The noble combination of the modern world of watches: Zenith masters skillfully combined in models of the mechanism of El Primero Tourbillon Tourbillon with high-frequency (36,000 vibrations per hour), and the most accurate in the world serial chronograph El Primero, developed by the Manufacture Zenith in 1969. Another interesting feature of the model – an unusual display of the date, which has become the subject of a patent. Elegant chronograph, tourbillon is available in two versions, the classic rose gold or stainless steel with black or white lacquer dial, as well as in the version in matt titanium slate gray dial in the spirit of the latest trends.
Under the elegant exterior design of three new models lies the Zenith El Primero Tourbillon mechanical “heart” of an incredibly complex structure. In this mechanism, the tourbillon, one of the most famous watch complications, combined with the legendary automatic chronograph El Primero, operating at a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour. Its architecture is characterized by a pronounced asymmetry with a tourbillon at “11 o’clock”. Rotation offset from the center of the carriage can be clearly seen through the large window in the dial. In addition to the one-minute tourbillon mechanism of a clock also has a function of the calendar, and a small second hand. Tourbillon carriage is framed by a patented circular date display.
The two classic cases housing diameter 45 mm, waterproof at depths up to 100 m, is made of pink gold or stainless steel. On its surface are well allocated fluted crown and round buttons in vintage style, which enhance the classic look of watches and complete the harmony of proportions. Domed sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-reflective coating makes it easy to dial readings lacquer in black or white with fluorescent markers and facet sword-shaped hands.
Exquisitely thin chronograph seconds hand, blued model in pink gold and adorned with the famous star of Zenith, as accurately displays readings on the marking on the perimeter of the dial and tachymeter scale on the inner rim. In simple dial, getting rid of all the excess, 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters are located in the “3 o’clock” and “6 o’clock”, respectively – for reasons most convenient reading. Transparent back with sapphire glass, you can enjoy views of the mechanism of El Primero movement with automatic winding and watch the fluctuations of the gold rotor decorated with Côtes de Genève.
Unlike the two exquisitely classical version of the model in matte titanium body is fishnet ears and elongated button, emphasizing its modern sports silhouette. On the slate-gray dial contrast between the tourbillon and a 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters. For better readability and harmonious appearance facet markers and hands coated with a luminescent black substance. Chronograph counters to better stand out from the matte background of the dial, they circled border in the form of eight. Its rich anthracite gray in common with spiral decoration on minute markings and center counters, enhancing sporty look hours chronograph.
In addition to the offset from the center of the tourbillon with a circular clock date display mechanism also controls the central display hours and minutes, small seconds on the tourbillon carriage, as well as a central chronograph seconds hand and 30-minute and 12-hour counters. This gauge, which inherited all the features of the collection of El Primero, a power reserve of 50 hours and a balance frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour, providing high precision and display tenths of a second. Consisting of 381 parts the mechanism is characterized by immaculate finish, easily visible through a window in the dial and sapphire back cover.