Blaž Abe
Zenith

Zenith Peeks into the Secrets of the Chronograph

Blaž Abe
Zenith
If you close your eyes and think of Zenith watches, your mind will probably paint images of three-colour subdials typical of their flagship El Primero. In 1969, they were the first to fit a wristwatch with a calibre with a chronograph and automatic winding, which among others drove the legendary Rolex Daytona model until 2000.

Today they continue to successfully nourish their tradition of timepieces with chronograph.

The Chronomaster With a Smaller Case


In recent years, the Zenith Defy Collection with high-frequency movement was developed speedily, however, this year, the Chronomaster line came to the forefront and is reserved for watches with a chronograph. The last version of the Zenith Chronomaster Open model thus brings a new shape of the case, dial, and an upgraded version of house calibre 3600.

The 42-millimetre case will be saying goodbye this year; it will from now on be available in steel or gold in a 39-millimetre case, which will fit very well on smaller wrists, too, due to its ideal proportions.

As the name suggests, the Chronomaster Open allows us to marvel at the inside of the movement through the open dial – through it the entire escapement can be seen. The fitting of the glass avoided the use of a thick case, which means the skimmed edges do not interfere with the dial’s appearance. Both metallic models are fitted with a metal bracelet, while the gold Chronomaster Open has a leather strap with a gold clasp.


As the name suggests, the Chronomaster Open allows us to marvel at the inside of the movement through the open dial – through it the entire escapement can be seen. 

Gold for the Successful Chronomaster Sport


The entire appearance of the watch with a new case, crown, and pushers nears the Zenith Chronomaster Sport model, which has been earning accolades since its recent presentation.

It is now also available in pink gold with a white or black dial and in the combination of steel and pink gold with the ‘sunray’ dial. The case harbours calibre 3600 ‘1/10th of a second’ movement meaning that the chronograph hand makes 600 moves per minute.