01 CHRONOMASTER SPORT
Taking inspiration from Zenith’s heritage chronographs such as the De Luca and the Rainbow,. Aside from its classic yet contemporary design, the model stands out with its 1/10 of a second chronograph – made possible by Zenith’s El Primero movement’s high frequency – that is clearly displayed, thanks to a ceramic bezel with 1/10 second markings and a central chronograph hand that makes a revolution every 10 seconds. The 41mm steel watch is available with a black or white dial – both of which feature blue, dark grey and light grey subdials – and an integrated steel bracelet or a cordura-effect rubber strap.
02 CHRONOMASTER REVIVAL A385
These days, vintage-style gradient dials are pretty popular. However, according to Zenith, it was the first with the 1969 brown smoked dial of its A385 model. In that year, the A385 was one of three watches in which the El Primero chronograph movement made its debut. Having already reissued the other two references in recent years, Zenith now completes the revival of this trio of significant models. With its 37mm case and pump-style pushers based on original blueprints, the reborn A385 hews closely to the original. Two strap options are available: a steel ‘ladder’ bracelet that is a remake of the ones supplied by famous bracelet-maker Gay Freres for early Zenith watches and a light brown leather strap.
03 PILOT TYPE 20 CHRONOGRAPH SILVER
Two years ago, Zenith introduced its first silver pilot’s timepiece – not silver-coloured, mind you, but a watch in sterling silver. This year, it released the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver, a 45mm powered by the El Primero 4069. While the silver case is a tribute to vintage aircraft, the pilot’s watch also references the world of aviation with its silver dial, decorated with riveted details that bring to mind metal panels. The large Arabic numerals and cathedral hands are finished in white lume.
This story first appeared in The Peak Singapore