EL PRIMERO A 386 REVIVAL
For El Primero’s 50 year anniversary, Zenith is celebrating with a trio of chronographs crafted from precious metals. They have all stood the test of time: a half century!
To celebrate the jubilee of its iconic chronograph, Zenith offers not just one but three timepieces, each created in a limited series of 50. What do they have in common? They of course all have automatic caliber with a high frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour, here the El Primero 400, but they are also designed as closely as possible to the original model. In this way, each El Primero A 386 Revival comes to life at the heart of a 38mm diameter case in white gold, rose gold or yellow gold. On the white-lacquered dial we find the totalizers and the small second counter with three distinct tints. The whole is encircled by a tachymetric scale. The shape of the indexes and hands adopts the one that created the unique identity of the timepiece. This sporty composition is also capped with domed glass, just like the iconic model born fifty years earlier.
In its desire to remain faithful to the lines of the past, the mushroom pushers and lugs were digitized and then reproduced exactly. Only the bottom of the case has evolved. While it used to be closed, it now opens via a sapphire crystal over the cogs and the oscillating weight, decorated with a Côtes de Genève motif, and the movement, which has a 50 hour power reserve. Each piece comes with a strap in brown or black leather, backed with rubber and finished with a pin buckle.
Last but not least, all El Primero A386 Revival chronographs have the benefit of an exceptional guarantee of 50 years!
Price: 19,900 CHF zenith.com
By Dan Diaconu
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