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Since the launch of the A386 in 1969, the tri-colour chronograph counters have become one of Zenith’s most instantly recognizable traits that has been prominently featured in many El Primero-equipped models over the years. Now, Zenith is proposing the ultimate creation for lovers of the tri-colour dial with its most extensive use of the three iconic shades of grey and blue yet and going beyond just the dial in the Chronomaster Original E-commerce edition, exclusively available on the Zenith online boutique.
Serving customers from around the world for just over a year, the Zenith online boutique now welcomes its second exclusive creation, the Chronomaster Original E-commerce edition. Launched earlier this summer, the new Chronomaster Original reinterprets the iconic A386 steel El Primero reference from 1969 with the latest generation of the acclaimed automatic chronograph calibre – a veritable successor to one of the most coveted automatic chronographs ever made. Its 38mm bezel-less steel case retains the same proportions as the original, along with the pump-style pushers and raised glass “box”. In contrast, the movement within it beating at the high frequency of 5Hz (36’000 VpH) is the El Primero 3600, a redesigned evolution of the original that allows for a 1/10th of a second chronograph function as well as an extended power reserve of 60 hours; all in a more modern and open architecture with sleek grey tones.