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Zenith drops a Chronomaster Original in a black tri-colour dial

The timepiece offers a contemporary take on the 1969 Zenith El Primero A386
The latest Chronomaster Original reinterprets the Zenith A386, which is one of the first round-cased steel El Primeros launched in 1969 and featured a creamy-white dial with three chronograph counters in shades of grey and blue. Today, the brand completes its Chronomaster Original line with the introduction of tri-colour counters in a matte black dial colour. Also, incorporated in the watch is the 1/10th of a second chronograph, without disrupting the aesthetics of the A386. 
The newest model picks up its design cues from the foremost creation released in 1969, and is a 38mm stainless steel timepiece without a bezel. It is topped by a raised and domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides. In addition, there are pump-style chronograph pushers, the faceted lugs, and the mix of radial brushed and polished surfaces throughout. 


Furthermore, the black matte dial features tri-colour minutes, hours, and seconds chronograph counters located at 9, 6, and 3 o’clock in that order, a trapezoid date window at 04:30, and rhodium-plated and faceted hour markers and hands coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1. Also, the model has a central red chronograph second hand that completes one rotation of the dial in 10 seconds. Powering the timepiece is the latest generation automatic Calibre El Primero 3600, beating at a frequency of 36,000 VPH and boasting 60 hours of power reserve. On the caseback one can see a new star-shaped oscillating weight with satined finishings. The metal bracelet, which was initially a ‘ladder type’ in the A386 model, is redesigned. There is also the option of blue calfskin. The iterations are water resistant up to 50 metres. 


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