Baselworld 2012: ZENITH El Primero Chronomaster 1969

Baselworld 2012: ZENITH El Primero Chronomaster 1969

ZENITH El Primero Chronomaster 1969
The new El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Chronograph is pure Zenith. For the first time, the original colours combine with the opening in the dial, now a signature feature, to offer a glimpse of the perfectly synchronised beating heart and the magic of the wheels in motion. Indeed, the two chronograph counters – 30-minute at 3 o’clock, 12-hour at 6 o’clock – borrow the midnight blue and anthracite grey of the 1969 model. Again with aesthetics in mind, Zenith’s master watchmakers have gone as far as to rethink the movement construction, and move the regulating organ, vibrating ten times a second, to the edge of the movement. This new automatic chrono calibre – the El Primero 4061, designed, developed and made by Zenith – completes this contemporary, classic timepiece.
MovementAutomatic, El Primero 4061, 282 parts, 31 jewels, 36,000 vib/h, 50-hour power reserve, oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif
FunctionsHours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and tachymeter
CaseStainless steel, 42 mm
Domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal on both sides and transparent back
Water-resistant to 100 m / 10 ATM
DialSilvered, sunburst finish and openworked
Rhodium-plated, facetted hourmarkers and hands, coated with Superluminova
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock
Bracelet/StrapBlack alligator with rubber lining and steel buckle or triple folding clasp

(Text and pictures courtesy of Swisstime)

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