Since its birth in 1969, El Primero has been writing legends for Zenith. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the series. Zenith launched a new work. This precise and excellent automatic chronograph will retain the original functions and features, and will reproduce the glory of the series with shiny white, rose gold and gold. . The new watches are limited to 50 pieces each and are guaranteed for 50 years. The following is made of platinum. (No. 65.A386.400 / 69.C815)
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In addition to the material changes, this anniversary watch faithfully reproduces the original features of the 1969 El Primero: a 38 mm white gold case with a curved mirror with magnification. A three-color timer is evenly distributed on the white lacquered dial, and a tachometer scale is embedded inside the bezel.
The watch has a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock; a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock; and a small seconds at 9 o’clock. Between 4 and 5 o’clock, there is a calendar display window. The pointer design is clever and novel, and the hour markers are coated with a luminous coating, which is convenient for viewing the time at night.
Case thickness 12.60 mm
The Zenith brand logo is engraved on the classic crown. The watch uses a ‘counter-time’ process to laser scan the original museum clock, renewing the original look of the watch, and completely recreating the shape of the lugs and mushroom-shaped adjustment buttons.
The watch strap continues to use a black leather strap. The model shown here is rubber-lined crocodile leather with a buckle made of the same material as the case.
At the same time, the ‘power engine’ of this watch is equipped with the current version of the El Primero column wheel chronograph movement, which vibrates 36,000 times per hour, with an integrated column wheel structure; installed in the center of the ball bearing The rotor and its more than 50-hour power reserve (a real feat for such a high-frequency movement) make it a signature feature of El Primero for half a century. To perfectly recreate this outstanding watch, every component is laser scanned. The original solid case back is now updated with a back-through design, revealing the mysterious charm of the movement unobstructed.
This limited-edition watch has a revolutionary mechanism that can measure tenths of a second, and its highly recognizable dial design makes the El Primero series a legendary generation. Zenit is celebrating its 50th anniversary and has introduced this watch as a tribute to the classic. It is worth mentioning that Zenith paid tribute to the 50 original limited edition watches, which provided a 50-year warranty and continued El Primero’s extraordinary legend. (Public price: ¥ 154500)