The new Sport is capable of measuring 1/10th of a second with an evolved El Primero Caliber.
Chronograph watches are not new to watch collectors and enthusiasts, in fact, they first made an appearance at the beginning of the 20th century. In this day and age, luxury watch brands have been constantly pushing boundaries with improved precision, performance and accuracy with cutting-edge mechanisms. As the latest to bring it to the next level, Zenith launches into a new era with the contemporary Chronomaster Sport Collection that builds upon the unparalleled legacy of the classic chronograph movement, El Primero. When it comes to precision, Zenith definitely comes to mind.
Every moment matters, in fact, it’s the little moments that matter most. In this new collection, Zenith dominates that entire narrative by building upon the coveted El Primero caliber to establish precision to an astonishing tenth of a second.
El Primero Makes Groundbreaking Comeback
When Zenith’s El Primero was first released in 1969, it was the first high-frequency automatic chronograph that the world has ever seen. Fast forward to present day, it maintains an indisputable reputation as one of the most accurate chronograph movements ever made, while also reinventing itself by blending modern style with excellent performance.
At the heart of it all, is the state-of-the-art El Primero 3600 caliber that steadily delivers improved functionality and performance as compared to its predecessors. It is also almost impossible to miss the unique 1/10th of a second display that is carved directly on its black ceramic bezel, making history for becoming the only watch to do so.
Paying homage to the Zenith lineage
In true Zenith fashion, the new Sport is built with an integrated steel bracelet that feels light on the wrist, and enhanced finishing details with unwavering precision.
Wearers could also choose between the black or white dial, which both features the recognized tricolor registers in blue, anthracite and light grey variations, very much resembling the A386 from 1969.
Accompanied with a polished black ceramic bezel which is graduated for ten seconds, the central chronograph hand also allows the user to measure to 1/10th of a second with ultra-clear readability. You may wonder if the sporty personality would be compromised with the contemporary design, but in fact, it is merely enhanced with an edge with the steel bracelet. It may strike a chord with those that are familiar with Zenith’s pieces as it was also conceived by Gay Frères, the same manufacturer that produced former classical pieces.
With more than half a century of experience in creating chronographs, Zenith cranks it up a notch this time with an extended power reserve of 60 hours.
From the first automatic chronograph to the fastest chronograph with a 1/100th of a second precision, the statement is loud and bold that Zenith remains fearless when it comes to bending the norms and breaking into new territories.