Zenith El Primero A386

Original but is completely new.

Although Zenith celebrates its 50th anniversary of its iconic chronograph table in 2019, long-term successful people will take a while from the original EL Primero takes time.

It looks like another refurbished surface – design is almost 1969 A386’s dead forest, which is the new Chronomaster original rebound to the latest EL Primero, brand new CAL. 3600 has a low lightstock.

Orthodox original originally finally repackage retro A386, retaining a unique design when installing modern movements. Therefore, this watch is familiar with and attractive in a wide range of strokes, but there are some surprises.

Dial, for example, two consultants. One is the traditional “three colors” in 1969, and the other is an unusual and gorgeous “panda” dial, stand out from the peers. Ironically, the black and silver dial looks more retro, partly because there is no original palette.

The case is a compact 38 mm, which is the same as the original original. This is exciting – but surprisingly, seeing the return of 38 mm cases, this is hardening soon. Returning to a 38 mm case is reasonable because it adapts to the size of the original size of the retro, and catering for the prevalence of classical elegant style.

Although the diameter of 1969 is the same, the movement is brand new, technical and functional. The new EL Primero 3600’s highlight is a central count second second, flying over the dial, allowing it to measure the time, accuracy of 1/10 seconds.

However, new motion does not change Zenith is usually accessible pricing. For steel tapes on the steel belt of 8,400 US dollars, orthodox original is a small and reasonable premium on the other chronological codes on the brand and the original EL Primero movement.

In short, orthodox original trial is important, it is important, while maintaining other large amounts of disgusting.

Lightning second
The maximum actual difference between the new and old El Primero movements is reading the counting time. Constant seconds remains in a subtop dish of 9 o’clock, but the number of seconds migrate from its traditional central hand to three o’clock to register.

The losses that read the number of seconds are composed of a central lightning second, which is still titrated within 10 seconds of the original EL Primero motion, but is titrated in an enlarged manner. swiss watches

In order to allow 1/10 of 1/10 of 1/10, the outermost scale on the dial is enlarged to have 100 hash exaggeration. 100 polarizations plus 10 seconds or 100 segments are 1/10 seconds, interpreted the numerical scale. It uses the central second hand using a speed of speed every 10 seconds, or six times.

Double second indication of the chronographic table requires a separate gear train that performs the opposite role.

In order to drive the fast travel center second, a secondary gear train is added to the top of the escape. The gear ratio of the secondary train increases the rotation rate of the timing second wheel. www.moonphase-watch.com

However, the traditional chronograph (in the register within three o’clock) must move in a minute, this requires another gear system to be coupled to the central counting wheel, which reduces the rotation speed to a revolution. second.

It is worth pointing out that two additional gear train are a simple solution, but the extra load on the escape wheel is itself the fastest wheel in traditional sports.

Since this setting may result in more wear and tear – drive the timer, with a slower wheel, such as the fourth round, may induce less wear – but only time will tell the second generation EL Primero how to exercise Perform it over time.

Zenith Chronomaster Original
Ref. 03.3200.3600/69.M3200 (steel, white dial, bracelet)
Ref.03.3200.3600/69.C902 (steel, white dial, strap)
Ref. 03.3200.3600/21.M3200 (steel, black dial, bracelet)
Ref. 03.3200.3600/21.C903 (steel, black dial, strap)
Ref. 18.3200.3600/69.C901 (gold, white dial, strap)

Diameter: 38 mm
Height: Unavailable
Material: Stainless steel or 18k rose gold
Crystal: Sapphire
Water resistance: 50 m

Movement: El Primero 3600
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, and chronograph with lightning seconds
Frequency: 36,000 beats per hour (5 Hz)
Winding: Automatic
Power reserve: 60 hours

Strap: Bracelet or calfskin strap