Sunday, December 4, 2016

Zenith – New Blue Dial Versions of the El Primero Chronomaster, the El Primero 36’000 VpH, the Elite Chronograph Classic and the Elite 6150

Five iconic models from Zenith’s 2016 El Primero and Elite collections appear attired in blue, clearly intended for aesthetes with a penchant for fine mechanisms. Two versions of the legendary El Primero Chronomaster, the El Primero 36’000 VpH, the Elite Chronograph Classic and the Elite 6150 feature gleaming stainless steel cases framing deep blue dials, vividly highlighting the brand’s expertise in the realm of cutting-edge mechanics and sophisticated, glowing aesthetics.

El Primero Chronomaster
The El Primero Chronomaster, distinguished by a smart appearance and incredible views of its powerful mechanism, is a model of performance and reliability. This sporty chronograph beats at the impetuous cadence of 36,000 vibrations/hour, enabling it to display tenth-of-a-second precision. Decked out in intense colours, it comes in two elegant versions: blue with snailed tone-on-tone twin counters or blue with two-toned anthracite and silver-toned counters.
The sunburst dial with its facetted luminescent hour-markers, swept over by a star-tipped central sweep-seconds hand and luminescent facetted hours and minutes hands, features an iconic opening at 11 o’clock revealing its pulsating heart: the automatic El Primero 4061 movement.
Chronometer-certified by the COSC, it is a worthy descendant of the world’s most accurate series-made chronograph produced by Zenith. Driving central hours and minutes along with chronograph and tachymeter functions, this high-frequency ‘engine’ with a 50-hour power reserve is housed in a 42 mm-diameter stainless steel case topped by a domed sapphire crystal and featuring a fluted crown and round push-pieces.

Technical details
Model: El Primero Chronomaster, Blue Dial Version

Movement
Movement El Primero 4061, Automatic
Calibre 13¼``` (Diameter: 30 mm)
Movement thickness: 6.60 mm
Components: 282
Jewels: 31
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph:
- Central chronograph hand
- 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
- 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Tachymetric scale

Case
Diameter: 42 mm
Diameter opening: 37.10 mm
Thickness: 14.05 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Material: Stainless steel
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dials
Blue-toned sunray-patterned (Reference: 03.20416.4061/51.C700) or Blue-toned sunray-patterned with two different coloured counters (Reference: 03.2040.4061/52.C700)
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1

Strap

Blue alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining
Stainless steel triple folding clasp
 
El Primero 36’000 VpH
An emblem of high precision, the El Primero 36’000 VpH chronograph is immediately recognizable by its three counter colours, an aesthetic that has been part of the Zenith DNA since 1969, when the Manufacture first presented the legendary El Primero, the world’s most precise series-made chronograph. Available in this new deep blue version, the sunburst dial features the three iconic counters interpreted in silver-toned and anthracite on the blue variation.
This display featuring a blend of strength and distinction is swept over by a slim red central sweep-seconds hand and luminescent facetted hours and minutes hands. Throbbing steadily at the heart of its 42 mm-diameter stainless steel case, the El Primero 400B automatic movement with its 50-hour power reserve beats at a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour enabling a tenth-of-a-second display, along with central hours and minutes hands, small seconds, chronograph and date functions.
Technical details
Model: El Primero 36’000 VpH, Blue Dial Version
Reference: 03.2040.400/53.C700

Movement
Movement El Primero 400B, Automatic
Calibre 13¼``` (Diameter: 30 mm)
Thickness: 6.60 mm
Components: 326
Jewels: 31
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph:
- Central chronograph hand
- 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
- 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Tachymetric scale
Date indication at 4:30

Case
Diameter: 42 mm
Diameter opening: 37.10 mm
Thickness: 12.75 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Material: Stainless steel
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Blue-toned sunray-patterned with 3 different coloured counters
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1

Strap
Blue alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining
Stainless steel triple folding clasp

Elite 6150 and Elite Chronograph Classic
The deep blue colour now lights up two stellar models of the Elite range: The Elite 6150 and the Elite Chronograph Classic. The flowing curves of a 42 mm-diameter stainless steel case, ergonomic lugs, a pebble shape adorned with a fluted crown, a pure dial with engraved hour-markers and slender leaf-type hands: all combine to underscore the apparent simplicity of accomplished expertise. The lightly domed blue dial displays its functions with simplicity and clarity, while the sapphire crystal caseback reveals a subtle mechanism wound by a finely decorated oscillating weight.
Elite 6150
Elite Chronograph Classic
The Elite Chronograph Classic is powered by the legendary El Primero 4069 calibre, a descendant of the world’s most accurate series-produced chronograph movement developed by Zenith. Beating at the swift frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour, it ensures displays of the hours, minutes, small seconds and chronograph functions.
Technical details
Model: Elite Chronograph Classic, Blue Dial Version
Reference: 03.2272.4069/51.C700

Movement
Movement El Primero 4069, Automatic
Calibre 13¼``` (Diameter: 30 mm)
Movement thickness: 6.60 mm
Components: 254
Jewels: 31
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph:
- Central chronograph hand
- 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock

Case
Thickness: 11.80 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Material: Brushed stainless steel
Water-resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Blue-toned sunray-patterned
Hour-markers: Engraved and rhodium-plated
Hands: Leaf-shaped, rhodium-plated

Strap
Blue alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining
Stainless steel triple folding clasp

Elite 6150
The Elite 6150 houses a new-generation in-house movement – the Elite 6150 calibre – endowed with over four days of autonomy thanks to two barrels and driving central hours, minutes and seconds hands.
Technical details
Elite 6150, Blue Dial Version
Reference: 03.2272.6150/51.C700

Movement
Movement Elite 6150, Automatic
Calibre 13¼``` (Diameter: 30 mm)
Movement thickness: 3.92 mm
Components: 195
Jewels: 35
Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 100 hours
Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Central seconds hand

Case
Diameter: 42 mm
Diameter opening: 35.30 mm
Thickness: 9.45 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Material: Brushed stainless steel
Water-resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Blue-toned sunray-patterned
Hour-markers: Engraved and rhodium-plated
Hands: Leaf-shaped, rhodium-plated

Strap
Blue alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining
Stainless steel triple folding clasp

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