Zenith Mega Port Royal Watch Collection – Mega Port Royal Open El Primero Grande Date Concept, Mega Port Royal Open El Primero Grande Date and Mega Port Royal Tourbillon El Primero

Taking inspiration directly from the urban and futuristic jungles of New York and Tokyo, the Port Royal Collection came into being when two epochs collided. From Metropolises to Megalopolises, Port Royal has taken one step further towards an avant-garde design by offering these new 2008 models with cases of even more massive and straight-edged architecture.

Unique power, exaggerated proportions, athletic build, tight lines. The symbol of absolute virility, wearing a Mega Port Royal means channelling all one’s energy to one’s wrist. The individual can control his fate thanks to the taming of his inner strength, like a modern-day Samurai putting his entire strike force into a single punch to the heart of his timepiece.

MEGA PORT ROYAL OPEN EL PRIMERO GRANDE DATE CONCEPT
More avant-garde than ever, the new Mega Port Royal Concept goes even further. Its new case is structured like a skyscraper, it is imposing, it makes its own statement. The dimensions are impressive. Made entirely of black titanium, a light and extremely strong material, it looks dark and combative.

For the dial, TR90, a very strong and translucent polymorphous material which was discovered as a result of space technology, creates a depth of field that produces a trompe-l’œil effect : the numerals and power reserve seem to levitate.

The Open shows the new El Primero 4039 C motor comprising 331 parts and 41 rubies. In the background, the upper plate can be seen, decorated with the famous chessboard that reproduces the skyscraper facades, the signature of the range. This futuristic design allows the adjustment screws and the wheeling mechanism to be glimpsed as well as the 3-disk patented Grande Date system, a major innovation this year.

Another novelty, the power reserve has been redesigned as a horizontal accelerator pedal picked out with a bright red indicator. Finally, the rubber strap forms an integral part of the watch, as though better to emphasise the majestic grandeur of the new case.

Technical Details
Movement
Caliber El Primero 4039 C Automatic chronograph movement
13’’’ caliber. Diameter 30.50 mm. Height : 9.05 mm.
Rectangular Auxiliary plate :
Dimensions : 30.5 mm x 35.5 mm
331 components
36’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
41 jewels
Measures short time intervals to a 10th of a second
Automatic winding in both directions
Central rotor on ball bearings
Heavy metal oscillating weight with “Damier” guilloché pattern.

Functions
Hours, minutes in the center
Small seconds-hand at 9 o’clock
Grande Date with Unique 3-discs mechanism
Chronograph :
-Central second hand
-30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
-Horizontal Power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock

Case
Ti 2 Black Titanium case
Black Titanium push-buttons and crown
Dimensions : 40 mm x 57 mm / Opening : 29.5 mm x 34.5 mm
Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Transparent sapphire case back;Water-resistance up to 50 meters

Dial
Transparent TR90 dial showing the heart of EL PRIMERO
Transferred numerals, Applied indexes and ZENITH Star
Hands:Black shiny faceted Hours and Minutes hands;Red tinted Power-reserve hand

Strap
Integrated Black rubber strap
Buckle:Black Titanium Port Royal triple folding buckle stamped with the ZENITH star on the cap

MEGA PORT ROYAL OPEN EL PRIMERO GRANDE DATE
This year a new model is added to the Port Royal Open in rose gold and stainless steel, already available in two sizes, the Mega Port Royal Open Grande Date. A new vision for the future. This timepiece has a new and more imposing case in brushed steel that stands out and is meant exclusively for strong personalities. The basalt black or metal grey dials are chiseled with geometric perpendicular lines. The power reserve design has been redesigned as a horizontal accelerator pedal picked out with a bright red indicator. These two alternatives are offered with an integral matte rubber strap for a sporty look or in black alligator for a more elegant touch.

Mastering the passage of time is denoted with a day-by-day progression and for this a new complication has been added: the new El Primero 4039 B chronograph, visible as usual through the rectangular opening of the Open at 11 o’clock. It is endowed with a Grande Date whose functioning is made possible thanks to a revolutionary 3-disk patented system.

Technical Details
Movement
Caliber El Primero 4039 B;Automatic chronograph movement
13’’’ caliber. Diameter 30.50 mm. Height : 9.05 mm. 331 components
36’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
41 jewels
Measures short time intervals to a 10th of a second
Automatic winding in both directions
Central rotor on ball bearings
Heavy metal oscillating weight with “Damier” guilloché pattern

Functions
Hours, minutes in the center
Small seconds-hand at 9 o’clock
Grande Date with Unique 3-discs mechanism
Chronograph :
-Central second hand
-30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Horizontal Power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock

Case
Stainless Steel brushed case
Stainless Steel push-buttons and crown
Dimensions : 40 mm x 57 mm / Opening : 29.5 mm x 34.5 mm
Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Transparent sapphire case back
Water-resistance up to 50 meters

Dial
Black or silver “Grand Damier” guilloché dial
Transferred numerals, applied indexes and ZENITH Star

Hands
Rhodium & Ruthenium faceted hours and minutes hands
Red-tinted invisible Power-reserve hand

Strap
Integrated black alligator leather strap lined with silky Alzavel calfskin
Also available on integrated black rubber strap

Buckle
Stainless steel brushed triple folding buckle stamped with the ZENITH star on the cap .

MEGA PORT ROYAL TOURBILLON EL PRIMERO
Decisively futuristic, this Tourbillon has a breathtaking design. Impressive materials and amazing watchmaking know-how. Housed in a new Mega case in black titanium, this prestigious Grande Complication is intended to eliminate the effects of gravity by enclosing the escapement in a gyroscopic cage. An enthralling piece with a unique style.

The combination with the El Primero chronograph, pulsating at 36,000 vibrations an hour, makes it the fastest tourbillon in the world. And surprisingly, a grid riveted on the case encrusted with watchmaker’s rubies protects the sapphire glass. Inside, the TR90 dial plays with light and offers a view on the complexity of the 4007 C calibre. The movement comprises 298 components and 35 rubies and the Tourbillon cage is made up of 56 pieces weighing 0.45 grams. Finally, a silicon anchor ensures there is no friction on the escapement. Concentrated technology in a hallmarked and numbered timepiece.

Technical Details
Movement
Caliber NEW El Primero 4007 C;Automatic chronograph movement with tourbillon
14’’’ ¼ caliber. Diameter : 32.50 mm. Height : 7.55 mm.
298 components
36’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 55 hours
35 jewels
Measures short time intervals to a 10th of a second
Automatic winding in both directions
Central rotor on ball bearings
Tungsten Carbid guilloché oscillating weight, decorated with “ZENITH Damier” pattern

Functions
Hours, minutes in the center
Tourbillon:
-The carriage is positioned at 11 o’clock
-The carriage makes 1 turn per minute
Chronograph:
-Central second hand
-30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
-12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Horizontal Power Reserve indicator at 6 o’clock

Case
Ti 2 Black Titanium with screwed Grill
Black Titanium push-buttons & crown
Dimensions: 40 mm x 57 mm
Opening: 29.5 mm x 34.5 mm
Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Transparent sapphire case back
Water-resistance up to 50 meters

Dial
Transparent TR90 dial
Transferred numerals, Applied indexes and ZENITH Star
Hands:Rhodium faceted hands

Strap
Integrated Black rubber strap
Buckle:Black Titanium Port-Royal triple folding buckle stamped with ZENITH star on the cap

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