There are three versions offered, two with the classical subdial colours in either rose gold and stainless steel, respectively, and one in steel with an ‘inverse panda’ dial:
All watches come with the new El Primero Cal. 3600, with offers notable improvements compared to the venerable ‘old’ El Primero , such as the capability of recording 1/10th of a second and having a hacking second. Hence, the inscriptions of the chronograph scales differ from the original.
For more, visit our article on the Chronomaster Sport.
- Calibre El Primero 3600 Automatic
- Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
- Power reserve: approx. 60 hours
- Functions: Hours and minutes in the centre. Small seconds at nine o’clock. Date indication at 4:30. 1/10th of a second Chronograph: central chronograph hand that makes one turn in 10 seconds, 60 minute counter at six o’clock, 60 second counter at three o’clock.
- 38mm stainless steel or rose gold. Pumper-style pushers, display back. 5 ATM watertight.
Of all three, I find the latter a bit more refreshing than the (still lovely, don’t get me wrong!) other two, therefore a few more images for your pleasure:
With the new Chronomaster Original, Zenith presented a classical, moderately sized watch with very contemporary technical specification. Its and attractive watch, and I guess the colourways are wisely chosen to serve a variety of tastes.
Further, Zenith seems to have found a way to integrate historical and contemporary watches into their Chronomaster collection: ‘Original’ and ‘Sport’ now serve as clear differentiators between the different offerings. This helps to guide collectors and manage expectations.
It’s a lovely watch, not a revolutionary one, but one which should sell very well. And that is all there is to say!