Zenith unveils reinterpretations of the Chronomaster Original

October 2021


Zenith unveils reinterpretations of the Chronomaster Original

Zenith unveiled a pair of Chronomaster Original models in diamonds with either a multicoloured mother-of-pearl dial or taupe tri-colour dial during the first “Meet the Dreamhers” event, where guests were invited to discover a group of accomplished and outspoken women known as the Zenith Dreamhers.

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uring the first “Meet the Dreamhers” event, where guests were invited to discover a group of accomplished and outspoken women known as the Zenith Dreamhers, Zenith unveiled a pair of Chronomaster Original models in diamonds with either a multicoloured mother-of-pearl dial or taupe tri-colour dial. Whether for women seeking a lavish chronograph or men who appreciate its flamboyance, the new Chronomaster Original adorned with precious stones and a playfully chic use of the iconic tri-colour dial are definite showstoppers.

In the first version, the tri-colour dial with chronograph counters in the distinctive shades of grey and blue is replaced by a similar but brighter palette entirely rendered in motherof-pearl. No less than four different colours of mother-of-pearl are used: White mother-of-pearl for the dial, two shades of blue for the chronograph counters and grey mother-of-pearl for the constant seconds. The second version plays with three tones of taupebrown in the signature tri-colour layout against a satin-white dial. Making each hour more precious, both dials are set with 9 diamonds for the hour markers.

Perfectly proportioned for both men and women, the 38mm steel case is identical in shape and size to the regular Chronomaster Original, though with the added pop of light and colour brought out by 56 expertly set brilliant white diamonds on the lugs. Rather than take away from the instantly recognizable Chronomaster Original silhouette with its bezel-less constructions and geometric forms, the gem-setting enhances its allure with just the right touch of audacity. Both versions of the Chronomaster Original are paired with sensual and soft calfskin leather straps in either light blue or taupe with toneon-tone stitching, matching the colours of their dials without taking away from the splendour of the diamondembellished case and radiant dials.

And while their exteriors are decidedly flamboyant, the new Chronomaster Original references are equipped with a serious feat of mechanical prowess: The latest generation of the renowned automatic chronograph calibre, the El Primero 3600. It beats at the same high frequency of 5Hz (36’000 VpH) as its predecessor, though its performance has been elevated to offer a 1/10th of a second chronograph function. It’s also more efficient, with an extended power reserve of 60 hours. Its design leans towards the contemporary, with a more modern and open architecture finished with sleek grey tones.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Key Points

  • Automatic el Primero Column-wheel Chronograph able to measure and sisplay 1/10TH of a second
  • Increased Power Reserve of 60 Hours
  • Date Indication at 4:30.
  • Stop-Second Mechanism

Movement

  • El Primero 3600 Automatic
  • Frequency 36,000 vph (5 Hz)

Power Reserve

  • Approx. 60 Hours

Functions

  • Hours and Minutes in the Centre
  • Small Seconds at nine o’clock
  • 1/10th of a Second Chronograph: Central Chronograph Hand that Makes One Turn In 10 Seconds, 60 Minute Counter At Six o’clock
  • 60 Second Counter At Three o’clock

Case

  • 38 mm
  • Material
  • Stainless Steel Set With Diamonds

Dial

  • Mother-of-Pearl: 4 Different Colors of Mop

Gemsetting

  • Total Carats 0.22 cts, Stones (Lugs) 56 vs Brilliant-Cut Diamonds, stones (dial) 9 vs Brilliant-Cut Diamonds

Water Resistance

  • 5 ATM

Caseback

  • Sapphire Crystal

Price

  • 12,900 CHF