Basel 2019: Tribute To The Legendary Chronograph Zenith El Primero A386 Revival

Zenith pays tribute to its legendary 1969 El Primero high-frequency chronograph, and has released three “re-engraved” watches, pushing the 50th anniversary celebration to the climax. This time, there are three neutral watches in platinum, rose gold and gold, each limited to 50 pieces.

There are three materials in this replica watch, namely rose gold, white gold and gold.

El Primero has been a legendary Zenith watch since 1969. Its revolutionary mechanism is capable of measuring tenths of a second, together with its three iconic sub dials, which vibrate 36,000 times per hour. The column wheel structure, the central automatic disk is mounted on the ball bearing, and the power reserve is more than 50 hours, which has become the characteristic mark of El Primero for half a century.

White dial with tri-color dial and prominent red stopwatch seconds hand make the dial bright and rich

In addition to precious metal, this anniversary edition faithfully reproduces the original features of the 1969 El Primero: a 38 mm diameter case with a curved crystal glass, a three-color sub-dial, a speedometer scale, and indicators and hour markers . Thanks to the ‘reverse engineering’ process, the mushroom-shaped adjustment buttons and lugs are also the same as the original model. When designing this retro series, every part of the original El Primero chronograph was scanned and interpreted one by one by modern digital technology to ensure the accurate reproduction of its existing size and style. The only difference is that the originally closed bottom cover is now fully exposed, thus highlighting the beauty of the movement, and the brand logo that decorates the crown has also been updated.

The only difference between this engraved model and the original model is that the originally closed bottom cover is now fully exposed, thereby highlighting the beauty of the movement, and the brand logo that decorates the crown has also been updated.

At the same time, the ‘engine’ of this model is equipped with the current version of the El Primero automatic movement, which provides hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph, speedometer and date functions. At 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock on the white lacquered dial The date is displayed between the clocks. Depending on the material of the model, the brown or black leather strap, as always, is made of crocodile leather lined with a rubber strap with a buckle made of the same gold as the case.

EL PRIMERO A386 REVIVAL

White gold material / El Primero star speed 400 automatic movement / hours, minutes, small seconds, date display / chronograph function / sapphire crystal mirror / waterproof 100 meters / diameter 38mm / reference price: 150,000 RMB / other rose Gold, gold style