ZENITH Calatrava jumbo 126-6 Black gilt dial – Swedish market – 1950s

A perfect example of a watch that explains a lot why we are into vintage watches. Back in the 1950s it was not common to find watches with a black dial. Actually it was the least sold colour in the 1950s (according to the great research of @siemswatches).

Finding a watch with a black gilt dial in all original condition can be a real hunt.

Paired with this stunning golden hour markers, dauphine hands and dark creamy lume, packed in a 36mm jumbo case, this ZENITH “Calatrava” ticks all boxes you could ask for on a vintage dress watch.

The matte black dial has a beautiful tropical patina, whilst the applied golden hour markers stand out with a great shape and texture.
A sunburst sub dial for the small second just completes the elegant look of this vintage piece.
Still having the original ZENITH “Z” crown with the star logo!

The movement is a hand wound calibre 126-6 with 15 jewels, small second and Incabloc. Made between 1950 to 1955 only.
At only 3.85mm movement height, it allows a thin build watch case. Perfect for a dress watch.

The word “Stötsäkrad” engraved to the back means “shokproof” and confirmes that our example was delivered to the Swedish market.

The crystal was replaced by a swiss made vintage one.

Serviced by our skilled watchmaker (who is addicted to vintage watches) and ready to beat on your wrist for many more decades!

Drop us a message if you want (or need) this beauty!

Price: SOLD


  • High quality Watchurbia watch box
  • certificate incl. photos
  • service report
  • warranty certificate


36 mm measured without crown


24 months*

*You can find the warranty conditions under this LINK

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