In 1969 50 years ago, Zenith released the world’s first integrated automatic chronograph movement-EL Primero (meaning ‘first’), which can reach 36,000 per hour The extraordinary high frequency vibration (5Hz) and the extraordinary skill of timing accuracy up to 1/10 seconds have written a new chapter in the history of Swiss mechanical watchmaking. This year coincides with the 50th anniversary of the birth of this legendary movement. Zenith has specially engraved the El Primero A386 model launched in 1969. To pay tribute to this classic legend, it has also provided the series with 50 years of Warranty service demonstrates the strong technical confidence of Zenith. The new EL PRIMERO A386 replica limited edition watch is presented in three precious metals in white gold, rose gold and gold. Each of them is limited to 50 pieces worldwide.
Watch real shot map display
In order to perfectly reprint the original watch, Zenith has specially adopted the ‘reverse time’ process and laser scanned each component to ensure that the EL PRIMERO A386 limited edition watch is faithful to the original watch design.
Smooth natural line radians
This EL PRIMERO A386 replica limited edition watch is made of rose gold, presenting a unique moisturizing and delicate feeling unique to precious metal materials. The exterior design retains the original features of the 1969 El Primero A386 model. The diameter is still 38 mm, which is unisex. The thickness of 12.6 mm is not too wide, but it adds a different texture to the watch.
Mushroom-shaped chronograph button and crown
The crown on the other side of the watch is also made of rose gold, and the brand logo engraved on the top has been updated-the iconic ‘star’ logo reflects the brand’s unique aesthetic style. In addition, the crown is also decorated with a non-slip texture design to ensure the wearer accurate time. The timing buttons on both sides of the crown still follow the design style of the original model. The mushroom-type timing buttons are used to control the timing device, and the operation is extremely smooth. Press the upper timing button to start / pause the device, and the bottom is the reset device.
Recreates the retro look of the original 1969
From the front, the EL PRIMERO A386 limited edition watch perfectly reproduces the retro look of the original 1969. A round white lacquered dial with a highly recognizable three-color timer: a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, an hour counter at 6 o’clock, and a space between the two dials Date display window, small seconds at 9 o’clock, the overall color matching, layout is harmonious and natural.
The central red chronograph hands, the hour, minute and hour markers are covered with Super-LumiNova SLN C3 fluorescent coating to ensure that the wearer can still read the time clearly in a dim environment.
The outer edge of the disk is equipped with an extremely classic speedometer scale. The scale is extremely clear and intuitive under the action of an arc-shaped mirror with a magnifying effect.
The watch is paired with a dark brown alligator leather strap with a rubber protective lining. It has good quality and a rose gold buckle that reflects the overall style, showing the gentleman’s attitude on the wrist.
Different from the original watch design, the new EL PRIMERO A386 replica limited edition watch uses a new sapphire back design, which can be observed through the bottom of the movement. The watch is equipped with an El Primero 400 automatic winding movement, which can achieve high frequency vibration of 36,000 times per hour, and retains the original time measurement technology accurate to 1/10 seconds.
Zenith is especially equipped with an integrated column wheel structure for the movement, with a prominent blue decoration. For chronograph watches, compared with cams, the column wheel structure has a shorter travel stroke and smoother operation of the chronograph buttons. Therefore, the column wheel has been applied to high-end chronograph watches.
In addition, the horizontal clutch device, the center rotor (automatic rotor) mounted on the ball bearing, etc. are all manufactured with very good technology. The center rotor also uses the large-scale hollow design unique to Zenith, which can make excellent A panoramic view of the movement mechanism. It can also provide a power reserve of more than 50 hours after full winding, compared with the original, the performance is even better.
Summary: The limited edition replica watch presented by Zenith presents the precious legend of El Primero series with precious metal material, revolutionary movement mechanism and highly recognizable three-color dial design. In addition, Zenith’s 50-year warranty for this series of watches continues the warranty of this legendary timepiece, escorting the limited edition EL PRIMERO A386 watch on your wrist!