The Zenith El Primero Watch has been an important part of Zenith’s story since it was first unveiled in 1969. Boasting the first fully integrated automatic chronograph movement, and beating at an impressive 36,000vph, the watch has made its mark not just on the brand’s history, but watchmaking as a whole. But just because the El Primero comes with such a prestigious heritage, doesn’t mean it can’t be given a modern twist—case in point, the new Zenith El Primero 36,000 VPH, with its striking ‘black and white’ contrast dial.
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With the success of the Zenith Elite Lady’s model, the watchmaker releases two new Elite Lady Moonphase models that embody the essence of refined femininity according to Zenith. In a subtle blend of classicism and modernity, the white mother of pearl set with diamonds beats to the rhythm of the automatic Elite Calibre 692, while the full set with diamonds is equipped with the automatic Elite calibre 690, entirely developed and crafted by Zenith.
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The icon of this idea is the El Primero, and one of the editions celebrating an auto race was the El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Tour Auto Edition. The El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Tour Auto Edition timepiece is driven by the El Primero 4061 automatic chronograph.
After running in the Tour Auto Optic 2000 and gearing up for the Distinguised Gentleman’s Ride in September, watch brand Zentih celebrates classic motorsports in 2016.
The high-precision mechanism, a large case-size at 45mm, luminescent Arabic numerals and stylized hands are a part of this 50-piece limited edition. The Zenith Pilot Type 20 GMT is a part of the watchmaker’s new Pilot North America Special Editions that display the defining characteristics of Zenith aviator watches.
The frequency of the movement beats 36,000 VpH (vibrations per hour). A part of the racing legacy of Zenith, the El Primero Chronomaster 36,000 VpH advertises exactly why someone would want to buy this watch.
Sometimes numbers are thrown around the watch world, but most watches beat around 28,800 VpH. With a very large frequency, this watch can time to the nearest 1/10 of a second. Now the look of the watch is also worth mentioning, it’s classic Zenith . The 42mm stainless steel case surrounds a black dial on a black alligator strap. To introduce some color to the design, the small seconds dial is in a rich blue while a minutes dial is in a slate gray. Functions include a chronograph, date, hours, minutes and small-seconds dial.
Combining power and elegance, the Pilot Type 20 GMT and Pilot Type 20 Extra Special both feature a deep blue palette with crimson accents, and both feature Zenith in-house mechanical movements. The watches were unveiled at the Couture show in Vegas this past weekend. Zenith presents two new versions of its aviator watches, issued in a limited edition of 50 pieces each.
The Couture show at the Wynn Las Vegas (June 2 – 6) and the JCK show at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (June 3 – 6) were augmented by a couple of new shows to add to the mix (and to the cab fares). These included the JIS Exchange in partnership with JCK at the newly renovated Tropicana, and the World Watch Market at the Trump International. The JIS Exchange was a trade-only jewelry buying and selling event held for the first time in Las Vegas, June 3 through yesterday, while the World Watch Market was a brand-new effort at a consumer watch show, held Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5. It was a busy week in Las Vegas, with the annual jewelry and watch shows in town.
At Sotheby’s on May 14, rare Vacheron Constantin and TAG Heuer watches joined Patek Philippe at the top of the high bid list.
As what may be the most memorable watch auction long weekend in years drew to a close late Monday, new records were set with Rolex and Patek Philippe timepieces, while many other familiar names, including TAG Heuer, Vacheron Constantin, Breguet, Universal Genève, Zenith, and Urban Jurgensen, reached new levels of auction desirability.