El Primero A384 revives when Zenith hands-on

Buy Replica Zenith El Primero A3817 Revival Men Watch 03.A384.400.3817.C855

Case: Stainless Steel
Cuts: 37 mm
Thickness: 12.60mm
Dial: White
Movement: Self Winding/Automatic
BUCKLE: Pin Buckle
GLASS: Sapphire
STRAP: Alligator
FUNCTIONS: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Date, Chronograph, Column wheel
Year: 2021

El Primero A384 revives when Zenith hands-on

Zenith’s 1969 chronograph El Primero is now inseparable from the Zenith brand. This development has almost never disappeared for a long time. Interestingly, if the late Charles Vermot failed to save the tools needed to make El Primero, then consider what kind of brand Zenith might be, or there is almost no chance to use today’s The brand exists. 50 years after the release of Zenith, it has provided appropriate commemorative celebrations for its largest watch, including boxed sets, limited editions and styles, which reliably review the “pre-release” El Primeros The main trendy models: the watches produced before these selections stopped manufacturing El Primero in the 1970s.

Yes, Zenith started with its most famous watch-A386. From a planning point of view, I have always felt that it happily crossed the 1960s and mid 1970s. This is a traditional round chronograph with a siphon button and a dial with a gorgeous three-color taste. Also in 1969, Zenith appeared in the subsequent case shape. Its exquisite barrel-shaped design made people look forward to the coming 1970s.

This is the tonneau-shaped case found in the A384 and A385, and later in the A3817 and A3818 “models”. According to Manfred Rössler’s book “Zenith: The Swiss Watchmaker”, since 1865, 2,600 A384 instances have been produced from 1969 to 1971. Just look at the shape of this case and you can understand how this will inspire the Defy series of Zenith.

With a public release of the new El Primero A384 Revival in New York about seven days ago, the subtleties of Zenith have been solved. The compact barrel-style case shape matches the 37 mm size of the first A384. The push rod and crown are just on the money, and to a certain extent match the first A384. It is worth mentioning that A384 Revival is not a simple retro watch, but can be more accurately applied to El Primero Chronomaster. This is a truly accurate replica of the chronicled model, but with sapphires on both sides.

The white lacquered dial with a dark small dial highlights the panda-style design and tachometer circle. Just like the first A384, the minutes and running seconds of the chronograph are larger than the ordinary small dials. The twelve-hour chronograph is in a slightly moderately dark dial at six o’clock, almost the same as the first A384, and the red chronograph second hand may have been lifted from the last part of Zenith El Primero.

The 60s/​​ the mid-70s. The invisible part is the “star” stabilizer that can encapsulate most of today’s El Primero chronograph dials, even if another watch like Chronomaster El Primero is recommended to evoke the past. The applied hour markers look like it; but, obviously, the bright spot in these markers is today’s Superluminova, with a refined green hue. The date window is in place, between four o’clock and five o’clock, and has a three-dimensional shape similar to the etched 1969 original. swiss watch men

The internally developed El Primero 400 programming model is an advanced embodiment of the OG programming chronograph El Primero 3019 PHC. For fifty years, this development has continued. According to the current situation, if there is a work of art, it is a real work of art. With all of this in mind, this is one of the main programming chronographs. More importantly, it is considered a merger plan with a high beat repetition rate of 36,000 vph. Let’s think about it. After 50 years, El Primero hasn’t had many competitive methods, and it’s undoubtedly not at its reasonable price.

I just spent some time on the watch and found that it wears very well on my 7-inch wrist, similar to vintage watches based on its design. Its thickness is 12.6mm, which is not trivial at all, especially when one considers its width to be only 37mm. I really like the novelty of the appearance and lines of the A384 Revival case, and I think this should be one of the key principles for the sales of such reissued products. The A384 Revival will not only appear on the cowhide eyelashes you see here, but also on the reissued vintage step stool wristband, which was originally created by Gay Frères for Zenith. Okay, this is cool!

Now that Zenith has restored its carefully designed barrel-shaped wine box, there are various planning opportunities for different restoration tasks. I can imagine that, for example, many perusal of this operation will likely restore A3817 or A3818. A week ago, when he was in the HODINKEE office, I got some information about the prospects managed by this barrel situation. He said that Zenith will do this and in different areas such as Pilot in the next few years. Lots of investigations.

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