Zenith’s highly regarded chronograph is now in shiny gold.
In early 2021, Zenith introduced a new vision for its legendary El Primero chronograph, which caused a sensation and was highly welcomed by the media and watch enthusiasts-including us. Since its debut at the Baselworld in 1994, this new Chronomaster Sport watch series has been completely renewed, showing a new and distinctive appearance. More modern and sportier, it exhibits a new design on the exterior, enhances the exterior, and enhances the mechanical performance. Following the first stainless steel version, Zenith Chronomaster Sport is now available in rose gold.
Zenith Chronomaster Sport may be the most discussed watch of the brand in a few years, but in a very positive way. It retains the overall appearance and signature elements of the latest iteration of the model in the form of a sporty and functional variant. Still sharp and angular, its unique lugs first appeared on the A386 watch in 1969, and it also brought a new middle and contemporary diameter of 41mm. Compared with the previous version of Chronomaster, the main difference is the bezel-an element that completely changed the overall appearance of the watch and made it more stylish. It does have a black ceramic bezel with 1/10 of the seconds scale, which is a unique bezel type for chronographs and is different from the more common speedometer scales. Being more technical, contrasting and sporty, Chronomaster has entered a new category of watches.
But some things cannot be changed. The three-color dial is a typical situation. The three-color dial is one of the most symbolic elements of El Primero watches. Based on this iconic design clue, the Zenith Chronomaster Sport brought back a small silver, gray and blue overlapping subdial, as well as an applied hour marker with a pointed facet, which was first seen in a 1969 watch.
Today’s new feature adds a new reference to the series. In addition to matte white and matte black stainless steel models, Zenith Chronomaster Sport will now be available in a warmer and more luxurious 18k rose gold version. Not only the case is made of gold, the crown and buttons are also made of gold, and the bezel, applied marks and engraved patterns on the hands are all made of gold. At present, this gold case can only be used with a matte white dial, and is worn on a black calfskin strap, and closed by a rose gold tri-fold folding clasp. The appearance is slightly elegant.
There is also the El Primero 3600 movement inside the case, which is the latest technology of the legendary automatic chronograph. It still runs at a high frequency of 5 Hz, and now displays 1/10 of a second in a very clear way, because the central chronograph second hand rotates once in 10 seconds, which is six times the speed of the ordinary chronograph second hand. The scale on the border can read this crazy measurement value. In addition, due to the optimized power chain, the power reserve of up to 60 hours (previously 50 hours) has been enhanced, and the movement now has a stop-second mechanism. The overall appearance and decoration are also more modern and technical than in the past. The movement displays the central hour and minute, a small second at 9 o’clock, 1/10 second at the center, a 60-second counter and a 60-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 6 o’clock, respectively. The date is set at 4:30.
Technical Specifications-ZENITH CHRONOMASTER Sport Rose Gold
Case: 41mm diameter x 13.60mm height-18k rose gold case, brushed and polished-black polished ceramic bezel, engraved with 1/10 second second notch-dome sapphire crystal glass, double front Face A/R coating-sapphire back cover-waterproof and resistant to 100m
Dial: white frosted dial and dial with nail timer in 3 different colors-gold plated, with faceted hour markers and hands, and coated with Super-LumiNova
Movement: El Primero 3600 movement, internal-automatic movement-35 jewels-319 pieces-30mm x 6.60mm-36,000 vibrations per hour-60 hours power reserve per hour-the center position is hours and minutes. Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 1/10 of the second hand central stopwatch, 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock, 60-second counter at 3 o’clock, date
Strap: black calfskin leather bracelet. Rose gold tri-fold buckle