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Hands-On with the Zenith Defy El Primero 21, the Affordable, Mechanical 1/100th Second Chronograph

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Zenith introduced its El Primero in 1969, becoming one of the first watchmakers to unveil an automatic chronograph. Robust and economical, the El Primero survived the Quartz Crisis and is now regarded as one of the landmark chronograph movements.

In almost 50 years the El Primero has not changed significantly as a chronograph, until Baselworld 2017, when Zenith took the covers off the Defy El Primero 21, powered by the newly developed El Primero 9004 movement. read more

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Hands-On with the Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Full Open, Skeleton Dial Inside the Classic Case

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Like the Patek Philippe Calatrava ref. 6006G featured yesterday, the Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Full Open was another under the radar introduction at Baselworld 2017.

Not in the Zenith press kit or website, the El Primero Full Open is a skeleton dial version of the retro El Primero. And it’s available in both the largish 42mm case, as well as a 38mm size that feels almost like a vintage watch, being the same size as the original El Primero A386 of 1969. read more

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Feature: Zenith pilot Doublematic

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Feature: Zenith pilot Doublematic

Zenith SA is a high-end luxury Swiss watch with novel design and superior quality.Here attached more information about Zenith Pilot Doublematic
Zenith is best known these days for chronograph watches powered by the high-frequency El Primero chronograph movement, which it introduced in the milestone horological year of 1969. However, one would have to go further back to discover that the brand also boasts a history of developing precision timekeeping instruments for aviation. In fact, French pilot Louis Blériot was wearing a Zenith when he crossed the English Channel in his aircraft, the Blériot XI, in July 1909. By 1939, the company’s Montre Aeronef Zenith Type 20 watch had become standard equipment on the dashboards of many French planes. It is timepieces such as these that inspired Zenith’s Pilot collection, which has become a major pillar for the brand since its launch back in 2012. Here’s a look back at one of the first, and still most distinctive, Zenith Pilot models, the Pilot Doublematic, which includes a world-time indicator and a mechanical alarm function. read more

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Zenith El Primero Synopsis Watch Review

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The Zenith El Primero possibly is probably the world’s finest and lots of interesting mechanical chronograph actions, an excellent that’s as refined since it is reliable. Inside the decades, it has been modified in several ways – from complicated calendars to tourbillons, many complications have found their distance towards the El Primero. The movement itself was used by well known brands and industry leaders, like Rolex watch watch, TAG Heuer and much more. The Zenith El Primero Synopsis can be a new-for-2014 kind of watches that’s designed for this movement, although in the watch that may as well come down ever beneath the title of Zenith El Primero Paradox – so let us uncover why that’s, exactly. read more