus rest solely on the perpetual kinetic force that is the Tourbillon. The 36mm, multi- layer dial can be enjoyed through the perfectly crafted, double-dome sapphire crystal, which has been finished with an anti-reflective layer, to avoid distraction. Much like the the incredible views that the Surf-Coast has to offer, the double-dome sapphire crystal gives the owner access to something equally as amazing, the Tourbillon. The stunning Tourbillon movement can also be experienced through the sapphire crystal case-back, which also has an anti-reflective coating applied, yet again, to give the owner ultimate access to the complexity of the beautiful Tourbillon movement.

dial
CROWN--

The crown; often an overlooked aspect of watch design, has been a major focus of the design process. The 7.5mm crown is the perfect gateway to the mechanical heart of the Apollo. Whilst it remains subtle, with aim to avoid distraction from the beautiful dial and movement, the crown is robust and gives the owner total control over the complicated Tourbillon movement. Finished with the distinctive Zion logo on its convex face, the crown is subtle, yet a beautifully well-designed aspect of the Apollo. To finish off the elegant design, this timepiece has been paired with our very own strap made from Genuine Kangaroo Leather, sourced locally from Victoria, Australia. This leather is amazingly soft, yet rugged and has 10 times the tensile strength of any cow-hide leather on the market. The 22mm strap will be connected with curved spring bars which compliment the bold case design. The tapered strap finishes with a 20mm deployment buckle which features a subtle Zion logo. The deployment buckle completes the experience; full circle.

THE COMPLEX

The Tourbillon, first created in 1795 by Abraham Louis-Breguet is a complicated and intricate time-keeping system. Initially, it was designed to perform the role of a watch movement more accurately. Since it’s inception, the Tourbillon has become an icon; an example of ingenious engineering and perfect design. The Tourbillon movement has is one of the most important pieces of watchmaking history, and it’s exclusivity has caused it to be a distant dream for watch collectors and gentlemen alike. For the Apollo, we’ve chosen the Hangzhou 3A00 Tourbillon Movement, a sleek automatic Tourbillon movement that has a frequency of 28,800bph, with a total of 33 jewels. This movement is a modern take on the Tourbillon created in by Breguet in 1795, and continues the intricate and complex legacy of the Tourbillon. When fully wound, this Tourbillon will run for up to 60 hours.

Tourbillon
CASE_BACK--

We recognise that the Tourbillon is just not a realistic option for everyone. As well as being expensive, a high quality, beautifully designed Tourbillon watch is a hard item to find. This is where we set out to bring the Tourbillon to the people, whilst respecting its historic past and exclusivity. The Apollo comes standard with the exclusive Tourbillon movement. When we began this project, creating a premium, extremely well imagined product was the sole focus. It was important for us to give owners the opportunity to experience the most important piece of horological history ever created. The Apollo gives you the opportunity to take that piece of history with you, wherever you go.

Much like the Great Ocean Road, the Tourbillon movement required absolute elite engineering knowledge at the time of its creation. Both projects not only needed the perfect design, but meticulous preparation, and the finest of engineers to complete the production. The Apollo, the first watch from Zion Manufacturing Company incorporates the fine engineering of the Tourbillon design with a classic, elegant and simple case and dial design, deeply inspired by life on the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road.

 

You can read more about the Apollo’s warranty here.

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