Buy NowThe Zenith El Primero Revival G381, restricted to simply 50 items to honor the 50th anniversary of the game-changing El Primero motion, is priced at $19,200 and fantastically recaptures the shining early years of the automated high-speed chronograph.The G381 was initially produced in fewer than 700 examples, making it one of the wanted classic Zenith El Primeros. Fifty years later, the G381 has turn into a extremely collectible footnote within the historical past of the El Primero and an everlasting instance of Zenith’s potential to create watches with a particular combine of fashion, magnificence, and on a regular basis versatility. This brings us to the restricted version Zenith El Primero Revival G381.The Original G381The G381 was born alongside the A386 within the earliest days of the El Primero as a number of manufacturers raced to be the primary to convey their automated chronograph to the market, and as we speak it’s a cult merchandise within the ranks of Zenith and classic chronograph collectors. Much rarer than the metal A386, the yellow gold G381 additionally featured a black-on-white panda dial. This sporty gold chronograph was an undoubtedly particular creation from Zenith that supplied the El Primero expertise in a format that was distinctive to its steel-cased sibling, the A386.“The limited edition Zenith El Primero Revival G381 captures the charm of the original model in a warm tribute to the golden era of sporty vintage chronographs.”The Limited Edition Zenith El Primero Revival G381Once we got down to work with Zenith on this collaboration, we needed to do proper by the anniversary of such a major contribution to the watch gathering world. The restricted version Zenith El Primero Revival G381, recreated faithfully in 18ok yellow gold, captures the allure of the unique mannequin in a heat tribute to the golden period of sporty classic chronographs.The restricted version Zenith El Primero Revival G381, like the unique, is 38mm huge and has a white lacquer dial instantly impressed by the classic mannequin, replete with the non-overlapping black “panda” sub-dials. Reflecting key design points and proportional particulars from the unique 1969 G381, such because the smaller dimension of the crown and chronograph pushers, the Zenith El Primero Revival G381 is a loving recreation of a particular watch born alongside the revolutionary El Primero motion.The Zenith El Primero Revival G381 employs a Zenith caliber 400 El Primero chronograph motion, a contemporary iteration of the identical high-beat coronary heart that powered the G381 again in 1969. The authentic El Primero motion was the primary built-in chronograph motion, the primary automated chronograph motion, and the primary high-beat chronograph motion. Like the unique El Primero, the caliber 400 is a completely built-in column wheel chronograph motion that ticks at 5 Hz (or 36,000 vph, a signature component of the El Primero) and has an influence reserve of 50 hours. Visible via a sapphire show caseback, the Zenith El Primero Revival G381’s caliber 400 is a direct descendant of the automated chronograph caliber launched by Zenith again in 1969.On The WristWith svelte proportions surrounding a vibrant white dial and a daring crimson seconds hand, the G381 is a realizing nod to the enduring model and bravado of the 1960s and the sporty forward-thinking nature of the 1970s. It’s a design that hasn’t aged a day since The Italian Job was in theaters, and the G381 stays classically fashionable and endlessly entertaining on the wrist.The restricted version Zenith El Primero Revival G381, whereas skinny and easy-going, is greatest appreciated from the driving force’s seat of a traditional, analog Italian sports activities automotive. The crisp traces, clear dial, and distinction of yellow gold in opposition to black leather all mirror the high-contrast, motorsport-derived model of the period.From a Sunday drive down an ideal street to a pit lane and the snarl of a Cosworth V8, the restricted version Zenith El Primero Revival G381 is cool, uncommon, and the right El Primero tribute for any well-read Zenith collector.Delivery And WarrantyAvailable completely within the HODINKEE Shop, the Zenith El Primero Revival G381 is proscribed to 50 examples worldwide; order yours now for September supply.Just like all of the El Primero anniversary restricted editions, the Zenith El Primero Revival G381 will include a 50-year guarantee with a further yr on us. Whether you are a savvy collector searching for one thing particular or somebody who merely needs a stunning, sporty chronograph from one of many first names within the recreation, the restricted version Zenith El Primero Revival G381 is a cool slice of 1969 that honors the beginning of the legendary El Primero.
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