Zenith El Primero series is Zenith’s flagship series, which symbolizes Zenith’s 150 years of precision and professional watchmaking standards and the unremitting pursuit of beauty. When it comes to Zenith, it’s no exaggeration to call it a watchmaker. In 1962, Zenith was determined to develop a complex and tiny movement that required both high performance and practicality as well as high aesthetic value. The solution to this problem took seven years. The production of each movement requires an average of more than 300 hands, using 18 different metals, taking 9 months, and completing more than 2,500 procedures. ‘El Primero’ means ‘first’ in Esperanto. This movement was named ‘El Primero’, which symbolized its pioneering status. (Watch model: 03.2046.400 / 25.C771)
Classic timing 50 years
This genesis movement created the first self-winding chronograph in the history of the brand, and its accuracy was at the time the highest in the world. In the following nearly fifty years, the El Primero movement has been continuously improved, and has always maintained the world leading position in the accuracy of chronograph movements. It is one of the few movements that can measure 1/10 seconds and has won the most awards. Movement one. The Zenith El Primero watch is named after this movement.
Zenith El Primero Chronograph
This Zenith El Primero chronograph not only inherits the brand’s accuracy, but also has an industrial retro look in its appearance. Larger diameter, textured dial, precise tachymeter scale marks, sub-dial arrangement of instrument-like dial, and brown leather strap, all reveal the industrial retro trend.
Fashion charm of industrial retro trend
Watch dial display
Almost all the industrial retro styles are condensed on the dial of this watch. The 42 mm diameter stainless steel case is frosted and has a very high texture. In addition, the thickness of the 12.75 mm watch is industrial. The dial of the watch has a charcoal ‘frosted engine’ pattern and a three-color chronograph ring. The 30-minute lap at 3 o’clock, the 12-hour lap at 6 o’clock, and the small seconds at 9 o’clock. Ruthenium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1 luminous materials, the hours and hands are traditionally distributed on the dial, and a calendar display window is provided at 6 o’clock. The beauty of the dial is presented through the curved double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal, which is more clear and impressive.
Watch crown display
The crown of the watch is made of stainless steel, the same as the case, with a non-slip texture, and the Zenith classic five-star logo on the top. There are timing start and pause buttons on the top of the crown, and a zero reset button on the bottom.
The brown calfskin strap with rubber protective lining and stainless steel three-fold clasp provides a comfortable wearing experience.
Independent timing movement
Watch movement display
The Zenith El Primero chronograph is naturally equipped with an El Primero movement. This watch is equipped with an El Primero 400 B automatic movement, with a diameter of 30 mm and a thickness of 6.6 mm. The movement of this watch is inherited from the world’s most accurate El Primero movement developed by Zenith in 1969, and it is accurate and reliable in both time and timekeeping. This movement can provide a power reserve of at least 50 hours, and the design of the transparent sapphire case back will fully display the pendant decorated with ‘Geneva ripple’ pattern. The watch is water-resistant to 100 meters, which is not only enough to withstand daily showers and rain, but you can also wear a watch to swim and snorkel.
To sum up: Industrial retro style is called men’s style, casual, wild and not losing style. This Zenith El Primero series chronograph has a nostalgic dial design, a simple brown leather strap, simple and direct chronograph buttons … all show its industrial retro style. However, it is not enough to look good. Behind the rich texture, the high precision and professional watchmaking technology are the most worthwhile starting points.