Baselworld 2016: Zenith El Primero Classic Car

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Zenith’s tricolour is back again with the Zenith El Primero Classic Car; with a twist. The dial is said to mimic the engine’s pattern. With the Manufacture’s long association and expertise with the world of classic cars, the legitimacy of the El Primero Classic Car is born.



The Zenith El Primero Classic Car.


In 2016, building on its many partnerships, Zenith will be joining thousands of passionate classic car enthusiasts around the world at more than 50 events. Whether devotees of high-speed thrills or fans of escape from daily routine, they love the finely weathered leather, the exceptional engines and the pure, sleek curves of legendary cars. Their passion is matched by the pleasure they feel at the wheel. The El Primero 36’000 VpH Classic Car embodies and pays tribute to this prestigious world in which precision, reliability and endurance are expressed through sophisticated designs exuding timeless elegance.



A total race watch with the legendary El Primero chronograph movement at its heart.


The watch uses the automatic El Primero 400B, a high beat movement with 50 hours power reserve. The 42 mm case is in stainless steel and measures 12.75 mm thick. It uses a domed sapphire crystal with double sided anti-reflective treatment and comes also with an see-through case back. The reinterpreted dial looks very much like a cote-de-geneve finishing but on the dial side, and has an interesting colour combination of anthracite with the tricolour subdials.



The watch is fit with an anthracite dial with “Brushed Engine” pattern and 3 colored counters.


The El Primero Classic Car comes with a perforated brown calfskin leather strap with protective rubber lining and a stainless steel triple folding clasp. A reinterpreted tradition, the piece is certainly set to raise the brows of purists and race the hearts of sports watch fans.


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