Introducing: The Limited Edition Zenith El Primero Chronomaster, In Partnership With The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association

It’s a major year for Zenith regarding car associations; HODINKEE’s European Editor Arthur Touchot talked with Zenith CEO Aldo Magada recently at the Royal Automobile Club, on the event of the introduction to the press of the El Primero Chronomaster Hero Cup. We’ll be hearing more from Zenith about their association with the SVRA, which is currently in its 38th hustling season and in 2016, plans an aggregate of 16 occasions that will include, the association says, more than 5,000 drivers and cars.

The vehicles on the primary floor of the Manhattan Classic Car Club incorporated a portion of the record-breaking greats:

Ford GT40

Porsche 911

A nostalgic fave from my adolescent years: a Datsun 240Z

Porsche Spyder

Shelby Cobra

The El Primero Chronomaster 1969 SVRA Edition is an “open heart” adaptation of the El Primero; the gap in the dial allows you to see the equilibrium, thumping at 36,000 vph. Open dial watches can be pretty polarizing – individuals will in general either love them or scorn them – yet here at any rate, the view is of something uncommon. The El Primero, as everybody knows, was one of the absolute first self-twisting chronographs, in 1969, and it was simply the absolute first full rotor, quick beat, self-winding chronograph developments at any point made (and of the three “first” self-winding chronographs dispatched in 1969, it’s the just one actually being made, the Caliber 11 and Seiko 6139 having since a long time ago left production).

Zenith CEO Aldo Magada, with the El Primero Chronomaster 1969 SVRA Edition.

The form of the EP utilized in this watch is really an improvement of the first El Primero. Type 4061 was acquainted in 2012 and concurring with Zenith it’s a genuinely critical correction of the first, the stuff train having been re-designed to all the more likely spot it for perceivability, and the escapement overhauled with a silicon get away from haggle. The development is chronometer confirmed by the COSC as well.

The El Primero Chronomaster 1969 SVRA Edition is restricted to 100 pieces worldwide.

Movement, El Primero 4061, high beat programmed chronograph with silicon switch and break wheel. 36,000 vph, running in 31 gems; 50-hour power hold. Seconds, hour, and brief counters with tachymetric scale. Case, hardened steel, 42 mm, sapphire front and back, 10-bar water safe. On a croc tie with elastic covering and yellow sewing. Cost, about $9,000, with a conditional delivery date of early April. More data here from Zenith .

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