Zenith is the official timekeeper of Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS), the brainchild of French tennis coach, sports commentator, and brand friend Patrick Jean André Mouratoglou, since its very first edition in 2020. Now, ahead of the UTS Championship 2024, which will kick off the season’s first tournament in Oslo, the brand has unveiled the new Chronomaster Sport Titanium (Ref.95.3100.3600.39.M3100), the lightest iteration of a watch featuring its award-winning 1/10th of a second El Primero calibre, and debuting a segment of integrated rubber strap.
The new Chronomaster Sport is crafted in titanium, which makes the watch 30% lighter in comparison to the steel models; titanium is robust, paramagnetic, and corrosion-resistant. The 41mm case of the watch, the engraved 1/10th of the second bezel, the crown, and pump-style pushers of the timepiece come with a satin-brush finish. Additionally, the case, bezel-rim, caseback, and the bracelet’s chamfers are polished, which is only possible with higher grades of titanium.
Keeping the aesthetics of the Chronomaster Sport line, the dial of the watch features the brand’s signature tricolour dial with a galvanic nickel-grey colour and sunray pattern. Further, the dial is incorporated with an anthracite-coloured 60-second counter at 3 o’clock, a grey-coloured 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock, a silver-coloured small seconds counter at 9 o’clock, and a date window popping at 4:30.
“As we start the 2024 UTS season, I am proud to work with ZENITH, our official timekeeper. In the UTS league, time is always in players' minds because it is at the centre of the concept. Every match ends when time runs out, the match is time centred. This completely changes the way we play tennis!” says Mouratoglou about the partnership. “The Chronomaster Sport Titanium is more than a watch for us. It’s a symbol of how important time is in UTS. For me, our partnership with ZENITH is not just about keeping time; it’s about making every tennis moment count."
The watch is equipped with the latest version of the El Primero calibre, El Primero 3600, beating at the frequency of 5Hz, and boasting an extended power reserve of 60 hours. Complementing the case is a satin-brushed three-link bracelet with an adjustable strap. The alternative integrated rubber straps introduced by the brand in the line are crafted with durable and supple FKM, which is heat-resistant and is capable of withstanding extreme heat. The rubber straps are available in black, blue, green, and white.
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